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In the ever-evolving world of Windows, Microsoft has consistently proven its dedication to improving user experience, system reliability, and overall functionality of the Windows 11 operating system.


Keeping up with this commitment, the tech giant has recently rolled out its latest non-security update (Preview) for Windows 11 version 21H2. Labeled as the KB5029332 update, the new build comes with the build number 22000.2360.


What's new and improved in Windows 11 KB5029332 Update?
Windows 11 KB5029332 Update for version 21H2



What's new and improved in Windows 11 KB5029332 Update?

Whether you're a developer, an IT professional, or a general user keen on keeping up with the latest updates, here's a comprehensive look at what this recent update has to offer:



1. Enhanced Location Detection

A significant highlight is Windows' improved ability to detect your location. This improvement ensures that you receive more accurate weather, news, and traffic information tailored to your vicinity.


2. Daylight Saving Time Adjustments for Israel

For those in Israel or working with systems based there, the update now seamlessly supports the recent daylight saving time (DST) changes.




Delving deeper into the enhancements, Microsoft has brought a slew of quality improvements in this non-security update:


1. Group Policy Service

Microsoft has fixed an issue affecting the Group Policy Service. Previously, the service would wait for 30 seconds (the default wait time) for the network to become available. Due to this delay, certain policies weren't processed correctly. This issue has been addressed in the latest update.


2. Introduction of D3D12 Independent Devices API

Developers and graphics enthusiasts would be pleased to know about a new API for D3D12 Independent Devices. This feature allows the creation of multiple D3D12 devices on the same adapter. For a detailed dive, refer to the official documentation on D3D12 Independent Devices.



3. WS_EX_LAYERED Window Fix

In specific scenarios, a WS_EX_LAYERED the window might render incorrectly either in dimension or position, especially when scaling the display screen. This update rectifies that anomaly.


4. Virtual Print Queue Issue Resolved

For those who encountered challenges with print jobs sent to a virtual print queue, this update addresses the issue where such jobs would fail without any error message.


5. CPU Usage Optimization

Users who noticed high CPU usage when enabling the “fBlockNonDomain policy” will find relief, as this update addresses and rectifies this concern.



6. Disk Partition Stability

For those managing disk partitions, an earlier glitch caused the system to stop working when a disk partition was deleted and its space added to an existing BitLocker partition. This update brings a resolution to this concern.


7. Windows LAPS "BackupDirectory" Policy Setting

The Resultant Set of Policy (RSOP) had an issue where the Windows LAPS "BackupDirectory" policy setting wasn't reported when set to “Back up to AAD”. This is now fixed.


8. Windows Update for Business Users

An important fix for corporate users, the update addresses an issue that prevented password changes during sign-in for those using Windows Update for Business. Post the failed password change, users could not sign in and encountered the error code 0xc000006d.



End Notes

Lastly, for those who are up-to-date with their Windows updates, the system will intelligently download and install only the new fixes contained in this package, ensuring an efficient updating process.


Thanks for journeying through this update with me! Whether you're using Windows for work, play, or a mix of both, these changes, big or small, make a tangible difference in our day-to-day lives. So, here's a shout-out to all the developers and engineers working behind the scenes.


And to you, always keep your system updated – not just for the cool features but for optimum performance and security.


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