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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently rolled out an optional update for Windows 10.
  • The update brings systems to builds 19041.1382, 19042.1382, 19043.1382, or 19044.1382 depending on the version of Windows a PC is running.
  • The update fixes several bugs, including one that can affect screen capturing and recording from the Windows Game Bar.

Microsoft just released an optional update for Windows 10 that brings systems to builds 19041.1382, 19042.1382, 19043.1382, or 19044.1382 depending on the version of Windows that a PC is on. The update fixes several issues, including a bug that might cause the 32-bit version of Excel to stop working when exporting a PDF.

Here are the highlights from the update:

  • Updates an issue that that causes some variable fonts to display incorrectly.
  • Updates an issue that might cause the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel to stop working on certain devices when you export to PDF.
  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when you use the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other countries in Asia.
  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working when using the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert elements.
  • Updates an issue that causes the Settings page to unexpectedly close after you uninstall a font.
  • Updates an issue that affects your ability to rename a file using folder view in File Explorer when you use the new Japanese IME.
  • Updates an issue that turns off screen capture and recording functionalities on the Windows Game Bar after a service failure.
  • Updates an issue that prevents the applications that you use often from appearing on the Start menu as they should.
  • Updates an issue that causes Internet Explorer to stop working.

You can grab the build now through the Microsoft Update Catalog or by searching for optional updates in the Windows Settings app.

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Microsoft notes that there won't be a preview release for the month of December 2021 due to the holidays. There will still be a security release in December 2021. Microsoft will resume its normal release schedule in January 2022.

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