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Windows 11 KB5036893 activates Moment 5 (direct download links)

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Windows 11 KB5036893 April 2024 Patch Tuesday is now available for versions 23H2 and 22H2 in Settings > Windows Updates > Check for updates. This update enables Windows 11 Moment 5 features along with other fixes. You can also download the offline installation (.msu) files for KB5036893 from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Today's April 2024 Patch Tuesday update upgrades your Windows 11 installation of version 23H2 to build 22631.3447. If you're using version 22H2, you'll get build 22621.3447, but remember that Microsoft told us that support for Windows 11 version 22H2 will end later this year.

What makes KB5036893 particularly interesting is that it forces features from Windows 11 Moment 5, which was previously an optional update. This means that the “Get latest updates” toggle in front of all others is no longer necessary to try out the new features, such as: B. Smart Snapping, which shows suggestions in app windows when you have too many apps.

Snap Suggestions / Windows suggests Snap layouts with the April patch

As shown in the screenshot above, after the April 2024 Patch Tuesday update, you can now easily create Snap Layouts (app window layout). This isn't part of the Windows AI update, but it uses a simple algorithm to suggest similar apps in a snap layout, so you can snap multiple apps at once.

There are other cool features in the update too. First, check for updates. The following patch will then appear in Windows Update:

Cumulative Update 2024-04 for Windows 11 version 23H2 for x86-based systems (KB5036893)

Download links for Windows 10 KB5036893

Direct download links for Windows 10 KB5036893: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).

What's new in Windows 11 Build 22631.3447?

Windows 11 Build 22631.3447 includes improvements outside of the Moment 5 version. For example, if you are an administrator of an IT company, you can finally use Windows Hello for Business without any problems. Previously, users who relied on Mobile Device Management (MDM) were unable to use Windows Hello.

In build 22631.3447, you can now use Copilot without signing in to your Microsoft account. This means that Copilot is now activated on PCs with local accounts and you will find the icon next to the date and time.

If you notice that the Show Desktop feature has been disabled, you can re-enable it from the taskbar settings as shown below.

Another notable change in update KB5036893 is that controversial MSN cards will be enabled for everyone.

For those who don't know, MSN Maps are a new way to stay up to date on weather, money/finances, sports and traffic right from your lock screen.

As shown in the GIF above, these MSN cards appear on the lock screen and open Microsoft Edge when clicked.

You can't choose between these cards because they all appear when the lock screen status is set to “Weather & more” in Settings > Personalization > Lock screen. However, Microsoft told us that it allows you to change what exactly appears on the lock screen.