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Windows 10 May 2021 Patch Tuesday updates available for download

As part of the monthly rollup Microsoft has released a Bunch of Security updates for All Supported devices, Here what's new for Windows 10 on May 2021 Patch Tuesday updates

Today (11/05/2021) is the second Tuesday of this month and part of the Microsoft patch Tuesday, May 2021 the company has released a bunch of cumulative updates to resolve vulnerabilities in its operating systems and other products, like the Microsoft Office productivity suite, while also addressing a series of other bugs related to performance and usability.

The 11 May 2021 (Patch Tuesday) cumulative updates are the following:

  • Windows 10 October 2020 update (version 20H2) KB5003173 (OS Build19042.958)
  • Windows 10 May 2020 Update (Version 2004) KB5003173 (OS Build 19041.958)
  • Windows 10 November 2019 Update (version 1909): KB5003169 (OS Build 18363.1556)
  • Windows 10 October 2019 Update (version 1809): KB5003171 (OS Build 17763.1935)

All these updates only include minor patches and security fixes, rather than any new features.

KB5003173 for Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004

Latest windows 10 October 20 update and May 2020 update receives update KB5003173 bumps Build 19041.958. Hence it’s a mandatory update, windows 10 KB5003173 download and installs automatically on devices running the latest Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004. You need to restart your PC to apply the changes, after that you can run winver command to check the OS build number.

  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.

  • Updates to improve Windows OLE (compound documents) security.
  • Updates security for Bluetooth drivers.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Windows Kernel, Windows Media, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and the Windows Silicon Platform.

Known issues:

  • System and user certificates may be lost when updating to a later version of Windows 10
  • Issue with the Microsoft Japanese Input Method Editor and Kanji / Furigana characters.
  • 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.
  • You may experience, lower than expected performance in games after installing this update.

Windows 10 KB5001330 offline download links

Download Windows 10 Build 19041.958

Download Windows 10 Build 19042.958

KB5001337 for Windows 10 version 1909

If you are already running  Windows 10 version 1909, Latest KB5003169 Automatically downloads and installs on your device via Windows update. And installing KB5003169 bumps the build number 18363.1556 you can use winver command to check the build number.

Well talking about Windows 10 KB5003169 changelog this is a minor update getting the same fixes.

  • The latest KB5001337 for windows 10 1909, includes security fixes for Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and the Windows Silicon Platform.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause scroll bar controls to appear blank on the screen and not function.
  • Improve security when Windows performs basic operations and Windows OLE (compound documents) security also Update security for Bluetooth drivers.

Known issue:

  • System and user certificates may be lost when updating to a later version of Windows 10

Windows 10 KB5003169 offline download

You can download the updates to install them manually with the links below:

KB5003171 for Windows 10 version 1809

If you are still running an older version of Windows 10 version 1809 cumulative update KB5003171 available for your device that increases the OS build number to 17763.1935.

  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.

  • Updates to improve Windows OLE (compound documents) security.
  • Updates security for Bluetooth drivers.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and the Windows Silicon Platform.

Known issues:

  • Devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”

KB5003171 Offline Download links

KB5003174 for Windows 10 version 1803

Windows 10 version 1803 has reached the end of support, but the company has released KB5003174 (OS Build 17134.2208) to improve security and address bugs.

Microsoft Security update download

All these Windows 10 May 2021 Patch Tuesday updates Automatically download and install via windows update. Or you force Windows update from settings, update & security check for updates to install May 2021 patch updates immediately.

Windows updateIf you are Looking for Windows 10 October 2020 Update ISO image click here.

Or Check How to Upgrade to Windows 10 version 20H2 Using the media creation tool

If you face any difficulty while installing these updates, Check Windows 10 Update troubleshooting guide to fix the windows 10 Cumulative update KB5003173 stuck downloading, failed to install with different errors etc.

Note: New Windows Security Updates available for Windows 7 and 8.1 as well, read the changelog here.

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