Windows 11 KB5015882 Update Fixes Freezing File Explorer

Windows 11 new update KB5015882 will fix the bug that causes file explorer to freeze. It’s a non-security update that will fix a few bugs and issues and improve the window experience on a small scale.

In order to get this update to your computer, you need to understand that it’s a combination of the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest cumulative update (LCU).

To update your computer, go to settings, then update and security, and select windows update. In that option, you will find Optional updates available and a link to download the update.

What’s New In Windows 11 KB5015882 Update?

There are a few changes and fixes that come with this patch, here is a short list.

  • It focuses on an issue that causes File Explorer(explorer.exe) to stop working when you use the play and pause keyboard buttons on certain devices.
  • Addresses an issue that causes File Explorer(explorer.exe) to stop working when you use the Start menu’s context menu (Win+X) and an external monitor is connected to your device.
  • It fixes an issue that displays a blank window that you cannot close when you hover over the search icon on the taskbar.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain troubleshooting tools from opening.
  • NEW, Provides the ability for you to consent to receive urgent notifications when focus assist is on.
  • NEW, Gives you the option to update to a newer Windows 11 version at the very first startup of Windows if your device is eligible.

This Windows 11 KB5015882 update brings lots of improvements to your computer that help users to operate the computer without any issues. It will reduce the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.

For more details regarding this update, please visit the official Windows 11 update preview page.