KB5017383 Optional Update for Windows 11

KB5017383 is the optional update for Windows 11. It was released on 20th September 2022. This update follows up to the latest cumulative update KB5017328 that was released on 13th September 2022. We look at the key elements of KB5017383.

Salient points about KB5017383

  • KB5017383 will upgrade the build on Windows 11 from 22000.978 to 22000.1042.
  • The optional update brings in substantial improvements for Windows 11. At the same time, the preview update resolves outstanding issues. For a full list of improvements and issues fixed, you may check out the Microsoft site.
  • KB5017383 supersedes KB5017328. KB5017328 is the latest cumulative update released as part of the ‘Patch Tuesday’ on 13th September 2022. In other words, all changes that are part of KB5017328 are already included in the preview update KB5017383.
  • Servicing Stack Update 22000.1035 is a part of the update. SSU is deployed automatically as part of the latest cumulative update. No separate action is required.
  • KB5017383 is causing issues with the Group Policy Objects related to the files in User Configuration > Preferences Windows Settings. Microsoft is working on a resolution for this issue. A workaround has been published on the Microsoft site on the KB5017383 page to mitigate the issue on an interim basis.
  • The size of the update file is 308.2 MB for x64 version and 423.5 MB for ARM64 version.

We would like to reiterate that Windows 11 preview updates get included as part of the next month’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ project. So, if you choose to ignore KB5017383 for now, you can wait for the latest cumulative update for Windows 11 that will be rolled out on 11th October 2022. That LCU should contain all changes that are part of the KB5017383.

How to deploy KB5017383 on Windows 11?

If optional updates are enabled on your system, you would receive the update in the ‘Windows Update’ program. The patch can be automatically deployed through the Windows Update Program.

You can also choose to download the update files for x64 or ARM64 systems from the Microsoft Update Catalog page. Both files are available on the KB5017383 page on the catalog website.

KB5017383 is unavailable through the Microsoft Update for Business or WSUS (Windows Server Update Service).

Upon installation of the preview update, the Windows 11 system may lead to a system reboot.

As mentioned above, KB5017383 makes substantial improvements and fixes multiple issues. For a full list of issues fixed, please have a look at the Microsoft page for KB5017383.