Windows 10 KB5003214 (21H1, 20H2) released with important changes

Windows 10 KB5003214

Windows 10 KB5003214 is now available for version 21H1, 20H2,
and 2004 via Windows Update and Update Catalog. For advanced
users, Microsoft has published the direct download links for
Windows 10 KB5003214 offline installers. Offline installers can
be used to install the update on multiple devices or when you
have issues with WU.

Windows 10 KB5003214 is an optional patch and it’s called a
“non-security” cumulative preview update. If you apply the
patch, it will advance your computer to Windows 10 Build
19043.1023 on PCs running the
May 2021 Update. If you’re on v20H2, you’ll get Build
19042.1023 instead. For those still stuck on version 2004,
they’ll get Build 19041.1023.

The build numbers are different for each version of Windows 10.
However, the changes are entirely the same. On the compatible
systems, users will see the following patch on their screen
when they check for updates:

2021-05 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5003214)


2021-05 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10
Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5003214)

To download and install Windows 10 Build 19043.1023, simply
follow these steps:

  1. Launch Windows Settings.
  2. Head to Updates & Security.
  3. Click on Check for updates.
  4. Under optional updates, select “Download and install”.
  5. Select “Restart now” to finish the installation.

As always, if you’re going to install the optional update, make
sure that you’ve unchecked drivers on the optional updates

KB5003214 update

The process of download and installation won’t always run
smoothly. Although the company is trying to make the process as
pain-free as possible, it’s possible that the update may still
get stuck. When it does, try these steps:

  • Pause and resume updates.
  • Run Microsoft’s troubleshooter program (Settings >
    Updates & Security > Windows Update > Troubleshoot).
  • Download the offline installer from Microsoft’s Update

If nothing works, you can launch Media Creation Tool to
download and apply the cumulative update manually. The same
tool can be used to repair corrupted components.

Download Links for Windows 10 KB5003214

Windows 10 KB5003214 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and
32-bit (x86).

The above link will open Microsoft Update Catalog. On the next
page, click on the “Download” button next to the correct
version and edition of Windows 10. A new window will appear
with a link to the .msu package.

You need to right-click on the link and select “Save as” to
start the download.

Windows 10 KB5003214 (Build 19043.1023) Full Changelog

Remember that “News and Interests” feature that was announced
earlier this year? This feature will appear instantly on your
taskbar when you apply today’s optional preview update.

To activate the “News and Interests” feed, you can now hover
over the weather icon.

KB5003214 new feature

As you can see in the above screenshot, the “News and
interests” feed can be launched if you click on the small
weather icon on your taskbar that shows the current temperature
and forecast by default.

Microsoft is using Bing services and MSN to display a curated
list of news and interests when you click on the icon.

If you don’t like the “News and Interests” feed feature, you
can right-click the icon in your taskbar and select “Turn off,
or Show icon only” to hide the pane.

Windows 10 Build 19043.1023 also comes with notable fixes for
Microsoft’s Your Phone app. For example, Microsoft has fixed an
issue that can prevent users from launching Android apps pinned
to the taskbar. This issue is experienced when users upgrade to
Windows 10 version 2004.

Another bug that prevents a touch device from working has been

Microsoft has also addressed an issue where items will appear
on the desktop after the item has been removed from the

In addition to these critical fixes, Windows 10’s latest update
also addresses video playback problems. This problem was
observed when users switch from a high-dynamic-range (HDR)
display to a built-in non-HDR display.

Last but not the least,
Microsoft has finally addressed audio and Bluetooth issues.

Windows 10 Build 19043.1023 also includes these bug fixes:

  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents location service from working
    on the desktop.
  • Fixes an issue that fails to properly manage memory for
    touch input.

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