Download Link and Changelog: Windows 10 Update KB5016616

Microsoft has released Windows 10 August Update KB5016616 (Builds 19042.1889, 19043.1889, and 19044.1889) for everyone on Windows 10 builds 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. The new build brings changes in Focus support and restored features for certain Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios.

It also improves the performance of multi-threaded scenarios by reducing resource overhead. Check out the full changelog below which also includes many other fixes for Windows 10 issues.

This update includes the following improvements:

  • New! We’ve given you the option to consent to receive urgent notifications when Focus Assist is enabled.
  • New! We have restored functionality to Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the hardware reuse security mitigation. This update removed the one-time use restriction for Automatic Deployment Mode (SDM) and Pre-Provisioning (PP). This update also re-enabled all User Principal Name (UPN) display in User-Driven Mode (UDM) deployments for trusted manufacturers.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) to leak tokens. This issue affects devices that have Windows Updates dated June 14, 2022 or later installed. This issue occurs when the device is running a specific form of service for user (S4U) in a non-Trusted Computing Base (TCB) Windows service that is running as a network service.

  • Addresses an issue that creates a duplicate print queue. This results in the loss of functionality of the original print queue.
  • Fixed a known issue that could prevent the typing indicator and language bar from displaying in the notification area. This issue affects devices with multiple languages ​​installed.
  • We’ve reduced resource contention overhead in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads competing on a single file.
  • We improved the reliability of a push-button reset after an OS upgrade.
  • We fixed an issue that made the Tenant Restrictions event logging channel inaccessible if you removed the EN-US language pack.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented convenience stores from opening.
  • We have updated the Remove the object Cmdlet to properly interact with Microsoft OneDrive folders.
  • We fixed an issue that caused some docking stations to lose internet connectivity when resuming from sleep mode.
  • We added a feature that caches additional information about audio endpoints to improve the OS upgrade experience.
  • We fixed an issue that could cause consecutive video clips to fail to play in games using DX12.
  • We fixed an issue that affected some games using the XAudio API to play sound effects.
  • We fixed an issue that caused port mapping conflicts for containers.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented Code Integrity from continuing to trust a file after the file was modified.
  • We fixed an issue that could prevent Windows from working when you enable Windows Defender Application Control with the Intelligent Security Graph feature enabled.
  • We fixed an issue that affected the height of the search box when using multiple monitors with different resolutions as measured dots per inch (DPI).
  • We fixed an issue that prevented the Storage Migration Service (SMS) from completing inventory on servers that have many shares. The system logs error event 2509 in the Microsoft-Windows-StorageMigrationService/Admin channel (ErrorId=-2146233088/ErrorMessage=”Invalid table id”).
  • We fixed an issue that caused Windows Profile Service to fail sporadically. The failure may occur during connection. The error message is “gpsvc service failed to connect. Access denied”.

Download link:

You can manually download and install Windows 10 update KB5016616 by clicking here. If you need help understanding how to install these updates manually on your PC, you can refer to our noob-friendly step-by-step tutorial.

Harry D. Gonzalez