Windows 11 KB5028185 22H2 22621.1992 with large number of improvements

New LCU KB5028185 Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 Changes, bug fixes, improvements, direct download link and the ways to install.


Windows 10 22H2 obtained 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update with significant bug fixes and improvements. These are – notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu, sharing of a local file in File Explorer with Microsoft Outlook contacts, live captions for different languages, redesigned in-app voice access command, VPN status icon in system tray, access key shortcuts to File Explorer’s context menu, and lot more. KB5028185 is the release that increases the version to Windows 10 22621.1992.

Full name of the patch is 2023-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5028185 ) where x64 is variable and it can be ARM64 based on the architecture of processor.  See: Windows 11 22H2 KB5027231 Build 22621.1848 Update Rolled out. Have a look at what is new in this release:

KB5028185 Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 changes and bug fixes

Here is the changelog:

Bug Fixes and changes

New Improvements

  1. KB5028185 LCU addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.
  2. Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 extends the roll out of notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu. A Microsoft account is what connects Windows to your Microsoft apps. The account takes a backup of entire data and helps manage subscriptions. Moreover, you can also add extra security steps to keep you from being locked out of your account. This feature provides you quick access to important account-related notifications.
  3. 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update rollout improves the sharing of a local file in File Explorer with Microsoft Outlook contacts. You now have the option to instantly email the file to yourself. Furthermore, loading your contacts from Outlook is better. This feature is not available for files stored in Microsoft OneDrive folders. OneDrive has its own sharing functionality.
  4. This update brings live captions for the following languages:
    1. Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
    2. French (France, Canada)
    3. German
    4. Italian
    5. Japanese
    6. Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal)
    7. Spanish
    8. Danish
    9. English (Ireland, other English dialects)
    10. Korean

To enable live captions, use the WIN+Ctrl+Lkeyboard shortcut. You can also use the Quick Settings accessibility flyout menu. When you turn it on for the first time, Windows will ask you to download the required speech recognition support. Speech recognition support might not be available in your preferred language, or you might want support in other languages. You can download speech recognition support from Settings => Time & Language => Language & region. To learn more, see Use live captions to better understand audio.

  1. KB5028185 redesigns the in-app voice access command help page. Every command now has a explanation and examples of its variations. The search bar permits you to quickly get at commands. The new categories provide additional guidance. You can access the command help page on the voice access bar from Help => View all commands or use the voice access command what can I say? Important to know that that the help page might not include all commands. Furthermore, the supplementary information might be inaccurate. The experts in company plan to update this in the future. For a list of entire Voice Access commands, have a look at Use voice access to control your PC & author text with your voice.
  2. KB 5028185 adds voice access command support for the following English dialects:
    1. English (United Kingdom)
    2. English (India)
    3. English (New Zealand)
    4. English (Canada)
    5. English (Australia)

When you enable voice access for the initially, Windows will require you to download a speech model. You might not locate a speech model that matches your display language. However, you can still use voice access in language English (US). You can always select a different language from Settings => Language on the voice access bar.

  1. Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 adds new text selection and editing voice access commands. Some instances are in the table.
To do this Say this
Select a range of text in the text box “Select from [text 1] to [text 2]”, e.g., “Select from have to voice access”
Delete all the text in a text box “Delete all”
Apply bold, underline, or italic formatting for the selected text or the last dictated text “Bold that,” “Underline that,” “Italicize that”
  1. This LCU rollout adds a VPN status icon in the shape of a small shield, to the system tray. It shows when you are connected to a recognized VPN profile. The icon will be overlayed in your system’s accent color over the active network connection.
  2. You can now select to show seconds in the clock on the system tray. To enable this, go to the Taskbar behaviors section in Settings => Personalization => Taskbar. Furthermore, you can right-click the taskbar to instantly get to taskbar settings.
  3. 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update provides a copy button for you to instantly copy two-factor authentication aka 2FA codes. These are in notification toasts you receive from apps installed on your PC or from phones linked to your PC. Note that this feature is only available for English.
  4. This rollout  adds “access key shortcuts” to File Explorer’s right click menu. An access key is a one keystroke shortcut. You can use it to instantly run a command in a context menu using keyboard. Each access key corresponds to a letter in the display name of the menu item. To try this out, you can click on a file in File Explorer and press the menu key on your keyboard.
  5. KB5028185 adds multi-app kiosk mode, which is a lockdown feature. If you are an admin, you can specify the apps that can run on a device. Other apps will not run. You can also restrict certain functionalities. You can set up distinct types of access and apps to run for various users on one device. Multi-app kiosk mode is ideal for scenarios in which multiple users use the same device. Some instances are frontline workers, retail, education, and test taking. Some lockdown customizations include:
    1. First one, Limit access to Settings, except certain pages, such as Wi-Fi and screen brightness
    2. Second, Show only the apps that are allowed on the Start menu
    3. And the last, Block certain toasts and pop-up windows

Presently, you can turn on multi-app kiosk mode using PowerShell and WMI Bridge. To see more, navigate to Set up a multi-app kiosk on Windows 11 and AssignedAccess CSP. Support for Microsoft Intune, mobile device management also known as MDM, and provisioning package configuration is coming soon.

