Windows 11 Windows 11 February 2023 Patch Tuesday Update: New Features and Improvements

Windows 11 owners, it's that time of the month again. On the second Tuesday of February 2023, Microsoft released a cumulative update for Windows 11 with the KB5022845 label. This update will bring the Windows 11 version number up to 22621.1265 on your PC. Let's dive into what you can expect from this month's update.

Security Fixes and Improvements

As with every Patch Tuesday, security fixes are a primary focus. This update includes security improvements that were also present in the January 26th update, KB5022360. There are also additional fixes for the internal OS functionality with miscellaneous security improvements.

Windows 11 Servicing Stack Update

The servicing stack, which installs Windows updates, is essential to maintaining the reliability and functionality of your device. This update includes several quality improvements, such as resolving an issue that might occur when the Input Method Editor (IME) is active, causing applications to stop responding when you use the mouse and keyboard simultaneously. It also fixes a bug where the cursor would move to the wrong location when converting or re-converting Japanese Kanji with a multibyte character set (MBCS) app.

Other improvements include fixes to an issue that prevented picture files from opening in your chosen photo application, and another issue that stopped you from searching for a file based on its contents. Additionally, this update addresses an issue with some game controllers where the computer would not enter Sleep mode when the game controller was connected.

Windows Diagnostic Data Processor Configuration Changes

This update includes changes to how you enable the Windows diagnostic data processor configuration in preparation for EU Data Boundary support.

Known Issues

The patch includes a few known issues, including challenges with provisioning packages for IT admins on Windows 11, version 22H2, and copying large multiple gigabyte (GB) files taking longer than expected to finish. If you encounter any of these issues, Microsoft provides workarounds on its support page.


If you're a Windows 11 owner, be sure to install the latest cumulative update to keep your device running smoothly and securely. The update should be available via Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog website. With these improvements, we can look forward to more stable and secure Windows experiences in the future.

Be sure to visit the official Microsoft website for the entire changelog: February 14, 2023—KB5022845 (OS Build 22621.1265) - Microsoft Support
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