Windows 10 KB5013942

Windows 10 KB5013942 (21H2, 21H1) Released: Here’s What’s New

Windows 11 KB5013942 was released as Microsoft began pushing out the May 2022 updates on Tuesday. This version doesn’t come with many new features, but there are plenty of bug fixes for everyone. Direct download links for Windows 10 KB5013942 offline installers are also available for those who cannot install patches via WU.

KB5013942 is a security update and is being pushed as part of the Tuesday May 2022 cycle. Since Windows 10 is now on hiatus with Microsoft fully focused on Windows 11, there are no major changes in this specific Tuesday Patch release. Of course, there are the usual bug fixes and security improvements.

The previous update brought support for Windows Search features and some other improvements. On the other hand, this version doesn’t have any noticeable change, but the tech giant says it fixed an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when copying and pasting text.

Fixed a fatal bug causing a black screen for some people when logging in and logging out. Another bug where a Microsoft OneDrive file loses focus after renaming it and pressing Enter has been fixed in this version. Similarly, Microsoft is also improving the News & Interests panel by fixing some bugs here and there.

If you are using Windows 11, Microsoft has released a cumulative update for your device and most of the changes are identical. This is because Windows 11 is apparently built on top of Windows 10, so most of the fixes and bugs are shared between the two operating systems.

If you check for updates, you will see any of the update alerts depending on your version of Windows 10:

2022-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5013942)

or

2022-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5013942)

Windows 10 KB5013942 Download Links

Windows 10 KB5013942 Direct Download Links: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).

Microsoft offers the security update via Windows Update and Windows Update for Business, but the patch can still be downloaded and installed manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

The Microsoft Update Catalog linked above provides direct access to the offline installer (.msi) file, so you can double-click the link and start the download. It’s also worth noting that the company has made changes to the update catalog to support HTTPS requests, which means you can now simply click on the link to start the download.

Windows 10 KB5013942 (Build 19044.1645) full changelog

the main points:

  1. It improves the secure boot component of the Windows operating system.
  2. Fixes OneDrive issues.
  3. Performance improvements.

According to the release notes, Microsoft has fixed an issue that causes the Remote Desktop session to close or stop responding while waiting for sethc.exe to reconnect. Fixed another bug where some POS terminal features could sometimes delay operating system startup.

KB5013942 Windows Update

Startup delay of up to 40 minutes is fixed in this release. Microsoft also fixed an issue where users encounter a black screen when logging in or out, and another error causes Kerberos authentication to fail with an error message and a very vague code “0xc0030009 (RPC_NT_NULL_REF_POINTER)”.

Microsoft says it has fixed an issue where Windows could stop working when a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy was applied. Fixed another bug that causes the News & Interests widget to appear automatically even if you haven’t clicked, tapped, or hovered over it.

Other bug fixes and improvements:

  • Fixed an issue where the Shift KeyUp event was incorrectly bypassed.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when using Netdom.exe.
  • Fixed an issue showing the wrong IME mode indicator.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not access this network drive.
  • Fixed an issue causing a collection corruption when the client-side cache cleanup (CSC) method fails.
  • Fixed an issue where the operating system consumes all memory and the same issue occurs after a reboot.
  • Fixed a potential performance issue where the bug reduced the burden of resource contention in high IOPS scenarios.

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