For those still using Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2019
Update), a new cumulative update is now rolling with important
security bug fixes. Microsoft has published Windows 10
KB4598229 offline installers, which allows you to apply the
patch to multiple machines in a matter of minutes.
Windows 10 KB4598229 is a security update and it will be
applied to your compatible hardware automatically.
This update will advance version 1909 to Windows 10 Build
18363.1316. Microsoft says it won’t publish any new cumulative
updates for version 1903, which reached the end of life in
December 2020. To get the patch, simply head to the Windows
Update page in the Settings app and click on ‘Check for
Remember that devices running Windows 10 version 20H2 or
version 2004 will receive a different update with unique bug
fixes. For Windows 10 version 20H2,
Microsoft says it’s rolling out Build 19042.746.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB4598229
Windows 10 KB4598229 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
Windows 10 KB4598229 (Build 18363.1316) Full Changelog
Windows 10 Build 18363.1316 comes with security improvements
for Microsoft Office products and basic system operations. This
patch includes security fixes for other components too, such as
Windows Media and Windows Fundamentals.
In addition to security fixes, Microsoft has also fixed an
issue where your device might crash with
Blue Screen of Death when running the Check Disk command.
In the changelog of KB4598229, Microsoft confirmed that it’s
still investigating reports of an issue where user certificates
might be lost when you update your device from Windows 10
version 1809. This problem is also reproducible when using
outdated ISO images.
Automatic upgrade to version 2004
In the next few months, Microsoft will begin to forcibly
install Windows 10 version 2004 on devices running version 1909
and 1903 versions of the operating system.
Windows 10 version 1903 has already reached the end of service
users are already being forcefully upgraded to version
1909. For version 1909 too, Microsoft is now planning to
forcefully download and install Windows 10 version 2004, which
was released in May 2020.
This is because version 1909 will stop receiving important
security updates and Microsoft is trying to minimize the
attacks by forcing users to upgrade to supported versions, such
as version 2004 or 20H2.
If your device is affected, Microsoft will notify you directly
via a notice on the Windows Update page.