For the first time in forever, Microsoft has rolled out the first Patch Tuesday cycle of updates for Windows 11. The update does not come with a huge list of fixes, but it’s a start.
Those of you that are running the stable build of the new operating system, the update you need to keep an eye out for is KB5006674, which will bring your build number to 22000.258. It is also heading out to users running the Beta and Release Preview channel builds.
This is the changelog that Redmond has posted for this newest release:
“Addresses known compatibility issues between some Intel “Killer” and “SmartByte” networking software and Windows 11 (original release). Devices with the affected software might drop User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets under certain conditions. This creates performance and other issues for protocols based on UDP. For example, some websites might load slower than others on the affected devices, which might cause videos to stream slower in certain resolutions. VPN solutions based on UDP might also be slower.”
Hmm, we’ll take it!
What this cumulative update does not address are a handful of known issues that surfaced for the final release version of Windows 11, nor does it tackle the bugs that the user base has reported — there is a growing list of the former.
Fixes for these problems are expected in the coming weeks and months, and Microsoft will be able to remove the upgrade holds in place that are caused by these issues.
Since Patch Tuesday is a universal affair, supported versions of Windows 10 are also receiving monthly patches, depending obviously on the version and SKUs of the old operating systems. Details of which you can glean from Windows Update on your device.
But as an example, the three latest Windows 10 versions that are fully supported, 2004, 20H2, 21H1, are in line to receive KB5006600 that brings these builds to 19041.1288, 19042.1288, and 19043.1288 respectively.