Microsoft releases two major updates for older versions of Windows 10. What changes and how to install them
After the recent updates for the latest versions of Windows 10, released by Microsoft at the turn of late February and mid-March, now the Redmond-based company is also thinking about those who still use versions 1809, 1803, 1709 and 1607 of the Windows 10 and Windows Server operating systems.
That is, those released in November 2018, April 2018, January 2018 and August 2016, respectively. The new cumulative update is large, fixes several bugs and is actually split into two: KB4541330 and KB4541331, which bring the OS build to versions 16299.1775 and 17763.1131. Depending on the operating system we have installed on our computer, therefore, we might see one or the other update on Windows Update. In both cases, these are not security updates but "features updates", that is, updates that only affect the functionality of Windows.
Windows 10 update KB4541330, what changes
The update KB4541330 is the one for Windows 10 version 1709. It fixes several bugs, including the one that causes File Explorer to close unexpectedly when using a roaming user profile, the one that prevents logging in or unlocking so-called "Hybrid Azure Active Directory-joined machines" (devices connected to the corporate network via school accounts or Active Directory), the one that blocks on some computers the execution of the Microsoft Defender ATP Threat & Vulnerability Management utility, and many others.
Windows 10 KB4541331 update, what changes
The KB4541331 update is dedicated to Windows 10 version 1809, Windows Server version 1809 and all versions of Windows Server 2019. It fixes the issue that prevents printing a shared document, the one that makes the touch keyboard disappear while typing a password, the one related to Hybrid Azure Active Directory-joined machines, the one that prevents logging into Azure Active Directory and many others. Microsft points out that after installing this update, an additional problem may arise: a blue screen on PCs where some Asian languages are installed.
How to install KB4541330 and KB4541331
Microsoft strongly recommends installing the latest maintenance stack update (SSU) for the operating system before moving on to these two cumulative updates. This update is released directly through Windows Update.