Windows 10 KB5031356 version 22H2 update is now available for everyone via Windows Update and Microsoft Update Catalog. Installing the patch manually using .msu files is possible since Microsoft has posted direct download links for Windows 10 KB5031356 offline installers (.msi files) on Catalog.
KB5031356 for Windows 10 is an October 2023 security update, and it comes with several improvements and bug fixes. For example, this month’s cumulative update adds a new search box experience that may temporarily override your settings. If your taskbar is set to show a search icon or button, it will automatically change to a search box.
The new search panel in Windows 10 22H2 update is designed to help you find what’s latest on Bing and easily access apps or settings as you already do. If you want to return to the old experience, you can click the “undo” option in the box “Search box has been added to your taskbar. Want to keep this change?”
Windows 10 Build 19045.3570 also changes one of the hyped and forgotten features of the operating system – News and Interests. In the support document, Microsoft noted it’s adding new animation to the News and Interests taskbar buttons. You’ll notice these animations when you hover or click the icon, and a new announcement appears.
As always, you can install the latest security patch by heading to Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Update and clicking “Check for updates“. You’ll see the following patch when you hit the button:
2023-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5031356)