Microsoft releases KB5011563 Update Preview for Windows 11 stable channel

Mar 29, 2022
Windows 11 News

The KB5011563 Update for Windows 11 is now available for users in the stable channel. The patch was released a couple of weeks ago for Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.

Microsoft releases KB5011563 Update Preview for Windows 11
What's new in the KB5011563 Update

The notification panel in the Alert Center has been changed slightly, it will now display up to 3 high-priority notifications simultaneously. These include alerts for calls, reminders, and alarms. In total, users can now see 4 toast messages, i.e., 1 normal notification and 3 high priority alerts. UWP apps that have been set to run when Windows boots, should now run automatically at start, after a problem that was preventing them from executing was debugged. Selecting a file in OneDrive might cause the app to lose focus if you rename a file and hit the Enter key, if it happens you will need to select the file again.

The update fixes several bugs that have been reported by users. A bug that was causing computers to start slowly has been narrowed down to occur on systems connected to 5G wireless wide area network (WWAN). A UI thread in the networking stopped responding, which in turn was causing an increase in the start-up time of Windows. The KB5011563 Update addresses this problem. The User Account Control dialog (UAC prompt) will display the application that is requesting elevated privileges.

A memory leak issue in WMIPICMP.DLL that was flagging false alarms in the System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) datacenter monitoring system has been mitigated. The KB5011563 Windows Update patches a stop error 0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in the DirectX kernel component.

Searching for the word Widgets using Search/Start takes you to the Taskbar Settings page, which can be handy if you don't know where to toggle the button on/off. There is a simpler way to access this page, right-click on an empty area of the Taskbar and select Taskbar Settings.

Windows 11 update kb5011563

Many users had complained that the Outlook app was not returning search results from recent mails while offline, Searchindexer.exe has been patched to sort out this issue. SMB Sharing via an IP Address should work correctly when SMB Hardening is enabled.

KB5011563 Update is available as a Cumulative Update Preview, if you don't want to wait for the software update to be released on Patch Tuesday, you may choose to install it from the Windows Update screen in the Settings app right now. You will need to restart the computer to apply the changes in the update. If you want to download the offline patch for the latest C release, head over to the Microsoft Catalog website. The firmware version for the update is Windows 11 Build 22000.593.

windows 11 set default browser easily

One important change that was introduced in the KB5011563 Update, and not mentioned in its release notes, is that you can now set the default browser with a single-click from the settings app, as opposed to individually editing the options for the .HTM, .HTML, HTTP, HTTPS, .PDF, and .SHTML file types and protocols. We spotted this first in a Dev Channel build that was released in December 2021. Hopefully, this QoL feature will be expanded for other file types to allow users to set their default video player, image viewer, etc., more easily.

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  1. The said on December 2, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Just had to restore my pc thanks to this update. Made my computer not shutdown and then once i finally got it shutdown it wouldn’t restart or repair it’s self

  2. Fredrik said on April 3, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    In your post you mention:

    “One important change that was introduced in the KB5011563 Update, and not mentioned in its release notes, is that you can now set the default browser with a single-click from the settings app”

    Could you share how/where this can be done, since it is not mentioned in the release notes.

  3. Bummer said on April 2, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Apparently this update f*cked up microsoft store, updates failing. No biggie, no one in their right mind uses that garbage anyway. In fact, it’s probably a good thing machines are failing to reach their servers hahaaaaaaaaa.

    Here microsoft, let me fix that for ya: rehire that guy who made sure all uwp visual c dependencies were met and up to date before releasing big updates. Also, fire that guy who keeps messing things up every month, I don’t care if his dad is the boss.

    You’re welcome. I won’t even charge your sorry ass for this.

  4. JohnIL said on March 31, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    I still don’t get why we ever needed Windows 11 in the first place? Seems like those at Microsoft got bored and decided they needed job security so let’s build another Windows release. Not like they could handle Windows 10 by itself, they needed another release to have to fix bugs and security issues. Now they are finally putting back in things like a easy default browser setting that should have never been removed in the first place. I see adoption of Win 11 slowed dramatically in March and I can understand why. Should have just stuck with Windows 10 and kept releasing feature updates.

  5. hg said on March 30, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Tried it for a few days (via beta channel); reverted to Windows 10, as I did with early builds.

    Is there any point at all to Windows 11 with all its stupid restrictions? The Windows Vista of the modern era.

  6. Burt said on March 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    One of my computers downloaded and installed this right away, 6 others all got stuck on downloading at 54%, FOREVER. The first one is a fairly new install with not too many tweaks and the rest have many tweaks but the one that comes to mind is search indexing is turned off on all 6 of them, not sure if it’s related or not. Shouldn’t matter, things did not go smoothly. Downloaded the offline installer and all 6 got updated without any problems. So yeah, go to hell and kiss my donkey Microsoft.

    1. John G. said on March 29, 2022 at 7:48 pm

      @Rick RollingEyes, here my laptop was stuck at 59% for at least two hours. It started while I was watching The Lord of the Rings: The return of the King, and the movie ended and it still was at 59%. Sincerely, W11 development team should be fired right now and also Panos Panay. W10 beats W11 in everything you could make a comparison between both. And it’s obvious that the only way to get some productivity of this disaster is using Valinet’s Explorer Patcher and 7+tt Taskbar Tweaker (this last utilitiy is to remove the extra gap space between items in the taskbar (Valinet’s patcher includes also this feature however it doesn’t work). Anyway, thanks @Ashwin for the good article and the nice information provided! :]

      1. Bill Gates said on March 30, 2022 at 2:09 am

        The update installed for me in under 2 minutes. I was literally back at the desktop after 2 reboots in under 2 minutes.

    2. Anonymous said on March 29, 2022 at 6:52 pm

      Panos Panay should be fired. Windows 11 is a bigger disaster than Windows 8.

    3. Rick RollingEyes said on March 29, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      Yeah sure… Microsoft has something against you so you can’t install an update. lol these comments.
      Maybe you know, a problem with your internet, like you blocked Microsoft IPs with some bad firewall and that messed up with Windows, like the delivery service or something that is in charge of downloading update or maybe you stopped an important service or something…. I mean it’s stupid to think it will fail in all computers and somehow it’s Microsoft’s fault, since you are complaining about the “downloading” part, not even about the installing of the update…..
      So, put your pants on and blame yourself or find the fix Mr. supposedly Tech person.

      1. Burt said on March 30, 2022 at 1:10 am

        @Rick RollingEyes
        You didn’t read this did you? ALL computers? Really? “you are complaining about the “downloading” part, not even about the installing of the update” umm..I clearly wrote that because it refused to download I had to do it manually and INSTALL..Geez where do idiots like you come from ? Dorkmenistan? Dumbfuckaragua? I block no IPs with any firewall rules, my tweaks are mainly UI usability related, old FULL context menu etc.. So YOU put your pants on, quit drinking and get a job. Something easy that that doesn’t require reading or at least understanding written words. Something where you can use expressions like “lol” or EMOJIS would be nice.

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