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MC461853: Take action: November 2022 security update available for all supported versions of Windows

The November 2022 security update release, referred to as our “B” release, is now available for Windows 11 and all supported versions of Windows 10. We recommend that you install these updates promptly. For more information about the contents of this update, see the release notes, which are easily accessible from the Windows 11 and Windows 10 update history pages. For instructions on how to install this update on your home device, check the Update Windows article. To learn more about the different types of monthly quality updates, see our Windows quality updates primer.

IMPORTANT: There will be no preview, non-security “C” releases for Windows 10 or Windows 11 during the month of December. The “C” releases normally target the third week of the month. There will be a December “B” security update release, as usual.

Highlights for the Windows 11 update:

  • Addresses security issues for your Windows operating system
  • Includes improvements that were a part of update KB5018483 (released October 25, 2022)
  • Includes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates

Short on time? Watch our short monthly release notes video for a summary of this month’s Windows 11 update.

For instructions on how to install this update for your operating system, see the KB for your OS listed below:

  • Windows 11, version 22H2: KB5019980
  • Windows 11, version 21H2: KB5019961
  • Windows 10, version 22H2: KB5019959
  • Windows 10, version 21H2: KB5019959
  • Windows 10, version 21H1: KB5019959
  • Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server, version 1809, Windows Server 2019: KB5019966
  • Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016: KB5019964
  • Windows 10, version 1507: KB5019970
  • Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2: Monthly Rollup: KB5020023 / Security Only: KB5020010
  • Windows Server 2012: Monthly Rollup: KB5020009 / Security Only: KB5020003
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1: Monthly Rollup: KB5020000 / Security Only: KB5020013
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: Monthly Rollup: KB5020019 / Security Only: KB5020005

Message ID: MC461853
Published: 2022-11-09
Updated: 2022-11-09
Product: Windows
Platform: Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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