Install KB5007253 right now to get rid of some old Windows 10 bugs

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  • Microsoft recently released KB5007253 for good old Windows 10.
  • This update fixes issues on versions 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004
  • You can install it through the Windows Update tool on your device.
  • If it doesn't show up, you can find it in the Windows Update Catalog.
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Well, we’ve talked about the Windows 11 patch release, so it would be only fair that we also include his older brother in this conversation.

Yes, Microsoft also released a cumulative update for Windows 10 as well. KB5007253 is now rolling out to PCs running versions of the operating system such as 21H2, 21H1, 20H2, and 2004.

Like previous optional cumulative updates, this patch is rolling out via Windows Update. Additionally, Microsoft has also posted direct download links for Windows 10 KB5007253 offline installers on its Update Catalog.

A wide array of fixes and improvements are here

KB5007253 is actually part of the November 2021 cumulative update and it is also the first patch for version 21H2 which was recently released in the production channel.

Of course, Build 19044.1382 or Build 19043.1382 is offered as an optional release. If you’ve already updated to version 21H2 November 2021 Update, you’ll be getting Windows 10 Build 19044.1382.

On the other hand, if you’re on May 2021 Update, Microsoft will offer 19043.1382. Likewise, version 20H2 is getting Build 19043.1382.

Make sure you keep in mind that the build revision number is the only difference between these Windows 10 versions.

That’s because Windows 10 21H2, 21H1, and version 20H2 are based on the Vibranium release, which is the codebase of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, aka version 2004.

As far as fixes go, here’s what Redmond officials thought of:

  • Fixed an issue that affects the opening of the SearchFilterHost.exe process.
  • Fixed an issue that causes searchindexer.exe to keep handles to the per user search database in the path below after you sign out: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\\ As a result, searchindexer.exe stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • Added support for the cancellation of daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for 2021.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the enrollment status page (ESP) from displaying the error message or remediation options after a failure.
  • Added the –cd argument to wsl.exe to specify a Windows or Linux path as a starting directory for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
  • Fixed an issue that fails to apply machine Group Policy objects automatically at startup or in the background to devices on a domain that have certain processors.
  • Added the option to configure an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) maximum transmission unit (MTU) that is less than 576 bytes on an interface.
  • Fixed an issue that fails to provide an event description for the System Center – Operations Manager.
  • Fixed an issue that incorrectly renders some variable fonts.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel to stop working on devices that have certain processors when you export to PDF.
  • Fixed an issue that displays glyphs at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.
  • Enabled onunload events to create pop-up windows in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Fixed an issue that affects predictive pre-rendering in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when using the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert elements.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Settings page to unexpectedly close after you uninstall a font.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the UI for renaming files when using folder view in File Explorer. The UI fails to properly handle inline composition when using the new Japanese IME.
  • Fixed a memory leak in ctfmon.exe that occurs when you switch between different edit clients.
  • Fixed a known issue that causes error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.
  • Fixed an issue that turns off screen capture and recording functionalities on the Windows Game Bar because of a service failure.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the return value of GetCommandLineA() to be lowercase in some developer scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the decryption of a file that is on a remote server to fail. This issue occurs when using the Encrypted File System (EFS) on the remote server and the error message is, “ERROR_DECRYPTION_FAILED”.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents you from enabling BitLocker on a thinly provisioned virtual machine (VM). The error is “A device attached to the system is not functioning” and the system logs, “STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL”.
  • Fixed an issue that causes Windows Defender Application Control to incorrectly compare two file version numbers.
  • We enabled credentials for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) users in Quick Assist.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevents Quick Assist users from using full screen view after they start a remote assistance session.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the applications that you use often from appearing on the Start menu and prevents you from configuring them to appear on the Start menu using a Group Policy.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the syncing of desktop settings to fail when you use the built-in User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) template.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents Failover Clustering from updating Domain Name Server (DNS) records.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents your device from starting up, and it becomes unresponsive because of licensing API calls.

November 2021 optional update includes various bug fixes and improvements for Windows 10 version 2004 and later.

For example, Microsoft fixed an issue that causes unexpected rendering issues when loading some variable fonts.

Another Windows 10 bug where letters or characters appear at the wrong angle has been fixed. Fortunately, this glitch only affected certain Asian languages, such as Japanese and Chinese.

Microsoft has also fixed issues where Microsoft Excel crashes on certain devices when you export to PDF.

An issue that affects the SearchFilterHost.exe process has been fixed. Additionally, the tech giant has also patched critical Windows printing errors like 0x00000709 when connecting to a remote printer.

Windows 10 19044.1382 addresses an issue that causes the Windows Settings page to unexpectedly. This happens on devices when users try to uninstall fonts from the Settings page.

Another bug affecting the UI for renaming files when using folder view in File Explorer has been resolved in Windows 10 update.

In addition to these improvements, Microsoft has also added support for a new –cd argument to Windows Subsystem for Linux (wsl.exe).

This would allow users to specify a Windows or Linux path as a starting directory for the subsystem.

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