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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 first patch of the year, Microsoft now started rolling out the Windows 10 January 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5022282) update for versions 20H2, 21H2, 22H2, and Windows 11 January 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5022303 and KB5022287) update for version 21H2 and 22H2.


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 KB5022282 update offline installer, continue reading further.


Windows 10 Patch Tuesday (KB5022282) update is now available
Windows 10 Patch Tuesday (KB5022282) update is now available


Windows 10 is a service, as you are already aware, and it is constantly improved through the use of Windows Updates. The majority or all of the updates are downloaded and updated automatically if you have already turned on automatic updates.


This update applies to each of the Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2 because they all share the same core operating system and collection of system files.


Windows 10 KB5022282 Update is now rolling out to Windows 10 version 20H2, Windows 10 version 21H2, and Windows 10 version 22H2 bringing the build number to 19042.2486, 19044.2486, and 19045.2486, respectively. Continue reading for additional details and to download the offline installer for the Windows 10 KB5022282 Update.



What's new and improved in Windows 10 KB5022282 update

This version adds many security enhancements to the internal workings of the OS. The Windows 10 KB5022282 update addresses the following issues:

  • The Patch Tuesday release for today fixes problems with the Local Session Manager (LSM). These flaws may allow people without admin privileges to carry out operations that are only available to administrators.
  • Another issue where apps attempted to connect to databases using the SQL Server Driver for Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (sqlsrv32.dll) failed has been resolved.
  • Last but not least, this update fixes a problem that has been reported and could result in 0xc000021a blue screen crashes when some Windows devices boot.



How to download Windows 10 KB5022282 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 KB5022282 update.


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