Windows 10 KB5011831 fixes black screen and other critical bugs
Windows 10 KB5011831 is now available with a fix for an issue where the operating system could crash with a black screen. The fix is offered through Windows Update (WU) and users can download Windows 10 KB5011831 offline installer to update multiple PCs without downloading the same package. It is also useful if WU fails for some reason.
KB5011831 is another update that won’t install or download even if you don’t explicitly grant permission to Windows Update. Remember that optional updates are safe and tested by the tech giant, and the changes will eventually ship to everyone as part of next month’s Patch Tuesday.
In other words, it might be a good idea to skip optional updates if you don’t really need those patches today. The same patch will be heading to your device as part of Patch Tuesday May 2022. It should be noted that the company will not fix bugs found in the optional update when it ships the same set of changes to everyone. with the May 2022 patch on Tuesday.
If you check for updates today, you will see the following fix in the optional updates section:
2022-04 Preview Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5011831)
Download links for Windows 10 KB5011831
Windows 10 KB5011831 direct download links: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
Windows 10 KB5011831 (Build 19044.1682) Full Changelog
There are no new features in the Windows 10 Cumulative Update, but the company says it has made improvements to servicing the Secure Boot component of Windows.
In terms of fixes, more changes are business-oriented. For example, Microsoft has increased the Azure Active Directory registration expiration time from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. This also fixes an issue where it causes an exception on timeout.
According to the release notes, Microsoft has fixed an issue where the remote desktop session could close or the operating system could attempt to reconnect if it stops responding while waiting for the Accessibility Shortcut Manager.
This patch also fixes a strange bug where boot delays of up to 40 minutes were resolved in this release. The same patch has already been released for users in the Windows 11 Insider Program build preview channel.
As the title suggested, Microsoft has fixed a critical bug where the operating system shows a black screen when logging in or out.
Other bug fixes in Windows 10 Build 19044.1682:
- Microsoft fixed an issue that prevents users from changing a password if it expires during the sign-in process.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that causes the operating system to stop working when you apply a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy.
- Fixed an issue where the operating system could fail to copy the security portion of a Group Policy.
- Microsoft has made changes to reduce Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) load balancing on Remote Desktop.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that could cause a OneDrive file to lose focus.
- Microsoft fixed issues with News and Interests where they appeared on screen even when you didn’t click, tap, or hover over the pinned to taskbar icon.
- The update fixed an issue where the Shift KeyUp event was causing issues with some apps when using the Korean IME.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that displayed the wrong IME mode indicator.
- Microsoft fixed problems with the network drive on a Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) share
- A bug has been fixed where the virtual machine object (VCO) password setting does not work correctly.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could cause the server to crash.
Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 21H2 for everyone
Although Windows 11 is apparently the focus, Microsoft is still actively working on Windows 10 to fix potential issues.
The company recently said Windows 10 version 21H2 is “ready for wide deployment,” implying that it’s now safe to install the feature update if you don’t want to upgrade. upgraded to Windows 11.
The move comes as no surprise as the tech giant takes about six months to declare an update ready for a large-scale rollout.
“As always, we recommend updating your devices to the latest version of Windows 10 as soon as possible,” Microsoft noted.
Microsoft has previously said that the company will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2025. This means that another feature update with a limited set of improvements will be released in the fall.