2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability

Happy New Year! As of January 2024, the KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability have been released. The January patches bring several important updates and security enhancements. The Windows 10 KB5034122 January patch was also released.

There are no zero-day vulnerabilities announced by Microsoft with the January patch Tuesday. Updating your system with the patches Microsoft has provided is essential to keep your computer safe.

Microsoft has recently introduced a simplified approach to account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts. It enhances user experience and security. Users can now easily manage the notifications through the Settings menu in the Home section. Integrating notifications in both the Start menu and Settings provides a more accessible and centralized way for users to stay informed about important account activities.

The latest Windows update includes a vital fix addressing an issue within Windows Sandbox. It is specifically related to the Locale-Dependent File Explorer. Users previously faced a challenge where File Explorer would cease to respond when operating within Windows Sandbox, mainly if the machine’s locale was set to a language other than US English.

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2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Table 1

What is the Importance of the January 2024 KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches?

2024 January Windows 11 Patches

The January 2024 KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches are critical updates that bring significant enhancements and security improvements to the Windows 11 operating system. These patches aim to improve overall performance and stability and address potential vulnerabilities.

How to Seek Windows Updates?

You can seek the latest Windows update by selecting Start > Settings > Windows Update and accessing the update settings. Microsoft releases security updates on “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM PST. IT professionals should plan their deployment schedules according to their time zone(s).

  • Windows 11 allows you to choose when and how to receive the latest updates to ensure your device runs efficiently and securely.
  • To manage your update preferences and view available updates, select “Check for Windows updates.”
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability - Fig.1
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Fig.1

Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 KB5034123 January 2024 Patch New Features

Let’s discuss the Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 KB5034123 January Patch New Features. The important addition to the January update is the preview of centralized AI assistance known as Copilot in Windows.

The following table summarizes the new features introduced with the Windows 11 23H2 and 22H2 January Patch Tuesday update (KB5034123).

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New Features January Patch Tuesday KB5034123Details
Copilot in Windows (Preview) – Multiple Displays> Press the Copilot in Windows taskbar button on the taskbar of the desired display.
> Press Win+C to show Copilot on the last display.
> For keyboard users, press Win+T to focus on the taskbar.
Windows Spotlight Default BackgroundWindows Spotlight may become the default background when using inbox Windows images.
Account-Related NotificationsMicrosft Rollout of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts.
Settings > Home.
Notifications in the Start menu and Settings. Manage in Settings > Privacy & Security > General.
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Table 2
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability - Fig.2
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Fig.2

Issues Fixed with Windows 11 January Patches 2024

Let’s discuss the Issue Fixed with Windows 11 January Patches 2024. The table below shows some issues fixed with Windows 11 January patches 2024.

Fixes with Windows 11 Jnauary PatchesDetails
Addresses an issue related to Copilot in Windows (Preview) IconThe Copilot in Windows icon on the taskbar did not show as active when Copilot in Windows was open.
Dynamic Lighting Power Usage ReductionReduced power usage of Dynamic Lighting on the device.
Widgets Notification Badge Position IssueFixed issue with the Widgets notification badge appearing in the wrong position on the taskbar.
Fixes issues related to File Explorer – Shift + F10 ShortcutAddressed the issue where pressing Shift + F10 didn’t open the file explorer shortcut (context) menu
Microsoft Store Apps IssueFixed issue with apps from Microsoft Store not responding and failing to update.
.RAR File Display IssueAddresses an issue where .RAR files are displayed as empty in File Explorer.
RDMA Performance Counters IssueFixes an issue with remote direct memory access (RDMA) performance counters not returning networking data correctly on VMs.
Fixes Microsoft OneNote Pen Right-Click IssueAddresses a potential issue in Microsoft OneNote where using a pen right-click to open it might fail.
AAC Decoder Issue with Wrong Input Sampling RateFixes an issue with the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) decoder not working well on websites that set the wrong input sampling rate.
Fixes PresentAt Feature Power Consumption IssueAddresses a problem affecting hardware using the PresentAt feature, where power consumption increases during full-screen video playback.
Fixes Systems Settings Application Unresponsiveness issueResolves an issue where the Systems Settings application stops responding after turning off Device Encryption.
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Enablement of CA ScenariosEnables Conditional Access (CA) scenarios in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE).
Volatile Notifications Leak issueAddresses a leak in volatile notifications that might prevent signing in to the machine.
Fixes an issue in Windows Sandbox Locale-Dependent File ExplorerResolves an issue in Windows Sandbox where File Explorer stops responding if the machine’s locale is not US English.
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Known Issues from January Windows 11 2024 Patches KB5034123 KB5034121

