This month’s optional update for Windows 10 version 1909 is now
rolling out. As always, Microsoft has also published Windows 10
KB5000850 offline installers, which you can download to apply
the patch manually on multiple configurations without
connecting to the internet.
Windows 10 as a service is updated at least twice a month with
numerous improvements and fixes. New updates patch bugs, add
features, fix security holes, and result in new issues as well
for some users.
KB5000850 is the latest update for those still running Windows
10 version 1909 and it’s offered as an optional patch. Unlike
Patch Tuesday updates, this optional update can be skipped and
it won’t be installed on your device unless you explicitly
grant permission to Windows Update.
On the supported device, you will see the following patch when
you check for updates:
2021-03 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB5000850).
If you choose to apply the update manually, you’ll be applying
a patch that addresses printer problems,
File Explorer performance issues, and other general bugs.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB5000850
Windows 10 KB5000850 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
This patch advances the OS to Windows 10 Build 18363.1474 and
Microsoft will publish these fixes for your device with the
April 2021 Patch Tuesday update, which is set to arrive in the
second week of next month.
Windows 10 KB5000850 (Build 18363.1474) Full Changelog
According to the official release notes, this patch fixes an
issue where File Explorer shows “Computing Filters”
indefinitely when you try to filter the search results. The
problem was first flagged nearly two years ago and more users
noticed after the version 1909 update was released in November
For those who use Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode,
Microsoft recommends applying the patch because it fixes an
issue where the zoom feature would not work as intended on
multiple high-DPI monitors setup.
Windows 10 Build 18363.1474 has also addressed an issue with
USB 3.0 hubs where the connected device might stop working when
you try to restart your device. Microsoft has also
addressed an issue that prevents Chromium Edge when it is used
in combination with Microsoft App-V.
November 2019 Update end of support alerts
Windows 10 version 1909 is technically getting its second
last optional update, as it is set to reach “end of life”
status in May. While this date has always been public
knowledge, it may come as a surprise to some users not familiar
with Windows 10’s end of service guidelines.
This applies to all consumer SKUs of Windows 10, including Pro
and Home. If you’re on Windows 10 Enterprise or Education,
version 1909 will still get updates.
As we reported earlier this year, Microsoft has already started
reminding users about the upcoming changes to the November 2019
Update. If you don’t upgrade to version 2004 manually, the
feature update will be automatically installed by May.