The Release Preview Insider channel receives new Windows 11 and 10 builds

Microsoft has updated the Release Preview channel with new builds for both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users. Windows 11 is getting KB5034848, Build 22621.3227 (22H2) and 22631.3227 (23H2). Windows 10 is getting Build 19045.4116 (22H2, KB5034843).

Cumulative updates for Windows 11/10, February 13, 2024

Microsoft has released a new portion of cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. Such updates do not bring with them drastic changes, as their goal is to close vulnerabilities and improve reliability. In some cases, Microsoft ships with them minor improvements to usability.

Windows 10 users report apps don’t start after January updates

After installing the January updates from Microsoft, Windows 10 users with older processors, such as Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon, faced a significant issue. Numerous applications on their PCs stopped working, including "Photos," "Calculator," "Movies and TV," and "Feedback Hub." Whenever users attempted to launch these inbox programs, they were greeted with an error message stating: "File system error (-2147219196)."

How to enable new weather on Windows 10 Lock Screen

Starting in KB5034203, Windows 10 version 22H2 includes a new weather forecast widget to the lock screen. The patch is an optional "preview" update, meaning that you have to install it manually, or wait a little before it becomes available as a mandatory Patch Tuesday release. It raises the OS version to Build 19045.3996. While the new weather option is rolling out gradually with this release, you can get it enabled right now.

Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10, December 12, 2023

Microsoft today released the monthly cumulative updates for all Windows 11/10 systems that are currently supported. These updates mainly concentrate on resolving issues and closing vulnerabilities, but may include some new features earlier available to Insiders. Users can conveniently obtain these updates with the built-in Windows Update option.

Microsoft announced paid Extended Support Updates for Windows 10

In October 2025, Microsoft plans to introduce the Extended Support Updates (ESU) program for Windows 10 (paid updates). As you may remember, free support for the operating system ends exactly in 2025. Under this initiative, Microsoft will charge for the release of security updates for Windows 10, that will continue for a period of three years.

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