Optional Windows 10 Update rolls out with long list of fixes

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What you need to know

  • The Windows 10 KB5005101 Cumulative Update is available in preview.
  • The preview update allows people to test the fixes that will arrive in the Patch Tuesday updates later this month.
  • The update only includes bug fixes.

The Windows 10 KB5005101 Cumulative Update is available now in preview. The update is for PCs running the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004), Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2), and Windows 10 May 2021 Update (version 21H1). In total, the update includes 34 fixes.

The preview update lets people test the upcoming changes and fixes that will come with the September Patch Tuesday updates later this month. It's an optional update that only has bug fixes.

Here are the highlights of the update:

  • Updates a rare condition that causes Bluetooth headsets to only work for voice calls.
  • Updates an issue that provides the wrong Furigana result when you cancel the Japanese reconversion.
  • Updates an issue that resets syncing for Microsoft OneDrive to "Known folders only" after you install a Windows update.
  • Updates an issue that prevents audio headsets that connect to a device using USB from working if the device has certain third-party audio drivers.
  • Updates an issue with resizing images that might produce flickering and residual line artifacts.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from typing any words in the username box during the out-of-box experience (OOBE) process. This issue occurs when you use the Chinese Input Method Editor (IME).
  • Updates an issue with copying and pasting a text box into Office 365 apps. If you use an IME, you won't be able to insert text into the text box.
  • Updates an issue that might cause your device to stop working when making a touch input gesture. This issue occurs if you bring more fingers into contact with the touchpad or screen during the middle of the gesture.
  • Updates an issue that might cause an external monitor to display a black screen after Hibernation. This issue might occur when the external monitor connects to a docking station using a certain hardware interface.
  • Updates an issue that resets the brightness for standard dynamic range (SDR) content on high-dynamic range (HDR) monitors. This occurs after you restart your device or reconnect to the device remotely.

You can grab the optional update through the Windows Settings app or through the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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