KB5026435: This hot-wanted box is back on your Windows 10

Microsoft initially planned to release it in April.

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  • Microsoft launched the KB5026435 for Windows 10 22H2 users.
  • The update brings back the improved search box feature.
  • It’s been a long time coming, nonetheless.

It’s that time again. Microsoft is back with another update for Windows 10 22H2 users. This time, the update, which is billed as KB5026435, brings a plethora of interesting improvements including the return of the hotly-wanted improved search box experience. 

The search box will now appear on all types of taskbars, including top, bottom, regular, or small icons taskbar. Users can use the search box to easily access apps, files, settings, and more from Windows and the web.

You may recall that Microsoft released the KB5025297 update in April 2023 intending to reintroduce the improved search box. However, they decided to postpone it to a later release. Now, the feature is finally being rolled out with the current update.

However, if you’re someone who prefers their previous search experience, it can easily be restored by using the taskbar context menu or responding to a dialog that appears when using search.

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All search box fusses aside, what other features and improvements does KB5026435 bring, you may ask? Here’s everything we’ve got so far. 

What other features are coming in the KB5026435 update?

  • New! This update now displays up to three high priority toast notifications at the same time. This feature affects apps that use Windows OS notifications to send notices for calls, reminders, or alarms. Up to four toast notifications might appear at the same time. This means that there can be three high priority notifications and one normal priority notification. 
  • This update addresses an issue that affects App Installer. Sometimes, MSIX apps fail to update.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects Server Message Block (SMB). You cannot access the SMB shared folder. The errors are, “Not enough memory resources” or “Insufficient system resources”.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). It stops working. This occurs when you use Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).
  • The update addresses an issue that affects scheduled tasks. The tasks fail when they use stored local user account credentials. This occurs when you enable Credential Guard. The error message is “2147943726 : ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE (The username or password is incorrect).”
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster. It might not come online. This occurs after a periodic password rollover. The error code is 1326.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects access to Tab settings for IE mode sites.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects dot sourcing. It fails files that contain class definition in Windows PowerShell.
  • This update changes the support phone number for Microsoft India for Windows activation.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the PublishDfsRoots policy. It does not apply correctly to a targeted client that has mobile device management (MDM). One example of MDM is Microsoft Intune.
  • This update changes the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) ranges for certain mobile providers.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the Windows Firewall. The firewall drops all connections to the IP address of a captive portal. This occurs when you choose the Captive Portal Addresses option.
  • This update addresses a multi-function label printer issue. It affects the installation of some of them.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects devices that are joined to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). The Windows Firewall cannot apply the correct domain and profile for them.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects signed Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policies. They are not applied to the Secure Kernel. This occurs when you enable Secure Boot.
  • This update addresses an issue that affects the touch keyboard. Sometimes, it does not show the correct layout based on the current input scope.
  • This update addresses an issue that sometimes fails to open the touch keyboard.
  • This update addresses an issue that might affect a large reparse point. You might get a stop error when you use NTFS to access it. This issue occurs after a canceled FSCTL Set operation changes the reparse tag.

If you can recall, Microsoft had planned to end support for the latest version of Windows 10, the 22H2. 

As previously mentioned, security updates would continue to be available until October 14, 2025. While there are still several years left until this happens, it can be difficult to bid farewell to a polarizing OS that has received mixed reactions from users.

Have you installed the KB5026435 update? Let us know in the comments!

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