Microsoft released KB5008353 and KB5009596 Previews for Windows 11 and 10

Microsoft today released two "C" updates for both Windows 11 and Windows 10. The patches are [currently] optional non-security updates. KB5008353 is for Windows 11, and in KB5009596 for Windows 10. Both updates add new features the OS.


KB5008353 for Windows 11 , Build 22000.469

This update adds a new Your Microsoft Account page to the Accounts category in Windows Settings (Win +I) for Home and Professional editions.

Windows 11 Manage Subscription

Other changes included in this patch look as follows.

  • Updates an issue that causes the audio service to stop responding on some devices that support hardware-accelerated Bluetooth audio.

  • Updates an issue that affects icons for apps when the apps are not running. On the taskbar, these icons might display as active as if the apps are running.
  • Updates an issue that incorrectly shows the volume icon in the taskbar as muted.
  • Updates an issue that causes a device to stop working when it’s connected to multiple displays.
  • Updates an issue that affects the auto-hide feature of the taskbar. The taskbar might not reliably appear when you hover over the primary or secondary display.
  • Updates an issue that might prevent icons from appearing on the taskbar of a secondary display.
  • Improves auto brightness to provide a better response under low light conditions on all the supported systems.
  • Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • Adds the HelpWith feature, which uses Microsoft Bing technologies to suggest Help topics that are relevant for each Settings page.
  • Updates an issue that displays outdated battery percentages for connected Bluetooth devices on the Bluetooth and other devices page in Settings.
  • Updates a known issue that might prevent some image editing programs from rendering colors correctly on certain high dynamic range (HDR) displays. This frequently affects white colors that might display in bright yellow or other colors.

You'll find more details on this page.

KB5009596 for Windows 10, version 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2

This patch adds the following two new features to Windows 10.

  • Adds a new feature that provides direct access to select your Microsoft Edge profiles from news and interests. You can also go to Microsoft Edge directly from news and interests in the same corresponding profile.

  • Adds a new feature called Sync Your Settings for users who are migrating to Windows 11, original release. You’ll use Sync Your Settings to automatically back up a list of your applications to your Microsoft Account. Then, you can quickly restore those application on a Windows 11, original release device. This new feature that will deploy over the coming weeks.

Other changes include:

  • Adds a reminder to Internet Explorer 11 that notifies you about its upcoming retirement.

  • Updates an issue that might sometimes cause Japanese Microsoft Office applications stop working when you use the new Japanese Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Updates an issue that stops printing or prints the wrong output when you print using USB on Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
  • Updates an issue that causes applications to stop working when you type text using the Chinese IME.
  • Updates an issue that prevents certain surround sound audio from playing in Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates an issue that causes functioning Bluetooth devices to stop working when you attempt to connect to a non-functioning Bluetooth device.
  • Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
  • Updates the phone number for Windows Activation for locales that have the wrong phone number.

More details are available on the following support page.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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