Windows 10 July Patch Tuesday [DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS]

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  • The July Patch Tuesday updates have arrived for all major versions of Windows 10.
  • The article below will act as a changelog for this month's updates, as well as a means to download the updates directly.
  • If you've encountered any issues while updating, visit our Windows Update Hub for further guidance.
  • To read more about this monthly update process, visit our dedicated Patch Tuesday page.
July patch Tuesday downloads

Microsoft finally revealed the July Patch Tuesday Updates and, as always, the bring a ton of new features to the table of Windows 10.

Not only do these monthly updates bring new tools to the OS, but they also fix whatever issues were discovered since the last updates, and they also bring some vital security changes as well.

Speaking of which, these month’s updates also fix 136 CVEs, so if you want to read more about that, feel free to access this article.

More so, this round of updates is mostly expected to focus on Windows 10 v2004, since they couldn’t last month due to the proximity between the launch of the new OS version, and the release of the June Patch Tuesday Updates.

In order to give you a better understanding of what comes new this month, we’ve compiled a list of changelogs for all major versions of Windows 10.

Speaking of changelogs, if you want to check out the complete changelog of all Patch Tuesday updates since the appearance of Windows 10, check out this guide.

Of course, this doesn’t mean we will just be talking about the new changes. You will get the chance to see the changes for yourself since we will also be providing direct download links to all of the cumulative updates.


Cumulative updates included in July Patch Tuesday Updates

Windows 10, version 2004

This is the latest major feature version of Windows 10 available. This means that it has all the newest features and the highest level of security among all versions of Windows 10.

That being the case, make sure that you try installing it as soon as it becomes available, and if your hardware allows it.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes 

  • Addresses an issue in certain apps that use the ImeMode property to control Input Method Editor (IME) mode in Windows 10, version 2004 (the May 2020 Update). For example, this issue prevents input mode from automatically switching to Kanji or Hiragana.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent you from using PowerShell to change the system locale on Server Core platforms.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause certain games and applications to have visual distortion when resizing in windowed mode or switching from full screen to window mode.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause lsass.exe to fail with the error message, “A critical system process, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000008. The machine must now be restarted.”
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent you from connecting to OneDrive using the OneDrive app. This issue occurs on some older devices or on devices that have older apps, which use legacy file system, filter drivers. As a result, this might prevent these devices from downloading new files or opening previously synced or downloaded files.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Store, Windows Graphics, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • When using some apps, such as Microsoft Excel, users of the Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) for Chinese and Japanese might receive an error, or the app might stop responding or close when attempting to drag using the mouse.

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Windows 10, version 1909

Windows 10 v1909 and Windows 10 1903 share a core structure, core operating system, and an identical set of system files, therefore all cumulative updates that apply to one version are available to the other as well.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes 

  • Addresses an issue with loading Browser Helper Objects in Microsoft Edge IE mode.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause lsass.exe to fail with the error message, “A critical system process, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000008. The machine must now be restarted.”
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Microsoft Edge Legacy, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Update Stack , Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

  • After installing this update on a Windows 10 device with a wireless wide area network (WWAN) LTE modem, reaching the internet might not be possible. However, the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification area might still indicate that you are connected to the internet.

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Windows 10, version 1903

Windows 10 v1909 and Windows 10 1903 share a core structure, core operating system, and an identical set of system files, therefore all cumulative updates that apply to one version are available to the other as well.

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

This round of Patch Tuesday updates marks the return of non-security releases for Windows 10 and Windows Server, version 1809 and later. As far as cumulative monthly updates are concerned, nothing has changed.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue with loading Browser Helper Objects in Microsoft Edge IE mode.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause lsass.exe to fail with the error message, “A critical system process, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe, failed with status code c0000008. The machine must now be restarted.”
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Microsoft Edge Legacy, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows Update Stack, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, 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

Windows 10, version 1803 has reached the end of mainstream support. As of this month, there won’t be any more optional, non-security releases for this version of Windows 10. Operating systems in extended support have only cumulative monthly security updates associated with them.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working on a terminal server when you enable Remote Credential Guard. The exception code is 0xc0000374.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge Legacy, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows Update Stack, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, 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 1709

Note: Windows 10, version 1703 has reached the end of service for  Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, and IoT Core editions.

Thus, if you want to continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge Legacy, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows Update Stack, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, 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 1703

Note: Windows 10, version 1703 has reached the end of service for all of its available editions.

Thus, if you want to continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends that you update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge Legacy, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

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

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Windows 10, version 1607

Note: Windows 10, version 1607 has reached the end of service for all of its available editions.

That being the case, if you want to continue receiving security and quality updates, you should update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that causes lsass.exe to stop working on a terminal server when you enable Remote Credential Guard. The exception code is 0xc0000374.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause stop error 7E in nfssvr.sys on servers running the Network File System (NFS) service.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) to leak registry key handles when querying Win32_RDCentralPublishedDeploymentSettings.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge Legacy, Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, 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

Note: Windows 10, version 1507 has reached the end of service for all of its available editions, so if you want to continue receiving security and quality updates, you should update to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue that might prevent some applications from printing documents that contain graphics or large files after installing Windows Updates released June 9, 2020.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, the Microsoft Store, Internet Explorer, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, Windows File Server and Clustering, Windows Remote Desktop, Windows Update Stack, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues

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

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How else can I download Patch Tuesday updates?

If you prefer to update your OS from more official locations, then you should know that there are 3 ways you can do so:

  • Through the Windows Update menu
  • Visiting the Windows Update Catalog
  • Via the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS)

FAQ: Learn more about Patch Tuesday

  • What day is Patch Tuesday this month?

The 7th round of Patch Tuesday updates will hit live on the 14th of July 2020.

  • What time is Patch Tuesday?

Patch Tuesday updates arrive at around 10 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, but you can choose to update whenever you want.

  • What is the purpose of Patch Tuesday?

Patch Tuesday updates are important, primarily because they bring security improvements, with several smaller updates usually following to fix whatever the major ones missed out.


Note: Always remember to have a backup of all of your data before performing a big set of updates like the ones on Patch Tuesday.

Editor’s Note: Patch Tuesday updates are incredibly important, so to better prepare for them and ensure an error-free update process, follow this in-depth guide.