Windows 10 KB5013942 has been released as Microsoft has started
May 2022 Patch Tuesday updates. This release doesn’t come
with tons of new features, but there are plenty of bug fixes.
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 significant changes in this particular Patch
Tuesday release. Of course, there are those usual bug fixes and
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
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
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
Microsoft offers 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
- Improves Windows Secure Boot component.
- Fixes OneDrive issues.
- 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.
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.
Microsoft has confirmed reports of the Snip & Sketch app
crashing on Windows 10 and users failing to capture a
screenshot. The app might fail to open when using the keyboard
shortcut (Windows Start key + Shift + S). This issue occurs
after installing May 2022 cumulative update and earlier
Additionally, there’s another bug that might crash apps or
cause performance issues in apps that use Direct3D 9.
While the screenshot tool issues won’t be getting fixed anytime
soon, Microsoft says it has already started rolling out an
emergency patch to address app crashes caused by Direct3D 9
Microsoft is ending support for version 20H2
Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 version 20H2 consumer
edition support ended on May 10. This means the support for
Home, Pro and Workstation have now ended and users won’t be
getting security or quality updates.