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Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Cumulative Updates KB5018418 and KB5018427

Microsoft has released new cumulative updates for Windows 11 devices, and this time, both versions 21H2 and 22H2 are getting the patches


Given the rollout takes place on Patch Tuesday, the main focus on cumulative updates KB5018418 and KB5018427 is fixing security improvements.


The changelogs, however, are rather vague, and Microsoft doesn’t offer too many details as to what non-security bugs the new updates are supposed to resolve.

The following two updates are now available for Windows 11 devices:

The 22H2 update comes with two known issues, both of which have already been acknowledged by Microsoft shortly after the rollout of the new Windows 11 feature update started last month.

One of them concerns the use of provisioning packages on Windows 11 version 22.

“Windows might only be partially configured, and the Out Of Box Experience might not finish or might restart unexpectedly. Provisioning packages are .PPKG files which are used to help configure new devices for use on business or school networks. Provisioning packages which are applied during initial setup are most likely to be impacted by this issue. For more information on provisioning packages, please see Provisioning packages for Windows,” Microsoft explains.

Then, the software giant explains that Windows 11 version 22H2 users could also struggle to copy large files.

“Copying large multiple gigabyte (GB) files might take longer than expected to finish on Windows 11, version 22H2. You are more likely to experience this issue copying files to Windows 11, version 22H2 from a network share via Server Message Block (SMB) but local file copy might also be affected. Windows devices used by consumers in their home or small offices are not likely to be affected by this issue,” Microsoft says.

The new updates are now available on Windows Update and can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog or WSUS.

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