Windows 11 update KB5034204 improves digital inking and Eye Control (preview)

On January 11, 2024, Microsoft made available the update KB5034204 for Windows 11 23H2 and version 22H2 on devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel with various improvements and non-security fixes.

The update KB5034204 bumps the version number to build 22631.3078 for version 23H2 and 22621.3078 for version 22H2 and, according to the official changes, this update introduces the ability to use digital inking in some edit boxes, adds a backup option for Eye Control, and fixes problems with 7-Zip support, Start menu search, networking, and more.

Windows 11 build 22631.3078 and 22621.3078 fixes

This rollout also brings a bunch of fixes and improvements with build 22631.3078 and 22621.3078, some of which include:

Updates and improvements for Windows

  • Digital Handwriting (Inking) Enhancements: Windows now supports digital handwriting in some boxes in various languages and locales, with improved recognition and gesture controls.
  • Eye Control Settings Backup: You can now back up and automatically transfer eye control system settings when setting up a new device.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • File Explorer: Fixed an issue where some 7-Zip files appeared empty.
  • Start menu search: Resolved a problem causing search problems for some users.
  • Wi-Fi & Group Policy: Fixed issues related to WPA3 in the Group Policy editor and caching problems in Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
  • Reliability: Made Windows more reliable during power transitions to reduce potential errors.
  • Font & Rendering: Addressed rendering issues for third-party applications and improved the display of emoji-like 3D fonts.
  • Communication & Connectivity: Various fixes to improve video calls, WMI functionality, BitLocker encryption, and Bluetooth audio connections.
  • Device Management & Security: Improved APN profiles, Trusted Platform Modules initialization, driver vulnerabilities, UEFI Secure Boot systems, and Active Directory issues.
  • User Interface & Applications: Fixed problems with troubleshooting processes, RemoteApp windows, keyboard language changes for RemoteApps, File Explorer Gallery, and more.

Install update KB5034204

You can download KB5034204 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the “Check for Updates” button and restarting your computer.