Windows 11 KB5007262 released – here’s what’s new and improved

Windows 11 KB5007262

Windows 11 KB5007262 is now rolling out with new emojis and
several bug fixes for features like Explorer, Taskbar, and
more. With today’s optional preview update, Blue Screen of
Death is making a comeback as Microsoft has decided to update
the colour of Black Screen to blue.

Windows 11 KB5007262 is an optional cumulative update and it is
part of the company’s November 2021 update cycle. As you’re
probably aware, the optional updates won’t be downloaded
automatically, but you can install the patch manually if you’re
interested in these specific improvements and fixes.

Windows 11’s optional update also comes with support for
Microsoft’s Fluent emoji that the company has been advertising
for the past few months. However, these new emoji are 2D, not
3D. When Microsoft officials announced the new emoji style,
they said the emoji will also appear “3D” on Windows 11.

KB5007262 Windows Update

However, as you can see in the above screenshot, these emoji
are actually based on 2D style and 3D emoji won’t arrive on

It’s also worth noting that these new 2D emojis are exclusive
to Windows 11, at least for now.

Download Links for Windows 11 KB5007262

Windows 11 KB5007262 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
32-bit (x86).

Like Windows 10, Windows 11 cumulative updates are also offered
in .msu format via Microsoft Update Catalog. If you’re having
trouble installing the patch via Windows Update, you can open
the above page of the Microsoft Update Catalog in your browser
and click on the “Download” button next to the appropriate
Windows version.

Windows 11 is available for 64-bit and ARM64 processors only,
so you can simply click on the “Download” button for x64 if you
have a device with Intel or AMD processor. When you click on
the button, a new window will open.

You’ll need to right-click and copy the .msu link and paste it
into another tab to start the download.

In case you’re using Edge, simply tap on the .msu link and
download will begin.

Windows 11 KB5007262 (Build 22000.348) Full Changelog

  1. Microsoft is introducing new emojis for Windows 11.
  2. Microsoft fixes issues with Task View, Alt-Tab, or Snap
  3. Better memory management.

As predicted, Windows 11’s optional update comes with some
fixes for issues affecting File Explorer, including a bug that
causes Explorer to stop working when you close its window on
the desktop. Another Explorer bug that prevents the display of
File Explorer and shortcuts has been fixed.

Microsoft has fixed Explorer crashes that can occur when you
use a single click to open an item.

Microsoft is also improving the performance of icons pinned to
the taskbar. Likewise, Microsoft has patched an issue that
affects Blue audio devices when you try to adjust the volume
from the taskbar.

Today’s update delivers fixes for a bug that results in
problems when rendering closed-caption shadows on some videos.
Another bug that causes unexpected flickering when you try to
hover over icons on the taskbar has been resolved. This issue
usually occurs when your device uses a high contrast theme.

Microsoft is fixing an issue that prevents keyboard focus from
being visible when you use Windows features Task View, Alt-Tab,
or Snap Assist. Microsoft has also fixed an issue that could
result in temporary loss of audio on your device. Another bug
that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly has been

Other bug fixes in Windows 11 Build 22000.348:

  • Microsoft has patched an issue that causes certain apps to
    stop responding. This occurs when the apps try to use Windows
    Input API on a device that has a touchpad.
  • Microsoft has patched an issue that enables Focus Assist
    automatically after a Windows feature update.
  • Microsoft has fixed audio distortion issues.
  • Microsoft has also fixed issues with audio peripheral which
    occurs when you use them with spatial audio.

In addition to this patch for Windows 11, Microsoft has also
released a cumulative update (KB5007253)
for Windows 10 with various bug fixes and improvements.

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