Windows 11 is a week old, but already there have been several updates for it. And if you’re wondering why Windows 11 is being updated so frequently, I’ll be the first to welcome you to the wonderful world of Patch Tuesday.
It’s been almost a month since Microsoft released Windows 11 build 22000.194 to the Beta channel, and then it was pushed out to the Release Preview channel a week later on September 23.
This is the first major update to Windows 11 that has been put into production, and it’s being offered to both Beta and Release Preview users at the same time.
The update is KB5006674, and the build number has been bumped to 22000.258. You can get it manually here.
Resolves known compatibility problems between certain Intel ‘Killer’ and ‘SmartByte’ networking software and Windows 11 (original release). Under specific circumstances, devices with the faulty software might drop User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets. This causes problems for protocols based on UDP.
Microsoft claims there are no known issues with the update, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of new problems in Windows 11.
Moving forward, Windows 11 updates will function in the same way as previous versions of Windows did. You’ll still get another cumulative update every Patch Tuesday, and if you don’t install it yourself, it’ll install automatically.
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