Microsoft releases new optional patch for Windows 10 versions 2004 and 20H2

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Microsoft has just released new optional patches for the latest versions of Windows 10, the May 2020 Update (version 2004) and the newer October 2020 Update (20H2). The latter is getting the build 19042.789, which is the same cumulative update as the one that rolled out earlier today to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Ring.

Windows 10 users still running the May 2020 Update can download today the build 19041.789, which shares the same list of fixes as the build 19042.789 for the October 2020 Update. You can find all details about what’s changed below:

  • Updates an issue that causes a device to stop responding when you play a game in full-screen or tablet mode.
  • Updates an issue with using Ctrl+Caps Lock and Alt+Caps Lock to switch to Hiragana or Katakana mode respectively after upgrading to Windows 10, version 2004.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from opening a document that is on the Windows desktop.
  • Updates an issue that creates duplicate cloud provider folders in the File Explorer navigation pane.
  • Updates an issue with some special key combinations used in DaYi, Yi, and Array IMEs that might cause an application to stop working.
  • Updates an issue that displays a blank lock screen after a device wakes up from Hibernate.
  • Corrects historical daylight savings time (DST) information for the Palestinian Authority.
  • Updates an issue that incorrectly deactivates some Windows 10 Education devices after upgrading to Windows 10, version 2004.
  • Updates an issue that might cause the Alt+Tab order to change unexpectedly and cause you to switch to the wrong window.
  • Updates an issue that fails to show Extract all on the shortcut menu when you right-click an online-only ZIP file.

As usual, you can find this optional patch in Windows Update, which will be listed as "KB4598291." However, if you choose to skip this preview update, all these fixes will be included in next week's Patch Tuesday update, to be released on February 9.

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