Microsoft has released the Windows 10 August update KB5016616 (Builds 19042.1889, 19043.1889, and 19044.1889) to everyone on the Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2. The new build brings tweaks in Focus assist and restored functionality for some Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios.
It also improves performance for multi-thread scenarios by reducing resource overhead. Check the full changelog below that also includes many more fixes for Windows 10 issues.
This update includes the following improvements:
- New! We provided the ability for you to consent to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on.
- New! We restored functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the security mitigation for hardware reuse. This update removed the one-time use restriction for self-deploying mode (SDM) and pre-provisioning (PP). This update also re-enabled any User Principal Name (UPN) display in user-driven mode (UDM) deployments for approved manufacturers.
Addresses an issue that might cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens. This issue affects devices that have installed Windows updates dated June 14, 2022 or later. This issue occurs when the device performs a specific form of service for user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that runs as Network Service.
- Addresses an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. This causes the original print queue to lose functionality.
- Addresses a known issue that might prevent the Input Indicator and Language Bar from displaying in the notification area. This issue affects devices that have more than one language installed.
- We reduced the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.
- We improved the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.
- We fixed an issue that makes the tenant restrictions event logging channel inaccessible if you remove the EN-US language pack.
- We fixed an issue that prevents troubleshooters from opening.
- We updated the Remove-Item cmdlet to properly interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders.
- We fixed an issue that causes certain docking stations to lose internet connectivity when waking from Sleep mode.
- We added functionality that caches additional audio endpoint information to improve the OS upgrade experience.
- We fixed an issue that might cause consecutive video clip playback to fail in games that use DX12.
- We fixed an issue that affects certain games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects.
- We fixed an issue that causes port mapping conflicts for containers.
- We fixed an issue that causes Code Integrity to continue trusting a file after the file has been modified.
- We fixed an issue that might cause Windows to stop working when you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature turned on.
- We fixed an issue that affects the height of the Search box when you use multiple monitors that have different resolutions as measured dots per inch (DPI).
- We fixed an issue that prevents the Storage Migration Service (SMS) from completing inventory on servers that have many shares. The system logs error event 2509 in Microsoft-Windows-StorageMigrationService/Admin channel (ErrorId=-2146233088/ErrorMessage=”Invalid table id”).
- We fixed an issue that causes the Windows profile service to fail sporadically. The failure might occur when signing in. The error message is, “gpsvc service failed to sign in. Access denied”.
You can download and manually install Windows 10 update KB5016616 by clicking here. If you need help in understanding how to install these updates manually on your PC, you can refer to our step by step noob-friendly tutorial.