Windows 11 KB5019509 (22H2): Watch out for these potential known issues

Windows 11 KB5019509 is now available for version 22H2 (Windows 11 2022 Update) as an optional update. Users can download and install the update by checking for updates in Settings, or they can also download KB5019509 offline installers. However, some folks are running into issues after installing this patch.

KB5019509 is a major feature update for Windows 11 version 22H2 and does not come with any security improvements. In other words, this is an optional update and you can choose to skip it. If you skip the update today, you'll get features in the November 2022 Patch Tuesday update, according to Microsoft.

As mentioned, this update comes with a lot of features, such as tab support in File Explorer. Another new feature is the refreshed Microsoft Photos app. For those unaware, Microsoft is working on another redesign for the Photos app that integrates Clipchamp and other features.

KB5019509 is a huge update and surprisingly the installation fails for some users, with reports highlighting common unhelpful error messages and vague explanations posted within the Windows Update page.

“After the installation of the 2022-10 cumulative update for Windows 11 version 22H2 for x64-based systems (KB5019509). According to a post in Feedback Hub, it has broken 4 startup programs.

In another Feedback Hub, one user noted that the installation of KB5019509 fails even when they try to use tools like Troubleshooter to fix Windows Update issues.

“I have tried the usual install methods, including running troubleshooter, downloading that particular update from the catalog and trying a standalone installation of it, running SFC/scan now, running the DICM, as well as a save and restore install of the whole operating system. The save and restore install will not let me do save all documents so I couldn’t get any further with that,” one of the affected users noted.