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Microsoft has launched another update, Windows 11 KB5028254 (OS Build 22621.2070) Preview for users of Windows 11 version 22H2. Following the release of Windows 11 KB5028245 Update (OS Build 22000.2245) Preview for Windows 11 version 21H2 users, the latest upgrade brings significant enhancements to the system, making it more reliable, resilient, and user-friendly.


Let's look into more details related to changes pushed with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5028254 Update. If you installed earlier updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.


Windows 11 KB5028254 Update: Enhancements, Fixes, and Everything You Need to Know
Windows 11 KB5028254 Update (OS Build 22621.2070) Preview


  • Brightness settings have been refined for improved accuracy, offering a more pleasant user experience.
  • Certain issues have been addressed concerning display and audio devices disappearing after your system resumes sleep mode.
  • There has been a persistent problem with widgets unpinning from the taskbar unexpectedly. This update resolves this issue, maintaining the user's customizations.
  • The update addresses a problem with virtual private networks (VPN) where excessive Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests were being made to the network gateway, negatively affecting network performance. This issue primarily impacted VPNs on wireless mesh networks using an aggressive throttling algorithm.



What's new and improved in Windows 11 KB5028254 Update (OS Build 22621.2070) Preview?

Key Improvements

  • A significant feature of this update is the extended support of GB18030-2022 conformance level 2 by the Handwriting Software Input Panel (SIP), the Handwriting Engine, and the Handwriting Embedded Inking Control, which now meets level 3 requirements.
  • The Windows Notification Platform has been optimized to utilize less power, increasing device efficiency.
  • The reliability of the connection between the client and the Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) server has been improved.
  • Hybrid joined devices now allow sign-ins even when not connected to the internet. This resolves a recurring issue faced by users of Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials in a cloud trust deployment.
  • The Windows Autopilot policy download process has been made more resilient, increasing retry attempts for downloading the Windows Autopilot profile when a network connection might not be fully initialized.
  • The update also addresses an array of smaller issues such as problems with Event Forwarding Subscriptions, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository, CPU L2 cache reporting, user mode printer drivers, and more.



Moreover, there have been enhancements to hinting for some letters of the Verdana Pro font family, adjustments to text edit controls in XAML and browser controls, and the update to Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles.


Concerns with the Defender Firewall Profile, unexpected Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) mode switches, reappearing eSIM dialogues, IPsec deadlock, and MPSSV service system restarts have all been addressed. It also adds at-risk drivers to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist, DriverSiPolicy.p7b, and addresses issues with Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).



Microsoft has confirmed that only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device if you installed earlier updates.


This proactive approach from Microsoft to continuously improve system reliability and efficiency underscores their commitment to providing the best user experience possible. As always, users are advised to install the latest updates to benefit from these improvements.


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