What’s new on Windows 11 KB5016629 (OS Build 22000.856)

Microsoft releases cumulative update KB5016629 for Windows 11 with search highlights and a few bug fixes as part of Patch Tuesday, August 2022. Here is how to Download and Install the New Windows 11 Build 22000.856

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Today Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22000.856 (KB5016629) with a few bug fixes and quality improvements. Windows 11 KB5016629 includes approximately 22 improvements and fixes, including a new Focus Assist feature. Windows 11 KB5016629 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 KB5016629 for Windows 11 also contains all fixes and improvements from the previous optional cumulative update. This update also includes everything that we got with last month’s ‘D’ week update, which was optional.

Download Windows 11 KB5016629

This is part of the August 2022 patch update for windows 11 that downloads and installs automatically devices running windows 11 version 21H2. Make sure your device has a working internet connection to connect to the Microsoft server and download the latest Windows 11 KB5016629 update.

Also, you can manually download windows 11 KB5016629 following the steps below.

  • Press Windows key + S, type settings, and select the first result,
  • Go to windows update and look if 2022-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5016629) is available for download.
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  • 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 KB5016629 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.

Windows 11 KB5016629 changelog

The latest Windows 11 KB5016629 cumulative update brings security updates, and improvements, including fixes for File Explorer and the Start Menu and a new Focus Assist feature.

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Today’s update also addresses security issues with the August Security Patch. Apart from this windows 11 KB5016629 Addresses a known issue that might prevent some of you from opening the Start menu.

On the affected devices, clicking or tapping the Start button or using the Windows keyboard shortcut might have no effect.

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  • The first time you start a new Windows device, you can now update to a new version of Windows 11 if one is available.
  • Fixed a bug causing File Explorer to freeze when you use the ‘play’ and ‘pause’ keyboard buttons.
  • Fixed a bug causing File Explorer to stop working when you click on the Start Menu’s context menu and have an external monitor.
  • Hovering over the search icon on the taskbar now works as expected and no longer displays a blank window.
  • Improves the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.

  • Addresses an issue that makes the tenant restrictions event logging channel inaccessible if you remove the EN-US language pack.

  • Fixed a problem opening Troubleshooting Tools.
  • Gives you the option to receive important notifications when focus assist is on. Focus assist is like a do not disturb mode that hides notifications.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows profile service to fail sporadically. The failure might occur when signing in. The error message is, “gpsvc service failed to sign in. Access denied”.

  • Addresses an issue that causes index rebuilding to be slow. This helps devices that have local search issues, including searching for recent emails in Outlook.

You can read the complete changelog here.

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

  • After installing the update, IE mode tabs in Microsoft Edge may become unresponsive when a modal dialog box is displayed on the site

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