Windows 10 KB5014023: What’s new?

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  • You might have expected a hefty release for Windows 10, but KB5014023 is the exact opposite. 
  • The software in this rollout is minimal, so don't expect a long list of fixes or any new features.
  • You can download this option update through the Windows Update tool, or Microsoft Catalog.
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Windows 11 users aren’t the only ones still receiving updates, you know? In fact, the new operating system’s predecessor is still on the supported list until 2025, so we should be good for the time being.

Besides the latest Dev Channel build for Windows 11, the Redmond tech giant known as Microsoft also provided fresh software for Windows 10 users.

But don’t get overly excited, because this rollout contains extremely little content, and there are no new features being added.

What can we expect from Windows 10 Build 19044.1741?

Yes, Windows Insiders on the Windows 10 21H2 version received a new Cumulative Update today, with only one fix.

That being said, keep in mind that all of the fixes from last week on Monday’s optional KB5014023 update are included in this new build 19044.1741 (21H2).

Remember that KB5014023 is an optional update, which tests if certain non-security fixes can make it through to the next Patch Tuesday.

  • We fixed an issue that prevents the file system control code (FSCTL_SET_INTEGRITY_INFORMATION_EX) from handling its input parameter correctly.

This non-security, optional cumulative update for Windows 10, KB5014023, is now available for download via Windows Update or through the Microsoft Update Catalog

We’re also talking other several notable fixes, such as slowdowns when copying files, problems with old games that use Direct3D 9, and other bugs.

In a nutshell, here is what is new in May 2022 C updates (non-security release) for Windows 10:

  • Addresses a rare issue that prevents Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Outlook from opening.
  • Addresses an issue that affects the IE mode window frame.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents internet shortcuts from updating.
  • Addresses an issue that causes an Input Method Editor (IME) to discard a character if you enter the character while the IME is converting previous text.
  • Addresses an issue that causes file copying to be slower.
  • Addresses a known issue that affects certain GPUs and might cause apps to close unexpectedly or cause intermittent issues that affect some apps that use Direct3D 9

Note that KB5014023 is available on systems with Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2, with build numbers 19044.1741, 19043.1741, and 19042.1741.

We’re you expecting something other than this to be present in this release? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below.

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