KB5039304 to the Release Preview Channel enhances Windows 11 with many security features

KB5039304 is now available to download.

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Windows 11 Release Preview Insiders are now offered version 24H2, build 26100.994 (KB5039304), and it is a powerful potion for your PC.

This update, still warm from the pot, mostly aims to crush those annoying bugs hiding in corners. However, it also brings a little bit of enhancement for users with specific mobile operators on their OS.

Now, you could be asking why this update is important. Well, it indeed deals with an issue related to Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) that was not able to verify policies for certain apps. It’s similar to having a more effective shield against unwelcome intruders.

Additionally, if you’ve observed a slight stutter during your animations or Task View occasionally drops some frames, this update could improve the situation. It’s similar to applying lubrication on the noisy parts of your system for smoother functioning and enhanced performance.

According to the official blog post, for people who depend on their mobile connection, this update ensures that Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles are current for specific operators. It is similar to adjusting your radio for improved reception in far-off places.

Lastly, a situation with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) API calls to shut down or restart a system throwing access denied exception has been tackled for the tech protectors. It feels like getting control over the castle at last.

For those who have experienced the annoyance of DWM.exe suddenly stopping, this update could be the hero you’ve been waiting for. It tackles the problem directly and possibly saves you from needing a force restart. Additionally, there’s good news about the Unified Write Filter (UWF) fix. If you have been struggling with access denied exceptions, this update might solve your problem.

So, how do you obtain this magical mixture? If you are a Windows 11 Release Preview Insider, it is as easy as checking for updates. If not, perhaps it’s about time to ponder joining the club. Who doesn’t wish to stay at the forefront of this digital era?

These updates show how we continually work to improve our digital lives. Sometimes, they might not have exciting new elements, but these changes are like the silent workers who keep everything going well. Thus, let us celebrate this newest update – hoping for stability, safety, and a touch of enchantment in your Windows 11 journey.

In other news, the Canary Channel also received a big update this week, with Canary Insiders getting many quality-of-life features on Windows 11. You can take a look at the most important ones here.

You can read KB5039304’s full changelog here.

More about the topics: Windows 11, Windows Update