Update KB5011563 for Windows 11 is now available to users in the stable channel. The patch was released a few weeks ago to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.
What’s New in Update KB5011563
The Notifications panel in the Alert Center has been slightly changed, it now shows 3 high priority notifications simultaneously. These include alerts for calls, reminders, and alarms. In total, users can now see 4 toast notifications, i.e. 1 normal and 3 high priority notifications. UWP apps that were set up to run at Windows startup will now automatically run on start, once an issue that prevented them from executing has been debugged. Selecting a file in OneDrive can cause the app to lose focus if you rename the file and press the Enter key, if this happens, you’ll need to select the file again.
The update fixes some bugs reported by users. A bug that caused slow computer startup has been narrowed down to occur on systems connected to 5G wireless wide area networks (WWANs). A network UI thread stops responding, thereby increasing Windows boot time. Update KB5011563 resolves this issue. The User Account Control dialog box (UAC prompt) will show the application asking for elevated privileges.
Mitigated a memory leak issue in WMIPICMP.DLL that flagged false alarms in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) data center monitoring. Windows update KB5011563 fixes stop 0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in the DirectX kernel component.
Searching for the word Widgets using Search/Start will take you to the Taskbar Settings page, which can be useful if you don’t know where the on/off button is. There is a simpler way to access this page, right-click on an empty area of the Taskbar and select Taskbar Settings.
Many users have complained that the Outlook application does not return search results from recent messages when offline, Searchindexer.exe has been patched to resolve this issue. SMB Sharing via IP Address will work correctly when SMB Hardening is enabled.
Update KB5011563 is available as a Cumulative Update Preview, if you don’t want to wait for the software update to be released into Patch Tuesday, you can choose to install it from the Windows Update screen in the Settings app now. You will need to restart your computer to apply the changes in the update. If you want to download the offline patch for the latest C release, visit the Microsoft Catalog website. The firmware version for the update is Windows 11 Build 22000.593.
One important change that was introduced in Update KB5011563 and not mentioned in the release notes, is that you can now set the default browser with one click from the settings app, instead of tweaking it. edit options for .HTM, File Types and Protocols .HTML, HTTP, HTTPS, .PDF, and .SHTML separately. We discovered this for the first time in a Dev Channel build released in December 2021. Hopefully this QoL feature will be extended to other file types to allow users to set the default video player. definition, image viewer, etc., easier.