April 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 are available now for Windows 10 public releases. These updates contain many changes, improvements, and fixes. This post from MiniTool will show you the related information about Windows 10 April 2022 updates, including how to install the April 2022 cumulative update on Windows 10.
What Are Windows 10 April 2022 Updates?
April 2022 Patch Tuesday updates contain a massive update release for different versions of Windows 10. If you haven’t installed the March 2022 optional updates like Windows 10 KB5011543, you will receive many changes and improvements after you install an April 2022 cumulative update for your Windows 10 PC.
Fix Vulnerabilities on Windows 10
These updates are worth the wait. According to the statistics, Windows 10 April 2022 updates fix up to 119 vulnerabilities (Microsoft Edge not included). 47 security issues are under Elevation of Privilege, another 47 are Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities and there are 9 Denial of Service vulnerabilities. 10 security issues are critical because they could be used to remotely run code on affected computers. Microsoft also fixes 13 Information disclosures, 3 Spoofing, and 26 issues in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2022 overview
Applicable Windows 10 Systems
Windows 10 April 2022 cumulative updates are based on Windows 10 version 2004. Windows 10 versions that were released after version 2004 can get these updates. Of course, the build numbers are different for different Windows 10 versions.
For example, if you are running Windows 10 21H2, you will receive build 19044.1645. If you are using Windows 10 21H1, you will get build 19043.1645.
Microsoft stops treating new Windows 10 versions as major releases since the rollout of Windows 10 version 2004. Due to this, the changelog of each build is the same for all Windows 10 versions receiving the April 2022 update.
Here is a list of Windows 10 April 2022 cumulative updates:
- KB5012653 (Build 10240.19265) for Windows 10 version 1507.
- KB5012596 (Build 14393.5066) for Windows 10 version 1607.
- KB5012647 (Build 17763.2803) for Windows 10 version 1809.
- KB5012591 (Build 18363.2212) for Windows 10 version 1909.
- KB5012599 (Build 19042.1645, 19042.1645, 19043.1645, and 19044.1645) for Windows 10 v2004, 20H2, v21H1, and 21H2 respectively.
How to Install the April 2022 Cumulative Update on Windows 10?
Way 1: Install the April 2022 update for Windows 10 via Windows Update
You can get the April 2022 update on your Windows 10 computer via Windows Update:
Step 1: Press Win + I to open the Settings app.
Step 2: Go to Update & Security > Windows Update.
Step 3: Click the Check for updates button.
Step 4: Your system will automatically begin to download and install the update. Then, you need to restart your computer to complete the whole process.
Way 2: Download an Offline Installer
Microsoft also releases offline installers for Windows 10 April 2022 update in Microsoft Update Catalog.
Step 1: Go to the home page of Microsoft Update Catalog.
Step 2: Type the KB number of the build you want to download into the search box on the top-right corner.
Step 3: Click Search.
Step 4: Select your needed build and click the Download button next to it.
Step 5: On the pop-up download interface, click the .msu or .cab file to directly download the offline installer on your computer.
Windows Search Highlights: A New Feature in the April 2022 Update
Microsoft has updated the search feature in the April 2022 update for Windows 10. It is called Windows Search Highlights. The contents in the Search interface are rich. After clicking the search icon in the taskbar, you can see your recently open apps or services, the topic of the day, and your trending searches. The search interface is more interesting and matches your search.
Windows 11 users can also get this new feature after installing the Windows 11’s April 2022 update - Windows 11 KB5012592.
Changes and Fixes in Build 19044.1645 for Windows 10 21H2
- Microsoft adds a new way to change the color of the buttons that appear within notifications toast.
- A new feature is added to make notifications more visually compact.
- You can expand the top three notifications of an app by default in the Action Center.
- Fixed Group Policy Service stops processing telemetry information for Group Policy Registry Preferences.
- Fixed DNS Server query resolution policy not working.
- Fixed User Account Control (UAC) dialog not detecting some apps that require the privilege.
- Fixed Android not signing in to some Microsoft apps like Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Teams.
Windows 10 1909 and 20H2 Will Reach the End of Service
Microsoft will end the support service for Windows 10 1901 and 20H2 on May 10, 2022. If you are still using these old Windows 10 versions, you’d better update your system to the latest version. If you don’t do this, your computer will not receive the security updates. Your device will be easily attacked. Some unexpected issues might also occur.
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