A new "mandatory" update for Windows 10

Written by Guillaume
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If the 22H2 version of Windows 10 will remain the last major evolution, Microsoft continues to bring "security" updates for its system.

While Microsoft is pushing for the installation of the 22H2 version of Windows 11 - it will gradually force it on all computers - you should know that another update could well be installed without asking your opinion. This time it concerns Windows 10 and has been named KB5026361. As Clubic explains, this update is called " cumulative ". In other words, it brings together several elements of the system to fix bugs and small security concerns. Well, " small " is a way of speaking, as Microsoft rarely gives information about the severity of the flaws discovered.

In this case, Microsoft still specifies that the fix is " a problem that prevents the News and interests section of Windows 10 to work ". There is also talk of focusing on the firewall settings to allow users to configure group rules. Clubic says that the update fixes a concern " causing an erroneous password expiration message to be displayed," resolves the issue of theLocal Security Authority Subsystem Service(LSASS) process crashing unexpectedly, and " addresses issues with logging into Windows Hello Enterprise via PIN, resetting the keyboard layout to default, and Microsoft Edge WebView2 getting stuck in an infinite loop."

Finally, Microsoft has added a small feature to your Windows 10 account settings: it is now possible to change the display language or regional language there. More importantly, it is worth noting that this cumulative update is considered " mandatory " by Microsoft. This may seem like nothing, but you should know that without any action on your part to clearly refuse it, it will be automatically installed on your machine. We take this opportunity to remind you that it concerns both the 21H2 and 22H2 versions of Windows 10.