New Update Windows 10 October 2023 Patch Tuesday (KB5031356)

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Microsoft is rolling out the monthly security update (also called "B release") for October 2023 on Windows Server 20H2, and Windows 10 for the latest supported versions, 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2. The new updates are being distributed under KB5031356, bumping up the builds to 19044.3570 and 19045.3570. You can find standalone links to download the new update on the Microsoft Update Catalog at this link here.

The major highlight of the release as usual is security updates for Windows 10.

Highlights
  • This update addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.


Known issues in this update
  • Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

 

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Microsoft has released the non-security preview update for Windows 10 22H2. The build number is 19045.3636 (KB503144). This release fixes a number of bugs and contains no new features.

Here is the changelog:
 

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Microsoft stopped updating Windows 10 with "big" new features long ago, focusing its efforts on Windows 11 and whatever comes after it in 2024. And even though the company has already confirmed that Windows 10 would not receive substantial updates, monthly updates occasionally slip in a small change or two.

Recently, the OS received the new Windows Backup app and a fresh File Explorer button. Now it is time for the Start menu—KB5031445 introduces the recently announced "System" badge to indicate stock applications.

After installing KB5031445, an optional non-security update for Windows 10 version 22H2 (build number 19045.3636), you will notice that some apps in the Start menu have an extra "System" badge. Microsoft officially unveiled this in release notes for Windows 11 build 23511, and the badge has yet to make it to the Stable Channel. It is interesting to see Microsoft bringing a change, albeit a small one, to Windows 10 first without and mentioning it in release notes.

Here is how Microsoft described it:
 

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