Microsoft released KB5016688 this week, which addresses several major operating system issues. The preview update is an optional update; administrators on affected devices may want to install it to fix these issues before the official September 2022 Patch Tuesday rollout if the issues are major.
KB5016688 is available as an optional update in Windows Update or as a direct download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Administrators must enable the “check for updates” button on Windows Updates to find the update and install it, or install it manually by downloading update files from Microsoft’s website .
To note: Preview updates should be considered beta releases. It is recommended to create a backup before installing preview updates on production machines.
KB5016688 for Windows 10
The release notes list dozens of fixed issues. Here is an overview of the important fixes in the update:
- Fixes a crash with error 0x1E when shutting down or restarting the Windows 10 device.
- Microsoft Edge may become unresponsive in IE mode.
- Fixes an issue that caused subscription activations to fail.
- Fixes an issue that caused game installations to fail due to licensing issues.
- Addresses an issue that caused App-V Microsoft Office virtualized applications to stop working or fail to open.
- Addresses an issue that degraded Bitlocker performance.
- Addresses an issue that caused continued trust of revoked attestation identity key certificates.
- Addresses a Storport driver issue that could cause the system to become unresponsive.
The full list of changes is longer and accessible when you click on the link above.
Microsoft lists three known issues, but these either existed or were resolved with the Known Issues Rollback.
Most Windows 10 admins might want to wait for the final release on September 8, 2022. The upcoming Microsoft Patch Tuesday incorporates Preview Updates and Security Updates fixes.
Now you: Are you installing optional Windows updates?