Windows 10 February 2022 updates issues and improvements

Windows 10 February 2022 Update

Windows 10 February 2022 cumulative update (not to be confused
with major Windows 11 release coming this month) is now
available for everyone. February 2022 Patch Tuesday update is
about both security and non-security improvements, especially
if you did not install the last few optional updates.

Windows 10 February 2022 update comes with fixes for 48
vulnerabilities in addition to 22 Microsoft Edge
vulnerabilities. In terms of security, February 2022 Patch
Tuesday is a pretty small release and it doesn’t contain
security fixes classified as Critical.

As per the release notes, Microsoft has patched as many as 16
elevations of privilege vulnerabilities, 16 remote code
execution vulnerabilities, information disclosure
vulnerabilities, 5 Denial of Service vulnerabilities, and more.
Of course, there are additionally fixes included for Microsoft
Edge.

Microsoft also confirmed the Patch Tuesday update contains
quality improvements to the servicing stack. This update would
make improvements to the component that installs Windows
Update. Servicing stack updates are necessary to ensure a
robust and reliable servicing stack.

To install the February 2022 cumulative updates, follow these
steps:

  • Open Windows Update Settings.
  • Click on “Windows Update” and check for
    updates
    .
  • Click on “Restart now” when prompted.

Like previous monthly security updates, February 2022 Patch
advances the build number of the operating system. Since this
is a security update, the version number remains unchanged.

If you’re on November 2021 Update, you will get Build
19044.1526. Likewise, if you’re still using version 21H1,
you’ll get Windows 10 Build 19043.1526. While the build
revision number would be different, updates include the same
set of bug fixes as all recent Windows 10 versions are based on
version 2004.

Windows 10 February 2022 cumulative updates:

  1. KB5010358 (Build 10240.19204) for version 1507.
  2. KB5010359 (Build 14393.4946) for version 1607.
  3. KB5010351 (Build 17763.2565) for version 1809.
  4. KB5010345 (Build 18363.2094) for version 1909.
  5. KB5010342 (Build 19042.1526, 19043.1526, and 19044.1526)
    for v20H2, 21H1, v21H2.

Windows 10 February 2022 cumulative updates overview

This month’s Windows 10 update has plenty of bug fixes. For
example, Microsoft has fixed an issue where Bluetooth devices
stop working if you actually use a broken Bluetooth device with
Windows 10.

There are more fixes for enterprises. For example, Microsoft
patched an issue where Active Directory Federation Services (AD
FS) audit logging feature would not work properly. The company
is also making a change that would cause issues with “Get-TPM
PowerShell” command.

This error is experienced when users try to get Trusted
Platform Module (TPM) information, and the additional error
message would be 0x80090011. The cumulative update also
addresses an issue where printing or printer service would not
work properly or deliver wrong output when using USB on Windows
10.

Another bug has been patched where the Remote Desktop screen
would stop responding when you use Advanced Video Coding (AVC)
software encoding.

Build 19044.1526 for Windows 10 version 21H1

Windows 10 version 21H2 has received Build 19044.1526 (KB5010342)
and it includes all fixes highlighted above.

What’s new in February 2022 Update for Windows 10

February 2022 Patch Tuesday update introduces support for a
feature called “Sync Your Settings”, which will allow users to
quickly migrate their apps to Windows 11. As the name suggests,
“Sync Your Settings” is a backup feature and it can be used to
automatically back up a list of Windows apps to your Microsoft
Account.

You can quickly restore those apps on Windows 11 using the
backup file synced to the Microsoft account.

Windows 10’s News and Interests feed is also getting support
for a new feature that will allow users to manage
their Microsoft Edge profiles.

Known issues in February 2022 Patch Tuesday update

If you’re on the latest version of the OS, you will run into
issues when accessing recent emails in the search results of
Outlook. Microsoft explained that the bug is linked to emails
that have been stored locally in PST or OST files. It can
affect features like POP and IMAP accounts, but you might also
run into similar issues with Microsoft 365 account.

In February 2022 update, you might experience issues when
connecting to Windows 10 PCs in an untrusted domain using
Remote Desktop.

The error message states that “Your credentials did not work.
The credentials that were used to connect to [device name] did
not work. Please enter new credentials”.

According to user reports, you can also expect these issues in
the update:

  • 0x80070246 error message when installing KB5010342 for
    Windows 10 version 21H2 (November 2021 Update). “There were
    some problems installing updates, but we’ll try again later. If
    you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact
    support for information, this may help: (0x80070246),” the
    error message reads.
  • There have also been reports of 0x800f0988 and 0x800f0900
    error messages.

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