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Download Windows 10 KB5013942 for version 21H2, 21H1 and 20H2

Windows 10 KB5013942 and KB5013945 were released to fix a bug that prevents some applications from opening or causes them to stop responding

Today Microsoft has released new security updates for Windows 10 Operating system. As part of the May 2022 patch update, KB5013942 is available for windows 10 version 21H1 and 20H2 brings to 19042.1706 and Build 19043.1709. Also, there is a new update KB5013945 for Windows 10 version 1909 bumps OS build 18363.2274. Today’s patch windows 10 KB5013942 comes with several security bug fixes and general quality improvements. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5013942 offline installers.

Note: If you’ve already upgraded to version 21H2 aka November 2021 Update, you’ll receive the same set of bug fixes and improvements, but the build revision would be Build 19044.1645.

Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB5013942 doesn’t come with any new features. Rather, the focus is on security, reliability improvements, and fixes across the board.

Note: Windows 11 was released as a free upgrade for eligible devices, check if your PC is eligible for the windows 11 free upgrade

Download Windows 10 KB5013942

Since Microsoft patch updates are mandatory updates, Windows 10 KB5013942 download and install automatically on devices running the latest Windows 10 version 21H2, 21H1, and 20H2. Once installed, you will need to restart the system for the changes to take effect.

To install this update using Windows Update, follow the steps below:

  • Open Settings using windows key + I.
  • Click Update & Security then Windows Update.
  • In the right-hand pane, click on the Check for updates button.

windows 10 KB5013942

Well If you are looking for the latest Windows 10 version 21H2 ISO click here.

In addition, you can download the latest Windows 11 ISO image here.

As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB5013942 Offline installer direct download links. 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).

  • locate the patch next to the correct edition and version of the operating system.
  • To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the cumulative update.

Windows 10 KB5013942 Changelog

Today’s update is all about security fixes and improvements

Addresses security issues for your Windows operating system.

On the release note Microsoft noted, This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.

Other security updates

This build also includes fixes from windows 10 KB5011831 which was released on 25 April 2022.

Fix a bug causing Internet Explorer to stop working when you copy and paste text using an Input Method Editor (IME).

Addresses an issue that displays a black screen for some users when they sign in or sign out.

Microsoft noted, this update resolve a bug that might cause a Microsoft OneDrive file to lose focus after you rename it and press the Enter key.

Updates an issue that causes the news and interest panel to appear when you haven’t clicked, tapped, or moused over it.

Fix an issue that prevents you from changing a password that has expired when you sign in to a Windows device.

Addresses an issue that causes a remote desktop session to close or a reconnection to stop responding while waiting on the accessibility shortcut handler (sethc.exe).

Addresses an issue that prevents you from changing a password that has expired when you sign in to a Windows device.

Fix a bug that might prevent graphics processing unit (GPU) load balancing over Remote Desktop from working as intended.

Addresses an issue that displays the wrong IME mode indicator when the Font Mitigation policy is enabled.

Reduces the overhead of resource contention in high input/output operations per second (IOPS) scenarios that have many threads contending on a single file.

Updates security for your Windows operating system. You can read the complete changelog, listed Microsoft support site here.

Known issues:

  • Some devices, created using custom offline media or ISO images, may have Edge Legacy removed but not replaced by the new Edge. Microsoft has a workaround for this.
  • After installing this update some devices may fail to install new updates, with error message, “PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING”.
  • After installing this update, on domain controllers, you might see authentication failures on the server or client for some services.
  • Windows devices that use certain GPUs might cause apps to close unexpectedly or cause intermittent issues that affect some apps that use Direct3D 9.
  • Snip & Sketch app might fail to capture a screenshot and might fail to open using the keyboard shortcut (Windows key+shift+S).
  • In addition, some users report, unable to launch Event Viewer after install this update. And certain apps that rely on GPU might close unexpectedly or experience intermittent issues.

Uninstall Windows 10 KB5013942

If installing KB5013942 causes issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.

Uninstall KB5013942 using the Windows Update History tool

  1. Go to Windows Settings (Windows key + i) –> Update & Security –> Windows Update.
  2. From the right-hand pane, click on View Update History.
  3. Now click on Uninstall updates.
  4. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB5013942) and press the Uninstall button.

Uninstall KB5013942 using command-line

Another quick way to uninstall this update is by using the command prompt. Here are the commands:

  1. Open Command Prompt (Run –> cmd)
  2. Run the following command:
    wmic qfe list brief /format:table
  3. This will show all the updates installed on the computer. Make sure KB5013942 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command
    wusa /uninstall /kb:KB5013942

The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.

Windows 10 KB5013945

Installing KB5013945 brings up Windows 10 Build 18363.2274 and This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.

Adds improvements for servicing the Secure Boot component of Windows.

Addresses an issue that might occur when you use Netdom.exe or the Active Directory Domains and Trusts snap-in to list or modify name suffixes routing.

Addresses a known issue that might prevent recovery discs (CD or DVD) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel.

Addresses an issue that causes the primary domain controller (PDC) of the root domain to generate warning and error events in the System log.

In addition, the company has noted, that Windows 10, version 1909, all editions, will reach end of service on May 10, 2022. And Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Microsoft has also announced KB5013941 for devices still running, Windows 10 version 1809. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.

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