Windows 10 KB5010342 is out for version 21H2, version 21H1, and
version 20H2. Microsoft has also published a new update for
version 2004, but it requires an Enterprise/Education license.
In addition to Windows Update, direct download links for
Windows 10 KB5010342 offline installers are also live.
KB5010342 is a security-first update, but it does include
non-security fixes, including a change that would allow
surround sound audio to work smoothly when playing media
contents via Microsoft Edge. Since the last month’s optional
update was pretty huge, there are numerous non-security fixes
in this update.
For example, Microsoft has fixed an issue that causes Bluetooth
devices to stop working when you attempt to connect Bluetooth
devices. As always, Microsoft is pushing the update via Windows
Update and Windows Update for Business, and the build revision
number would be different for all Windows 10 versions.
If you’ve already installed version 21H2 aka November 2021
Update, you will get Build 19044.1526. For those still running
Windows 10 21H2, they will get Build 19043.1526 with identical
quality fixes. If you’re on version 20H2 or older, expect the
same set of changes and the build revision number would be
Microsoft has ended support for Windows 10 2004, so you won’t
be getting this update unless you’ve enterprise or education
edition of the OS. If you’re on Windows 11, you’ll be getting
KB5010386 for your device.
If you check for updates today, you’ll see the following
2022-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2
for x64-based Systems (KB5010342)
2022-02 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1
for x64-based Systems (KB5010342)
Download Links for Windows 10 KB5010342
Windows 10 KB5010342 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
Windows 10 KB5010342 (Build 19044.1466) Full Changelog
According to the changelog, Microsoft has fixed several
security issues and a bug whereby a feature called “Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol” could fail to perform its operation
if the following attributes are detected:
- SamAccountName and UserAccountControl
Likewise, Microsoft is introducing a new feature that would
provide direct access to Microsoft Edge profiles within News
and interests feed. You can always manage profiles directly
from Edge, but there’ll be a new shortcut for those who prefer
to launch it via Windows 10’s News and Interests.
Microsoft is adding a new reminder to Internet Explorer 11 that
would notify users about its upcoming retirement.
Microsoft has made changes to Windows 10 to resolve printing
issues when you print using USB on version 2004 or later.
Another bug where apps stop working if you type text using the
Chinese IME has been fixed.
As we mentioned at the outset, Microsoft has also fixed audio
issues with Chromium-based Edge when streaming sites like
Netflix. The update includes a fix for an issue whereby causes
functioning Bluetooth devices to suddenly stop working if use a
non-functioning Bluetooth device.
Interestingly, today’s Windows 10 update adds a new feature
called “Sync Your Settings”.
This new feature is currently rolling out in stages and it
would help users who are migrating to Windows 11. With “Sync
Your Settings”, you can create a backup list of your apps
linked to your Microsoft Account. Once done, you can quickly
restore those backed up apps on Windows 11.
Microsoft says it will begin enabling this new feature on more
devices over the coming weeks.
Other bug fixes/improvements include:
- Fixed an issue where lsass.exe could stop working and the
device would restart. This issue occurs if you query Windows NT
Directory Services (NTDS).
- Fixed an issue that fails to apply the Group Policy Object
- Fixed an issue that prevents Robocopy from retrying the
file copy process.
- Fixed issues with verbose Active Directory Federation
Services (AD FS).
- Fixed a memory leak that occurs when you call