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Windows 10 May 2022 Updates: What’s New, Improved, and Fixed

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Windows 10 May 2022 Cumulative Update now comes to consumers and businesses with various bug fixes and general improvements. May 2022 Patch Tuesday does not appear to be a major release as there are fewer consumer-oriented improvements, especially compared to the April 2022 update.

Update for Windows 10 May 2022 resolves as many as 75 vulnerabilities, eight of which are classified as “critical” due to their critical nature (allows for remote code execution or elevation of privilege). According to the release notes, Microsoft has resolved 21 vulnerabilities related to elevation of privilege, feature bypass vulnerabilities, 26 remote code execution bugs, and more.

In addition to the issues mentioned above, the company also has three zero-day bugs, including an issue related to the NTLM Relay Attack, where an unauthenticated attacker could abuse the invocation method and use the LSARPC interface to authenticate the attacker using NTLM.

Until install the May 2022 Cumulative Updates on Windows 10use these steps:

  • Open Windows Settings on Windows10.
  • click on Updates and Security
  • Click on “Windows Update
  • Select “Check for updates
  • Click on “Restart now” to complete the installation.

Windows 10 is now on the back burner and all cumulative updates or even features are based on the 2004 version of the operating system. For those who don’t know, all releases after version 2004 are actually based on this version of Windows 10, as Microsoft shifted its focus to developing Windows 11 or Sun Valley.

May 2022 Windows 10 Update

Although the base version is 2004 for all later releases, the build version number is still different for all versions. For example, if you have the November 2021 update, Microsoft says you will receive build 19044.1645. Likewise, if you’re still on the May 2021 update, you’ll get build 19043.1645.

The build and version numbers are different, but bug fixes or the changelog itself are completely identical. Windows 10 version 21H2, version 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 share the same code.

Windows 10 May 2022 Cumulative Updates:

  1. KB5013963 (build 10240.19297) for version 1507.
  2. KB5013952 (Build 14393.5125) for version 1607.
  3. KB5013941 (build 17763.2928) for version 1809.
  4. KB5013945 (build 18363.2274) for version 1909.
  5. KB5013942 (Build 19042.1706, 19043.1706, and 19044.1706) for v2004, 20H2, v21H1, 21H2.

Cumulative Updates Overview for Windows 10 May 2022

The official release note for the patch states that the update only contains improvements to address the security vulnerabilities, but there are some under the hood fixes. For example, the company fixed an issue where Internet Explorer broke and the browser crashed when you copy and paste the text.

A critical bug that causes a black screen when users try to log in to their desktop or log out has been fixed in this release.

Fixed another bug where the News & Interests panel appears on the screen without any manual action (click, tap, or mouse pointer). According to reports, a pretty annoying bug in Windows 10’s taskbar automatically invoked the News & Interest panel.

Last but not least, Microsoft says it has fixed an issue that prevents users from changing expired passwords during the login process. This bug essentially prevented users from logging into the system.

Build 19044.1706 for Windows 10 Version 21H2

Windows 10 version 21H2 gets build 19044.1706 (KB5013942) and ships with the following changes:

  • Fixed an issue that caused Kerberos authentication to fail. It happens when the client computer uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to another machine.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from changing expired passwords during login.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Windows to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not copy the security portion of a group policy to a computer.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented GPU load balancing via Remote Desktop.
  • Fixed issues with Microsoft RDP Client Control version 11 and later.
  • Fixed an issue where the OneDrive file could lose focus after you rename it and press the Enter key.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Netdom.exe procedures to fail.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented access to a network drive after connecting to Server Message Block version 1 (SMBv1) share.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the server to crash.
  • Addressed potential performance issues by reducing resource conflict overhead in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios.

Windows 10 version 20H2 ended today

Microsoft today ended support for Windows 10 version 20H2 and has received the latest cumulative update. All consumer editions of Windows 10 20H2 have reached the end of maintenance today, including the Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions.

As you probably know, the end of the service period means that devices running version 20H2 will not receive monthly security and quality updates. These monthly updates include protection against security vulnerabilities. Although your device is vulnerable to threats, it will continue to work normally.

Microsoft added that it will continue to serve Enterprise, IoT Enterprise, Windows on Surface Hub, and Windows Server editions for now.

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