Windows 10 KB5016616 released with new features

Windows 10 KB5016616 has been released with tons of quality improvements and a couple of new features. This is a security update, so it apparently comes with security fixes. The patch is out via Windows Update, but direct download links for Windows 10 KB5016616 offline installers are also available.

KB5016616 is part of Windows 10’s August 2022 update and the focus is entirely on general bug fixes. Like any cumulative update, you’ll also get access to new features and improvements from the optional updates released in the past few weeks.

It is worth noting that Microsoft is focused on Windows 11’s development, so the company is not investing in Windows 10. As per the release notes, Microsoft has added an option to receive important alerts when a feature called “Focus Assist” is turned on. For those unversed, Focus Assist is similar to do not disturb found on Android or iOS.

Microsoft is also bringing back support for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios which were disabled by the security mitigation for hardware reuse. Microsoft has also addressed an issue that leads to internet connectivity issues with certain docking stations, especially when waking from Sleep mode.

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Download Links for Windows 10 KB5016616

This update is offered via Windows Update in Settings. Of course, if you run into issues with Windows Update, you can always download (.MSU package) from Microsoft Update Catalog. On the Microsoft Update Catalog, click on the “download” button next to the supported version. For those unversed, Microsoft Update Catalog links are served through HTTPS and Google no longer blocks users from opening the .msu download links.

This August 2022 update is one of the monthly updates with Windows 10 22H2 features hidden deep inside. Microsoft will enable the hidden features via the enablement package of version 22H2 which is set to launch in October or November.

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Preparation underway for Windows 10 22H2