Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB5000842

Microsoft has released a new preview update for Windows 10 version 2004 and Windows 10 20H2 ahead of the Patch Tuesday taking place in April.

The new update is KB5000842, and it is available for the two versions of Windows 10 mentioned previously via Windows Update.

Needless to say, there are no security fixes within this update, because the focus this time continues to be on improving the performance overall and resolving other bugs in the operating system.

Based on the official changelog, which you can check out in full within the box after the jump, this new update resolved an issue with 7.1 channel audio technology, while also addressing a glitch causing a device to prevent working after deleting files or folders currently being synced by OneDrive.

There are also improvements for Microsoft Edge IE Mode, as well as a new feature to inform users when a child account in the Family Safety plan has administrative privileges.

Goodbye Edge legacy

This cumulative update also prepares the transition from Edge Legacy to Microsoft Edge according to Chromium, though Microsoft warns of the issue that may be experienced in the process.

“Devices with Windows installations created from custom offline media or custom ISO image may have Microsoft Edge Legacy removed with this update, but not automatically replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. This problem is just encountered when custom offline media or ISO images are made by slipstreaming this update in to the image without having first installed the standalone servicing stack update (SSU) released March 29, 2021 or later,” the organization says.

However, Microsoft explains that devices obtaining the update from Windows Update wouldn’t be affected, as they are always provided with the latest SSU and LCU without the requirement for any extra action from the user.

The next Patch Tuesday takes place on April 13.

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