Windows 10 KB5030211 introduce new Windows Backup app

Direct download links for Windows 10 KB5030211 offline installers are also available for those who are unable to install the patches via Windows Update service.

Today part of the September 2023 Microsoft patch Tuesday update Microsoft has released Windows 10 KB5030211 and KB5030214 cumulative updates for versions 22H2 and 1809. The latest Windows 10 KB5030211 download includes numerous bug fixes, Security enhancements, and improved system performance as well. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5030211 offline installers.

Windows 10 KB5030211 Release Summary 

  • KB Article:  KB5030211 for version 22H2, KB5030214 for version 1809
  • OS Version: Windows 10 version 22H2 and version 1809
  • Build: OS Build 19045.3324, OS Build 17763.4851 (For version 1809)
  • Size: Download KB5030211 64 Bit, (765 MB), KB5030211 32-bit (419.4 MB)
  • Release Date: 12 September 2023 Part of Microsoft patch Tuesday update.
  • What’s new:  Microsoft is adding a new Windows Backup app,  notification badging for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu.

The full list of September 2023 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10:

Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB5030211 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

Windows 10 KB5030211 Download

Since Microsoft patch updates are mandatory updates, Windows 10 KB5030211 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.

Windows 10 KB5030211 Download

As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB5030211 download 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 KB5030211?

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. This security update includes quality improvements that were a part of update KB5029331 (released August 22, 2023)

This release includes a new Windows 10 Backup app, automatically installed with the update. This app consolidates Windows 11’s backup features and scattered settings in Windows 10, making it easier to back up files, Wi-Fi credentials, passwords, settings, and apps to OneDrive and your Microsoft account. Essentially, it streamlines these functions into one convenient location for Windows 10 users.

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  1. Authentication Fix: Resolves an issue with smart card authentication when joining or rejoining a computer to an Active Directory domain after installing specific Windows updates from October 2022 onwards.
  2. Location Detection Improvement: Enhances how Windows detects your location, providing better weather, news, and traffic information.
  3. Notification Badging for Microsoft Accounts: Expands the rollout of notification badges for Microsoft accounts on the Start menu. This feature offers quick access to important account-related notifications and helps manage subscriptions and backups.
  4. Daylight Saving Time Support (Israel): Supports daylight saving time changes in Israel.
  5. Search Box Display Issue Fix: Addresses a display issue related to the search box.
  6. Settings Sync Issue Fix: Resolves a problem where settings don’t sync even if the toggle is enabled on the Windows Backup page in the Settings app.
  7. Group Policy Service Fix: Ensures that the Group Policy Service waits the default 30 seconds for the network to be available, allowing policies to be processed correctly.
  8. New API for D3D12 Independent Devices: Introduces a new API for creating multiple D3D12 devices on the same adapter, providing more flexibility.
  9. Keyboard Input Simulation App Fix: Resolves an issue with an app simulating keyboard input not sending Japanese characters to other apps.
  10. WS_EX_LAYERED Window Issue Fix: Addresses a problem where a WS_EX_LAYERED window may render with incorrect dimensions or position when the display screen is scaled.
  11. Virtual Print Queue Job Failure Fix: Resolves an issue where print jobs sent to a virtual print queue fail without an error.
  12. Disk Partition Issue Fix: Fixes a problem where the system might stop working after deleting a disk partition and adding the space to an existing BitLocker partition.
  13. Remote Desktop Session Disconnection Fix: Addresses a problem where Remote Desktop sessions disconnect when multiple apps are in use.
  14. RSOP Reporting Fix: Resolves a reporting issue with the Windows LAPS “BackupDirectory” policy setting.
  15. ClickOnce Deployment Issue Fix: Addresses an issue with ClickOnce deployments prompting for installation even when the apps are already installed and marked as “trusted.”
  16. Windows Update for Business Password Change Fix: This fixes an issue where changing the password at sign-in with Windows Update for Business may result in a sign-in failure with error code 0xc000006d.

We recommend reading the complete changelog Microsoft support site here.

Known issues:

  • Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

Uninstall Windows 10 KB5030211

If installing KB5030211 causes issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.

Uninstall KB5030211 using the Windows Update History tool

  1. Go to Windows Settings (Windows key + I) –> Update & Security –> Windows Update.
  2. From the right-hand pane, click on View Update History.
  3. Now click on Uninstall updates.
  4. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5030211) and press the Uninstall button.

Uninstall KB5030211 using command-line

Another quick way to uninstall this update is by using the command prompt. Here are the commands:

  1. Open Command Prompt (Run –> cmd)
  2. Run the following command:
    wmic qfe list brief /format:table
  3. This will show all the updates installed on the computer. Make sure KB5030211 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command
    wusa /uninstall /kb:5030211

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

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Source: Microsoft support

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