Windows 11 KB5035853

Windows 11 KB5035853 is March 2024 Patch Tuesday update with tons of new stuff, including support for “Windows 11 Moment 5“. You can get the update by heading to Settings, or you can also find the KB5035853 offline installers (.msu) files on the Microsoft Update Catalog.

KB5035853 is a big release with many improvements, but the most important highlight is support for Windows 11 Moment 5. If you download and install the March 2024 Patch Tuesday update and enable the toggle “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available”, you’ll automatically get all new features from Windows 11 Moment 5.

For those unaware, Microsoft previously offered Moment 5 to those who downloaded the February 29 optional update and turned on the “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” toggle. This changes with the March 2024 update, which includes support for Moment 5 and does not require an optional patch, but you’ll still need to turn on the toggle.

March 2024 Patch Tuesday update also includes improvements outside the Moment 5 release. For example, you can now use the Snipping Tool to edit screenshots captured on your Android phone quickly. Whenever you capture a screenshot on your phone, you’ll receive a notification on your PC with the option to edit it.

These are some nice improvements, and you’ll automatically get it as you install the March update. If you check for updates, you’ll see the following update on Windows Update:

KB5035853 Windows Update
You can enable the toggle after installing March update to get Moment 5 stuff I Image Courtesy:

2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 23H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5035853)

Download Links for Windows 10 KB5035853

Windows 10 KB5035853 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).

What’s new in Windows 11 Build 22621.3296

March 2024 Patch Tuesday advances Windows 11 version 23H2 to Build 22621.3296. If you’re on version 22H2, which is losing some support in some months, you’ll get Build 22631.3296.

So, what’s particularly interesting about the update? In addition to the nifty Snipping Tool and Android integration update, Microsoft is also renaming some stuff.

Mobile Devices settings in Windows 11
Screenshot showing Mobile Devices settings in Windows 11 | Image Courtesy:

As shown in the above screenshot, a feature previously known as the Phone Link settings page has been renamed “Mobile devices.” You will find the above page through Settings > Bluetooth & devices, and then look for Mobile devices.

This change is quite interesting as it shows Microsoft’s commitment to Android integration without the independent Phone Link app. In preview builds, Microsoft is also testing web camera support in mobile device settings, which will allow you to use your phone’s camera as your PC’s webcam.

In addition to the above changes, another significant upgrade comes with supporting the USB 80Gbps standard.

This doubles the bandwidth of the previous USB 40Gbps standard, but you’ll also need a PC and peripherals that support USB4 or Thunderbolt.

Similarly, there are some other bug fixes. For example, if you use the Microsoft Store to install games but notice that the Store does not respect your choice and saves some files to the primary drive instead of the secondary drive, installing this update will help.

According to the release notes, games installed on a secondary drive will now remain in place. But there’s more to the update than the above fixes. Here’s a list of all other key bug fixes:

  • This update fixes alignment for stapling or hole punching with long-edge fed printers and solves the problem of the Windows Settings Home page occasionally not responding.
  • Navigation within the settings should now be smoother
  • Moreover, the update enhances the device’s networking capabilities, especially the automatic switch from cellular to Wi-Fi, providing a seamless transition when Wi-Fi is available.
  • Finally, it tackles a problem that prevented systems from going to sleep when an external device was connected.

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