Lately, Microsoft released Windows 11 KB5011563 cumulative update to address two BSODs (blue screen of death) triggered by stop errors in DirectX and the SMB server. The optional update also includes fixes for other issues.
The Windows 11 KB5011563 update has been rolled out as a part of the March 2022 monthly “C” update permitting the admins to test the fixes before the release of the April 2022 Patch Tuesday update.
The Patch Tuesday update is scheduled to roll out on April 12, 2022.
The C preview updates are optional updates that do not include any security fixes. The cumulative preview updates are often used to test the fixes ahead of the general release. Hence, the reason why C preview updates don’t include security fixes.
Meanwhile, Windows 11 users can manually check for the KB5011563 update by navigating to Settings > Windows Update and then clicking on Check for Updates button. Then, press the Download Now button to install the update.
If you don’t want to follow the steps mentioned above, you can also download and install the update via Microsoft Update Catalog.
Microsoft Fixes bugs in DirectX and SMB
As stated above, the KB5011563 update fixes two BSOD errors triggered due to the stop errors in DirectX and the SMB Server.
Microsoft in its support post explained that with Windows 11 KB5011563 update, it fixed stop error 0x1E in the SMB Server (srv2.sys) and another stop error (0xD1, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) in the DirectX kernel component.
Furthermore, the cumulative update brings support for showing high priority notifications concurrently.
Now, up to three high-priority notifications (call notifications, reminders, alarms) can be received on your Windows screen.
The update also resolves an issue that might cause a Microsoft OneDrive file to lose focus once you rename it and then press the enter key.
Once you install the Windows 11 KB5011563 update, the build version will be updated to 22000.593.
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