Direct download links for Windows 10 KB5026361 offline installers are also available for those who are unable to install the patches via Windows Update service.
As part of the May 2023 Microsoft patch Tuesday update today Microsoft has released Windows 10 KB5026361 and KB5026362 cumulative updates for versions 22H2 and 1809. The latest Windows 10 KB5026361 and KB5026362 include numerous bug fixes, Security enhancements and improved system performance as well. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5026361 offline installers.
Windows 11 KB5026361 Release Summary
- KB Article: KB5026361
- OS Version: Windows 10 version 22H2
- Build: 19045.2965
- Size: Download KB5026361 64 Bit, (746 MB), KB5026361 32-bit (408 MB)
- Release Date: 09 May 2023 Part of May 2023 Microsoft patch Tuesday update.
- What’s new: Addressed the interoperability issue between the new Windows LAPS and legacy LAPS policies.
The full list of Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates are below:
- Windows 10 version 1507 — KB5026382 (OS Build 10240.19926)
- Windows 10 version 1607 — KB5026363 (OS Build 14393.5921)
- Windows 10 version 1703 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 1709 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 1803 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 1809 — KB5026362 (OS Build 17763.4377)
- Windows 10 version 1903 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 1909 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 2004 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 21H1 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2 KB5026361 (OS Builds 19042.2965, 19044.2965, and 19045.2965)
Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB5026361 doesn’t come with any new features. Rather, the focus is on security, reliability improvements, and fixes across the board.
Note: Windows 11 was released as a free upgrade for eligible devices, check if your PC is eligible for the Windows 11 free upgrade
Download Windows 10 KB5026361
Since Microsoft patch updates are mandatory updates, Windows 10 KB5026361, and KB5026362 download and install automatically. Once installed, you will need to restart the system for the changes to take effect.
To install this update using Windows Update, follow the steps below:
- Open Settings using Windows key + I.
- Click Update & Security then Windows Update.
- In the right-hand pane, click on the Check for updates button.
- Well, If you are looking for the latest Windows 10 version 22H2 ISO click here.
- In addition, you can download the latest Windows 11 ISO images here.
As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB5026361 Offline installer direct download links 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
- locate the patch next to the correct edition and version of the operating system.
- To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the cumulative update.
So what exactly is Windows 10 KB5026361?
Today’s update is all about security fixes and improvements. On the release note, Microsoft noted, this update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. Microsoft has also addressed the interoperability issue between the new Windows LAPS and legacy LAPS policies.
This update addresses a race condition in Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) might stop responding. This occurs when the system processes multiple local account operations at the same time. The access violation error code is 0xc0000005
This security update includes quality improvements that were a part of update KB5025297 (released April 25, 2023). Some of highlights include:
- Resolve several issues with Microsoft Edge IE mode. Pop-up windows open in the background instead of in the foreground, and The Tab Window Manager stops responding.
- Added the ability to sync language and region settings when you change your Microsoft account display language or regional format
- This update affects Xbox Elite users who have the Xbox Adaptive Controller. This update applies to your controller remapping preferences on the desktop.
- Fix an issue that might affect news and interests, It might flicker on the taskbar and File Explorer might stop responding.
- Today’s update addresses an issue that sends unexpected password expiration notices to users.
This occurs when you set up an account to use “Smart Card is Required for Interactive Logon” and set “Enable rolling of expiring NTLM secrets”.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Defender Application Control. The policy that blocks software using a hash rule might not stop the software from running.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when you use a PIN to sign in to Windows Hello for Business.
Signing in to Remote Desktop Services might fail. The error message is, “The request is not supported”.
We recommend reading the complete changelog Microsoft support site here.
- Some devices, created using custom offline media or ISO images, may have Edge Legacy removed but not replaced by the new Edge. Microsoft has a workaround for this.
Uninstall Windows 10 KB5026361
If installing KB5026361 causes issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.
Uninstall KB5026361 using the Windows Update History tool
- Go to Windows Settings (Windows key + I) –> Update & Security –> Windows Update.
- From the right-hand pane, click on View Update History.
- Now click on Uninstall updates.
- Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5026361) and press the Uninstall button.
Uninstall KB5026361 using command-line
Another quick way to uninstall this update is by using the command prompt. Here are the commands:
- Open Command Prompt (Run –> cmd)
- Run the following command:
wmic qfe list brief /format:table
- This will show all the updates installed on the computer. Make sure KB5026361 is on the list.
- To uninstall the update, run the following command
wusa /uninstall /kb:5026361
The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.
In addition, Microsoft has noted Windows 10 version 21H1 reached the end of service. That means devices no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. Microsoft recommends Install the latest version 22H2 or upgrade to Windows 11
Windows 10 KB5026362 What’s new
Microsoft has also announced KB5026362 for devices still running, Windows 10 version 1809. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.
- his update addresses an issue that affects conhost.exe. It stops responding.
- This update affects the Islamic Republic of Iran. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order from 2022.
- The update addresses an issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (RPCSS). A lock order inversion causes a deadlock in it.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the Key Distribution Center (KDC) service. When the service stops on a local machine, signing in to all local Kerberos fails. The error is STATUS_NETLOGON_NOT_STARTED.
- This update addresses an issue that affects accounts that run the Set-AdfsCertificate command. The command fails. This occurs when an account does not have read permissions for the related Distributed Key Manager (DKM) container.
- This update addresses an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). You might need to retry authentication multiple times to sign in successfully.
- This update addresses an issue that affects SMB Direct. Endpoints might not be available on systems that use multi-byte character sets.
- This update addresses an issue that might affect the Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS). It might fail. This occurs on versions of Windows Server 2019 that run Server Core. The error is 0x8007007f.
- This update addresses an issue that affects apps that use DirectX on older Intel graphics drivers. You might receive an error from apphelp.dll.
- This update addresses a race condition in Windows LAPS. The Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) might stop responding. This occurs when the system processes multiple local account operations at the same time. The access violation error code is 0xc0000005.
- This update addresses an issue that affects the legacy Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) and the new Windows LAPS feature. They fail to manage the configured local account password. This occurs when you install the legacy LAPS .msi file after you have installed the April 11, 2023, Windows update on machines that have a legacy LAPS policy.
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