Windows 10 KB5001391 (20H2) released with one new feature

Windows 10 KB5001391

Windows 10 KB5001391 is now rolling out to version 20H2/2004
and it can be downloaded via Windows Update. Microsoft has also
published the direct download links for Windows 10 KB5001391
offline installers. These offline installers can users if
they’re having installation issues or if they want to deploy
the update on multiple machines.

Windows 10 KB5001391 is a non-security cumulative “preview”
update and it will advance your system to Windows 10 Build
19042.964. You can install today’s cumulative update if you
can’t wait for the May 2021 Patch Tuesday update. Unlike other
monthly releases, this one comes with a new taskbar newsfeed
feature.

To update Windows 10, head to the Settings app and click on
“Check for updates”. If compatible, the following update will
appear on your screen:

2021-04 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5001391)

To download and install Windows 10 Build 19042.964, simply
follow these steps:

  1. Launch Windows Settings.
  2. Head to Updates & Security.
  3. Click on Check for updates.
  4. Under optional updates, select “Download and install”.
  5. Select “Restart now” to finish the installation.

When applying optional updates, make sure that you’ve unchecked
the updates for drivers (if available).

In some cases, updating Windows 10 can be a real chore as some
unexpected problem can crop up. If you’re getting errors when
applying the patch, there are few fixes you can try.

For example, you can pause and resume updates and use Media
Creation Tool to fix corrupted components. You can also apply
this optional update by manually downloading the offline
installer from the links shared below.

Download Links for Windows 10 KB5001391

Windows 10 KB5001391 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
32-bit (x86).

On Microsoft Update Catalog, you’ve to click on the
“Download” button next to the correct version/edition of
Windows 10. Once done, a new window will open with a link to
the .msu package. If you’re using Google Chrome, you need to
right-click on the link and select “Save as” to start the
download.

Windows 10 KB5001391 (Build 19042.964) Full Changelog

With this update, Microsoft is finally introducing the Google
Discover-like
news and weather feed for the Windows taskbar.

As you may know already, the Windows taskbar hasn’t changed at
all in the last three years.

Earlier this year, Microsoft said that it would build its own
“News and Interests” feed for Windows 10 users, and insiders
were allowed to test the feature in the preview builds.

KB5001391 update

After beta testing, the “News and Interests” feed is now coming
to Windows 10 version 20H2 and version 2004. As you see in the
below screenshot, the taskbar feed would be enabled by default
and it’ll show weather information with sky conditions, news
and personalized stories.

KB5001391 new feature

To access the feed, you’ve to click on the weather icon pinned
to the taskbar. If don’t like the idea, you can right-click on
the icon and turn off the feature.

Windows 10 Build 19042.964 also comes with additional bug fixes
for everyone. For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue where a
device unexpectedly fails security tests in organizations.

Another bug has been fixed where Windows 10 in S Mode stops
working properly.

Likewise, a rare bug that causes issues with lsass.exe has been
fixed. For those unaware, LSASS refers to the Local Security
Authority Process, a process that is responsible for login and
authentication on Windows 10.

After the last update, users noticed that the lsass.exe process
results in high memory usage. With today’s optional patch,
Microsoft confirmed that the problem occurs when Transport
Layer Security (TLS) resumes a session and it has been fixed.

Windows 10 Build 19042.964 also comes with these improvements:

  • Start Menu reliability improvements.
  • Mixed reality users can now adjust the amount of idle time
    before a headset goes to sleep.

Known issues in the April 28 cumulative update

  • Microsoft is aware of performance issues in the latest
    update and FPS drops. However, this issue has been fixed via a
    separate server-side update.
  • Microsoft is aware of issues with Input Method Editor (IME)
    and is working on another patch.

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