Original Windows 11 Version 21H2 has got an update in release preview

Microsoft has released a new release preview update KB5027292. It is available for the original Windows 11 release, version 21H2. After installing the patch the build number will be 22000.2124. While it is mostly focused on fixes, there a few new features included as well.


The new features Microsoft highlights are as follows.

  • New!This update adds many new features and improvements to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. For more information, see Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
  • New! This update improves several simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME). They now support GB18030-2022. Characters in the Standard Chinese Characters List (GB18030-2022 implementation level 2) are available in Microsoft Yahei (regular, light, and bold), Dengxian (optional font: regular, light, and bold), and Simsun. The Simsun Ext-B font (GB18030-2022 implementation level 3) now supports Unicode CJK Unified Ideographs Extensions E and F.

Besides, this update includes various fixes for different issues:


  • Default Terminal settings: Adds a new default option "Let Windows Decide" for Default Terminal settings.
  • Narrator scan mode: Resolves an issue where Narrator fails to retain the scan mode when switching between browsers.
  • Microsoft Intune push notifications: Fixes a problem where devices with less than 3.5 GB of RAM do not receive Microsoft Intune push notifications.
  • Narrator option button selection: Addresses an issue where Narrator reads the wrong state when canceling the selection of an option button.
  • Scheduled monthly task: Resolves an issue where a scheduled monthly task might not run on time during daylight savings time transitions.
  • IDBObjectStore in Microsoft Edge and IE mode: Fixes a problem where certain applications using IDBObjectStore do not work in Microsoft Edge and IE mode.
  • Registry settings under Policies paths: Prevents the deletion of registry settings under the Policies paths when the local temporary user policy file is not renamed during Group Policy processing.
  • Desktop Window Manager (DWM): Improves the reliability of the Desktop Window Manager.
  • .msi files and EnterpriseDesktopAppManagement: Addresses an issue where a minor update for .msi files is not installed when using the EnterpriseDesktopAppManagement configuration service provider (CSP) for distribution.
  • Excessive HTTP traffic to Resolves an issue where excessive HTTP traffic is directed to
  • Spooler service: Fixes a problem where the Spooler service stops working when printing using a specific workspace.
  • Network Protector for BitLocker: Resolves an issue where devices using the Network Protector for BitLocker fail to resume after being suspended.
  • tib.sys driver: Addresses a problem where the tib.sys driver fails to load when HyperVisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI) is enabled.
  • TextInputHost.exe: Fixes an issue where TextInputHost.exe stops working.
  • Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365: Resolves an issue where users may not see the correct location for a Remote Desktop session in their virtual machine or Cloud PC.
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders: Ensures the correct default permissions for the directory path, preventing issues with Start menu, search, and Azure AD authentication when permissions are incorrect.
  • "Smart Card is Required for Interactive Logon" account option: Addresses an issue where disabling RC4 prevents authentication to Remote Desktop Services farms, resulting in an error message stating that the requested encryption type is not supported by the KDC.
  • File Explorer: Resolves an issue where File Explorer becomes unresponsive when attempting to view the effective access permissions for files indefinitely.

You'll find more in the official announcement.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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