KB5019509 is the out-of-band update for Windows 11 version 22H2. It was released on 18th October, exactly a week after the release of the ‘Patch Tuesday’ update for Windows 11. KB5019509 has been followed with another preview update release for Windows 11 22H2. The latest preview update was released on 25th October 2022 and is termed as KB5018496. You can read more about KB5018496 on this page.
If you have not deployed KB5019509 yet, you can skip it and install KB5018496 as the preview update is of a cumulative nature. Apart from this, if you wish to wait for November 8 ‘Patch Tuesday’ update for Windows 11 version 22H2, you can choose to ignore the preview updates KB5019509 and KB5018496.
For those administrators who are interested in installing KB5019509, we present some key findings below. We also share the direct download link for the offline installer files for KB5019509.
- KB5019509 brings the Windows 11 22H2 build to 22621.675. Prior to this, if you had installed KB5018427, you would have been running Windows 11 build 22621.674.
- Along with the preview update, the Servicing Stack Update will be installed automatically. SSU version that corresponds with Windows 11 22H2 build 22621.674 is 22621.378.
- KB5019509 improved the taskbar experience on Windows 11.
- KB5019509 can be installed using Windows Update or through an offline installer MSU file that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog.
- There are no specific prerequisites for installing KB5019509 on Windows 11 22H2.
Download KB5019509 for Windows 11 22H2
KB5019509 can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog page for KB5019509. Separate installer files are available for x64 and ARM64 systems. The direct download links for x64 and ARM64 versions of KB5019509 are shared below:
|Download KB5019509 for Windows 11 22H2 x64 systems||Size of the update file is 242.7 MB|
|Download KB5019509 for Windows 11 22H2 ARM64 systems||Size of the update file is 342.1 MB|
The offline installer files can be used to deploy KB5019509 manually.
Install KB5019509 through Windows Update
You can also install KB5019509 through Windows Update. To deploy KB5019509 through Windows Update, please follow the steps below:
- In the Windows search box, type ‘Settings’. This will bring up the ‘Settings app’ for Windows 11 computer.
- In the left bar menu, choose ‘Windows Update’
- You will see the ‘Updates Available’ for your computer on the next screen.
- Check for the ‘Optional Updates Available’ in the advanced settings.
- From the available list, you can choose to install KB5019509 on Windows 11 22H2 version.
Bug fixes and improvements in KB5019509 for Windows 11 22H2
The following bug fixes and improvements have been shared by Microsoft as part of the KB5019509 update for Windows 11 22H2 version —
- It enhances File Explorer. It now includes tabs to help you organize your File Explorer sessions like you do in Microsoft Edge. On the new File Explorer homepage, you can pin important files for quick and easy access. Using the power of Microsoft OneDrive, you can view your colleagues’ actions on your shared files. We also provide personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.
- It adds a feature called Suggested Actions for items that you copy.This is available for customers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. For example, when you copy phone numbers or future dates, we provide suggestions, such as make a call with Teams or Skype or add an event in the Calendar app.
- It adds a taskbar overflow menu. The taskbar will offer an entry point to a menu that shows you all your overflowed apps in one space.
- You can now discover and share to more devices, including desktops, using nearby sharing.
- Now, you can uninstall, repair, and modify all apps from Windows Settings instead of Control Panel.
- It improves the performance of federated authentication.
In comparison with the KB5019509, KB5018496 has more diverse set of additions, bug fixes and improvements. So, you may well consider patching KB5018496 on Windows 11 22H2 version.
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Rajesh Dhawan is a technology professional who loves to blog about smart wearables, Cloud computing and Microsoft technologies. He loves to break complex problems into manageable chunks of meaningful information.