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    Windows 10 April 2021 updates: What’s new and improved


    Windows 10 April 2021 update is now rolling out and a new patch is available for version 20H2, v2004 and v1909. April Patch Tuesday update comes with fixes for Blue Screen of Death errors caused by printers, performance issues and File Explorer’s broken search bar.

    Windows 10 April 2021 update also comes with security fixes for at least five zero-day security bugs and over 102 vulnerabilities. According to the release notes, Microsoft has marked 19 security issues as “critical”, while 89 vulnerabilities are marked “important”. This patch also fixes Microsoft Exchange issues reported by the NSA.

    In addition to these security fixes, Windows 10’s April 2021 update is also the first Patch Tuesday release to ship without Microsoft Edge Legacy. As you may already know, the legacy or UWP version of Edge has been discontinued and Microsoft is bundling the Chromium version instead.

    To install the April 2021 cumulative updates, use these steps:

    • Open Windows Settings page.
    • Navigate to the Update & Security page.
    • Click on “Windows Update” and hit the check updates button.
    • Select “Download and install” but make sure optional updates are unchecked.
    • Restart your device.

    Applying the monthly cumulative updates will change the build number and Windows Experience Pack, but the OS version will remain the same. In case you’re on Windows 10 version 20H2, you’ll be getting Build 19042.928.

    The same patch is also heading to version 2004, but the build number is Build 19041.928. If you’ve already updated to version 21H1, you’ll get Build 19043.928 instead.

    Windows 10 April 2021 cumulative updates:

    1. KB5001340 (Build 10240.18906) for version 1507.
    2. KB5001347 (Build 14393.4350) for version 1607.
    3. KB5001339 (Build 17134.2145) for version 1803.
    4. KB5001342 (Build 17763.1879) for version 1809.
    5. KB5001337 (Build 18363.1500) for version 1909.
    6. KB5001330 (Build 19041.928 and 19042.928) for v2004 and 20H2.
    Windows 10 April 2021 cumulative updates overview


    April 2021 Patch Tuesday update doesn’t come with any new features, but it includes plenty of security fixes and quality improvements.

    Windows 10 April 2021 updates: What’s new and improved April-2021-Patch-Tuesday.jpg

    According to the changelog, Microsoft has addressed numerous security issues, including a bug where Windows NTFS can be marked as dirty to corrupt the data when users try to reboot the computer and run chkdsk (Check Disk) command.

    Build 19042.928 for Windows 10 version 20H2


    As we noted at the outset, Windows 10 version 20H2 is getting upgraded to Build 19042.928 (KB5001330) with security fixes and improvements from the last optional patch.

    Windows 10 April 2021 updates: What’s new and improved April-2021-cumulative-update.jpg

    For example, Microsoft says it has fixed numerous issues with Explorer.exe.

    As you may know already, the Explorer.exe process powers the taskbar, Action Center (notification area), and File Explorer.

    In some cases, Explorer could start acting strangely or even hang due to high resources usage. You can always close and restart Windows Explorer, but restarting doesn’t always work for everyone.

    Thanks to the feedback provided by testers, Microsoft has identified and patched the root behind the Explorer.exe issues, and applying the April update should improve overall system performance.

    Other fixes in this cumulative update:

    • Fixed broken search filters in File Explorer.
    • Improved security for Windows Components, Kernal, Windows Apps, and more.
    • Removed classic Microsoft Edge.
    Windows 10 version 20H2 rollout status as of April 2021


    Windows 10 version 1909 is approaching the end-of-service period and users are required to update to the most recent version of the OS. However, Windows 10 version 20H2 is still blocked on some computers, especially when you have certain audio drivers installed and it’s not yet clear when the upgrade block will be lifted.

    Microsoft will also start installing the October 2020 Update automatically if you don’t update your supported device.

    Build 18363.1500 for Windows 10 version 1909


    If you still have Windows 10 version 1909 installed, there’s a new patch for your device that will bump the OS to Build 18636.1500 (KB5001337). This release includes all fixes highlighted above for version 20H2/2004.

    Microsoft Edge Legacy removed in April 2021 Patch Tuesday update


    Last month, Microsoft dropped support for the original and EdgeHTML-based version of Edge. That version of Edge is now referred to as “Edge Legacy” and it has been superseded by a Chromium-based version, the open-source platform that also powers Google Chrome, Brave and other browsers.

    With April 2021 Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft has removed the classic Edge and started bundling the Chromium version.

    In addition to Microsoft Edge legacy, Microsoft is also trying to sunset Internet Explorer by redirecting users to Chromium Edge when they open popular websites, such as YouTube and Netflix.

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  2. jsfitz54 Win User

    Download Windows 10 TH/RS

    @Drone : No link for 17134.5?

    The April 2018 Update will be available as a free download beginning Monday, April 30.
    https://blogs.windows.com/windowsex...-of-your-time-with-the-new-windows-10-update/

    According to this link and whether or not these have been Insider Preview Builds as @FordGT90Concept contends, I found this link: https://www.askvg.com/windows-10-redstone4-rs4-changelog/

    Windows 10 Build 10.0.17134 Changelog:​Build 17134 was the 23rd Insider Preview build of Windows 10 released after Fall Creators Update. It was released on April 16, 2018. This new build arrived via new "RS4" (RedStone4) development branch.
    • Bug fixes and general improvements
     
    jsfitz54, Apr 14, 2021
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  3. Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April Update for Intel SSD 600p Series

    Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update after discovering an incompatibility issue that causes performance and stability issues. In short, the problem was explained by Microsoft as: “When attempting to upgrade to Window 10 April 2018 Update select devices with certain Intel SSDs may enter a UEFI screen reboot or crash repeatedly.” Microsoft says that this issue has no workaround and that those that have attempted to update Windows 10 to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update should revert back to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709.

    Unfortunately, the announcement by Microsoft fails to list what specific Intel SSD models are having issues with the OS update. We contacted Intel and discovered that the Intel SSD 600p Series of client drives that was first introduced to the market in 2016 is the most popular drive that is having issues.

    Source: Legit Reviews
     
    biffzinker, Apr 14, 2021
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  4. btarunr Win User

    Windows 10 April 2021 updates: What’s new and improved

    Intel E5200 Gets Updated, R0 Stepping Coming Up

    Intel's Pentium Dual-Core E5200 processor is getting on course for a specifications update. The chip will feature in a new, improved Wolfdale-2M core, spec'd out as the R0 stepping, from its current M0 stepping. The new stepping is intended to add new instructions, power-management features, and bring about changes in the chip-package. A short list of known changes is as follows:
    • CPUID changed from 10677 to 1067A
    • Power State Indicator (PSI) support with Intel 4 series chipsets
    • New instructions - XSAVE and XRSTOR
    • New S-spec and MM numbers
    • New halide-free chip package
    Due to the changed CPUID, users may require BIOS updates to detect the CPU. According to the company, E5200 R0 should be out by April 13.

    Source: TechConnect Magazine
     
    btarunr, Apr 14, 2021
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