Windows 10 KB5000842, a part of the March 2021 update cycle, is currently being rolled out to PCs that are running v20H2 and 2004. For individuals who want to manually update their system or are facing issues while installing the update, Microsoft has released direct download links for Windows 10 KB5000842 offline installers.
The KB5000842 is an elective update that will take your system to Windows 10 Build 19042.906.
To obtain this update, you are required to go to the Windows Update page and click on Check for updates, and you will be displayed with the below message:
2021-03 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5000842)
To download and install Windows 10 Build 19042.906, just follow these steps:
- Once you have done checking for updates, then click on Download and install.
- Next, Choose Restart now option, once the files have been downloaded.
- Reboot your PC to apply the update.
For various and unknown reasons, few people may encounter difficulties while applying the cumulative updates, such as failures through the installation with unclear error messages or update could get stuck for a long time at a specified percentage.
Luckily, if you run into a problem or an error, you can apply this voluntary update by manually downloading the offline installer from the link given beneath.
Windows 10 KB5000842 Download Links
Direct Download Links for Windows 10 KB5000842: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).
Windows 10 KB5000842 (Build 19042.906) Full Changelog
Through this update, Microsoft is eventually fixing the Computing Filters message while utilizing the filters in File Explorer search results. Another bug has been fixed wherein the search filter or shows a not responding warning whenever the users attempt to modify the kind of filter used (for instance; file type, file date).
A current bug in Windows 10 makes explorer.exe utilize huge amounts of memory, especially while other apps are working in the background, which certainly affects the performance of the system. This issue has been fixed in the current update.
Besides File Explorer fixes, Microsoft has likewise patched an issue wherein a few monitors will produce colors darker than anticipated. This issue is encountered just while you are utilizing HDR mode, a feature exclusively available for a few selected monitors only.
With this update, yet another bug has been fixed where video playback sync doesn’t function while you use more than one monitor.
Windows 10 Build 19042.906 is Likewise Anticipated to Address Issues:
- Unforeseen issues while using the touch keyboard and changing the device orientation
- A glitch where users are unable to dismiss the toast Notifications using the Close button.
The next patch is scheduled to be pushed on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
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