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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 11 March 2022 Patch Tuesday (KB5011493) update for Windows 11 version 21H2, and Windows 10 March 2022 Patch Tuesday (KB5011485) update for versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2.


Windows 11 Patch Tuesday (KB5011493) update contains all fixes from the previous optional update and also includes a few security fixes. To know more about the fixes in this build, and to download the Windows 11 KB5011493 update offline installer, continue reading further.


Windows 11 Patch Tuesday (KB5011493) update is now available


Windows 11 update KB5011493 - what's new and improved

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 11 KB5011493 update also comes with the following bug fixes and improvements:

  • You can now share cookies between Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode, providing more seamless integration.
  • The Windows 11 clock and date will now be shown on the taskbar for other monitors connected to your device.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text, such as Hebrew, as left-justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
  • Microsoft fixed an issue causing the time zone list to be blank for non-administrators.
  • Microsoft fixed incorrect tooltips when hovering over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.
  • Microsoft added a new entry point for the Widget app to show live weather content on the left side of the taskbar when you hover over it. Microsoft is starting with Weather but may expand to other content in the future.



How to download Windows 11 KB5011493 update (offline installer)

If your Windows Update service is enabled, you should have received this update notification. If not, open the Windows 11 Settings app, navigate to Windows Update and click the "Check for Updates" button.


If you own multiple Windows 11 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 11 KB5011493 update.


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