Windows 10 KB4598291 (20H2) is now rolling out with important fixes

Windows 10 KB4598291 optional update is now rolling out to
devices running version 20H2 and version 2004 with several bug
fixes. Microsoft has also published the direct download links
for Windows 10 KB4598291 offline installers so that you can
apply the patch offline.

Windows 10 KB4598291 is an optional update (also known as
‘preview’ cumulative update)  which means that it won’t be
applied to your system unless you click on ‘Download and
install’ button within the Settings app. Unlike the
January 2021 Patch Tuesday updates, this optional release
comes with fixes for long-standing critical bugs.

When optional cumulative and driver updates are detected, they
will be displayed under Settings > Update & Security >
Windows Update > View optional updates. If detected, you’ll
see the following patch today:

2021-01 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 20H2
for x64-based Systems (KB4598291)

KB4598291 update

To install Windows 10 Build 19042.789 on version 2004 and
20H2, Microsoft recommends following these steps:

  • Open Windows Search and look for ‘Windows Updates’.
  • Click on ‘Check for updates’.
  • Look for ‘Optional quality update available’.
  • Click on ‘Download and install’.

You can also download the patch from Microsoft Update Catalog,
which is a free tool that can help you keep desktops and
servers updated. Microsoft Update Catalog, for those
uninitiated, is aimed at streamlining the process of
downloading Windows 10 updates offline installer.

Download Links for Windows 10 KB4598291

Windows 10 KB4598291 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
32-bit (x86).

Windows 10 KB4598291 (Build 19042.789) Full Changelog

Unlike the Patch Tuesday release, Windows 10 Build 19042.789
brings additional bug fixes, including changes to the Alt-Tab
experience that allow users to navigate between apps using the
keyboard shortcut.

As you may be aware, Windows 10 version 20H2 was
released with the inclusion of Microsoft Edge tabs into
the Alt-Tab menu. Some users reported that the update broke
Alt-Tab capabilities and it’s finally getting fixed in the
latest optional update.

This cumulative update also fixes an issue where your device
might not respond when you launch a game in fullscreen or if
tablet mode is enabled. Likewise, another bug has been fixed
where Ctrl+Caps Lock and Alt+Caps Lock did not work as
intentioned in some regions.

According to the changelog, the tech giant has fixed an issue
that prevents users from accessing documents pinned to the
desktop. Similarly, Microsoft has patched an issue preventing
users from extracting online-only ZIP file.

So, while this isn’t one of the most Windows updates Microsoft
has released, it’s certainly worth taking a look, especially if
you have issues with Alt-Tab and basic OS operations.

It’s also worth noting that users can skip the patch and get
these fixes on February 9 (Patch Tuesday).

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