Windows 11 22H2

Most Windows 11 22H2 Update Holds Removed

While there are still some known issues with the Windows 11 22H2 update, most of the ‘safeguards’ have been removed. The latest safeguard Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has removed was manly impacting gamers using NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. This issue was resolved with KB5020044 (December Preview Update) which also fixed slow network file copying, but did cause display issues with the task manager for some users (which has now been resolved). The safeguard was removed on December 14th. “This issue was resolved in KB5020044 and the safeguard hold has been removed as of December 14, 2022,” Microsoft said on the Windows Health…

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Windows 11 22H2 Task Manager Visibility Issues Resolved

The December 2022 Preview Update for Windows 11 patch (KB5020044) had caused visibility issues with the Windows task manger for users who were not using the “light” or “dark” but rather “custom” color theme. Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has fixed this issue with this month’s patch (KB5021255) released on Patch Tuesday. No word yet however, what this update might have broken (just kidding…I hope). “This update addresses a known issue that might affect Task Manager. It might display certain elements in the user interface (UI) in unexpected colors. Some parts of the UI might not be readable,” Microsoft explained. “This…

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Patch Tuesday: Windows 11 KB5021255 and KB5021234

Today is the second Tuesday of December, better known as Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has released Windows 11 mandatory updates KB5021255 (22H2) and KB5021234 (21H2). The Windows 11 cumulative updates include 29 improvements and fixes, with the nine highlighted fixes listed below: New! This update addresses a known issue that might affect Task Manager. It might display certain elements in the user interface (UI) in unexpected colors. Some parts of the UI might not be readable. This issue might occur if you have “Choose your mode” set to “Custom” in the Personalization > Colors section of Settings. New! Microsoft…

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Microsoft Adding Screen Recording to Windows 11

Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has been living up to their promise to add new Window 11 (22H2) features as they “become ready”. Now comes a phased roll-out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel for the new an improved Snipping Tool version 11.2211.35.0 adding the ability to record a portion of your screen. “You will then be able to select and refine the part of your screen that you want to record before starting your screen recording session,” Windows Inbox Apps Principal Product Manager Lead Dave Grochocki explained. “When you are finished, you can preview your recording before saving…

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KB5019980 may break ODBC database connections

Microsoft has acknowledged an issue with the Windows 11 22H2 November 2022 Patch (KB5019980). The issue is causing affected apps to fail to connect to databases via connections using the Microsoft ODBC SQL Server driver. “After installing this update, apps that use ODBC connections through Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver (sqlsrv32.dll) to access databases might not connect,” Microsoft explains. “Additionally, you might receive an error in the app, or you might receive an error from the SQL Server.” Microsoft is currently working on a resolution (however that resolution take a bit longer than normal given Microsoft’s minimal operations during the holidays…

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Windows 11 22H2 Update KB5020044 causes Task Manager Issues

Why does this feel like a pharmaceutical commercial or perhaps it is just job security for Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% engineers? Users on the ‘C’ update channel who have installed the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 November Preview (KB5020044) may find their task manager is unreadable. However, network file copying should be back to speeds it was prior to the 22H2 update. Note: users on the regular update channel will not be offered KB5020044 until the December (13th) Patch Tuesday) and this issue could be resolved by that point. “After installing KB5020044, Task Manager might display certain elements in the…

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Microsoft Fixes Slow Network File Copying in Windows 11 22H2

One the remaining unresolved known issues with the Windows 11 22H2 release was slow (sometimes taking twice as long) network file copying, Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has addressed this issue with the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25252 on Monday. This should be rolled out to all Windows 11 22H2 users via the KB5020044 optional cumulative update with December’s Patch Tuesday on December 13th. Microsoft has addressed a known issue leading to significant performance hits when copying large files over SMB after installing the Windows 11 2022 update. “There is a performance reduction in 22H2 when copying larger files…

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Microsoft Windows News

A couple news items from Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% last week with regards to both Windows 10 and Windows 11. For Enterprise users Microsoft is still “investigating and working” on Remote Desktop issues. While we first reported this back in October shortly after the Windows 11 22H2 release, apparently this has been ongoing since late September. Home users are not experiencing these issues due to using different connection protocols from Enterprise users (due to corporate Firewalls) As BleepingComputer previously reported, Microsoft has been investigating this issue since late September following a stream of reports from administrators and home users saying…

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Patch Tuesday: Windows 11 KB5019961 & KB5019980

Today is the second Tuesday of November, better known as Patch Tuesday. Today, Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% has released KB5019961 (21H2) and KB5019980 (22H2) for Window 11. These are mandatory updates. Windows 11 KB5019980 and KB5019961 cumulative updates for versions 22H2 and 21H2 to fix security vulnerabilities and resolve thirty-one bugs and performance issues. The Windows 11 cumulative updates include 31 improvements and fixes, with the highlighted fixes listed below: New! It enhances search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow. Some devices might…

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Weekly Round-Up: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Sunday, November 6th: time for the weekly roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly tech news of the week! Plus for those of you who observe Daylight saving time (something we don’t do here in Arizona) time to turn your clocks back an hour if you have forgotten to do so. The Good It is always a good thing when people can find new purposes for old technology. Nothing worse then having old computers end up in a landfill. It could be repurposing an old PC to run as a media center for a non-Smart TV…

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