PREVIEW: Windows 10 December 2022 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Corporation 255,02 +0,33 +0,13% has released Windows 10 KB5020030 optional cumulative update preview (“C” update) for admins to test fixes rolling out to all users with the December 2022 Patch Tuesday (December 13th). This update will be released for the following Windows 10 builds 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. Also a reminder Windows 10 21H1 will no longer be updated after this December’s Patch Tuesday.

The Windows 10 KB5020030 cumulative update preview includes ten improvements or fixes, with the four highlighted ones listed below:

  • The search box now appears, by default, on the taskbar when the taskbar is at the top of your screen or when you turn on small taskbar button mode. You can use the search box to discover information and search your PC and the web directly from your taskbar. To configure how search appears, right-click the taskbar of your primary monitor and hover over Search.
  • It addresses some persistent update failures for the Microsoft Store.
  • It addresses an issue that affects certain printers. The print outputs are misaligned.
  • It addresses an issue that affects daylight saving time (DST) in the Republic of Fiji. It cancels DST for 2022.

Note: Microsoft has also indicated due to minimal operations as a result of the upcoming Western new year, there will not be a ‘C’ update for December 2022 (January 2023 preview).

via Bleeping Computer