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Microsoft rolls out an optional Windows 10 update to wrap up November

Surface Pro 6 with Aqua keyboard
Surface Pro 6 with Aqua keyboard (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

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.

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.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

7 Comments
  • Staying on Win10 until I can't. I hate everything about Win11.
  • @Painfully_Candid FWIW, I'm sticking with W10 due to my dislike of the regressive W11 Start Menu and MS's user hostile actions in effectively forcing Edge and Bing usage which I am deeply disappointed with MS about. If MS were to address these points I would happily move to W11.
  • Edge can be fully removed
    Google TechRadar How to remove edge from windows 10
    Works, even the recommended browser thing in settings banner is gone
    After update as well
  • Ah cool story? Not sure what this has to do with windows 10 updates
  • Ok off topic
    Not everything, but enough
    I think win12 will be better
    Like Mistake Edition and Vista, it didn't take long
  • Mine updated to 19044.1387
  • Me too
    No issues