Cumulative updates for Windows 11/10, February 13, 2024

Microsoft has released a new portion of cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. Such updates do not bring with them drastic changes, as their goal is to close vulnerabilities and improve reliability. In some cases, Microsoft ships with them minor improvements to usability.

Windows 10 users report apps don’t start after January updates

After installing the January updates from Microsoft, Windows 10 users with older processors, such as Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon, faced a significant issue. Numerous applications on their PCs stopped working, including "Photos," "Calculator," "Movies and TV," and "Feedback Hub." Whenever users attempted to launch these inbox programs, they were greeted with an error message stating: "File system error (-2147219196)."

How to enable new weather on Windows 10 Lock Screen

Starting in KB5034203, Windows 10 version 22H2 includes a new weather forecast widget to the lock screen. The patch is an optional "preview" update, meaning that you have to install it manually, or wait a little before it becomes available as a mandatory Patch Tuesday release. It raises the OS version to Build 19045.3996. While the new weather option is rolling out gradually with this release, you can get it enabled right now.

Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10, December 12, 2023

Microsoft today released the monthly cumulative updates for all Windows 11/10 systems that are currently supported. These updates mainly concentrate on resolving issues and closing vulnerabilities, but may include some new features earlier available to Insiders. Users can conveniently obtain these updates with the built-in Windows Update option.

Microsoft announced paid Extended Support Updates for Windows 10

In October 2025, Microsoft plans to introduce the Extended Support Updates (ESU) program for Windows 10 (paid updates). As you may remember, free support for the operating system ends exactly in 2025. Under this initiative, Microsoft will charge for the release of security updates for Windows 10, that will continue for a period of three years.

Windows 10 Copilot has entered public testing with Insiders

Windows 10 22H2 Home and Pro users who are Windows Insiders now have the option to access the Copilot AI assistant. To try it out, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and turn on the "Get the latest updates as soon as they become available" toggle. Copilot will be included in Windows 10 22H2, build 19045.3757 (KB5032278).

How to enable Copilot in Windows 10 Build 19045.3754

Recently, Microsoft announced that the Copilot feature will become available in Windows 10 in forthcoming updates. Additionally, Microsoft released Windows 10 build 19045.3754 (KB5032278) insiders on the Release Preview channel. It prepares the integration of Copilot in Windows 10. But it was quickly found by enthusiasts that Copilot already exists in that build.

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