Windows 10 November Patch Tuesday [DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS]

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  • The second Tuesday of every month is when Microsoft releases their periodic cumulative updates.
  • This event is called Patch Tuesday, and we will be covering it in the article below.
  • If you want to learn more about this monthly event, check out our website's Patch Tuesday section.
  • Check out our  Windows 10 Hub to learn more about how you can use your PC more efficiently.

2020 is drawing to an end but that doesn’t stop Microsoft from releasing their monthly cumulative updates.

On that note, the November Patch Tuesday updates have just been released, bringing new improvements, fixes, and security enhancements.

As always, all major versions of Windows 10 will receive an update, and depending on the build, each will be slightly different from the rest.

Since we believe that updating to the latest version is always important, we created this article where we will be showcasing the cumulative update for each version of the OS.

More so, we will be providing a brief changelog for each of the, as well as a direct download link to the Windows Catalog, just like we did in previous months as well.


Changes included in the November Patch Tuesday Updates

Windows 10, version 20H2

Windows 10 v20H2 is the latest major version of Windows 10, and as such has the most experimental features on it. That being the case you should install this version as soon as possible if your hardware allows it.

Take note that Windows 10 v2009’s system requirements aren’t that high, so don’t worry about compatibility issues.

If you haven’t updated to Windows 10 v20H2, know that it is easiest to update if you already have Windows 10 v2004. Check out this in-depth guide on how to get Windows 10 v20H2 as fast as possible.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Input and Composition, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Windows Wallet Service, Windows Fundamentals, and the Windows Kernel.

Known Issues

  • Users of the Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) for Japanese or Chinese languages might experience issues when attempting various tasks. You might have issues with input, receive unexpected results, or might not be able to enter text.
  • System and user certificates might be lost when updating a device from Windows 10, version 1809, or later to a later version of Windows 10.

    • Devices will only be impacted if they have already installed any Latest cumulative update (LCU) released September 16, 2020 or later and then proceed to update to a later version of Windows 10 from media or an installation source which does not have an LCU released October 13, 2020 or later integrated.
    • This primarily happens when managed devices are updated using outdated bundles or media through an update management tool such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
    • This might also happen when using outdated physical media or ISO images that do not have the latest updates integrated.

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 2004

Windows 10 v2004 shares the same core system as Windows 10 v2009, so all updates, fixes and improvements applied to one is the same with the other.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Same as Windows 10, version 20H2

Known Issues

  • Same as Windows 10, version 20H2

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1909

Windows 10 v1909 shares a core structure, core operating system, and an identical set of system files with Windows 10 v1903, therefore all cumulative updates that apply to one version are available to the other as well.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes 

  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020. 
  • Addresses an issue with the package frame launcher (PSF) that passes a malformed parameter to a shim. 
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, the Windows Wallet Service, Windows Fundamentals, and the Windows Kernel.

Known Issues

  • System and user certificates might be lost when updating a device from Windows 10, version 1809, or later to a later version of Windows 10.
    • Devices will only be impacted if they have already installed any Latest cumulative update (LCU) released September 16, 2020 or later and then proceed to update to a later version of Windows 10 from media or an installation source which does not have an LCU released October 13, 2020 or later integrated.
    • This primarily happens when managed devices are updated using outdated bundles or media through an update management tool such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.
    • This might also happen when using outdated physical media or ISO images that do not have the latest updates integrated.

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1903

Windows 10 v1903 shares a core structure, core operating system, and an identical set of system files with Windows 10 v1909, 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

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1809

Those of you still running the Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, and IoT Core editions of Windows 10 V1809 should know that it will reach End of Service in November.

That is why it is advised that you update your OS to a newer, supported version.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, the Windows Wallet Service, Windows Fundamentals, and the Windows Kernel.

Known Issues

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

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1803

At first, it as reported that Windows 10, version 1803 has reached the end of mainstream support, and starting with July there wouldn’t be any more optional, non-security releases for this version of Windows 10.

However, Microsoft decided to extend the support for Windows 10 v1803 up until 2021.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Allows administrators to use a Group Policy to enable Save Target As for users in Microsoft Edge IE Mode. 
  • Allows you to restrict the JScript Scripting Engine to a process. 
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent Microsoft Edge from opening or might prevent you from browsing in certain circumstances. 
  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Wallet Service, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, and Windows Peripherals.

Known Issues

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

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1703

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

In order to continue receiving quality and security updates, Microsoft recommends that you get the latest possible version of Windows 10 installed.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Allows you to restrict the JScript Scripting Engine to a process. 
  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020. 
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Graphics Component, the Windows Wallet Service, the Windows Kernel, and Windows Fundamentals.

Known Issues

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

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1607

Note: Windows 10, version 1607 has reached the end of service for all of its available editions. Update to the latest version of Windows 10 in order to keep your system protected

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Allows administrators to use a Group Policy to enable Save Target As for users in Microsoft Edge IE Mode. 
  • Allows you to restrict the JScript Scripting Engine to a process. 
  • Address an issue that causes an application to stop working if the app uses a hook. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Group Policy application to stop working when you are editing the Group Policy Security settings. The error message is, MMC cannot initialize the snap-in.
  • Addresses an issue with devices on which Credential Guard is enabled; if these devices use a Machine Bound certificate, authentication requests might fail. This occurs because Windows 2016 and Windows 2019 domain controllers add duplicate KeyID values to the msDS-KeyCredentialLink attribute of these devices. 
  • Addresses an issue that might cause stop error 7E in nfssvr.sys on servers running the Network File System (NFS) service. 
  • Addresses an issue with Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) connection brokers that prevents users from connecting to a Remote Desktop in collections. This issue occurs because of an access violation in tssdis.exe
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) to leak registry key handles when querying Win32_RDCentralPublishedDeploymentSettings
  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020. 
  • Addresses an issue that might cause Windows 10 devices that enable Credential Guard to fail authentication requests when they use the machine certificate. 
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Microsoft Graphics Component, the Windows Wallet Service, Windows Fundamentals, the Windows Kernel, and Windows Virtualization.

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.

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


Windows 10, version 1507

Note: Windows 10, version 1507 is the oldest version of Windows 10 still active, and it has reached the end of service for some time now.

If your hardware allows it, update to a much newer version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name:

Improvements and fixes

  • Allows administrators to use a Group Policy to enable Save Target As for users in Microsoft Edge IE Mode.
  • Allows you to restrict the JScript Scripting Engine to a process. 
  • Updates the 2020 DST start date for the Fiji Islands to December 20, 2020. 
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Microsoft Graphics Component, the Windows Wallet Service, Windows Cryptography, and Windows Fundamentals.

Known Issues

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

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK]


That’s pretty much it for this round of monthly updates.

Don’t forget that a few smaller cumulative updates will also be coming in about two weeks, but those are usually smaller fixes to whatever problems these updates will bring.

More so, remember that updating your OS is important from a security stand-point, because Patch Tuesday is usually followed by Exploit Wednesday and Uninstall Thursday, two days where hackers and malware will try to take advantage of those that still haven’t applied the latest security patches.


We hope that you’ve found this information useful, and that the provided direct download links will help you get the updates faster, even if your Windows Update feature doesn’t show the latest patches there yet.

Let us know what else you would like us to include in future updates by leaving your feedback in the comments section below.