Windows 10 KB5016688 update fixes major issues
Microsoft released KB5016688 this week, which addresses several major issues in the operating system. The preview update is an optional update; administrators on affected devices may want to install it to resolve these issues before the official rollout on the September 2022 Patch Tuesday if experienced issues are major.
KB5016688 is available as an optional update in Windows Update, or as a direct download from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Administrators need to activate the "check for updates" button on Windows Updates to find the update and install it, or install it manually by downloading the update files from the Microsoft website.
Note: preview updates should be considered beta. It is recommended to create a backup before installing preview updates on production machines.
KB5016688 for Windows 10
The release notes lists dozens of fixed issues. Here is an overview of important fixes of the update:
- Fixes a crash with the error 0x1E when shutting down or restarting the Windows 10 device.
- Microsoft Edge may stop responding in IE Mode.
- Fixes an issue that caused subscription activations to fail.
- Fixes an issue that caused game installations to fail because of licensing issues.
- Fixes an issue that caused virtualized App-V Microsoft Office applications to stop working or fail to open.
- Fixes an issue that degraded Bitlocker performance.
- Fixes an issue that caused the continued trusting of revoked Attestation Identity Key certificates.
- Fixes an issue of the Storport driver that could stop the system from responding.
The entire list of changes is longer and accessible when you click on the link above.
Microsoft list three known issues, but these existed previously already or have been resolved with Known Issues Rollback.
Most Windows 10 administrators may want to wait for the final release on September 8, 2022. The next Microsoft Patch Tuesday incorporates the fixes of the preview updates and security updates.
Now You: do you install optional Windows updates?
Only if they apply to my PC specifically.
Lovely! Another day, another faulty update.
Nice going Microsoft!
Works fine here.
A similar one for Windows 11 was also released, KB5016691.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/kb5012170-security-update-for-secure-boot-dbx-august-9-2022-72ff5eed-25b4-47c7-be28-c42bd211bb15 also gets installed for Windows 10 21H2 using Windows Update when KB5016688 is installed,
Only if it is in reference to a problem I would be having, otherwise I would pass on it having no current problems. “Why fix what isn’t broken”? Windows 10 Pro
Will it fix the issues with installations of older game like MVP Baseball 2005 and TW08? It’s a sad day when Microsoft refuses to deny access to players of older PC games.
I always download optional updates because I’m hopelessly curious as to what I might be getting.
Now that I said that, I clicked it and proceeded to download it yesterday, it was about a third downloaded when I left it alone for a while, then came back later and the whole thing had vanished. Not a trace on my update page, nothing to ‘uninstall’, no record of it being installed, zip. It was like it had never existed….Mommy make it stop!
Fixing issues cased by fixes to other issues which were caused by fixes to other issues caused by ….
C’Mon MykroShaft. Can’t you get it right just once?
Stop adding unnecessary features to everything else and fix what is really broken.
Thanks, I couldn’t agree more.
Microsoft’s operating systems have been progressively worse ever since Satya Nadella became CEO. He is more concerned with the company’s terrible cloud services, incessant advertising. People only actually care about Windows, the one Microsoft product, and yet they continue to mutilate it. They need to finally spend some money on employing a quality assurance team and reduce the salaries of those arrogant managers who don’t do anything.
” They need to finally spend some money on employing a quality assurance team and reduce the salaries of those arrogant managers who don’t do anything.” . . . . Just perfectly said. -bebe
thank you for the spam.
The latest Windows 10 update seems to have fixed the problem of my DVD drive randomly opening and closing which was driving me nuts!