Let’s learn the Known Issues from January Windows 11 2024 Patches KB5034123 KB5034121. The table below helps you show the known issues from January Windows 11 2024 Patches KB5034123 KB5034121.

BitLocker might incorrectly receive a 65000 error in MDMs. To mitigate this issue in Microsoft Intune, you can set the “Enforce drive encryption type on operating system drives” or “Enforce drive encryption on fixed drives” policies not to be configured.

SummaryOriginating UpdateStatus
Desktop icons might move unexpectedly between monitorsN/AWorking on a resolution and will provide an update
BitLocker might incorrectly receive a 65000 error in MDMsN/AWorking on a resolution and will provide an update
Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11N/AWorkaround provided – working on a resolution.
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Table 4

SCCM Windows 11 KB5034123 KB5034121 Deployment

The steps below help you deploy the January 2024 Cumulative Updates (KB5034123 and KB5034121) for Windows 11 using SCCM/WSUS. Go to Software Library > Overview > Software Updates > All Software Updates.

Right-click on the “All Software Updates” node and start a WSUS Sync. This ensures you have the latest information. Search with the following KB5034123 KB5034121 Number. If you can’t find them by the KB numbers, you can also search using the description “24-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11.

Intune Windows 11 KB5034123 KB5034121 Deployment

You can easily install the January 2024 Patch Tuesday Cumulative Updates (LCU) for Windows 11 through Microsoft Intune. The patch deployment process in Microsoft Intune is different from that of SCCM.

More Details on Zero Day Out Of Band Patch Deployment Using Intune MEM Expedite Best Option and Intune Reporting Issue: Expedite Windows Security Patch Deployment.

Windows 11 KB5034123 KB5034121 Direct Download Links

You can manually download the January 2024 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 (KB5034123 KB5034121) from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. You can utilize the direct download links provided in the following tables.

You can check the Microsoft Update Catalog portal to get the Windows 11 LCUs direct download links for the January 2024 LCU. Check out the Microsoft Update Catalog, https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/

Search for updates from the Windows Update Catalog – To download the latest cumulative update (LCU) for your operating system that you want to apply manually.

  • Enter the KB article number
  • Click the Search icon
  • Search Keyword 2024-01
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability - Fig.3
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Fig.3
TitleProductsSizeDirect Download
2024-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5034123)Windows 11 23H2638.4 MBDownload
2024-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5034121)Windows 11 21H2356.5 MBDownload
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Table 5

Automated Patch Management with Windows Autopatch

Autopatch helps streamline updating operations and create new opportunities for IT pros. The Windows Autopatch Release Management clarifies the quality, feature updates, and installation schedules in the Intune portal; here, you can get more information on the Windows Autopatch Implementation Setup Guide.

  • In Intune Portal, Navigate to Devices Under Windows Autopatch.
  • Select Release Management, which displays the updates and releases scheduled.
2024 January KB5034123 KB5034121 Windows 11 Patches and 0 Zero-Day Vulnerability – Video 1

Resources

January 9, 2024—KB5034121 (OS Build 22000.2713) – Microsoft Support

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About the Author – Vidya is a computer enthusiast. She is here to share quick tips and tricks with Windows 11 or Windows 10 users. She loves writing on Windows 11 and related technologies. She is also keen to find solutions and write about day-to-day tech problems.

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