Windows 10 KB5029331 is now available as an optional update and comes with a few noteworthy changes, including a new ‘feature’ that pushes Microsoft accounts via the Start menu. The patch is available via Windows Update, but the tech giant has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5029331.
KB5029331 is an optional update that won’t download or install automatically. You can install the update by manually checking updates and selecting the “Download and Install” button.
The patch is titled “2023-08 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5029331)”, and it’s labelled as “Optional quality update available” on Windows Update. As always, you can safely ignore the update and get the fixes in the September Patch Tuesday release.
One of the noteworthy changes in the update is the company’s latest efforts to push Microsoft Account via the Start menu. The idea is to show users the benefits of using a Microsoft Account. The update adds a special notification badge on the Start menu that gives quick access to vital account-related news.
So, if you use multiple Microsoft apps, this feature aims to show you how your Microsoft Account acts as a bridge, connecting all these apps. Not just that, this account makes sure your data stays safe, helps you manage any subscriptions you have, and you can even add extra layers of security to it.