Windows 11 gets its first-ever Patch Tuesday update

Windows 11 desktop with the Start Menu open

Microsoft has released the first-ever Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 since the OS launched officially last week. The OS will now be served monthly updates for those running stable builds just like Windows 10. The update heading out to Windows 11 is KB5006674, bringing build 22000.258.

The company has been promising bug fixes for the release version for a while now, saying that it will bring improvements made as part of the Dev channel builds to the version of the OS that heads out to the public in October. Windows 11 launched with a bunch of known issues which are expected to be fixed so as to remove the upgrade holds caused by those bugs.

Today’s update does not include a huge list of fixes but expect them to show up in the following months as the OS reaches more devices. Today’s build is also heading to users running Beta and Release Preview channel builds.

Here is the changelog posted by the firm for build 22000.258:

  • Addresses known compatibility issues between some Intel “Killer” and “SmartByte” networking software and Windows 11 (original release). Devices with the affected software might drop User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packets under certain conditions. This creates performance and other issues for protocols based on UDP. For example, some websites might load slower than others on the affected devices, which might cause videos to stream slower in certain resolutions. VPN solutions based on UDP might also be slower.

The Redmond firm notes that there are no known issues in this build. However, this does not include the known issues posted at launch, which will also be addressed in future releases. You can read through our complete coverage of Windows 11 here, including guides on how to install the OS or roll back to Windows 10.

Along with Windows 11, supported Windows 10 versions are also receiving the monthly patches. The three latest versions supported fully – 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 – are receiving KB5006600, bringing builds 19041.1288, 19042.1288, and 19043.1288, respectively. Other older versions supported for certain customers on certain SKUs are also receiving cumulative updates. .

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