The notifications platform has been fixed in addition to many other issues in Windows 11 KB5028254, which is now available for version 22H2. Microsoft has also provided download links for offline installers of Windows 11 KB5028254, so if you’re unable to apply the update through Windows Update, you can simply run the.msu file.
If you are having problems receiving notifications in Windows 11, the update KB5028254 is recommended. If, for some reason, alerts aren’t being sent from apps, or if they’re just not showing up, it might be time to update. The two most important changes in today’s update concern alerts.
For instance, Microsoft recently resolved an issue that had been rendering Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) unusable. This update is targeted at businesses and is meant to improve the consistency of connections between clients and WNS servers. Bugs preventing Windows apps like Skype, Telegram, and WhatsApp from sending notifications have also been fixed.
This patch is rolling out via Windows Update. Here is a step-by-step guide to installing Windows 11’s July 26 optional update:
- Open Start > Settings > Windows Update.
- Check for updates.
- Select ‘Download and install’ next to the KB update.
- Reboot the system.
After the installation, you will see Windows 11 Build 22621.2070 under system specification in the Settings app.
It is worth noting today’s update does not resolve Windows 11’s long-standing SSD performance issues, which were first reported in March 2023. For those unaware, a bug in Windows 11 is believed to be reducing the performance of some storage hardware, including SSDs made by Samsung.
Download Links for Windows 11 KB5028254
Windows 11 KB5028254 Direct Download Links: 64-bit.
To get the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog, click on the provided link and select the “Download” button beside the update listing within the catalog.
Windows 11 KB5028254 changelog
Windows 11, released recently, has many improvements. Microsoft is improving the Handwriting Engine and Handwriting Embedded Inking Control for embedded handwriting users.
Microsoft fixed another Win32/UWP (Microsoft Store or XAML) issue. Before the July 2023 optional update, Win32 and UWP apps would crash or refuse to open in the ‘Modern standby’ power state, a variant of ‘Connected Standby’.
Microsoft describes ‘Modern Standby’ as an extension to the Windows 8.1-era Standby power model in a document. With Modern Standby, some devices enable an instant ‘on/off’ user experience, similar to Android or iPhones. Unfortunately, a Windows 11 bug broke the feature, and some users reported experiencing app crashes.
When the device enters or exits Modern standby (instantly turns off or on), apps or games crash unexpectedly. Users who enabled Bluetooth Phone Link experienced this issue.
The July 26 optional update fixes Modern Standby, allowing users to instantly turn off or on their device’s screen without crashing apps.
Microsoft fixes buggy Windows notifications
Microsoft’s optional July 2023 release fixes OS-level bugs. Microsoft is improving Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) connectivity.
It also fixes Windows notifications, which could have prevented Skype, Telegram, and WhatsApp from notifying users of new messages.
The update also fixes an error that prevented multiple users from printing to the same printer drier. This bug caused user-mode printer drivers to unload unexpectedly.
Here is a list of all critical bug fixes rolling out today:
- Microsoft patched an issue causing sign-in problems on devices using Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. The case was particularly experienced in a cloud trust development.
- A deadlock, which is a condition where some devices could crash with a Blue Screen of Death, was flagged in IPsec. This broke servers using IPsec rules.
The Windows 11 update fixed issues with display and audio devices disappearing when the system wakes up, inconsistencies in reporting the L2 cache for specific CPUs, game termination due to Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors, and more.
Microsoft’s Windows 11 update shows its commitment to improving the OS. However, the tech giant has not addressed SSD issues for years.