Windows 11 and Windows 10 get May 2022 Patch Tuesday updates

Arif Bacchus

The second Tuesday of the month means that Microsoft’s traditional day to release Windows patches has arrived. On Windows 11, that’s the KB5013943 patch that should now show up for you in Windows Update, and on Windows 10, it is the KB5013942 patch that will be showing up. Here’s what you need to know about each one.

With Windows 11’s KB5013943 patch, you can expect the OS to get bumped to Build 22000.675.  The patch is mainly security-related, though it also addresses the issue that might cause your screen to flicker if you start your device in Safe Mode. You should also expect to see Windows 11 servicing stack update, 22000.652 with this update, too. Note that today’s update includes improvements that were a part of the preview update KB5012643 (released April 25, 2022.) That means you can expect these fixes if you skipped that one.

  • Updates an issue that might cause video subtitles to be partially cut off.
  • Displays the temperature on top of the weather icon on the taskbar if your taskbar is aligned on the left.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from using the minimize, maximize, and close buttons on a maximized app window.
  • Updates an issue that incorrectly aligns video subtitles.

There are also three known issues with this month’s Windows 11 patch. It involves back up recovery discs not working right, and the ongoing issue where some .NET Framework 3.5 apps might have issues or might fail to open. A resolution for the backup issue is coming in an upcoming release, and there’s a workaround in the command prompt or disabling and reenabling .NET Framework 3.5 in Control Panel for the apps issue. The final issue involves Windows devices that use certain GPUs  closing apps unexpectedly or other intermittent issues that affect some apps that use Direct3D 9. This issue is resolved using Known Issue Rollback (KIR).

Over on Windows 10, there’s the KB5013942 patch. This bumps the OS to builds 19042.1706, 19043.1706, and 19044.1706 for Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. It just has two fixes for an issue with OneDrive losing focus on a file after being renamed, and where the news and interest panel might appear when not intended.

Head to Windows Update now to get this update. Do remember, though, that if you’re on Windows 10 Version 20H2, your OS is now end of service. Today’s update is the final for you, and you might want to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10 or install Windows 11.