The Windows 10 May 2022 Cumulative Update is now coming to consumers and organizations with several bug fixes and general improvements. Tuesday’s May 2022 patch doesn’t seem like a big release as it comes with fewer consumer-centric improvements, especially when compared to the April 2022 update.
The Windows 10 May 2022 Update fixes up to 75 vulnerabilities where eight are classified as “critical” due to their critical nature (allowing remote code execution or privilege elevation). According to the release notes, Microsoft has fixed 21 privilege security issues, feature overrides, 26 remote code execution errors, and more.
In addition to the aforementioned issues, the company also had three unprecedented bugs, including an issue with NTLM Relay Attack where an unauthenticated attacker could abuse the connection method and use the LSARPC interface to authenticate the attacker using NTLM.
to Install the May 2022 Cumulative Updates on Windows 10Use these steps:
- Opens Windows Settings in Windows 10.
- Click Updates and security.
- Click “Windows Update“.
- Choose “Check for updates“.
- Click “Restart nowto complete the installation.
Windows 10 is now running and all cumulative updates or even features are based on version 2004 of the operating system. For those unaware, virtually all releases after version 2004 are based on this version of Windows 10 as Microsoft has shifted its focus to developing Windows 11 or Sun Valley.
Although the base version is version 2004 for all later versions, the build revision number is still different for all versions. For example, if you are in the November 2021 update, Microsoft says you will receive bUild number 19044.1645. Likewise, if you are still in the May 2021 update, you will get version 19043.1645.
The build and version numbers vary, but the bug fixes or the changelog itself are exactly the same. Windows 10 version 21H2, version 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 share the same code.
Windows 10 May 2022 Cumulative Updates:
- KB5013963 (Build 10240.19297) for Version 1507.
- KB5013952 (Build 14393.5125) for Version 1607.
- KB5013941 (Build 17763.2928) for Version 1809.
- KB5013945 (Build 18363.2274) for Version 1909.
- KB5013942 (Build 19042.1706, 19043.1706, and 19044.1706) for v2004, 20H2, v21H1, and 21H2.
Windows 10 May 2022 Cumulative Updates Overview
The official release note for the patch says that the update only contains improvements to address security issues, but there are some fixes under the hood. For example, the company has fixed an issue where Internet Explorer crashes and the browser crashes when copying and pasting text.
A fatal bug causing a black screen when users try to sign in to the desktop or sign out has been fixed in this version.
Fixed another bug where the News & Interests panel appears on the screen without any manual action (clicking, tapping or mouse swiping). According to reports, a very annoying bug in the Windows 10 taskbar automatically summoned the News & Interests panel.
Last but not least, Microsoft says it has fixed an issue that prevents users from changing expired passwords during the login process. This error 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 comes with the following changes:
- Fixed an issue causing Kerberos authentication to fail. This occurs when a client device uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to communicate with another device.
- Fixed an issue preventing users from modifying expired passwords while logging in.
- Fixed an issue causing Windows to stop working.
- Fixed an issue where users could not copy the security portion of Group Policy to a device.
- Fixed an issue preventing GPU load balancing via Remote Desktop.
- Fixed issues with Microsoft RDP Client Control version 11 and later.
- Fixed an issue where a OneDrive file would lose focus after renaming it and hitting the enter key.
- Fixed an issue causing Netdom.exe actions to fail.
- Fixed an issue preventing access to a network drive after connecting to a Server Message Block Version 1 (SMBv1) share.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the server to shut down.
- Fix potential performance issues by reducing the overhead of competing for resources in high IOPS scenarios.
Windows 10 20H2 expired today
Microsoft ended support for Windows 10 version 20H2 today and has received its latest cumulative update. All consumer editions of Windows 10 20H2 have reached the end of their service period today, including Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions.
As you probably know, the end of the service life means that devices running version 20H2 will not receive monthly security and quality updates. These monthly updates contain security threat protection. While your device will be vulnerable to threats, it will continue to function normally.
Microsoft added that it will continue to serve Enterprise, IoT Enterprise, and Windows editions on the Surface Hub and Windows Server for now.