KB5005101 fixes Bluetooth and USB headphone issues, among 32 others

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  • Microsoft has just released a new cumulative update that is dedicated to all Windows 10 users.
  • Through KB5005101, the tech giant addresses 34 bugs and brings some performance enhancements
  • This optional patch is for Windows 10 version 2004, 20H2, 21H1, according to Redmond officials.
  • Besides all the fixes and improvements, this update also comes with some Microsoft Edge Legacy issues.
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You might want to know that Microsoft just released another cumulative update for Windows 10 2004, Windows 10 20H2, and Windows 10 21H1 with fixes for thirty-four pending issues.

This preview update is actually part of the Redmond company’s June 2021 monthly C update, allowing Windows 10 users to test the upcoming fixes and changes to be released on September 14th as part of Patch Tuesday.

Windows 10 users get a new cumulative update

Unlike the updates released via Patch Tuesday, this preview update is optional and only contains bug fixes, performance enhancements, and improvements.

It’s important to know that KB5005101 does not contain any security updates whatsoever.

The tech giant decided that it really needs to roll out these two fixes for issues Windows 10 users have been experiencing with Bluetooth and USB headphones.

Addresses an issue that prevents USB audio headsets from working on devices that support USB audio offload. This issue occurs if you installed third-party audio drivers on the devices. Addresses a rare condition that prevents Bluetooth headsets from connecting using the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for music playback and causes the headsets to only work for voice calls.

Although these problems do not appear to affect that many users, Redmond officials decided that it’s time to make things right and right some OS wrongs.

After installing KB5005101, Windows 10 2004 will have its build number changed to 19041.1202, Windows 10 20H2 to build 19042.1202, and Windows 10 21H1 to build 19042.1202.

This new Windows 10 cumulative update preview includes 34 improvements or fixes, as you can see listed below:

  • Updates a rare condition that causes Bluetooth headsets to only work for voice calls.
  • Updates an issue that provides the wrong Furigana result when you cancel the Japanese reconversion.
  • Updates an issue that resets syncing for Microsoft OneDrive to “Known folders only” after you install a Windows update.
  • Updates an issue that prevents audio headsets that connect to a device using USB from working if the device has certain third-party audio drivers.
  • Updates an issue with resizing images that might produce flickering and residual line artifacts.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from typing any words in the username box during the out-of-box experience (OOBE) process. This issue occurs when you use the Chinese Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Updates an issue with copying and pasting a text box into Office 365 apps. If you use an IME, you won’t be able to insert text into the text box.
  • Updates an issue that might cause your device to stop working when making a touch input gesture. This issue occurs if you bring more fingers into contact with the touchpad or screen during the middle of the gesture.
  • Updates an issue that might cause an external monitor to display a black screen after Hibernation. This issue might occur when the external monitor connects to a docking station using a certain hardware interface.
  • Updates an issue that resets the brightness for standard dynamic range (SDR) content on high-dynamic range (HDR) monitors. This occurs after you restart your device or reconnect to the device remotely. 

With this release, there are three known issues with KB5005101:

  • Using the Microsoft Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) to enter Kanji characters in an app that automatically allows the input of Furigana characters, you might not get the correct Furigana characters. 
  • Devices with Windows installations created from custom offline media or custom ISO image might have Microsoft Edge Legacy removed by this update, but not automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge.
  • After installing the June 21, 2021 (KB5003690) update, some devices cannot install new updates, such as the July 6, 2021 (KB5004945) or later updates. You will receive the error message, PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING.

How do I download and install KB5005101?

This is a very simple process and will only require a few minutes of your time to complete. In order to download and apply this cumulative update to your system, follow these steps:

  1. Access the Settings menu on your device.settings button in start menu - DHCP server keeps stopping
  2. Select Windows Update and click on the Check for Updates button.w10 update

As this is an optional update, you will need to click on the Download and install link for the update to be installed.

You can also download it manually by checking out the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Have you managed to successfully install KB5005101? Let us know in the comments section below.

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