What’s new on Windows 11 KB5019980 and KB5019961 update

Windows 11 KB5019980 and KB5019961 update was released for version 22H2 and 21H2 with 35 bug fixes, and improvements. Here is how to download and install the update on your device.

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Today Microsoft has released Windows 11 KB5019980 and KB5019961 updates for version 22H2 and 21H2 with a few bug fixes and quality improvements. The latest Windows 11 KB5019980 includes approximately 35 improvements and fixes, including a fix for the Microsoft store, Problems with the Edge browser, an issue that affects the Windows Search service and more.

The following two updates are now available for Windows 11 devices:

Windows 11 KB5019980 offline installers are also available for download, these MSU installers can be used to manually upgrade the devices to the latest version. The latest update KB5019980 for Windows 11 also includes everything that we got with last month’s ‘D’ week update, which was optional.

Download Windows 11 KB5019980

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This is part of the November 2022 patch update for windows 11 that downloads and installs automatically devices running windows 11 version 22H2. Make sure your device has a working internet connection to connect to the Microsoft server and download the latest Windows 11 KB5019980 update.

This patch is currently rolling out to everyone via Windows Update, but you can also download the offline installers of Windows 11 KB5019980 and manually install it.

  • Press the Windows key + S, type settings, and select the first result,
  • Go to windows update and look if the 2022-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5019980) is available for download.

Download windows 11 KB5019980

  • If not hit the check for updates button, and click on the download now button to begin the process.
  • Once done, restart your computer to apply the changes,

And press the Windows key + R, type winver and hit enter key to check the latest build details.

Windows 11 KB5019980 offline installers

Here is windows 11 update offline installer files that you can manually download and install on your device.

  • Windows 11 KB5019980 for version 22H2 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
  • Windows 11 KB5019961 for version 21H2 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
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Note: The above link opens the Microsoft Update Catalog which is the library of Windows Update offline installers. You need to click on the ‘Download’ button next to the version of the OS installed on your machine and run the .msu files to begin the installation of the update.

Windows 11 offline installers

Windows 11 KB5019980 changelog

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The latest Windows 11 KB5019980 cumulative update (OS Build 22621.819) brings security updates, and improvements, including fixes for the Microsoft store, Edge browser, windows search issues and more. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. Also addresses an issue that affects File Explorer, where It fails to localize folders.

On their release note, Microsoft noted this update enhances search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability and Improve the backup experience when using your Microsoft Account (MSA).

It also add improvements to the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For instance, you can manage your Microsoft OneDrive subscription and related storage alerts.

With today’s update Microsft team bring back the option to open task manager from the taskbar, this option was removed on windows 11 initial release.

Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong, stops the credential UI from displaying. It fixes an issue that might cause vertical and horizontal line artifacts to appear on the screen.

Fix an issue that might fail to sync the audio when you record gameplay using the Xbox Game Bar. Also, there is bug fixes for files explorer, It is less dependable when you browse for Microsoft OneDrive folders.

Address a bug hit the windows 11 start menu, where it stops working when you use keyboard commands to move pinned items to a folder at the end of a list.

It addresses an issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening.

Resolve an issue with the Windows Search service that cause Indexing progress very slow when you use the service. It addresses an issue that affects certificate mapping. When it fails, lsass.exe might stop working in schannel.dll.

Addresses an issue that affects the button style BS_PUSHLIKE. Buttons that have this style are difficult to identify against a dark background.

You can read the complete changelog here.

Microsoft states that there are few known issues with this update.

  • Copying large multiple gigabyte (GB) files might take longer than expected to finish on Windows 11, version 22H2

To mitigate this issue Microsoft recommends, use file copy tools that do not use cache manager (buffered I/O).

  • Provisioning packages may not work as expected. Windows may only be configured partially and the ” Out Of Box Experience might not finish or might restart unexpectedly”.

Windows 11 KB5019961 changelog

The latest windows 11 update KB5019961 (OS Build 22000.1219) is available for version 21H2 which also has a similar changelog. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality and Includes security updates and improvements of the preview update, released on October 25, 2022.

The latest update adds improvements to Windows search results and performance. Bring back the Task Manager to the context menu when you right-click the taskbar.

Addresses an issue that causes the windows 11 upgrade or windows 10 22H2 upgrade to stop responding, and then it fails to install. Also resolves an issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games. The graphics hardware stops working if the hardware does not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.

The latest update for windows 10 21H2 addresses graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms. Fix different issue with Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode.

It addresses an issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphic editing program.

Addresses an issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening.

It addresses an issue that affects Dual SIM calling. If you select no SIM on your phone and initiate a call on your device, Dual SIM functionality does not work.

We recommend read the complete change log on the Microsoft support site here.
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