KB5034204 Preview update for Windows 11

KB5034204 is a non-security preview update for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2 editions. The preview update was released on 23 January 2024.

  • KB5034204 is a non-security release for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2 and addresses bug fixes for the operating system.
  • KB5034204 for Windows 11 22H2 edition corresponds to OS build 22621.3085.
  • KB5034204 for Windows 11 23H2 edition corresponds to OS build 22631.3085.
  • Servicing Stack Update 22621.3073 corresponds to KB5034204 for Windows 11 22H2 edition.
  • Servicing Stack Update 22631.3073 corresponds to KB5034204 for Windows 11 23H2 edition.
  • All the changes in KB5034204 will become part of next month’s cumulative updates for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2 editions.

You can install a preview update automatically using one of the following methods:

  • Windows Update

The update will be offered automatically as part of the Windows Update process.

You can also install KB5034204 manually through the Microsoft Update Catalog site. The offline installer files for KB5034204 are available through the catalog site for x64 and ARM64 system architecture.

You can download the offline installer files for KB5034204 from the following direct download links or the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

The Servicing Stack Updates for KB5034204 for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2 editions are included in the preview updates. Separate installation of the Servicing Stack Update is not required.

The following changes are part of the KB5034204 preview update:

  • This update addresses an issue that stops search from working on the Start menu for some users. The issue occurs because of a deadlock.
  • This update addresses an issue to make video calls more reliable.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes your device to stop responding. This is intermittent and occurs after you install a print support app.
  • This update addresses an issue that makes the troubleshooting process fail. This occurs when you use the Get Help app.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the File Explorer Gallery. It stops you from closing a tooltip.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio earbuds. They lose sound when you stream music.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects a Bluetooth phone call. It stops the audio from routing through the PC when you answer the call on your PC.

The following cumulative updates for January 2024 are available:

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Rajesh Dhawan

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.