According to Microsoft, Microsoft has released an optional update for Windows 11 - KB5011563 to users outside the Beta Channel and the official version number is 22000.593. Read this post from MiniTool to know much information about the new update, including many improvements & fixes and a new feature.

Windows 11 KB5011563 Build 22000.593 Was Released

On March 28, 2022, Microsoft officially released a new update called Build 22000.593 (KB5011563). You may remember that the same KB update (Windows 11 Build 22000.588) was released to the Beta Channel two weeks ago. The new build is an optional update - under the optional “C” update and it is available for users outside the Beta Channel.

Since Windows 11 KB5011563 is optional, it won’t install automatically if you don’t click the Get updates button. You can choose to skip the optional update and don’t need to install it unless you need to fix some issues that the update can do. According to reports, April 2022’s Patch Tuesday may also roll out the same set of changes.

This new update brings some highlights and improvements & fixes. Let’s see them.

Windows 11 Build 22000.593 (KB5011563) Highlights

Windows 11 allows up to three high-priority toast notifications to display simultaneously. To be specific, only four notifications can appear on the system at the same time – one normal-priority notification and three high-priority notifications. This is a new feature.

A Microsoft OneDrive file may lose focus after you rename it and press Enter. Windows 11 KB5011563 has fixed this issue.

Besides, when you search for the word ‘widgets’, the system returns the corresponding Settings page.

Windows 11 KB5011563 Build 22000.593 Improvements & Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that leads to SystemSettings.exe not working.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the wmipicmp.dll module that triggers many false alarms in the SCOM datacenter monitoring system.
  • Fixed an issue that causes searchindexer.exe and stops the offline search in Microsoft Outlook from returning recent emails.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Access denied for a file when performing a PowerShell test for AppLocker.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the User Account Control dialog from correctly showing apps requesting elevated privileges.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Group Policy Service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy Registry Preferences.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly returns the Execution Policy settings from the registry.
  • More…

Windows 11 Watermark Warning for Unsupported Hardware

In Build 22000.593, Microsoft has officially brought a desktop watermark for PCs that do not meet the official system requirements.

Compared to Windows 10, Microsoft puts forward high system requirements to CPU, RAM, TPM, and more for Windows 11. After a Windows 11 compatibility check/test, you may find your PC cannot meet the specifications of this new OS.

But, there are some ways for you to bypass these requirements and install Windows 11. Although the workarounds work for unsupported hardware, you may get the system requirements not met watermark.

This watermark was previously found in preview builds but now it makes its way into the production channel with KB5011563. At the right bottom of the desktop screen, you can see a message saying “System requirements not met. Go to Settings to learn more”.

Windows 11 desktop watermark for unsupported PCs

Tip: If you don’t want to see this desktop watermark, you can choose to remove it – go to Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\UnsupportedHardwareNotificationCache, right-click the SV2 or SV1 DWORD value and change its Value data from 1 to 0.

Windows 11 KB5011563 Download and Install

How to get Windows 11 Build 22000.593 (KB5011563)?

As mentioned above, the KB update is optional. You can go to Windows Settings, click Windows Update and click Check for updates. Then, Windows will start checking. You can see this update - 2022-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5011563). After the download finishes, click Install now.

Windows KB5011563 update download and install

In addition, you can install KB5011563 via Microsoft Update Catalog. Just search for KB5011563 in the search box and choose a proper version. Then, click the Download button to get a download link, copy & paste it to a new window and get the .msu file.

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Tip: Before starting a Windows update, it is recommended to back up your PC with MiniTool ShadowMaker – professional Windows 11 backup software since some system breakdowns can be triggered by the updates.

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After installing Windows 11 KB5011563, press Win + R, type winver, and click OK. Then, you can find Windows version has become OS Build 22000.588.

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