KB5007253 is now rolling out to PCs running Windows 10 version
21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004. Like previous optional cumulative
updates, this patch is rolling out via Windows Update.
Additionally, Microsoft has also posted direct download links
for Windows 10 KB5007253 offline installers on its Update
Windows 10 KB5007253 is part of the November 2021 cumulative
update and it is also the first patch for version 21H2
(November 2021 Update) which was recently released in the
production channel. Of course, Build 19044.1382 or Build
19043.1382 is offered as an optional release.
KB5007253 will bump the build revision number for all supported
Windows 10. If you’ve already updated to version 21H2 “November
2021 Update”, you’ll be getting Windows 10 Build 19044.1382. On
the other hand, if you’re on May 2021 Update, Microsoft will
offer 19043.1382. Likewise, version 20H2 is getting Build
Remember that the build revision number is the only difference
between these Windows 10 versions. That’s because Windows 10
21H2, 21H1, and version 20H2 are based on the Vibranium
release, which is the codebase of Windows 10 May 2020 Update
(aka version 2004).
November 2021 optional update includes various bug fixes and
improvements for Windows 10 version 2004 and later. For
example, Microsoft fixed an issue that causes unexpected
rendering issues when loading some variable fonts.
Another Windows 10 bug where letters or characters appear at
the wrong angle has been fixed. Fortunately, this glitch only
affected certain Asian languages, such as Japanese and Chinese.
Microsoft has also fixed issues where Microsoft Excel crashes
on certain devices when you export to PDF.
On your devices, when you check for updates today, the
following patch will appear on your screen:
2021-11 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5007253)
2021-11 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5007253)
To download and install Windows 10 Build 19044.1382, use
- Open Settings.
- Visit the Updates & Security.
- Tap on the “Windows Update” button.
- Select Check for updates to see if new updates are
- Click on the “Download and install” option.
- Select “restart now” to finish installing the update.
- Or use the offline installers if you don’t see the patch.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB5007253
Windows 10 KB5007253 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
As we mentioned at the outset, Microsoft has published the
Windows 10 offline installers on the company’s Update Catalog.
The patch is apparently offered in (.msu) format and users can
install it by tapping on the .msu, but this will only work if
you apply the update to a device using the supported version of
There are several updates available on Microsoft Update Catalog
and you will need to download the patch compatible with your
system. If you’re unsure about the device configuration,
simply head to Windows Settings > System > About.
To download the patch, click on the “Download” button and this
will open a new window with a link to the .msu file. Copy the
.msu link and paste it into another tab to begin the download
Windows 10 KB5007253 (Build 19044.1382) Full Changelog
- Fixes an issue where some fonts fail to display properly.
- Fixes an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop
- Fixes an issue where the Windows Settings page unexpectedly
- Fixed an issue where Windows Game Bar’s screen capture
- Fixed an issue that prevents apps from appearing on the
This month’s update optional comes with several bug fixes for
everyone. For example, an issue that affects the
SearchFilterHost.exe process has been fixed. Additionally,
Microsoft has also patched critical Windows printing errors
like 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer.
Windows 10 19044.1382 addresses an issue that causes the
Windows Settings page to unexpectedly. This happens on devices
when users try to uninstall fonts from the Settings page.
Another bug affecting the UI for renaming files when using
folder view in File Explorer has been resolved in Windows 10
In addition to these improvements, Microsoft has also added
support for a new –cd argument to Windows Subsystem for Linux
(wsl.exe). This would allow users to specify a Windows or Linux
path as a starting directory for the subsystem.
With today’s patch, Microsoft has also delivered a fix for an
issue where certain Windows apps could crash if you try to
update or repair the program.
The optional update won’t show up on some devices
It’s worth noting that Windows 10’s optional update won’t show
up on some devices if Windows 11 update is pending for
In that case, you would need to manually download the offline
installer and apply the patch.
Other Windows 10 news
- Windows 10 November 2021 Update is rolling out in stages
and it can be downloaded by seekers.
- Microsoft has confirmed
Windows 10 will only get one major feature update a year
similar to Windows 11.
- Windows 11 Store’s new look is now available for Windows