Today is the Second Tuesday of the Month, as part of the November 2023 Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft has rolled out a new Cumulative Update KB5032190 for Windows 11. This update focuses on addressing various bugs, improving the overall quality of the operating system, and fixing security vulnerabilities. By installing this update, your Windows 11 build number will advance to 22631.2715 and address an authentication issue that can impact the use of smart cards when joining or rejoining a computer to an Active Directory domain. The update also introduces a few changes and enhancements to enhance the user experience. To upgrade to the new version, you can read the separate guide How to upgrade to Windows 11, version 23H2.
Windows 11 KB5032190 Release Summary
- KB Article: KB5032190
- OS Version: Windows 11 version 22H2
- Build: 22631.2715
- Size: 400.6 MB, Download link
- Release Date: 14th November 2023
This is an important update that can be downloaded from Windows Settings. Also, you can use the Microsoft Update Catalog to download Windows 11 KB5032190 offline installers. These MSU installers can be used to manually upgrade the devices to the latest version. The latest update KB5032190 for Windows 11 also includes everything that we got with last month’s ‘D’ week update, which was optional.
What’s new in Windows 11 KB5032190
The latest Windows 11 KB5032190 cumulative update (OS Build 22631.2715) contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.
Changes and bug fixes include:
This update covers a wide range of improvements, addressing issues related to customization, wallpaper apps, country and currency updates, DST changes, font problems, memory leaks, network and firewall issues, printing, cellular settings, security updates, taskbar, search improvements, and various other fixes.
- Dynamic Lighting Customization: This update introduces new customization options for Dynamic Lighting OEMs, allowing customization of OS images for new PCs, including Dynamic Lighting defaults.
- Wallpaper App Issue: It addresses a known issue where third-party wallpaper apps might not work properly when Copilot in Windows (in preview) is open. Users may see the default wallpaper or the one set in Windows instead of the custom wallpaper from the third-party app.
- Country and Currency Updates: The English name of the Republic of Turkey is officially changed to the Republic of Türkiye. Additionally, the update supports Croatia’s currency change from the Kuna to the Euro.
- DST Changes and Font Issues: It supports daylight saving time (DST) changes in Syria and addresses issues like fontdrvhost.exe not responding with Compact Font Format version 2 (CFF2) fonts.
- Memory Leak Fixes: Memory leaks in ctfmon.exe and TextInputHost.exe are addressed.
- Dynamic Lighting and Unattend Files: An issue with Dynamic Lighting is resolved where the default provider is not applied as expected when set up using Unattend files.
- Network and Firewall Issues: Issues with Windows Firewall Profile wrongly detecting a public domain on a domain-authenticated network, and blocking external connections when setting up a Kubernetes load-balanced service with session affinity are addressed.
- Printing and Cellular Settings: Issues with Outlook not responding when printing to an IPP printer, errors in printing using v4 print drivers, and incorrect mobile operator names in cellular settings are fixed.
- Security Updates: Quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file are included. There are also fixes for PowerShell blocking scripts in Constrained Language Mode and issues with WDAC policies.
- Taskbar and Search Improvements: It addresses problems with setting the Automatically Hide the Taskbar option and improves the performance of the search box experience.
- Other Fixes: The update resolves various issues, including problems with robocopy, Device Management client sync sessions, and Windows Hello facial recognition setup after a Push-button reset.
The color font format for COLRv1 does not render properly. This format enables Windows to display emoji with a 3D-like appearance.
Windows devices using more than one (1) monitor might experience issues with desktop icons moving unexpectedly between monitors or other icon alignment issues when attempting to use Copilot in Windows (in preview).
Users running the original version of Windows 11 are receiving a new update today (KB5032192), which focuses on security improvements rather than introducing new features.
Download Windows 11 KB5032190
Windows 11 KB5032190 is a crucial security update that will be automatically downloaded and installed on devices with an active internet connection. Also, you can make changes to the Windows settings and delay the update for a week or two, but it’s generally not a good idea to delay security updates. Alternatively, offline installers for Windows 11 KB5032190 are available on the Microsoft Update Catalog for manual installation in specific cases.
Also, you can manually Download Windows 11 KB5032190 following the steps below:
- Press the Windows key + S, type settings, and select the first result,
- Go to Windows update and look if the 2023-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5032190) is available for download.
- If not hit the check for updates button, and click on the download now button to begin the process.
- Once done, restart your computer to apply the changes,
Press the Windows key + R, type winver and hit the enter key to check the latest build details.
Windows 11 KB5032190 offline installers
This patch is currently rolling out to everyone via Windows Update, but you can also download the offline installers of Windows 11 KB5032190 and manually install it. Here are Windows 11 update offline installer files that you can manually download and install on your device.
- Windows 11 KB5032190 for version 22H2 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
Note: The above link opens the Microsoft Update Catalog which is the library of Windows Update offline installers. You need to click on the ‘Download’ button next to the version of the OS installed on your machine and run the .msu files to begin the installation of the update.
If you are looking for the latest Windows 11 ISO click here.