January 25, 2022—KB5009596 (OS Builds 19042.1503, 19043.1503, and 19044.1503) PreviewWindows 10, version 20H2, all editions Windows Server, version 20H2, all editions More...
OS Builds 19042.1503, 19043.1503, and 19044.1503
REMINDER Windows 10, version 2004 reached end of servicing on December 14, 2021. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.
To update to one of the newer versions of Windows 10, we recommend that you use the appropriate Enablement Package KB (EKB). Using the EKB makes updating faster and easier and requires a single restart. To find the EKB for a specific OS, go to the Improvements and fixes section and click or tap the OS name to expand the collapsible section.
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- Adds a reminder to Internet Explorer 11 that notifies you about its upcoming retirement.
- Updates an issue that might sometimes cause Japanese Microsoft Office applications stop working when you use the new Japanese Input Method Editor (IME).
- Updates an issue that stops printing or prints the wrong output when you print using USB on Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
- Updates an issue that causes applications to stop working when you type text using the Chinese IME.
- Updates an issue that prevents certain surround sound audio from playing in Microsoft Edge.
- Adds a new feature that provides direct access to select your Microsoft Edge profiles from news and interests. You can also go to Microsoft Edge directly from news and interests in the same corresponding profile.
- Adds a new feature called Sync Your Settings for users who are migrating to Windows 11, original release. You’ll use Sync Your Settings to automatically back up a list of your applications to your Microsoft Account. Then, you can quickly restore those application on a Windows 11, original release device. This new feature that will deploy over the coming weeks.
- Updates an issue that causes functioning Bluetooth devices to stop working when you attempt to connect to a non-functioning Bluetooth device.
- Updates daylight savings time to start in February 2022 instead of March 2022 in Jordan.
- Updates the phone number for Windows Activation for locales that have the wrong phone number.
Improvements and fixesNote: To view the list of addressed issues, click or tap the OS name to expand the collapsible section.
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Windows 10, version 20H2
Windows 10 servicing stack update - 19042.1490, 19043.1490, and 19044.1490
- This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) ensure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.
Known issues in this update
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How to get this updateBefore installing this update
Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest cumulative update (LCU). For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.
For Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) deployment or when installing the standalone package from Microsoft Update Catalog:
If your devices do not have the May 11, 2021 update (KB5003173) or later LCU, you must install the special standalone August 10, 2021 SSU (KB5005260).
Install this update
|Release Channel||Available||Next Step|
|Windows Update or Microsoft Update||Yes||Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. In the Optional updates available area, you’ll find the link to download and install the update.|
|Windows Update for Business||No||None. These changes will be included in the next security update to this channel.|
|Microsoft Update Catalog||Yes||To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.|
|Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)||No||You can import this update into WSUS manually. See the Microsoft Update Catalog for instructions.|
To remove the LCU after installing the combined SSU and LCU package, use the DISM/Remove-Package command line option with the LCU package name as the argument. You can find the package name by using this command: DISM /online /get-packages.
Running Windows Update Standalone Installer (wusa.exe) with the /uninstall switch on the combined package will not work because the combined package contains the SSU. You cannot remove the SSU from the system after installation.
For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 5009596.
For a list of the files that are provided in the servicing stack update, download the file information for the SSU - version 19042.1490, 19043.1490, and 19044.1490.
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