PREVIEW: November 2022 Patch Tuesday – Windows 10 KB5018482

Microsoft Corporation 255,02 +0,33 +0,13% has released the October 2022 “C” Update, a preview of the upcoming Windows 10 22H2 KB5018482 update. This update will be released for all other users on the November 2022 Patch Tuesday (November 8th).  This cumulative update comes with nineteen fixes or improvements. The seven highlighted ones listed below:

  • It addresses an issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding, and then it fails.
  • It addresses an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong.
  • It addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games. The graphics hardware stops working if the hardware does not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
  • It addresses graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms.
  • It addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong.
  • It addresses an issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphics editing program.
  • It stops the start of daylight saving time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. The Jordan time zone will permanently shift to the UTC + 3 time zone.

This update also properly synchronizes the Microsoft Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, which prevents drivers that have known vulnerabilities from being installed in Windows.

Before this update, Microsoft had not synchronized the blocklist to Windows 10 since 2019, effectively breaking this security feature.

This update is for the following versions of Windows 10: 20H2 (October 2020). 21H1 (April 2021) and 21H2 (October 2021). The newer 22H1 (April 2022) and 22H2 (October 2022) versions are not included in this update as they already have these fixes and improvements.

via Bleeping Computer