Yesterday Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 KB5011543 cumulative update for Windows 10 20H2, Windows 10 21H1 and Windows 10 21H2. The update has been rolled out as a part of the March 2022 Patch Tuesday update.
The preview cumulative update for Windows 10 incorporates several bug fixes and includes a new “Search highlights” feature for the Windows 10 Start Menu.
As we said before the KB5011543 update comes as a part of the March 2022 monthly “C” update allowing admins to test the fixes before the release of the April 2022 Patch Tuesday update.
The C preview updates are optional updates that do not include any security fixes.
Note: If you are running a Windows Insider build, the preview update will be installed automatically.
If you want to test the new search highlights feature Windows 10 KB5011543 update, you can install the update manually by navigating to Settings > Windows Update > Check for Updates.
Alternatively, you can download the update from Microsoft Update Catalog.
Having said that, let’s take a look at the features and improvements in the Windows 10 KB5011543.
Windows 10 KB5011543 Update Brings Search Highlights Feature
The KB5011543 update brings a new exciting feature named Search highlights that displays articles about present-day events as well as trending bing searches on the taskbar.
According to Microsoft’s KB5011543 release notes, the newly introduced search highlights feature will display remarkable and interesting moments of what’s special about each day; such as holidays, anniversaries and other educational moments in time both globally and in your region.
Microsoft states that the feature update will be rolled out to Windows 10 users in the upcoming weeks.
If you don’t like this new feature, you can disable it via Group policies.
Along with the new search highlights feature, the Windows 10 KB5011543 update preview includes a plethora of bug fixes and enhancements. Including two of the highlighted ones as mentioned below:
- Updates an issue that prevents Android device users from signing in to some Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams.
- Updates an issue that causes the Back button of the credentials window, where you sign in, to become invisible in high contrast black mode.
Once the KB5011543 update is installed, the build version of Windows 10 20H2 will be updated to 19042.1620, Windows 10 21H1 will be updated to 19043.1620 and Windows 10 21H2 will be updated to build 19044.1620.
Check out Microsoft’s KB5011543 support bulletin for more information about the fixes included in the update.
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