Windows 10 KB5013942 (21H2, 21H1) is out: Here’s everything new

Windows 10 KB5013942

Windows 11 KB5013942 has been released as Microsoft has started
pushing May 2022 Patch Tuesday updates. This release doesn’t
come with tons of new features, but there are plenty of bug
fixes for everyone. Direct download links for Windows 10
KB5013942 offline installers are also available for those who
are unable to install patches via WU.

KB5013942 is a security update and it is being pushed as part
of the May 2022 Patch Tuesday cycle. Since Windows 10 is now on
the backburner with Microsoft’s focus entirely on Windows 11,
there are no major changes in this particular Patch Tuesday
release. Of course, there are those usual bug fixes and
security improvements.

The previous update enabled support for Windows Search
highlights and some other improvements. On the other hand, this
release doesn’t contain any noticeable change, but the tech
giant says it fixed an issue that causes Internet Explorer to
stop working when you copy and paste the text.

A critical bug that causes a black screen for some folks when
they sign in and sign out has been fixed. Another bug where the
Microsoft OneDrive file loses focus after you rename it and
press the Enter key has been patched in this release. Likewise,
Microsoft is also improving News and Interest panel by fixing a
few bugs here and there.

If you’re on Windows 11, Microsoft has released a cumulative
update for your device and most of the changes are identical.
That’s because Windows 11 is apparently built on top of Windows
10, so most of the fixes and bugs are shared between the two
operating systems.

If you check for updates, you’ll see either of the update
alerts depending on the version of Windows 10:

2022-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2
for x64-based Systems (KB5013942)


2022-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1
for x64-based Systems (KB5013942)

Download Links for Windows 10 KB5013942

Windows 10 KB5013942 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
32-bit (x86).

Microsoft is offering the security update via Windows Update
and Windows Update for Business, but it is still possible to
download and install the patch manually from Microsoft Update

Microsoft Update catalog linked above offers direct access to
the offline installer (.msi) file, so you can double-tap on the
link and start the download. It is also worth noting that the
company has made changes to the Update Catalog to support HTTPS
requests, which means you can now simply tap on the link to
start the download.

Windows 10 KB5013942 (Build 19044.1645) Full Changelog

Key highlights:

  1. Improves Windows Secure Boot component.
  2. Fixes OneDrive issues.
  3. Performance improvements.

As per the release notes, Microsoft has fixed an issue that
causes a remote desktop session to close or stop responding
while waiting on sethc.exe for a callback. Another bug has been
fixed where certain Point of Sale terminal feature can cause
occasional OS startup delays.

KB5013942 Windows Update

The startup delay of up to 40 minutes has been fixed in this
release. Microsoft has also fixed an issue where users run into
a black screen when they sign in or sign out, and another bug
causes Kerberos authentication to fail with a pretty vague
error message and code “0xc0030009 (RPC_NT_NULL_REF_POINTER)”.

Microsoft says it fixed an issue where Windows could stop
working when you apply a Windows Defender Application Control
(WDAC) policy. Another bug has been fixed that causes News and
Interests widget to appear automatically even when you haven’t
clicked, tapped, or moused over it.

Other bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly passes the Shift KeyUp
  • Fixed an issue that might occur when you use Netdom.exe.
  • Fixed an issue that displays the wrong IME mode indicator.
  • Fixed an issue where users cannot access that network
  • Fixed an issue that damages a pool when a Client-Side
    Caching (CSC) cleanup method fails.
  • Fixed an issue where the OS uses up all memory and the same
    issue occurs after a restart.
  • Fixed a potential performance concern where a bug reduces
    the overhead of resource contention in high input/output
    operations per second (IOPS) scenarios.

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