Windows 10 21H2 Build 19044.1806 Preview Release

Microsoft today again released the Win10 21H2 Build 19044.1806 preview version, the update patch is KB5014666, which brings several bug fixes.

Highlight features are as follows:

  • Fixed an issue preventing the Pashto language from appearing in the language list.
  • Resolved an issue affecting the touchpad area that responded to right-click (right-click area).
  • Addresses known issues that may prevent you from using the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.

Windows 10 Servicing Stack Updates – 19042.1790, 19043.1790 and 19044.1790

This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, the component that installs Windows Update. Servicing Stack Update (SSU) ensures a reliable servicing stack so that devices can receive and install Microsoft updates. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that prevents preinstalled apps from working as expected after installing Windows Updates.

Known issues in this update

Devices that created Windows installations from custom offline media or custom ISO images may have been removed by this update Microsoft Edge Legacy, but will not be automatically replaced with the new Microsoft Edge. This issue is only encountered when creating a custom offline media or ISO image by sliding this update into an image, without the need to install March 29, 2021, or later Standalone Servicing Stack Update (SSU).

Note Devices that connect directly to Windows Update to receive updates will not be affected. This includes devices using Windows Update for Business. Any device connected to Windows Update should always receive the latest version of SSU and the latest cumulative update (LCU) without any additional steps.

Workaround: To avoid this issue, be sure to slide the SSU released on March 29, 2021, or later into a custom offline media or ISO image before sliding into the LCU. To make this work with the SSU and LCU packages that are now used for the Windows 10 20H2 release and Windows 10 2004 release combination, you need to extract the SSU from the combination package. Extract the SSU using the following steps:

Extract the cab from the msu (for example, using the KB5000842 package) via this command line: expand Windows10.0-KB5000842-x64.msu/ <destination path>

Extract the SSU from the previously extracted cab via the following command line: expand* <destination path>

You will then get the SSU cab, named in this example. This file is first supplemented to the offline digital image, and then the LCU is supplemented.

If you have encountered this issue by installing the OS using the affected custom media, you can mitigate the issue by installing the new Microsoft Edge directly. If you need to deploy the new Microsoft Edge for Business widely, see Download and deploy Microsoft Edge for Business.

After installing the June 21, 2021 (KB5003690) update, some devices cannot install new updates, such as July 6, 2021 (KB5004945) or later update. You will get the error message “PSFX_E_MATCHING_BINARY_MISSING”.

Workaround: See KB5005322 for details and workaround.

Microsoft has received reports that the Screenshots and Sketches app may fail to capture screenshots and may not open with the keyboard shortcut (Windows key + shift + S). This issue occurs after installing the KB5010342 (February 8, 2022) and later update.

Workaround: Microsoft is investigating and will provide an update when sufficient information is obtained.

After installing this update, IE modal tabs in Microsoft Edge may stop responding when websites display modal dialog boxes. A modal dialog is a form or dialog that requires the user to respond before continuing or interacting with other parts of the web page or application.

The developer states that the website affected by this issue calls window.focus.

Workaround: This issue is resolved by using Known Issue Rollback (KIR). Note that it may take up to 24 hours for the solution to automatically push to consumer devices and unmanaged commercial devices. Restarting the Windows device may help to apply the solution to the device more quickly. For enterprise-managed devices that have the affected update installed and are experiencing this issue, the issue can be resolved by installing and configuring the special group policies listed below. For information about deploying and configuring these special Group Policies, see How to Use Group Policy to Deploy Known Issue Rollbacks.

Group policy download using group policy name:

  • Download Windows 10 Version 20H2 and Windows 10 Version 21H1 – Windows 10 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2 KB5014023 220624_22551 Known Issue Rollback
  • Important The Windows version of Group Policy needs to be installed and configured to resolve this issue.

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