Windows 10 April Patch Tuesday [DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS]

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  • Microsoft just released the 4th round of cumulative updates of the year 2020, and they are called the April Patch Tuesday updates.
  • Despite the present-day situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft will still carry on releasing its monthly cumulative updates unhindered.
  • These updates come with new features, improvements and fixes for any bugs that may have been reported, as well as much-needed security updates.
  • If you want to learn more about these monthly updates, visit our Patch Tuesday page.
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The 4th round of Patch Tuesday updates are upon us, and we will be providing you with direct download links for each update, depending on what version of the Windows 10 OS you are using.


Cumulative updates included in April Patch Tuesday Updates

Windows 10, version 1909

Windows 10 version 1909 and versions 1903  share a common core operating system and an identical set of system files. As a result, all major changes that apply to one version will be present in the other.

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Improvements and fixes 

  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain apps from installing if they are published using a Group Policy Object.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Virtualization, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Kernel, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Management, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine .

Known Issues

  • Microsoft is not currently aware of any issues with this update.

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Windows 10, version 1903

Windows 10 version 1909 and versions 1903  share a common core operating system and an identical set of system files. As a result, all major changes that apply to one version will be present in the other.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Same as Windows 10, version 1909

Known Issues

  • Same as Windows 10, version 1909

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Windows 10, version 1809

Windows 10, version 1809 gets an update as well, bumping the build number to 17763.1158. Some of the highlights of this build include some Microsoft Office product improvements, as well as some updates for storing and managing files.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain apps from installing if they are published using a Group Policy Object.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Virtualization, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • After installing KB4493509, devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”

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Windows 10, version 1803

The 4th round of Patch Tuesday updates brings functionality improvements to Windows 10 version 1803 as well. It increases the OS build number to 17134.1425 and comes with several improvements to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform, and more.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • Devices on a domain might be unable to install apps published using a Group Policy Object (GPO). This issue only affects app installations that use .msi files. It does not affect any other installation methods, such as from the Microsoft Store.

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Windows 10, version 1709

As a quick reminder, Windows 10 version 1709, reached the end of service on April 9, 2019 for devices running Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, and IoT Core editions. As such, if you want to continue receiving updates, make sure you bring your OS to the latest version.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Management, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • Devices on a domain might be unable to install apps published using a Group Policy Object (GPO). This issue only affects app installations that use .msi files. It does not affect any other installation methods, such as from the Microsoft Store.

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Windows 10, version 1703

Just like Windows 10 version 1709, don’t forget that version 1703 also reached end of service for all editions. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that causes a memory leak in the LsaIso.exe process when the server is under a heavy authentication load and Credential Guard is enabled.
  • Addresses an issue with running klist.exe that causes lsass.exe to stop working and generates an access violation error (0xC0000005).
  • Addresses an issue with merging Windows Defender Application Control policies that sometimes generates a duplicate rule ID error and causes the Merge-CIPolicy PowerShell command to fail.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Management, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • Devices on a domain might be unable to install apps published using a Group Policy Object (GPO). This issue only affects app installations that use .msi files. It does not affect any other installation methods, such as from the Microsoft Store.

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Windows 10, version 1607

While the April patch Tuesday updates did bring their own set of improvements to Windows 10 version 1607, don’t forget that devices running Windows 10 Home or Pro editions will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates.

Thus, if you want protection from the latest security threats, update your Windows 10 version now.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • After installing KB4467684, the cluster service may fail to start with the error 2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort) if the group policy Minimum Password Length is configured with greater than 14 characters.

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Windows 10, version 1507

Last but not least, the oldest version of Windows 10 also gets a new cumulative update. However, keep in mind that Microsoft recomends that you update your Windows 10 to the latest version.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Core Networking, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • Devices on a domain might be unable to install apps published using a Group Policy Object (GPO). This issue only affects app installations that use .msi files. It does not affect any other installation methods, such as from the Microsoft Store.

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Patch Tuesday list of CVEs

You should also know that besides the many new features that it brought, the April Patch Tuesday updates also come with a wide variety of security fixes. For example, 113 different Microsoft CVEs and 5 different Adobe CVEs were identified and fixed.

How do I get the latest updates?

Patch Tuesday updates are distributed in the same manner as any other update big or small released by Microsoft. As such, the fastest and most convenient way to update your Windows 10 PC is through the Windows Update menu.

The only problem is that when you use this menu, it will automatically download and install all available updates. Thus, if you are only interested in a specific update, then all you need to do is visit the Windows Update Catalog, and enter the specific KB number.

Once you do that, the download should start immediately, and all you have to do then is launch and install it manually.

A third option would be to use the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), but this is not something a typical user would do.


FAQ: Learn more about Patch Tuesday

  • What day is Patch Tuesday this month?

Like any other month, Patch Tuesday is always on the second Tuesday of every single month, and therefore the calendar date is never the same.

  • What time is Patch Tuesday?

Patch Tuesday updates generally arrive around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, but they may be released later in the day, so it also depends on what your specific Time Zone is.

  • What is the purpose of Patch Tuesday?

Patch Tuesday updates are extremely important because they usually come with plenty of performance improvements, new features, and important security updates.


Note: Don’t forget to always have a backup of all of your data before performing a big set of updates like the ones on Patch Tuesday.

Editor’s Note: If you want to know everything there is to know on Patch Tuesday, check out this in-depth guide.