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As it is the second Tuesday of the month, it's time for patching all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Being the third patch of the year, Microsoft now started rolling out the Windows 10 March 2022 Patch Tuesday (KB5011485) update for versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and Windows 11 March 2022 Patch Tuesday (KB5011493) update for version 21H2.


This update adds security improvements to your Windows operating system. To know more about the fixes in this build, and to download the Windows 10 KB5011485 update offline installer, continue reading further.


Windows 10 Patch Tuesday (KB5011485) update is now available


As you already know that Windows 10 is a service, it gets better through periodic software updates via the Windows Updates. If you have already enabled the automatic updates, its automatically downloads and updates all or most of the updates.


As the Windows 10 versions 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2 share a common core operating system and an identical set of system files, this update come to all those listed operating system versions.


Windows 10 KB5011485 Update is now rolling out to Windows 10 version 20H2, Windows 10 version 21H1, and Windows 10 version 21H2 bringing the builds number to 19042.1586, 19043.1586, and 19044.1586, respectively. For more information, and to download the offline installer for Windows 10 KB5011485 Update, continue reading more.



What's new and improved in Windows 10 KB5011485 update

Addresses a known issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a Windows device and its apps have folders that contain reparse data, such as Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business. When you select Remove everything, files that have been downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive might not be deleted. Some devices might take up to seven (7) days after you install this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter.


Apart from this, the Windows 10 KB5011487 update also comes with a few bug fixes and improvements, as listed below:

  • Provides the ability to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
  • Updates an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes screen readers to describe a back button as "button" rather than "back button".
  • Updates an issue that sometimes causes the Chinese Simplified Input Method Editor (IME) to become completely unusable.


REMINDER: Windows 10, version 2004 reached the end of servicing on December 14, 2021. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.



How to download Windows 10 KB5011485 update (offline installer)

If your Windows Update service is enabled, you should have received this update notification. If not, open the Windows 10 Settings app, navigate to Windows Update and click the "Check for Updates" button.


If you own multiple Windows 10 devices or if you would like to patch the systems manually, you can download the offline installer by clicking here. This is an official direct download link for Windows 10 KB5011485 update.


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