The update KB5012599 bumps the version number to build 19042.1645 (20H2), 19043.1645 (21H1), and 19044.1645 (21H2), and according to the official changes, it fixes a Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability. The update also rolls out fixes and improvements that the company made available with the March 22 update preview KB5011543, which introduces an updated version of the Windows Search experience that highlights moments in time. Furthermore, this release also ships with a new option for changing the color of toast notifications, it adds a new policy to improve notification management and brings several new fixes. In addition, Microsoft is also releasing updates for older versions of Windows 10, including versions 1909, 1809, 1607, and 1507. The version 20H2 release will reach the end of support on May 10, 2022, as a result, Microsoft will stop offering updates for this particular version in May. If you are still on version 20H2, it’s recommended to upgrade to Windows 10 21H2.

Update KB5012599 changes for April 2022

Here’s the complete list of fixes and improvements rolling out with the update KB5012599:

Search highlights

This update prepares the OS for the new search highlights features coming to the Windows Search experience in the coming months. Microsoft explains that the search box in the Start menu and the Search icon in the Taskbar will periodically update with content, including fun illustrations, that help you discover more, be connected, and stay productive. The new feature will also show notable moments, such as holidays, anniversaries, and other educational moments in time both globally and in your region. Furthermore, search highlights will offer “additional content in search home related to today’s moment and daily content like word of the day, Microsoft Rewards offers trending searches, and more.” On the left pane, you will also find a list of your recently launched apps, files, settings, and websites to help you get back to what you were doing in the past. In addition, if you use a work or school account, you will also be able to use Microsoft Search in the organization.

Notification system

In this release, Windows 10 21H2 is getting a new option to change the color of toast buttons to identify success and critical scenarios more easily for apps that send notifications using the system notifications. Also, you will find a  new policy that expands an app’s top three notifications by default in the Action Center for apps that send notifications using the system notifications on Windows 10. This feature displays multiple notifications that you can interact with simultaneously.

Fixes and improvements

These are the fixes and improvements that Windows 10 is getting with the update KB5011543:

Update for older versions of Windows 10

In addition, Microsoft is also making available updates for older versions of Windows 10. For example, version 1909 received the update KB5012591 that increases the version number to build 18363.2212 and fixes a security vulnerability. Windows 10 version 1809 gets the update KB5012647 that brings the version number to build 17763.2803 and delivers a few fixes. Also, Windows 10 version 1607 received the update KB5012596  (build 14393.5066) addresses several problems with this release. Finally, Windows 10 version 1507 received the update KB5012653 that bumps the version number to build 10240.19265 and delivers some miscellaneous security improvements.

Download update KB5012599 for Windows 10

The update is available immediately and it will download and install automatically through the Release Preview Channel. However, you can always force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, click the Check for updates button, and use the option to install the optional update. Alternatively, you can download the update KB5012599 directly from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.