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Download Windows 10 KB5019959 and KB5019966 update (What’s new?)

Direct download links for Windows 10 KB5019980 offline installers are also available for those who are unable to install the patches via Windows Update service.

As part of the November 2022 Microsoft patch Tuesday update today Microsoft has released the Windows 10 KB5019959 and KB5019966 cumulative updates for versions 22H2 and 1809. The latest Windows 10 KB5019959 and KB5019966 include numerous bug fixes, Security enhancements and improve the system performance as well. Microsoft has also published direct download links for Windows 10 KB5019959 offline installers.

The full list of Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates are below:

Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB5019959 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 KB5019959

Since Microsoft patch updates are mandatory updates, Windows 10 KB5019959 and KB5019966 download and install automatically. 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 KB5019959

Well If you are looking for the latest Windows 10 version 22H2 ISO click here.

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

As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB5019959 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.

So what exactly is Windows 10 KB5019959?

Today’s update is all about security fixes and improvements. On the release note Microsoft noted, This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. There are no significant changes in this particular Patch Tuesday release.

Today’s update also includes the fixes and improvements from windows 10 KB5018482 which was released on October 28 to test before the final release. Some of highlighted features and changes include:

  • With today’s update, Microsoft fixes a bug that causes OS upgrades such as upgrade to windows 11 or windows 10 22H2 to stop responding and then it fails.
  • There is a bug fix for an issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games where the graphics hardware stops working if the hardware does not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
  • It addresses graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms.
  • Windows 10 KB5019959 also addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong or the browser stops you from opening web pages.
  • Todays update addresses a DCOM issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe).
  • It addresses an issue that might cause an application to stop responding. This might occur when the input queue overflows.
  • Microsoft is fixing an issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphics editing program

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, Microsoft OneDrive might unexpectedly close, and you might receive an error when attempting Sign out or unlink your account in the Microsoft OneDrive sync app.
  • Uninstalling the OneDrive sync app might fail.  You’ll also run into issues when syncing to your device from Microsoft SharePoint or Teams.

Uninstall Windows 10 KB5019959

If installing KB5019959 causes issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.

Uninstall KB5019959 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 (KB5019959) and press the Uninstall button.

Uninstall KB5019959 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 KB5019959 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command
    wusa /uninstall /kb:KB5019959

The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.

In addition, Microsoft has noted windows 10 version 2004 reached the end of service. That means devices no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. Microsoft recommends Install latest version 22H2 or upgrade to windows 11

Windows 10 versions that have reached end of service:

Windows 10, version 1511
Windows 10, version 1703
Windows 10, version 1709
Windows 10, version 1803
Windows 10, version 1903
Windows 10, version 1909
Windows 10, version 2004

Microsoft has also announced KB5019966 for devices still running, Windows 10 version 1809. This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.

  • It addresses an issue that affects Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) authentication hardening.
  • Addresses a DCOM issue that affects the Remote Procedure Call Service (rpcss.exe).
  • There is bug fix for an issue that affects the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) Application Proxy connector.
  • Updates the Windows kernel vulnerable driver blocklist that is in the DriverSiPolicy.p7b file. This update also ensures that the blocklist is the same across Windows 10 and Windows 11.
  • It addresses an issue that affects focus order. This issue occurs when you tab from the password field on a credentials page.
  • It addresses an issue that affects the Forest Trust creation process. It fails to add the Domain Name System (DNS) name suffixes to the trust information attributes.
  • Addresses a timing condition in Remote Desktops that causes a device to stop working during the licensing process.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Host Networking Service to stop working. This leads to traffic interruptions.

Known issue with this update:

After installing KB5001342 or later, the Cluster Service might fail to start because a Cluster Network Driver is not found. Microsoft recommends restart your device to fix such problem.

Read the complete changelog here

Also read:

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