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Download Cumulative update KB4598242 for Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004

New cumulative update KB4598242 Is Out for Windows 10 Version 20H2 and 2004, here what's new

Microsoft has released new security updates (patch Tuesday for January 2021) for Windows 10 Operating system. The Cumulative Update KB4598242 for the latest windows 10 version 20H2 and version 2004 brings to Build 19042.746 and Build 19041.746. Also, there is a new update KB4598229 for Windows 10 version 1909 bumps OS build 18363.1316.

Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update KB4598242 doesn’t come with any new features. Rather, the focus is on security, reliability improvements and fixes across the board.

Download Windows 10 KB4598242

Since Microsofts patch updates are mandatory updates, KB4598242 will download and install automatically on devices running the latest Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004. 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 KB4598242

Well If you are looking for the latest Windows 10 version 20H2 ISO click here.

As usual, the patch can be installed from the Update Catalog as well here Windows 10 KB4598242 Offline download links.

For Windows 10 Version 20H2

For Windows 10 Version 2004

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the cumulative update.

Windows 10 KB4598242 Changelog

The latest patch update KB4598242 for Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2 comes with security improvements for basic system operations and Microsoft Office products.

Improve security when using external devices, such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras.

Addresses a security vulnerability issue with HTTPS-based intranet servers.

After installing this update, HTTPS-based intranet servers cannot, by default, use a user proxy to detect updates. Scans using these servers will fail if you have not configured a system proxy on the clients. If you must use a user proxy, you must configure the behavior using the policy “Allow user proxy to be used as a fallback if detection using system proxy fails.” To ensure the highest levels of security, also use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate pinning on all devices. This change does not affect customers who are using HTTP WSUS servers. Microsoft noted.

Addresses a security bypass vulnerability that exists in the way the Printer Remote Procedure Call (RPC) binding handles authentication for the remote Winspool interface.

Bring Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.

You can read the complete changelog, listed Microsoft support site here.

Known issues:

System and user certificates may be lost when updating from Windows 10 version 1809 or later to a newer version of Windows 10. This happens mainly when managed devices are updated using outdated bundles or media according to Microsoft. Devices that use Windows Update or Windows Update for Business are not impacted.

Microsoft suggests Go back to the previous version of Windows to fix the issue.

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Uninstall Windows 10 KB4598242

If installing KB4598242 causing issues on your device you can uninstall the update to revert the changes.

Uninstall KB4598242 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 (KB4598242) and press the Uninstall button.

Uninstall KB4598242 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 KB4556799 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command
    wusa /uninstall /kb:KB4598242

The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.

Windows 10 KB4598229

Also, there is a new update KB4598229 available for PCs with Windows 10 version 1909 aka November 2019 Update. Installing KB4598229 brings up Windows 10 Build 18362.1316 and resolved security issues when using Microsoft Office products.

Improve security when using external devices, such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras.

Fixes a security vulnerability issue in HTTPS-based intranet servers.

Fixes a security bypass in Printer Remote Procedure Call.

Bring security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.

Known issue:

  • System and user certificates may be lost when updating from Windows 10 version 1809 or later to a newer version of Windows 10. This happens mainly when managed devices are updated using outdated bundles or media according to Microsoft. Devices that use Windows Update or Windows Update for Business are not impacted. Microsoft suggests rollback to the previous version of Windows to fix the issue.

Read the complete changelog Microsoft support site here.

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