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As it is the second Tuesday of the month, it's time to patch all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Being the fourth patch of the year, Microsoft now started rolling out the Windows 10 April 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5025221) update for versions 20H2, 21H2, 22H2, and Windows 11 April 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5025224, KB5025239) update for version 22H2 and 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 KB5025221 update offline installer, continue reading further.


Windows 10 Patch Tuesday (KB5025221) update is now available
Windows 10 Patch Tuesday (KB5025221) 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 KB5025221 Update is now rolling out to Windows 10 version 20H2, Windows 10 version 21H2, and Windows 10 version 22H2 bringing the build number to 19042.2846, 19044.2846, and 19045.2846, respectively. Continue reading for additional details and to download the offline installer for the Windows 10 KB5025221 Update.



What's new and improved in Windows 10 KB5025221 update

This update includes a few new improvements and fixes to the internal workings of the Windows 10 OS. Here is a list of new improvements added to Windows 10 KB5025221 Update:

  • New! This update implements the new Windows Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) as a Windows inbox feature.
  • This update affects the Arab Republic of Egypt. The update supports the government’s daylight saving time change order for 2023.
  • This update addresses a compatibility issue. The issue occurs because of unsupported use of the registry.
  • This update addresses a known issue that affects kiosk device profiles. If you have enabled automatic logon, it might not work. After Autopilot completes provisioning, these devices stay on the credential screen. This issue occurs after you install updates dated January 10, 2023, and later.



How to download Windows 10 KB5025221 update (offline installer)

You should have received this update notification if your Windows Update service is enabled. 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 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 KB5025221 update.


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