Windows 11 KB5028254 update for version 22H2 is now available with numerous improvements. One of the notable fixes addresses a bug that affected the notifications platform. Additionally, Microsoft has provided direct download links for offline installers of Windows 11 KB5028254, offering an alternative method for installation if the patch cannot be installed via Windows Update.
If you’re experiencing issues with notifications, such as their failure to appear or their persistence in the notification center, and if apps are not sending alerts, it is recommended to download the latest update, as it primarily focuses on resolving two critical notification-related issues.
For enterprises, Microsoft has fixed an issue that caused disruptions with the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). This update aims to enhance the reliability of connections between clients and WNS servers. Another fix addresses problematic notifications in Windows apps like Skype, Telegram, and WhatsApp, enabling them to once again send notifications effectively.
To update to the latest Windows 11 version (July 26 optional update), please follow these steps:
1. Open the Start menu and go to Settings.
2. Select Windows Update.
3. Click on “Check for updates.”
4. Next to the KB update, click on “Download and install.”
5. Restart your system.
After installation, you will see Windows 11 Build 22621.2070 indicated under system specifications in the Settings app.
It’s worth noting that this update does not resolve Windows 11’s ongoing SSD performance issues, which were first reported in March 2023. A bug in Windows 11 is believed to be causing decreased performance in certain storage devices, including Samsung SSDs.
For those interested in downloading Windows 11 KB5028254 directly, you can find the 64-bit version on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Simply click on the provided link and select the “Download” button next to the update listing within the catalog.
The latest Windows 11 update brings a range of improvements. Microsoft has focused on enhancing the Handwriting Engine and the Handwriting Embedded Inking Control, catering to users with embedded handwriting devices. Additionally, an issue that caused Win32 and UWP apps to crash or fail to open when the device was in a ‘Modern standby’ state has been resolved. ‘Modern standby’ is an extended power state that offers an instant ‘on/off’ user experience, similar to Android or iPhones.
Furthermore, many critical bugs have been addressed in this update. For instance, an issue affecting sign-in with Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials has been fixed. Additionally, a deadlock condition that could cause devices to crash with a Blue Screen of Death has been resolved, benefiting servers using IPsec rules.
Moreover, the update tackles a variety of other issues, including inconsistencies in reporting the L2 cache for specific CPUs, unexpected game terminations due to Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors, and problems with specific display and audio devices disappearing after the system resumes from sleep.
While this update demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to improving the Windows 11 experience, it is important to note that the company has made little progress in addressing the persisting SSD problems.
In conclusion, Windows 11 KB5028254 brings numerous enhancements and bug fixes, particularly in relation to notifications and app crashes. It is advisable to install the update to optimize your Windows 11 experience. However, the SSD performance issues still remain unresolved.