September Patch Tuesday’s small list of bug fixes for
Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2), Microsoft has
now started rolling out a new optional patch with a monster
list of major bug fixes.
Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.541 comes with a long list of bug
Microsoft has started preparing the October 2020 Update for
consumers. This optional preview release advances Windows
10 version 20H2 to build number 19042.541 from 19042.508.
Microsoft says the patch is available to testers in the Release
Preview Ring of Windows Insider program only. If you’re using
Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), you’ll receive these
fixes later this month in another optional update.
The preview update addresses some of the critical issues
reported in the October 2020 Update, such as “Element not
found” error in Windows Subsystem for Linux. Likewise,
Microsoft has also added a new notification to Internet
Explorer that will remind you about
Adobe Flash Player’s end of support in December 2020.
In addition, Microsoft has addressed an issue that prevents
games that use spatial audio from working. Microsoft has also
resolved an issue that causes random line breaks when you use
The update addresses an issue that prevents the content under
Cryptography from being carried over during feature updates
installation. Another bug has been fixed that causes an access
violation in lsass.exe.
Other fixes address issues with enterprise and developer
As we have reported recently, the October 2020 Update is set to
be Microsoft’s second service pack style update for Windows 10
– like the version 1909. Unlike November 2019 Update, Windows
10 20H2 applies a little more UI improvements, including a
new Start Menu.
It’s also worth noting that those who have installed the May
2020 Update (v2004) will be able to get the
new feature update as a simple enablement package that
weighs less than 100MB.