The Windows 10 April 2022 cumulative update is now available with a list of improvements for everyone. The April 2022 Tuesday Patch is actually a huge release, and there are many noticeable changes if you haven’t installed the March 2022 optional update.
Windows 10 April 2022 update fixes a total of 119 vulnerabilities. 47 of these security issues are within the scope of “Elevation of Privilege”, the other 47 are based on Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities, and 9 are related to Denial of Service vulnerability. Microsoft has also fixed 42 separate issues in Edge. Judging by the official release nodollars, the company is aware of three zero-day vulnerabilities and is working on patches.
April 2022 Update is based on the original 2004 version of Windows 10 and can be installed on all versions released after version 2004. But as you can imagine, the build revision number will be different for all versions. For example, those in the November 2021 update will receive build number 19044.1645, and those in the May 2021 update will receive build number 19043.1645.
Additionally, although the build numbers are different, the improvements are the same for all Windows 10 editions. Here are the Windows 10 April 2022 cumulative updates:
- KB5012653 (Build 10240.19265) for version 1507.
- KB5012596 (Build 14393.5066) for version 1607.
- KB5012647 (Build 17763.2803) for version 1809.
- KB5012591 (Build 18363.2212) for version 1909.
- 2004, 20H2, 21H1, 21H2 for KB5012599 (Build 19042.1645, 19042.1645, 19043.1645 and 19044.1645).
Windows 10 Tuesday (April 2022) releases come with a few new features, including a new featured search feature. Microsoft’s new ‚featured search‘ feature aims to make the Windows Search homepage interesting and engaging. As the name suggests, this section will present different content related to your interests, trending topics on Bing, topic of the day or current date.
Microsoft has stated that although this feature seems more consumer-oriented, if a user signs in with their work or school account, they can view organizational results. When you use a work account, Search can show updates and suggested contacts in your organization, synced or linked files.
The taskbar search box and search home page will be updated periodically, including fun illustrations to help you discover more, stay connected, and stay productive. We can see highlights, holidays, anniversaries and various special days both globally and regionally.
Search requires April update of Windows 10 or newer. It should also be noted that it will be made available gradually. No exact release date has been specified on the release nodollars, but officials say it will happen in the coming weeks.
The current version is getting Build 19044.1645 (KB5012599) and some important changes are below:
- Ability to change the color of toast buttons to more easily identify scenarios in applications that send notifications using Windows notifications in the operating system provided. This feature also makes notifications visually more compact. You can now expand an app’s first three notifications in the Action Center by default.
- Resolved an issue where searchindexer.exe became unresponsive in the Remote Desktop installation media.
- Fixed an issue affecting searchindexer.exe that prevented Microsoft Oudollarsook’s offline search from returning recent emails.
- Addressed an issue that could cause the Group Policy Service to stop processing telemetry information for Group Policy Registry Preferences.
- Microsoft fixed an issue that could prevent a DNS Server query resolution policy from working.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the User Account Control (UAC) dialog from correctly displaying the application requesting elevated privileges.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Android device users from signing in to some Microsoft apps, such as Microsoft Oudollarsook or Microsoft Teams.
- Resolved an issue where the Network File System (NFS) redirector would stop working (error 0x50) when you convert a text file to PDF.
- In Windows 10, open Windows Settings.
- Click on Update & Security.
- Enter the „Windows Update“ section.
- Select “Check for updates”.
- After not updating and downloading, click “Restart now” to complete the installation.
Windows 10 Version 1909 and 20H2 Ending Support
Microsoft announced in a bulletin that support for Windows 10 version 20H2 (all editions) will end in May 2022. In this context, it is recommended that users install a new supported version as soon as possible. It will expire completely on May 10. It is specifically stated that both versions of Windows 10 will remain vulnerable to potential attacks after the service ends.
“ After this date, devices running the specified versions will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that include protection against the latest security threats. “