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What you need to know

  • Microsoft recently rolled out a set of cumulative updates for Windows 10.
  • There are updates available for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 2004, 1909, and several older versions.
  • You can grab the updates now through Windows Update.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday updates for February 2021 are rolling out to several versions of Windows 10. There are updates available for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 2004, 1909, and several older versions. The updates address several issues with the operating system, including an issue that might damage the file system of some devices and prevent them from starting up after running chkdsk /f. The updates also include security updates.

Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004 share a common core operating system and have an identical set of system files. Because of this, the versions share an update history page. Here's what's new for versions 20H2 and 2004:

  • Addresses a possible elevation of privilege vulnerability in the win32k component.
  • Addresses an issue that might damage the file system of some devices and prevent them from starting up after running chkdsk /f.
  • Security updates to the Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Management, Windows Authentication, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Core Networking, and Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking.

Here's what's new for Windows 10 version 1909, as found on its release notes:

Highlights

  • Updates to improve security when using input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or pen.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.

Improvements and fixes

  • This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • Addresses a possible elevation of privilege vulnerability in the win32k component.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Apps, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Cloud Infrastructure, Windows Management, Windows Authentication, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Core Networking, and Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking.

You can check the status of updates and read the full release notes of older versions of Windows on the Windows 10 update history page.

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You can grab the updates for your PC now through Windows Update. While these updates should be readily available, you can always check out our guide on how to manually download and install Windows 10 cumulative updates if you run into any issues.

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