Windows 11 KB5028254 is now available for version 22H2 with many improvements, including fixing an annoying bug that broke the notifications platform. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 11 KB5028254 offline installers, and you can run the .msu file if you cannot install the patch via Windows Update.
KB5028254 Windows 11 update is worth downloading if you experience issues with notifications. For example, if notifications do not appear or stay in the notification center, and apps are simply not sending alerts, try installing today’s Windows 11 update. Today’s release particularly contains two important fixes related to notifications.
For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue that broke Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). This change is for enterprises, but it aims to make connections between clients and WNS servers more reliable. Here is a step-by-step guide to installing Windows 11’s July 26 optional update:
- Open Start > Settings > Windows Update.
- Check for updates.
- Select ‘Download and install’ next to the KB update.
- Reboot the system.
It is worth noting today’s update does not resolve Windows 11’s long-standing SSD performance issues, which were first reported in March 2023.
Download Links for Windows 11 KB5028254
Windows 11 KB5028254 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
To retrieve the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog, kindly click on the provided link and select the “Download” button beside the update listing within the catalog.
Windows 11 KB5028254 changelog
Today’s Windows 11 update comes with a suite of improvements. For example, Microsoft is improving the Handwriting Engine and the Handwriting Embedded Inking Control to help those with embedded handwriting devices better.
Microsoft has also fixed an issue affecting Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. Before the update, these apps might have unexpectedly closed when devices entered Modern Standby, an expanded version of the Connected Standby power model. This problem was particularly prevalent if certain Bluetooth Phone Link features were enabled.
Regarding user experience, the update targets several critical aspects of Windows 11. For instance, it boosts the reliability of connections between the client and the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) server.
It also tackles issues in the Windows Notification Platform that might have previously caused it to fail to send notifications from apps like WhatsApp, Telegram or Microsoft’s Skype to users.
Furthermore, the update rectifies an issue affecting user-mode printer drivers that caused them to unload unexpectedly when printing from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
The update is a relief for users experiencing sign-in issues on hybrid-joined devices while using Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials in a cloud trust deployment. It fixes a bug that prevented sign-ins on these devices when not connected to the internet.
On the security front, the update adds drivers at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It also addresses a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) that caused servers configured with IPsec rules to stop responding, impacting both virtual and physical servers.
The Windows 11 update also comes with solutions for a range of other issues, including inconsistencies in reporting of the L2 cache for certain CPUs, the unexpected termination of games due to Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors, issues with certain display and audio devices disappearing after the system resumes from sleep, and much more.
The update signals Microsoft’s commitment to constantly refining and improving the Windows 11 experience for all users.
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