Download the November 2021 Patch Tuesday updates

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  • As you already know, Patch Tuesday updates enhance and add new features to the Windows OS.
  • The number of updates, fixes, and improvements is bigger than it was in the previous month.
  • Each cumulative update listed in this article comes with additional info and a direct download link.
  • Windows 11 is almost out, and Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 10 in 2025.
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November is finally here and many users are excited to see what the next big feature update is all about.

Of course, today is also the day the monthly Patch Tuesday updates go live, and as always, they bring a host of new features, improvements, and fixes for the most common Microsoft bugs found over the last month.

Since each cumulative update is different for each version of Windows 10, it would be wrong to talk about a singular changelog, and that is why this article exists.

Not only will we be providing you with a detailed changelog of all the modifications brought to each major version of Windows 10, but we will also be providing you with direct download links from the Windows Update catalog.

Also, because of minimal operations during the holidays and the upcoming Western new year, there won’t be a preview release, known as a C release, for the month of December 2021.

There will be a monthly security release, also known as a B release for December 2021, and normal monthly servicing for both B and C releases will resume in January 2022.

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS] August 2021 Patch Tuesday

Windows 11

As we all know by now, Windows 11 is Microsoft’s latest operating system, although some years ago the company stated that Windows 10 would be the last OS of the series.

However, now that it’s here, the Redmond tech giant is constantly trying to improve it and address certain issues that users still struggle with.

Cumulative update name

KB5007215

Improvements and Fixes

  • Addresses an issue in which certain apps might have unexpected results when rendering some user interface elements or when drawing within the app. You might encounter this issue with apps that use GDI+ and set a zero (0) width pen object on displays with high dots per inch (DPI) or resolution, or if the app is using scaling.
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This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) ensure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

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Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004

Windows 10 v21H1 is the latest major version of Windows 10, and as such has the most experimental features on it.

Fortunately, most bugs that were first present when it was first made available have been weeded out, and this version of Windows 10 is far more stable.

Cumulative update name

KB5007186

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue of a 0 (zero) width Pen to render one pixel regardless of transformation.
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This fix is only for the 2004 version of Windows 10.

Known issues

Devices with Windows installations created from custom offline media or custom ISO images might have Microsoft Edge Legacy removed by this update, but not automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge.

This issue is only encountered when custom offline media or ISO images are created by slipstreaming this update into the image without having first installed the standalone servicing stack update released March 29, 2021, or later.

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Devices that connect directly to Windows Update to receive updates are not affected. This includes devices using Windows Update for Business. Any device connecting to Windows Update should always receive the latest versions of the SSU and latest cumulative update (LCU) without any extra steps. 

After installing this update, when connecting to devices in an untrusted domain using Remote Desktop, connections might fail to authenticate when using smart card authentication.

You might receive the prompt, Your credentials did not work. The credentials that were used to connect to [device name] did not work. Please enter new credentials. and The login attempt failed in red.

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Devices need to be restarted after configuring the special Group Policy. For help, please see How to use Group Policy to deploy a Known Issue Rollback. For general information on using Group Policies, see Group Policy Overview.

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Windows 10 version 1909

As the Redmond-based tech company said not long ago, Windows 10, version 1909 reached the end of service on May 11, 2021, for devices running the Home, Pro, Pro for Workstation, Nano Container, and Server SAC editions.

Devices still running this version of the OS will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats.

So, if you still want to receive security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.

Cumulative update name

KB5007189

Improvements and Fixes

  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent the successful installation of printers using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).
  • Addresses an issue of a 0 (zero) width Pen to render one pixel regardless of transformation.
  • Adds a feature to facilitate certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • Addresses an issue in JScript9.dll with PropertyGet.
  • Addresses an issue in which Assigned Access kiosks configured with Microsoft Edge as a kiosk application would sometimes fail to restart Microsoft Edge if users closed the browser window.
  • Enhances Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’s ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Addresses an issue in which File Explorer stops responding and Event 1000 with the exception code 0xc0000005 is logged in the Application event log. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates KB5005624 and KB5006667 that were released on or before October 12, 2021.

Known issues

After installing this update, Windows print clients might encounter the following errors when connecting to a remote printer shared on a Windows print server:

  • 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)
  • 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)
  • 0x00000709 (ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME)
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The printer connection issues described in this issue are specific to print servers and are not commonly observed in devices designed for home use. Printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

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Windows 10 version 1809

This version of the OS is outdated and will no longer receive any updates from the tech company. Users that are still running this old version on their devices are strongly advised to choose a more recent one to update to.

If you still want to use Windows 10 and are not willing to upgrade to 11, you don’t have to do so right away. After all, Microsoft announced that the support for Windows 10 will go on until 2025.

Cumulative update name

KB5007206 

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue of a 0 (zero) width Pen to render one pixel regardless of transformation.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Failover Clustering from updating Domain Name Server (DNS) records.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent the successful installation of printers using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

Known issues

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

After installing this update, Windows print clients might encounter the following errors when connecting to a remote printer shared on a Windows print server:

  • 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)
  • 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)
  • 0x00000709 (ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME)
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The printer connection issues described in this issue are specific to print servers and are not commonly observed in devices designed for home use. Printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

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Windows 10 version 1607

This is one of the older OS versions, that Microsoft first released back in August 2016. Apparently, the Redmond-based tech company still feels like there is room for improvement here.

  • Updates to remove Adobe Flash from your device. 
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.

Cumulative update name

KB5007206

Improvements and fixes

  • Addresses an issue of a 0 (zero) width Pen to render one pixel regardless of transformation.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Failover Clustering from updating Domain Name Server (DNS) records.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent the successful installation of printers using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

Known issues

  • After installing KB4493509, devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, 0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.
  • After installing KB5001342 or later, the Cluster Service might fail to start because a Cluster Network Driver is not found.

After installing this update, Windows print clients might encounter the following errors when connecting to a remote printer shared on a Windows print server:

  • 0x000006e4 (RPC_S_CANNOT_SUPPORT)
  • 0x0000007c (ERROR_INVALID_LEVEL)
  • 0x00000709 (ERROR_INVALID_PRINTER_NAME)
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The printer connection issues described in this issue are specific to print servers and are not commonly observed in devices designed for home use. Printing environments affected by this issue are more commonly found in enterprises and organizations.

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These are the updates that Microsoft released for Windows 10 via the November 2021 Patch Tuesday event. Was this article helpful to you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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