Windows 10 V2004-21H1 Preview Update (2021/10/26)

Windows[German]As of October 26, 2021 (4th Tuesday of the month, D-Week), Microsoft has released an optional cumulative (preview) update for Windows 10 version 2004 through version 21H1. I haven't found anything on Windows 10 version 1909. Here is an overview of the preview update.


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The information can be found in the Windows 10 update history page. It should be noted that these updates are so-called preview or preview updates. These are optional and must be manually triggered for download and installation by default. 

Update KB5006738 for Windows 10 V2004 till 21H1

Cumulative Update KB5006738 for Windows 10 version 2004 till version 21H1 raises the builds to 19041.1320 (version 2004), 19042.1320 (version 20H2) and 19043.1320 (version 21H1). The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of changes called highlights:

  • Updates an issue an issue that might prevent subtitles from displaying for certain video apps and streaming video sites.
  • Updates an issue that prevents Kana input mode users from inserting a question mark (?) using the Shift-0 key combination.
  • Updates an issue that sometimes causes your lock screen background to appear black if you have set up a slideshow of pictures as your lock screen background.

Below is the complete list of fixed bugs and changes.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from accessing the pre-provisioning page during the out-of-box experience (OOBE). This issue occurs when the credentials page for signing in to Azure Active Directory appears, and you press the Windows key five times.
  • Adds a feature that facilitates certain cross-browser data transfers.
  • Addresses an issue with Assigned Access kiosks that are configured with Microsoft Edge as a kiosk application. These kiosks might sometimes fail to restart Microsoft Edge if users close the browser window.
  • Addresses an issue in which the use of App-V intermittently causes black screens to appear when signing in on the credentials page.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent subtitles from displaying for certain video apps and streaming video sites.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Windows 10 virtual private network (VPN) users from connecting to Windows Server 2019 Routing and Remote Access service (RRAS) servers.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Software-Defined Networking (SDN) virtual machines from working when you configure the Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) VPN bandwidth limitation.
  • Addresses a Primary Refresh Token (PRT) update issue that occurs when VPN users sign in using Windows Hello for Business when the VPN connection is offline. Users receive unexpected authentication prompts for online resources that are configured for user sign-in frequency (SIF) in Azure Active Directory-Conditional Access.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows to go into BitLocker recovery after a servicing update.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause Kerberos.dll to stop working within the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS). This occurs when LSASS processes simultaneous Service for User (S4U) user-to-user (U2U) requests for the same client user.
  • Addresses an issue in Code Integrity that might cause a memory leak.
  • Enhances Microsoft Defender for Endpoint's ability to identify and intercept ransomware and advanced attacks.
  • Addresses an issue in the OOBE that might cause Windows AutoPilot provisioning to fail.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Kana input mode users from inserting a question mark (?) using the Shift-0 key combination.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes causes the lock screen to appear black if you set up slideshow.
  • Addresses a reliability issue with LogonUI.exe, which affects the rendering of the network status text on the credentials screen.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Server Message Block (SMB) Query Directory Requests to fail when the buffer size is large.
  • Addresses a memory leak issue in lsass.exe on domain controllers in the forest root domain that occurs when you have multiple forests and multiple domains in each forest. The SID-Name mapping functions leak memory when a request comes from another domain in the forest and crosses forest boundaries.
  • Addresses an issue with the virtual machine (VM) Load Balancing feature, which ignores a site's fault domain.
  • Addresses a known issue that might prevent the successful installation of printers using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

The update is optional and is only offered when the user explicitly selects optional updates for installation in the settings page. The update can also be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) is integrated. Microsoft lists two known issues with this update in support post KB5006744. If in doubt, refer to the support article for more details.

Note: Windows 10 version 2004 will reach the end of support on December 14, 2021, and will receive its last security and quality update at that time. Microsoft recommends upgrading to the latest version of Windows 10.

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4 Responses to Windows 10 V2004-21H1 Preview Update (2021/10/26)

  1. EP says:

    "I haven't found anything on Windows 10 version 1909."

    that's because Microsoft is no longer issuing anymore new "preview" updates for Win10 v1909 starting October 2021. Microsoft wrote this following paragraph near the top of MS support article 5005624 in late Sept. 2021:
    https://support.microsoft.com/help/5005624

    "REMINDER Starting in October 2021, there will no longer be optional, non-security releases (known as "C" releases) for Windows 10, version 1909. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for Windows 10, version 1909. This September 21, 2021 update is the final non-security release for Windows 10, version 1909."

  2. EP says:

    unfortunately guenni, some network printing issues still persist even with KB5006738 installed – saw one of the recent comments from this recent bleepingcomputer article:
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-kb5006738-released-with-fixes-for-printing-issues/
    that points to this:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/qhvbsn/windows_10_kb5006738_released_with_fixes_for/

    just recently installed KB5006738 to a Toshiba laptop running Win10 home 21H1 – can't reliably print to my HP envy photo 7858 printer thru a wireless network connection but prints fine thru a local usb cable connection. not a good outlook for MS

    • EP says:

      I eventually resolved the problem by turning off, then turning on the HP envy photo printer after a minute, which reset the wifi connection on the printer and also restarting/rebooting my wifi network router – can now print properly thru a wireless network connection from Win10 21H1 regardless of whether KB5006738 is installed or not

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