By Dervish / Last update February 16, 2022

On February 16th, according to Windows Latest, the Windows 10 KB5010415 cumulative patch is now available as an optional update, which brings two new features to users.

KB5010415 is an optional update designed to be deployed on production devices, and it is considered more secure than technical preview versions available in channels such as Dev or Beta. In general, it's a good idea to skip optional updates unless you really need the patch to fix an isolated issue on your system.

Today's optional updates include fixes that will be bundled into future cumulative updates, such as the upcoming March 2022 Patch Tuesday release, or even April 2022 Patch Tuesday. This is because the latest update also applies fixes missing from previous updates.

There are two new features in this release, but they are aimed at enterprise or advanced customers. According to the changelog, you can now share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge. Likewise, Microsoft has added support for hot adding and removing non-volatile memory (NVMe).

Windows 10 KB5010415 (Build 19044.1566) updates are as follows:

For enterprises, there are several bug fixes. For example, an issue where Windows Server 2016 stopped responding when running Terminal Server with certain VDIs has been resolved in this update. This bug led to a regression where Windows actively checked the state of CSharedLock in rpcss.exe.

Windows Search has a quality issue, and Microsoft is trying to fix at least one bug with today's optional update. According to the release notes, Microsoft fixed an issue affecting Windows Search that occurred when users tried the proximity operator feature.

Another bug has been fixed where the wmipicmp.dll module caused a memory leak due to false alerts in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Microsoft also fixed an issue where users encountered error messages when browsing domains or organizational units.

Microsoft also fixed an issue where Task Manager would not correctly display startup impact values such as low, medium, or high.

Microsoft fixed a bug where OpenGL and GPU were causing issues in some display scenarios and preventing Shell Windows from returning objects.

There is also a fix for those planning to upgrade to Windows 11 who were having issues checking TPM status with Get-TPM PowerShell. This command apparently fails to report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information with the error "0x80090011".

The Windows 10 optional update also fixes the driver issue. After the update, you will no longer have to unload and reload the driver when the driver is protected with HVCI.

Other bug fixes include:

  • Fixed an issue affecting the use of Remote Desktop.
  • Fixed an issue with the built-in screen reader.
  • Fixed an issue where live migration of virtual machines failed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the WebDav redirector to deadlock.

Alongside the Windows 10 cumulative update, Microsoft has also released a new Windows 11 patch (KB5010414) that brings several new features.