By Delia / Last update March 10, 2022

Microsoft Windows 10 KB5011487 is a new cumulative update rolling out to devices running version 21H2 or earlier. This update also applies to older versions, as long as they are using the Enterprise or Education editions.

Microsoft is rolling out cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 11 and Windows 10. While Windows 10 is no longer getting any major new features, these updates should improve overall stability and reliability.

The update is marked as KB5011487 and users can install the patch on any supported version of Windows 10 released after April 2020. Note that build builds for different versions of Windows 10 are different, so if on 21H2 or 20H2, the upgraded build version will be different.

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For example, users running the November 2021 update will get Build 19044.1586. For those still on Windows 10 20H2, they will get Build 19042.1586. they are actually the same update because all three versions of Windows 10 are essentially the same, except that the newer version enables some additional features. This is because all three versions of Windows 10 are essentially the same, except that the newer version enables some additional features.

Support for Windows 10 version 2004 ended last year, so Microsoft will not provide the March 2022 update for version 2004 unless the OS version is Enterprise or Education. If users are using Windows 11, they will receive the KB5011493 patch update.

How to update Windows 10 KB5011487

you, but if you take too long, they will eventually install themselves. These updates are mandatory, so if you're in a hurry, you can wait until they eventually install themselves. But if you want to get a head start or prevent updates from happening while you're busy, you can also manually download Windows 10 build 19044.1586 or any of today's updates.

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It's worth noting that starting May 10, Windows 10 version 20H2 will no longer be supported in Home and Professional editions, and version 1909 will lose support altogether. So now is a good time to start preparing your upgrade to continue receiving security updates.

What's new in Windows 10 KB5011487

KB5011487 is part of the March 2022 "Patch Tuesday" cycle, which also includes non-security improvements. According to official Microsoft documentation, the Patch Tuesday update includes fixes for all previous updates. Optional updates and pending security updates are included.

This month's Patch Tuesday update does not have any new features. However, it brings many bug fixes and improvements. For example, users can now easily share cookies between Microsoft Edge's Internet Explorer mode and Edge.

Highlights of Windows 10 KB5011487

  • According to the official changelog, cookies can now be easily shared between Edge IE browser mode and Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has added support for a new feature that allows users to add and remove non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
  • In terms of bug fixes, there are a number of changes. For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue where the Windows search service was not responding when using the proximity operator.
  • A memory leak bug in wmipicmp.dll has been resolved. Another bug where OpenGL and GPU did not work properly on certain configurations has been fixed.
  • According to the changelog, Microsoft has resolved an issue that caused improper cleanup of DDE objects. Similarly, Microsoft has patched an issue where the printing feature did not work in some applications with low integrity processes.

Other improvements of Windows 10 KB5011487

  • Fixed an issue that caused certificate registration to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that affected applications that were written to integrate only with Azure Active Directory.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause BitLocker to affect virtual machine environments.
  • Fixes an issue where the Get-TPM PowerShell command did not work and did not report Trusted Platform Module (TPM) information correctly.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented users from uninstalling and reloading drivers when they used HVCI.
  • Fixed a reliability issue that affected the use of remote desktop applications.
  • Fixed an issue where the screen reader did not recognize the back button.
  • Fixed a memory leak bug in the Redirected Drive Buffer Subsystem (RDBSS).