KB5034234 Dynamic update for Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2

2024-01 Safe OS Dynamic Update KB5034234 for Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 changes and the ways to install it.

Along with KB5034123, Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 received a Compatibility update on January 09, 2024, to improve Windows recovery features on the respective versions. KB5034234 is the release that will be automatically downloaded and installed. This comes under “Safe OS Dynamic Update” and is aimed at making improvements to the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) for Windows.

Full name of the release is “2024-01 Safe OS Dynamic Update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5034234)” where x64 can also be ARM64 depending on the system architecture. Let’s see what is more in this update:


Dynamic update KB5034234 for Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2

Here are the details of the dynamic update:


This update makes improvements to the Windows recovery features for Windows 11, version 22H2, and Windows 11, version 23H2.

Also see: Windows 11 KB5033243, KB5032305 for 23H2, 22H2, 21H2 Setup Dynamic update

How to download and install this update

This is automatically available through Windows update and you need nothing to do as it will be installed itself.

Furthermore, you can download KB5034234 from Microsoft update catalog and install it manually. To do this,

  1. Navigate to this link and find the 2024-01 Safe OS Dynamic Update compatible with your computer.
  2. Click on the Download button and select the link to cab file.
  3. Once downloaded, right-click on the file and select “Copy as path”.
  4. Open elevated Command prompt and run the following command:
dism /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:"PATH\TO\CAB"


There are no preconditions to apply this update.

Restart information 

Restart is not required after you apply this update.

Update replacement information 

This compatibility update substitutes the previously released update KB5031894.

Supporting versions:

Windows 11 Home and Pro v22H2 Windows 11 Enterprise Multi-Session v22H2 Windows 11 Enterprise and Education v22H2 Windows 11 IoT Enterprise v22H2 Windows 11 SE v23H2 Windows 11 Home, and Pro v23H2 Windows 11 Enterprise and Education v23H2 Windows 11 Enterprise Multi-Session v23H2 Windows 11 IoT Enterprise v 23H2

Source: Knowledge base release note.

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Love to play with Windows 11 and 10. Suggestion - Going for Registry change or system files edit then remember to take a backup or create a restore point before Starting.