Microsoft releases KB5009596 update for Windows 10 with new Sync Your Settings feature to simplify Windows 11 upgrades
Having released a preview of next month's updates for Windows 11, Microsoft has also done the same for Windows 10. With the release of KB5009596, the company has addressed an issue that prevented the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) localhost relay from starting, as well as fixing a couple of audio problems.
This particular update also sees the addition of a reminder to Internet Explorer 11 users about the browser’s upcoming retirement. One of the more interesting additions that comes with the KB5009596 update is the new feature called Sync Your Settings which has been designed to make it easier to migrate to Windows 11.
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The update is available for Windows 10 20H2, Windows 10 21H1, and Windows 10 21H2, but the inclusion of Sync Your Settings makes it clear that Microsoft would like to have more people moving across to Windows 11, and the company is looking to make this process as simple as possible.
Microsoft shares the following list of key changes in this non-security update:
- Addresses an issue in Microsoft UI Automation that might cause Microsoft Outlook to stop working.
- Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) localhost relay from starting when you enable Fast Startup.
- Adds parameters that pass to wmic.exe in telemetry to capture additional usage data to address application compatibility concerns.
- Addresses an issue in CLSID_InternetExplorer.
- Adds a reminder to Internet Explorer 11 that notifies users of its upcoming retirement.
- Addresses an issue that might sometimes cause Japanese Microsoft Office applications stop working when you use the new Japanese Input Method Editor (IME).
- Addresses an issue that causes applications to stop working when you type text using the Chinese IME.
- Addresses an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you use the Pen Haptics API.
- Updates the phone number for Windows Activation for locales that have the wrong phone number.
- Addresses an issue that causes a device to incorrectly report itself as noncompliant with Conditional Access because of an antivirus or firewall configuration.
- Addresses an issue that stops printing or prints the wrong output when you print using USB on Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Remote Desktop screen, in some cases, when you use Advanced Video Coding (AVC) software encoding.
- Addresses an issue that prevents certain surround sound audio from playing in Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses a deadlock in vpnike.dll and rasmans.dll.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) credential provider and prevents the display of the PIN entry box.
- Addresses an issue that causes Windows to stop working and generates the error, "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL".
- Addresses an issue that might cause the Get-TPM PowerShell command to fail when it attempts to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information. The command fails with the error, "0x80090011 Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.TpmWmiException,Microsoft.Tpm.Commands.GetTpmCommand".
- Addresses an issue that causes the AltGr key to stop working if a remote desktop client is running or if RemoteApp was disconnected.
- Adds a new feature that provides direct access to select your Microsoft Edge profiles from news and interests. You can also go to Microsoft Edge directly from news and interests in the same corresponding profile.
- Adds a new feature called Sync Your Settings for users who are migrating to Windows 11, original release. You'll use Sync Your Settings to automatically back up a list of your applications to your Microsoft Account. Then, you can quickly restore those application on a Windows 11, original release device. This new feature that will deploy over the coming weeks.
- Addresses an issue that causes functioning Bluetooth devices to stop working when you attempt to connect to a non-functioning Bluetooth device.
- Addresses an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working and the device restarts. This issue occurs when you query Windows NT Directory Services (NTDS) counters after the NTDS service has stopped.
- Addresses an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object (GPO) "Do not allow compression on all NTFS Volume" in some cases.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the file copy process.
- Addresses an issue that might occur when you enable verbose Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) audit logging and an invalid parameter is logged. As result, Event 207 is logged, which indicates that a failure to write to the audit log occurred.
- Addresses a memory leak that occurs when you call WinVerifyTrust(). This issue occurs if verification fails for the first signature of a file that has multiple signatures.
KB5009596 is available via Windows Update as an optional update, or from the Microsoft Update Catalog.