On the last day of July 2020, Windows 10 version 2004 has
received another round of patching. As usual, Microsoft has
also published the direct download links for Windows 10
KB4568831 offline installers, which should allow you to quickly
update the systems.
KB4568831 is an optional preview update for May 2020 Update and
it bumps the system to Windows 10 Build 19041.423. Unlike the
Patch Tuesday update, which was released on July 14, this
optional update comes with a long list of bug fixes and
This fresh optional update is being rolled out to Windows 10
May 2020 Update (version 2004) and you need to install it
manually from Update & Security > Windows Update >
In some installations, Windows 10 Build 19041.423 will appear
when you click on a new link called ‘View optional updates’. In
the optional updates page, you need to click on ‘Other updates’
to expand the section and select the update that you want to
download, and click on ‘Download and install’ option.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB4568831
Windows 10 KB4568831 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
Windows 10 KB4568831 (Build 19041.423) Full Changelog
With this optional update for Windows 10 version 2004,
Microsoft is implementing fixes for a number of bugs, including
issues affecting File Explorer.
The acknowledged File Explorer flaw crashes UWP (Universal
Platform Apps) unexpectedly and this occurs when the app
attempts to restart File Explorer using Restart Manager. In
addition, Microsoft is restoring the option to
remove previous search items from the File Explorer search
In Windows 10 Build 19041.423, another problem has been
resolved where File Explorer is unable to render a preview of
.msg files when Outlook is installed.
Microsoft is also addressing problems with Microsoft Word and
Excel. The company has fixed an issue with pasting images and
text from Word into Internet Explorer and another bug where
Excel might stop working when you use Windows’ built-in
For consumers, Microsoft is finally fixing an issue that might
display 4K (HDR) content darker when you use non-HDR systems
for HDR streaming. Another issue has been fixed where the
Settings page will close unexpectedly and prevent users from
configuring default apps.
Microsoft fixes printing mess and other bugs
Windows 10 has finally received additional fixes for major
printer issues which were caused by Microsoft’s June 2020 batch
of security patches.
The printing bug, which was shipped accidentally with June 2020
patch, proved troublesome for printers including Ricoh models
and also Brother. The additional fixes included in this patch
should improve the connectivity between printers and Windows.
Build 19041.423 for Windows 10 also addresses an issue that
causes Blue Screen of Death when the system resumes from sleep
and connects to Bluetooth headsets. In addition, Windows
10 optional patch resolves an issue that prevents internet
connectivity on some cellular modems and family safety features
If you don’t install this patch today, all the fixes and
improvements will apply to your system when you install August
14 Patch Tuesday update.