KB5037771 Update for Windows 11 version 23H2 | Download now

This update brings minor changes to Widgets icons on the taskbar, as well as widgets cards on the lock screen.


Today Microsoft has released a new update KB5037771 OS Build 22631.3593 for its latest Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 operating systems. Also, a new KB5037770 (OS Build 22000.2960) is available for Windows 11 version 21H2. This is part of the May 2024 patch Tuesday update includes various bug fixes and general quality improvements. This update also includes a few Start menu features, fix a bug breaking VPN connections and more. It’s an important security update you should download and install on your computer ASAP. In addition to the Windows update, Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 11 KB5037771 offline installers.

Windows 11 is a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 users and official Windows 11 ISO images are available for download you can get it from here. If you are still on Windows 10 and excited to upgrade your computer check if your PC is eligible for Windows 11 free upgrade.

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Windows 11 KB5037771 Release Summary 

  • KB Article: KB5037771
  • OS Version: Windows 11 version 23H2/22H2
  • OS Build: 22631.3593 /22621.3593
  • Size: 712.5 MB, Download link KB5037771
  • Release Date: 14 May 2024 Part of Microsoft patch Tuesday update.
  • What’s new: Few Start menu features, improves the Widgets icons on the taskbar, Fix bug for VPN connection and setting app stop responding.

Windows 11 KB5037771 download

Windows 11 KB5037771 is a mandatory update download and installed automatically on devices running Windows 11 version 23H2/22H2 and connected to Microsoft server via the internet.

Windows 11 KB5037771 download manually:

  • Press the Windows key + X then select settings. Go to Windows update then hit check for updates.
  • You will see new patch update available: 2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5037771)
  • Click on the download now button to begin the process, Once done reboot your computer to apply the changes.

The above link leads to the Microsoft Update Catalog which is the library of Windows Update offline installers.

  • First, click on the ‘Download’ button next to the version of the OS installed on your machine.
  • Next, run the .msu files to begin the installation of the update.
  • Once done you need to reboot your PC to apply changes.

You can press the Windows key + R, type winver and click ok to check Windows 11 Build 22631.3593.

Windows 11 Build 22631.3593.

What’s new Windows 11 KB5037771

Install Windows 11 KB5037771 bumps build number 22631.3593 and address various issues to enhance user experience and system stability. Also addresses a known issue that might cause your VPN connection to fail.

Today’s update also addresses a problem that could lead to increased NTLM authentication traffic on domain controllers (DC). It also fixes issues affecting Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios, which might include failures in VPN, Windows Hello, Credential Guard, and KeyGuard. Additionally, it resolves an issue where Server Message Block (SMB) clients fail to make SMB Multichannel connections, resulting in slow file transfers.

In addition, this update improves the Widgets icons on the taskbar, also Microsoft noted that the Recommended section of the Start menu will show some Microsoft Store apps. Well If you want to turn this off, go to Settings > Personalization > Start. Turn off the toggle to Show recommendations for tips, app promotions, and more.

What more, This update introduces a new mobile device management (MDM) policy, “AllowScreenRecorder,” to disable screen recording in the Snipping Tool, and adds support for Arm64 .msi files using Group Policy.

It fixes several issues, including netstat -c command failures for port exhaustion troubleshooting, data speed degradation on low latency networks with TCP timestamps, startup issues with multiple OS bootloaders, memory leaks in accelerator backing store management paths, intermittent name resolution failures in WSL2, duplicate print queues for universal printers, incorrect ARP returns in container networking, high memory consumption in Host Networking Service, app elevation problems using a PIN, and PPL protection bypass.

Additionally, it improves memory granularity for media allocations, updates COSA profiles for mobile operators, accepts compatible drivers for HVCI, includes quarterly updates to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, and resolves issues with Bluetooth A2DP hardware offload stop errors, Distributed Transaction Coordinator memory leaks, Windows Local Administrator Password Solution Post Authentication Actions timing, and Resilient File System performance under high load.

Microsoft noted one known issue with this update, After installing this update, you might be unable to change your user account profile picture. When attempting to change a profile picture by selecting the button StartSettings> Accounts > Your info, and then selecting Choose a file, you might receive an error message with error code 0x80070520.

You can read the complete changelog here,

Windows 11 KB5037770 (OS Build 22000.2960) was also released with a similar changelog. In addition, Windows 11 KB5037770 addresses an issue that affects IE mode. It stops responding. This occurs if you press the left arrow key when an empty text box has focus and caret browsing is on.

This update also addresses an issue that causes your device to shut down after 60 seconds. You can read the update details in the Microsoft support site here.

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Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.

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