Windows 10 June 2021 updates: What’s new and improved

Windows 10 June 2021 Update

Windows 10 June 2021 update is now rolling out and a new patch
has been released for version 21H1, 20H2, v2004 and v1909. June
2021 Patch Tuesday include several bug fixes for critical bugs,
such as memory leak issue that resulted in high resources usage
when using certain apps.

Windows 10 June 2021 update comes with performance improvements
for News and Interests feed. It also includes security fixes
for seven zero-day vulnerabilities and Microsoft has patched
over 50 vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities include 5
critical and 45 important bugs.

In addition to security fixes, Windows 10’s June 2021 update
brings News and Interests feed to all devices running version
2004 or newer. As you may know already, News and Interests was
first announced earlier this year and it is designed to act as
a news feed similar to Android’s Discover.

To install the June 2021 cumulative updates, use these steps:

  • Open Windows Settings page.
  • Open Update & Security page.
  • Click on “Windows Update”.
  • Click on the “Check for updates” button.
  • The download should start automatically, but you can also
    click on “Download” manually to start the process.
  • Once done, click on the “Restart” button.

As always, Windows 10 update will modify the revision number of
the Build and Experience Pack. If you’re on version 21H1 (May
2021 Update), you’ll be getting Build 19043.1052. For those on
version 20H2, you’ll get the same update but the build number
will advance to Build 19042.1052 instead.

Windows 10 June 2021 cumulative updates:

  1. KB5003687 (Build 10240.18967) for version 1507.
  2. KB5003638 (Build 14393.4467) for version 1607.
  3. KB5003646 (Build 17763.1999) for version 1809.
  4. KB5003635 (Build 18363.1621) for version 1909.
  5. KB5003637 (Build 19041.1052, 19042.1052, and 19043.1052)
    for v2004, 20H2, v21H1.

Windows 10 June 2021 cumulative updates overview

Unlike the previous Patch Tuesday releases, June 2021 Patch
Tuesday update actually ships with one new feature called “News
and Interests”. Some users received the taskbar feed feature in
April and May, but today’s update enables the taskbar feed for
everyone and it also improves the experience.

As per the changelog, News and Interests feature is now more
reliable and it won’t launch accidentally when you hover the
cursor around the weather icon on the taskbar.

Build 19042.1052 for Windows 10 version 21H1

Windows 10 version 21H1 (May 2021 Update) is getting
Build 19043.1052 (KB5003637) with News and Interests,
security fixes and improvements from the optional patch that
was released in May.

June 2021 Windows Update

Microsoft says installing this update should improve your
security when using input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or
pen. Likewise, Microsoft has also updated Windows OLE (Object
Linking and Embedding) to improve its security and improve the
process of verifying username/passwords.

The update also made improvements to security for basic
actions, storing and managing files.

The patch addressed an issue that prevents a touch device from
working and another bug that causes the deleted items to appear
again on the desktop.

Windows June update even addresses issues with video playback.
For example, a bug has been fixed where the spatial audio
effect doesn’t work as expected. Similarly, Microsoft also
addressed issues with video playback.

Windows 10 version 21H1 rollout status as of June 2021

Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1) has arrived for
everyone now, according to updated documentation. The first
feature update of 2021 comes without any new features and
there’s nothing to get excited about for several reasons.

Windows 10 21H1 is a minor update and it’s now available for
seekers i.e those who manually check for updates. But anyone
that believes may be lagging or cannot see the update when
check in the Settings app can always install updates manually
ISO images.

For some users on Windows 10 version 2004, the May 2021 Update
will be installed automatically in the coming days.

Build 18363.1621 for Windows 10 version 1909

If you’re still using Windows 10 version 1909 supported
editions (Enterprise for example), a new patch is available
with Build 18363.1621 (KB5003635).

Known issues in June 2021 update for Windows 10

Microsoft is currently investigating two bugs in the latest
updates – reduced gaming performance and audio issues. It’s
worth noting that these issues were first reported earlier this
year and they’re still present in today’s update.

As per the changelog, some users can see performance issues
when running games full screen or borderless windowed modes.
However, a fix is already available via Windows Update. If you
still run into issues, simply check for updates again and
restart the device.

If you’re run into audio issues, click on the audio settings
and enable spatial sound (Dolby or Sonic).

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