As part of the August 2022 Microsoft patch, Tuesday update today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB5016616 and KB5016623 cumulative updates for versions 21H2 and 1809. Today’s patch windows 10 KB5016616 and KB5016623 comes with several security bug fixes and general quality improvements. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5016616 offline installers.
Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB5016616 doesn’t come with any new features. Rather, the focus is on security, reliability improvements, and fixes across the board.
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Download Windows 10 KB5016616
Since Microsoft patch updates are mandatory updates, Windows 10 KB5016616 and KB5016623 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 21H2 ISO click here.
In addition, you can download the latest Windows 11 ISO image here.
As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB5016616 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.
Windows 10 KB5016616 Changelog
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.
Fixed an issue that creates a duplicate print queue, and that causes the original print queue to lose functionality.
Addressed an issue that prevented the Input indicator and Language Bar from being displayed in the notification area.
Also Microsoft noted, a fix for an issue that could make Local Security Authority Server Service to leak tokens.
This issue affects devices that have installed Windows updates dated June 14, 2022 or later. This issue occurs when the device performs a specific form of service for user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that runs as Network Service.
Other security updates
This build also includes fixes from windows 10 KB5015878 which was released on 26 July 2022.
Provides the ability for you to consent to receive important notifications when focus assist is on.
This update also removes a Windows Autopilot provisioning restriction added by Microsoft as part of the June 2022 Patch Tuesday updates, when a vulnerability is tracked as ‘ CVE-2022-30189 – Windows Autopilot Device Management and Enrollment Client Spoofing Vulnerability’ was fixed.
- Addresses an issue that causes certain docking stations to lose internet connectivity when waking from Sleep mode.
- Adds functionality that improves the OS upgrade experience.
- Addresses an issue that might cause consecutive video clip playback to fail in games that use DX12.
- Addresses an issue that affects certain games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects.
- Addresses an issue that affects the height of the Search box when you use multiple monitors that have different resolutions.
- Addresses an issue that prevents certain troubleshooting tools from opening.
- Addresses an issue that causes the Windows profile service to fail sporadically.
- Addresses an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature turned on.
Updates security for your Windows operating system. You can read the complete changelog, listed 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.
- IE mode tabs in Microsoft Edge might stop responding when a site displays a modal dialog box.
- After installing this update, you may notice duplicate copies of printers installed on your device (commonly with a similar name and the suffix “Copy1”), and applications that refer to the printer by a specific name cannot print.
Uninstall Windows 10 KB5016616
If installing KB5016616 causes issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.
Uninstall KB5016616 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 (KB5016616) and press the Uninstall button.
Uninstall KB5016616 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 KB5016616 is on the list.
- To uninstall the update, run the following command
wusa /uninstall /kb:KB5016616
The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.
In addition, Microsoft has noted windows 10 version 1909 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 latest version 21H2 or upgrade to windows 11
Windows 10 versions that have reached end of service:
Windows 10, version 1511
Windows 10, version 1703
Windows 10, version 1709
Windows 10, version 1803
Windows 10, version 1903
Windows 10, version 1909
Windows 10, version 2004
Microsoft has also announced KB5016623 for devices still running, Windows 10 version 1809. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.
Addresses an issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens. This issue affects devices that have installed Windows updates dated June 14, 2022 or later. This issue occurs when the device performs a specific form of service for user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that runs as Network Service.
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