Windows 10: KB5017380 Update Brings FIDO2, But Audio Problems Persist

Update KB5017380 for Windows 10 has been made available on Windows Update by Microsoft. This is an optional update that brings bug and security fixes, as well as new features and improvements. This patch highlights the ability to log in via RDP using Azure Active Directory (AD) authentication via Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) or Windows Hello local security chances.

It is important to remember that Windows Update will not automatically download and install this time. As this is an optional update, you need to go to the “Update & Security” section in the Settings app to click “download and install”.

If you look for updates on Windows Update today, the following patch will appear:

2022-09 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for X64-based Systems (KB5017380).

Screenshot of Windows 10 update KB5017380 version 21H2. Source: Victor Valeri

Summary of Changes Made by Windows 10 Update KB5017380 (Build 19044.2075)

Microsoft releases new update in September 2022 bringing FIDO2, but audio problems still persist.  Source: Victor Valeri
Microsoft releases new update in September 2022 bringing FIDO2, but audio problems still persist. Source: Victor Valeri

As stated at the beginning, the optional update KB5017380 for Windows 10 highlights the ability to log in via RDP using Azure Active Directory (AD) authentication via Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) or Windows local security chances Hello. Microsoft says the new patch “introduces functionality that allows you to use Azure Active Directory (AD) authentication to sign in to Windows using Remote Desktop” and that the user can “use Windows Hello or security devices such as Fast Identity Online 2.0 (FIDO2) keys for remote sign-in” and that “this also allows the use of conditional access policies.”

Check out other highlights of the changes made in Windows 10 Build 19044.2075 below:

  • News & Interests settings can now be found in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar > News & Interests. Otherwise, right-click the taskbar and select Taskbar Settings.
  • All taskbar orientations now support news and interests. A top, left, or right taskbar now has features and settings much like the horizontal taskbar.
  • Addresses an issue that requires you to reinstall an app if you didn’t get the app from the Microsoft Store. This issue occurs after upgrading to Windows 10 or a newer operating system.
  • Fixes a rare blue screen of death that occurred after changing the display mode while using more than one monitor.
  • Addresses an issue that forces IE mode tabs to be reloaded in a session.
  • Addresses an issue that affects IE mode after you open a PDF file. When you try to open a different page using the same browser window, the page will not open in that browser window.
  • Addresses an issue that affects Microsoft’s Japanese IME when it is active and IME mode is enabled. When you use the numeric keypad to enter a dash (-) character, the IME enters the wrong character.
  • Addresses an issue that affects search box rendering. It doesn’t render correctly if you sign in using Tablet mode.
  • Addresses a known issue affecting daylight saving time in Chile. This issue can affect the time and dates used for meetings, applications, tasks, services, transactions, and more.

Update known issues

According to Microsoft, there are some known issues in this update that need to be addressed in an upcoming patch. Are they:

  • After installing this update, some Windows devices may experience issues with the audio not working. Some affected Windows devices may not have audio, but other affected Windows devices may only experience issues with certain ports, certain audio devices, or only certain applications,” says release notes KB5017380.
  • The most affected audio device drivers have the “audio enhancements” setting disabled before installing this update, or the sound device driver has issues with the “audio enhancements” feature.

How to download the update now

To get the performance improvements provided by the new Windows 10 update, follow the steps:

Step 01: Click on the Windows flag in the lower left corner to open the start menu.

Step 02: Select the gear symbol in the left corner under the column.

Step 03: Scroll down and select “update and security”.

Step 04: Select “check for updates”.

Step 05: Select “Download” from available updates.

Manually download and install update KB5017380

You can download update KB5017380 for Windows 10 (64-bit and 32-bit x86) manually here. After accessing the Microsoft Update catalog page, follow the steps below.

Step 01: When accessing the Microsoft Update catalog, there will be several updates available. You should find the patch that supports update KB5017380 for the version of Windows 10 that is on your computer (21H2, 21H1, and 20H2).

Step 02: Select the “download” button next to the version of Windows 10 you want to download.

Step 03: Right click on the link and select “save as” to start the download.

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