MC357684 – Take action: April 2022 security update available for all supported versions of Windows

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check before: 2022-04-12

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Windows

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Windows Desktop, World tenant

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The April 2022 security update release, referred to as our "B" release, is now available for Windows 11 and all supported versions of Windows 10. We recommend that you install these updates promptly. For more information about the contents of this update, see the release notes, which are easily accessible from the Windows 11 and Windows 10 update history pages. For instructions on how to install this update on your home device, check this article. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see our Windows quality updates primer.


Highlights for the Windows 11 update:


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates.
This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.


Short on time? Watch our short monthly release notes video for a summary of this month’s Windows 11 updates.


For instructions on how to install this update for your operating system, see the KB for your OS listed below:


Windows 11, version 21H2 (original release): KB5012592
Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5012599
Windows 10, version 21H1: KB5012599
Windows 10, version 20H2, Windows Server, version 20H2: KB5012599
Windows 10, version 1909, Windows Server, version 1909: KB5012591
Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server, version 1809, Windows Server 2019: KB5012647
Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016: KB5012596
Windows 10, version 1507: KB5012653
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2: Monthly Rollup: KB5012670 / Security Only: KB5012639
Windows Server 2012: Monthly Rollup: KB5012650 / Security Only: KB5012666
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: Monthly Rollup: KB5012626 / Security Only: KB5012649
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: Monthly Rollup: KB5012658 / Security Only: KB5012632

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Created:
2022-04-13

updated:
2022-08-27

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DatePropertyoldnew
2022-08-27MC preparehttps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012591
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012592
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012596
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012599
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012626
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012632
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012639
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012647
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012649
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012650
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012653
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012658
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012666
https://support.microsoft.com/help/5012670
https://support.microsoft.com/windows/update-windows-3c5ae7fc-9fb6-9af1-1984-b5e0412c556a#WindowsVersion=Windows_11
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/windows-quality-updates-primer/ba-p/2569385
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/501259
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/501259
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012596
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012599
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012626
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/501263
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012639
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012647
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012649
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/501265
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012653
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012658
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/5012666
ps://support.microsoft.com/help/501267
ps://support.microsoft.com/windows/update-windows-3c5ae7fc-9fb6-9af1-1984-b5e0412c556a#WindowsVersion=Windows_
ps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/windows-quality-updates-primer/ba-p/2569385

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