Windows 11 Patch Tuesday KB5034121 and KB5034121 Now Available!

Microsoft has released new updates for the Windows 11 PC. This is the first patch Tuesday update of the year. As usual, two Windows 11 Patch Tuesday updates are available based on the build of Windows 11 you are running on. These updates contain a good number of bug fixes and improvements.

Since these are the first Patch Tuesday updates of the year, it is recommended that you download and install these updates as and when they appear on your Windows 11 PC. these Windows 11 Patch Tuesday updates come to the user as KB5034121 and KB5034123

These are the first updates for January 2024. Both the updates have improvements and bug fixes so, let’s take a look at what both these updates have to offer to your Windows 11 PCs.

Windows 11 KB5034121 and KB5034123 – What’s New In-Store?

The KB5034121 update for Windows 11 is available to users who are running the Windows 11 OSBuild version: 22000.2713. Meanwhile, the KB5034123 update is available for Windows 11 users on OS Build numbers 22621.3007 and 22631.3007.

Both the updates have improvements and bug fixes, so let’s check the changelog.

Windows 11 KB5034121 – Highlights

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

Windows 11 KB5034121 – Improvements

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the ActiveX scroll bar. It does not work in IE mode.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes your device to shut down after 60 seconds. This occurs when you use a smart card to authenticate on a remote system.
  • This update includes quarterly changes to the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist file, DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds to the list of drivers that are at risk for Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver (BYOVD) attacks.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the display of a smart card icon. The icon does not appear when you sign in. This occurs when there are multiple certificates on the smart card.

This update is available to those users who are running Windows 11 editions that have reached the end of service in October of 2023. In this case, this will be the last update for those OS builds. If you plan to get more updates, make sure to update your Windows 11 PC to one of the newer OS builds that are available for free from Microsoft itself.

Windows 11 KB5034123 – Highlights

  • New! The coming weeks will bring a richer weather experience to your lock screen. This includes dynamic, interactive weather updates. So, as you hover over the weather on your lock screen, you will see more information. When you tap or click on the weather card and sign in, Microsoft Edge opens with the full forecast in MSN weather. If you already use Weather in Settings > Personalization > lock screen > Lock screen status, there is nothing for you to do. Also, this new experience will be on by default if the Lock screen status is set to “None.” Like today, lock screen status will be available when you lock your screen no matter which personalization option you select (Windows Spotlight, Picture, or Slideshow).
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the spellchecker.

Windows 11 KB5034123 – Improvements

Based on the version of Windows 11 that you are using, you will see different improvements. Check out the one that is applicable to your Windows 11 build.

Improvements for Windows 11 23H2 Builds

  • This build includes all the improvements in Windows 11, version 22H2.
  • No additional issues are documented for this release.

Improvements for Windows 11 22H2 Builds

  • This update addresses an issue that affects the ActiveX scroll bar. It does not work in IE mode.
  • This update addresses an issue that causes your device to shut down after 60 seconds. This occurs when you use a smart card to authenticate on a remote system.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the display of a smart card icon. The icon does not appear when you sign in. This occurs when there are multiple certificates on the smart card.
  • This update addresses a known issue that might affect some Wi-Fi adapters. They might not connect to some networks. This might occur after you install KB5032288 or KB5033375. This issue is more likely to occur if the Wi-Fi networks use 802.1x to authenticate. It is not likely that home networks will have this issue.

Important for Windows 11 22H2 Users

Following February 27th, 2024 optional non-security updates for the Windows 11 22H2 build will not be released. This Windows 11 22H2 build will contour to receive monthly security updates only.

These updates have begun rolling out to Windows 11 users. You should see the update automatically available in the Settings app. If you want to manually update your Windows 11 PC, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Settings app of your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Now, click on the Windows Update section on the homepage of the Settings app.
  3. Click on the button that says Check for Updates.
  4. The system will begin to check for updates and download the necessary ones for your Windows 11 build.

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