Windows 10 May 2022 cumulative update is now heading to
consumers and enterprises with several bug fixes and general
improvements. May 2022 Patch Tuesday doesn’t appear to be a big
release as it comes with fewer consumer-centric improvements,
especially when compared to the April 2022 Update.
Windows 10 May 2022 Update fixes as many as 75 vulnerabilities
where eight are classified as ‘Critical’ given their critical
nature (allows remote code execution or elevation of
privileges). As per the release notes, Microsoft has fixed 21
Elevation of Privilege security issues, Feature Bypass
Vulnerabilities, 26 Remote Code Execution bugs, and more.
In addition to the aforementioned issues, the company has also
three zero-day bugs, including an issue related to the NTLM
Relay Attack where an unauthenticated attacker could abuse the
call method and use the LSARPC interface to authenticate to the
attacker using NTLM.
To install the May 2022 cumulative updates on Windows
10, use these steps:
- Open Windows Settings in Windows 10.
- Click on Updates & Security.
- Click on “Windows Update“.
- Select “Check for updates“.
- Click on “Restart now” to complete the
Windows 10 is now on the backburner and all cumulative updates
or even features are based on the version 2004 of the OS. For
those unaware, all releases after version 2004 are actually
based on this version of Windows 10 as Microsoft shifted its
focus to the development of Windows 11 or Sun Valley.
Although the base is version 2004 for all later releases, the
build revision number is still different for all versions. For
example, if you’re on November 2021 Update, Microsoft says you
will receive bUild 19044.1645. Likewise, if you’re still on May
2021 Update, you will be getting Build 19043.1645.
The build and version numbers are different, but bug fixes or
the changelog itself are entirely identical. Windows 10 version
21H2, version 21H1, 20H2 and 2004 share the same code.
Windows 10 May 2022 cumulative updates:
- KB5013963 (Build 10240.19297) for version 1507.
- KB5013952 (Build 14393.5125) for version 1607.
- KB5013941 (Build 17763.2928) for version 1809.
- KB5013945 (Build 18363.2274) for version 1909.
- KB5013942 (Build 19042.1706, 19043.1706, and 19044.1706)
for v2004, 20H2, v21H1, 21H2.
Windows 10 May 2022 cumulative updates overview
The official release note for the patch indicates that the
update only contains improvements to address the security
issues, but there are some under the hood fixes. For example,
the company fixed an issue that breaks Internet Explorer and
crashes the browser when you copy and paste the text.
A critical bug that causes a black screen when users try to
login to their desktop or sign out has been fixed in this
Another bug where News and Interest panel appears on the screen
without any manual action (click, tap or mouse hover) has been
fixed. As per reports, a pretty annoying bug in Windows 10
taskbar invoked the News and Interest panel automatically.
Last but not the least, Microsoft says it resolved an issue
that prevents users from changing expired passwords during the
sign-in process. This bug essentially prevented users from
signing in to the system.
Build 19044.1706 for Windows 10 version 21H2
Windows 10 version 21H2 is getting Build 19044.1706 (KB5013942)
and it comes with the following changes:
- Fixed an issue that causes Kerberos authentication to fail.
It happens when the client machine uses Remote Desktop Protocol
(RDP) to connect to another machine.
- Fixed an issue that block users from modifying expired
passwords during sign-in.
- Fixed an issue that causes cause Windows to stop working.
- Fixed an issue where users cannot copy the security portion
of a Group Policy to a machine.
- Fixed an issue that prevents GPU load balancing over Remote
- Fixed issues with Microsoft RDP Client Control version 11
- Fixed an issue where the OneDrive file could lose focus
after you rename it and press the Enter key.
- Fixed an issue that causes Netdom.exe procedures to fail.
- Fixed an issue that prevents access to a network drive
after connecting to Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1)
- Fixed an issue that might cause the server to lock up.
- Fixed potential performance woes by reducing the overhead
of resource contention in high input/output operations per
second (IOPS) scenarios.
Known issues in May 2022 Patch Tuesday
So what are the known issues in May 2022 Patch Tuesday for
Windows 10? As per the release notes,
Windows 10’s built-in screenshot tool called ‘Snip & Sketch’
remains broken, with users unable to capture screenshots as
the app crashes automatically when you press Win key + Shift +
Microsoft is investigating reports of another bug where certain
apps won’t start, but this has been resolved using Known Issue
Rollback (KIR). A server-side patch might take up to 24 hours
for the resolution to propagate automatically. However,
restarting your Windows PC might help resolve the problem
Windows 10 version 20H2 is at end of service today
Microsoft has ended support for Windows 10 version 20H2 today
and it has received its last cumulative update. All consumer
editions of Windows 10 20H2 have reached the end of servicing
period today, including Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for
As you’re probably aware, the end of servicing period means
devices running version 20H2 won’t receive monthly security and
quality updates. These monthly updates contain protection from
security threats. While your device will be vulnerable to
threats, it will continue to work normally.
Microsoft added that it will continue to service Enterprise,
IoT Enterprise, Windows on Surface Hub, and Windows Server
editions for now.