Windows 10 February 2022 Updates issues and improvements

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The Windows 10 February 2022 Cumulative Update (not to be confused with the Windows 11 major release coming this month) is now available for everyone. The February 2022 Patch Tuesday update is for both security and non-security improvements, especially if you haven’t installed the latest optional updates.

Windows 10 February 2022 Update includes fixes for 48 vulnerabilities in addition to 22 Microsoft Edge vulnerabilities. In terms of security, the February 2022 Patch Tuesday is a fairly small release and does not contain any security fixes classified as critical.

According to the release notes, Microsoft has patched up to 16 elevation of privilege vulnerabilities, 16 remote code execution vulnerabilities, information disclosure vulnerabilities, 5 denial of service vulnerabilities, and more. Of course, additional fixes are included for Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft has also confirmed that the Patch Tuesday update contains quality improvements to the servicing stack. This update would bring improvements to the component that installs Windows Update. Servicing stack updates are necessary to ensure a robust and reliable servicing stack.

To install the February 2022 cumulative updates, follow these steps:

  • Open Windows Update Settings.
  • Click on “Windows Update” and Check for updates.
  • Click on “Restart now” when prompted.

Like previous monthly security updates, the February 2022 patch advances the OS build number. As this is a security update, the version number remains unchanged.

If you’re on the November 2021 Update, you’ll get Build 19044.1526. Likewise, if you’re still on 21H1, you’ll get Windows 10 Build 19043.1526. Although the version revision number is different, the updates include the same set of bug fixes because all recent versions of Windows 10 are based on the 2004 version.

Windows 10 February 2022 Cumulative Updates:

  1. KB5010358 (Build 10240.19204) for version 1507.
  2. KB5010359 (Build 14393.4946) for version 1607.
  3. KB5010351 (Build 17763.2565) for version 1809.
  4. KB5010345 (Build 18363.2094) for version 1909.
  5. KB5010342 (Build 19042.1526, 19043.1526, and 19044.1526) for v20H2, 21H1, v21H2.

Introducing Windows 10 February 2022 Cumulative Updates

This month’s Windows 10 update contains many bug fixes. For example, Microsoft fixed an issue where Bluetooth devices stop working if you actually use a faulty Bluetooth device with Windows 10.

There are other fixes for business. For example, Microsoft fixed an issue where the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) audit logging feature was not working correctly. The company is also making a change that would cause issues with the “Get-TPM PowerShell” command.

This error occurs when users try to get Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information, and the additional error message would be 0x80090011. The cumulative update also fixes an issue where printing or print service would not work properly or provide poor output when using USB in Windows 10.

Another bug has been fixed where the Remote Desktop screen becomes unresponsive when using Advanced Video Coding (AVC) software encoding.

Build 19044.1526 for Windows 10 version 21H1

Windows 10 version 21H2 received Build 19044.1526 (KB5010342) and includes all the fixes highlighted above.

What’s new in the February 2022 Update for Windows 10

The February 2022 Patch Tuesday update introduces support for a feature called “Sync Your Settings”, which will allow users to quickly migrate their apps to Windows 11. As the name suggests, “Sync Your Settings” is a backup feature and it can be used to automatically backup a list of Windows apps to your Microsoft account.

You can quickly restore these apps on Windows 11 using the backup file synced with Microsoft account.

The Windows 10 News and Interests Feed also gets support for a new feature that will allow users to manage their Microsoft Edge profiles.

Known issues in the February 2022 Patch Tuesday update

If you are using the latest version of the operating system, you will experience problems when accessing recent emails in Outlook search results. Microsoft explained that the bug is related to emails that were stored locally in PST or OST files. This can affect features like POP and IMAP accounts, but you may also experience similar issues with Microsoft 365 account.

In the February 2022 Update, you may experience issues connecting to Windows 10 PCs in an untrusted domain using Remote Desktop.

The error message states that “Your credentials did not work. The credentials that were used to log in to [device name] didn’t work. Please enter new credentials”.

According to user reports, you can also expect these issues in the update:

  • Error message 0x80070246 when installing KB5010342 for Windows 10 version 21H2 (November 2021 Update). “There were some issues installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this can help you: (0x80070246)”, indicates the error message.
  • Error messages 0x800f0988 and 0x800f0900 have also been reported.
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