Windows 11 KB5031354 Patch Tuesday update is now accessible and it brings a host of features if you missed the optional update from the previous month or “Moment 4”. Microsoft has also shared direct download links for Windows 11 KB5031354 offline installers in .msi format.
KB5031354 for Windows 11 is a mandatory security update, while the Moment 4 features remain optional. If you haven’t downloaded or installed the September 26 update and enabled the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle in Settings, you can now access all Windows 11 Moment 4 features such as Copilot and more.
Windows 11 Moment 4 update, which is one of the biggest updates of the year, is still optional and only available when you enable the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle in Settings. Previously, the toggle only worked with Windows 11’s September 26 optional update, but now it also works with KB5031354 or newer.
The October 2023 Patch Tuesday update (Windows 11 Build KB5031354) includes several general improvements, even if you skip Moment 4. For instance, Microsoft has fixed an issue that broke Microsoft Excel when trying to share a file as a PDF via an email client like Microsoft Outlook.
To install the October 10 Patch Tuesday update on Windows 11, follow these steps:
1. Open Windows Settings.
2. Go to the Windows Update page and click ‘Check for updates’.
3. Microsoft will start checking for updates on the PC.
4. Once done, click ‘Restart Now’ to complete the installation.
On updated systems, if you check for an update today, you’ll see the following patch:
2023-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5031354)
If you wish to try the Windows 11 Moment 4 update features hidden in the update, ensure that the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle is enabled and check for updates again.
Download Links for Windows 11 KB5031354:
Windows 11 KB5031354 changelog:
Today’s Patch Tuesday release is significant if you enable the Moment 4 features. The Windows 11 patch with Moment 4 update introduces a preview of a centralized AI assistant called Copilot, integrated directly into the UI. Users can easily activate Copilot by selecting its icon on the taskbar or pressing WIN + C. Copilot offers context-aware responses with the assistance of Bing Chat. Microsoft emphasizes its commitment to user data privacy and responsible AI development. A broader release is planned following this preview.
Enhancements to the Start menu include a richer preview when hovering over recommended files, and a quick share option when right-clicking on cloud file recommendations.
The update introduces various features for the taskbar, system tray, and notifications, such as a refined volume mixer in Quick Settings, easy access to Windows Spatial Audio, a “never combined” mode for the taskbar, visible desktop labels in Task View, and an option to hide the time and date in the system tray.
File Explorer sees a significant overhaul with a modernized home screen powered by WinUI, an improved address bar, a new details pane, and the introduction of a Gallery. Native support for various archive file formats is extended, along with enhancements like merging tabs with an existing File Explorer window and faster performance when sending multiple files to the recycle bin.
Updates to the Windows share window enable direct email file sharing via Outlook and easier search capabilities for contacts. Other features include a simplified method to turn on nearby sharing and quicker file transfers between PCs using Wi-Fi Direct.
The newly introduced Windows Backup app simplifies backing up your PC and setting up a new device. It ensures a seamless transition with restored Microsoft Store apps, desktop apps, and settings from your previous PC.
Support for Unicode Emoji 15 is added, allowing users to view, search, and insert the latest emojis. Emojis now have a 3D-like appearance in supported apps with the upgrade to the COLRv1 color font format.
The Windows Spotlight experience is revamped, allowing users to preview images in full screen, access various information about each image, and explore more about each showcased image via Bing.