October 2022 Patch Tuesday for Windows 11 users includes the mandatory Microsoft Corporation 245,12 -5,08 -2,03% Windows 11 KB5018427 update. This update addresses security vulnerabilities discovered during the previous month as well as thirty improvements and bug fixes.
The Windows 11 KB5018427 cumulative update includes approximately 30 improvements and fixes, with the highlighted fixes listed below:
- Fixes a bug preventing Microsoft Store updates from installing.
- Fixes a bug that caused IE Mode tabs in a session to reload when using Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses an issue that successfully opens a Microsoft Edge browser window in IE mode to display a PDF file. Later, browsing to another IE mode site within the same window fails.
- Adds more dynamic Widgets content to your taskbar with notification badging. If you open the Widgets board while a badge displays on the taskbar, a banner appears at the top of the board. It provides more information about what triggered the notification badge.
- 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.
- Addresses an issue that affects some apps that were not signed by the Microsoft Store. You must reinstall them after you upgrade the OS.
This update does not address a couple of the current Windows 11 22H2 known issues including slow file copy performance over SMB, and provisioning packages may not work as expected. Also, this does not resolve the issues with Windows Hello (login) not working after the Window 11 22H2 update not being installed (which is why Microsoft is blocking the update on systems using Windows Hello. However, the issue was to be addressed with the Windows 11 KB501738 update expected to be released today.