  1. Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 introduces live kernel memory dump aka LKD collection from Task Manager. Using live kernel memory dump, you can accumulate data to troubleshoot an issue while the OS continues to work. This reduces downtime when you must find an unresponsive program or high-impact failures. To know additional info, go to Task Manager live memory dump.

To capture an LKD, go to Task Manager => Details. Right-click the System process. Select Create live kernel memory dump file. This captures a Full live kernel or Kernel stack memory dump. The dump will be written to a fixed location: “%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\TaskManager\LiveKernelDumps”. You can also navigate to the Task Manager Settings page to view or change the settings for live kernel memory dumps.

  1. 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update replaces the settings for Show the touch keyboard when there’s no keyboard attached. These are located at Settings => Time & language => Typing => Touch keyboard. A new drop-down menu provides you 3 options to control whether tapping an edit control should open the OSK. The choices are:
    1. Never: This suppresses the touch keyboard even when no hardware keyboard is attached.
    2. When no keyboard attached: This shows the touch keyboard only when you use the device as a tablet without the hardware keyboard.
    3. Always: This shows the touch keyboard even when the hardware keyboard is attached.
  2. KB5028185 enables Content Adaptive Brightness Control aka CABC to run on laptops and 2-in-1 devices. This feature brightens or dims areas of a display based on the content. It tries to strike a balance between saving battery life and providing a good visual experience. You can adjust the feature setting from Settings => System => Display =Brightness & color. The drop-down menu provides you 3 options: Off, Always, and On Battery Only. For battery powered computers, the default setting is On Battery Only. Since the device manufacturer must turn on CABC, the feature might not be available on all laptops or 2-in-1 devices.
  3. KB 5028185 adds a USB4 hubs and devices Settings page. You can find it at Settings => Bluetooth & devices => USB => USB4 Hubs and Devices. This novice page bestows information about the system’s USB4 capabilities and the connected peripherals on a system that supports USB4. This helps with troubleshooting when you necessitate manufacturer or system administrator support. Some features comprise:
    1. You can see the tree of the connected USB4 hubs and devices.
    2. Furthermore, you can copy details to the clipboard to share them.

If your computer is incompatible with USB4 and Microsoft USB4 Connection Manager, this page will not be shown. Vice versa, on systems that support USB4, you will be able to view USB4 Host Router in Device Manager.

  1. KB 5028185 adds a presence sensor privacy setting in Settings => Privacy & security => Presence sensing. On a device compatible with presence sensors, you can now choose the applications that can access those sensors. You can also select the apps that do not have access. Microsoft does not gather images or metadata. The hardware processes the information locally to maximize privacy.
  2. KB5028185 improves the performance of search within Settings.
  3. This rollout changes the default print screen (prt scr) key behavior. Pressing the print screen key launches the Snipping Tool by default. You can disable this setting from Settings => Accessibility => Keyboard. If you have previously changed this setting, Windows will store your preference.
  4. 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update introduces a limit of 20 most recent tabs in Settings => Multitasking. This have impact on the number of tabs that show when using Snap Assist and ALT+TAB.
  5. Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 improves the cloud suggestion and the integrated search suggestion. This assists you to easily type famous words in Simplified Chinese using the IME. The cloud suggestion appends the most relevant word from Microsoft Bing to the IME candidate window. The integrated search suggestion gives you additional suggestions that are like what you see on a Bing search page. You can insert a suggestion as text or search for it directly in Bing. To turn on these features, select a chevron button in the upper right of the IME candidate window. Then select the Turn on
  6. KB5028185 improves the performance of PC when using a mouse that has a high report rate for gaming. To know detail, navigate to “Reduced game stutter with high report rate mice” in Delivering Delightful Performance for More Than One Billion Users Worldwide.


  1. Patch Tuesday update July 2023 addresses an issue that affects the on-screen keyboard. The issue stops it from opening after you lock the machine.
  2. Windows 11 22H2 22621.1992 addresses an issue that might affect your computer when you are playing a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery aka TDR errors might occur.
  3. KB5028185 addresses an issue that affects certain apps. In some instances, video flickering occurs.
  4. KB 5028185 addresses an issue that affects File Explorer (exe). It stops working.
  5. 11/07/2023 Patch Tuesday update addresses an issue that affects some earbuds. They stop streaming music.
  6. Finally, this rollout addresses an issue that impacted on the Recommended section of the Start menu. Right-clicking a local file, it does not treat as expected.


How to download KB5028185 and install

There are 2 methods to download KB 5028185 and install:

Using Automatic Windows update

  1. Click on Search and type updates.
  2. Press Enter and reach the Settings app.
  3. Click on Check for updates.
  4. The system will scan for the patch and start scanning; once completed click on Download and install.
  5. Once downloading is finished, click on Restart now.

Through Microsoft update catalog

  1. Navigate to KB5028185 direct download link
  2. Find the file compatible with your computer and click on Download.
  3. From the page, that prompts quickly, click on the link.
  4. Allow the download of the standalone file to over and then double-click on it from your computer.
  5. Click on Yes in the verification dialog box.

That’s all!!

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