Microsoft Releases July Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10

Posted on July 12, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Windows, Windows 10, Windows 11 with 5 Comments

Microsoft has just released the July 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 11 users, today’s update (KB5015814) includes the new Search Highlights feature that Microsoft previously introduced on Windows 10 earlier this year.

Search Highlights adds information about notable events, Bing trending searches, and more to the Windows 11 Search menu. For enterprise users, the feature will also surface the latest updates from their organization, as well as relevant people and files. If you think Search Highlights don’t provide enough value, the feature can be disabled in Settings.

“We are taking a phased and measured approach,” Microsoft previously said about the rollout of Search Highlights, adding that “broad availability will occur in the coming months.” For IT admins, it will also be possible to disable the feature with a Group Policy.

This month’s Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 also addresses some issues related to wireless connectivity. Microsoft fixed a bug that was preventing Bluetooth from reconnecting to some audio devices after restarting them. There’s also a fix for another issue causing the Wi-Fi hotspot feature to not work as expected.

For Windows 10 users, today’s KB5015807 patch addresses the aforementioned Wi-Fi hotspot issue, and Microsoft also fixed the Snip & Sketch bug where using the keyboard shortcut (Windows logo key+Shift+S) did not capture a screenshot. Other than that, there are also some new Print and Scan features including Internet Print Protocol (IPP) support for USB printers.

Last but not least, Microsoft fixed no less than 84 vulnerabilities with this month’s Patch Tuesday updates, with four of them being rated as critical. You can find more details about the security fixes on our sister site Petri.

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5 responses to “Microsoft Releases July Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10”

  1. manicscholar

    Win 11 still has a huge bug where if you have multiple OneDrive accounts connected (e.g. business and personal account), File Explorer is super slow while browsing those OneDrive folders - with delays on folder navigation and file opening of 1-3 seconds. There's a few posts out there on this and it's been flagged in the Feedback App, but to no avail, still not fixed in 22H2. It is a deal breaker for updating to Windows 11. How do we raise the profile on this to get MSFT's attention?

    • dougkinzinger

      Oh my gosh, I legit thought I was the only one! It really is a total deal-breaker; Windows Explorer is quite literally unusable. I went from having tested Win11 alphas & rolling out on all my PCs, to reverting back to Win10 on all my "core" PCs and keeping one on Win11 just to see if they ever get around to fixing it.

    • gelfer

      Weird. I have 2 business and a personal onedrive account on multiple pc's (desktop, laptop, vm) and do not experience this behaviour. Maybe related to some content in it?

  2. manicscholar

    What computers do you have? I've tried fresh installs and the upgrade path, all on my Dell xps 13 with the same result. Business one drive is synced to sharepoint and teams sites, is yours?