Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update KB5000842 for Windows 10 21H1 Users

Microsoft has released a brand new build for Windows 10 insiders within the Beta channel, obviously included in a new cumulative update that is specifically supposed to further refine the experience in front of the 21H1 update due later this spring.

Windows 10 cumulative update KB5000842 boosts the OS build number to 19043.899, and according to the official changelog, which you’ll check out entirely within the box following the jump, the main focus continues to be specifically on improving the overall performance from the OS and resolving a few of the bugs in there.

For example, you will find fixes targeted at File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and touchpads, in addition to improvements that avoid the explorer.exe from experiencing a heap leak that eventually causes high memory usage.

You should check out the full changelog in the box following the jump.

Windows 21H1 coming in the spring

According to Microsoft’s typical release calendar, Windows 10 21H1 is projected to be finalized in the spring before being pushed to the production devices in April or May.

Windows 10 21H1 will land like a minor update with the focus on under-the-hood improvements and fewer on new features, thus becoming the second update in a row to be shipped like a quality release.

“Based on feedback and learnings in the past year of extensive remote work, learning and play, version 21H1 will be delivered with servicing technology (like this employed for the monthly update process and just how 20H2 was delivered). Windows 10, version 21H1 will have a scoped set of features improving security, remote access and quality. The characteristics we’re releasing within this update are focused on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re counting on most right now. So, we optimized this release to support our customers’ most pressing needs,” Microsoft said recently.

You can test out Windows 10 21H1 early by enrolling in the Beta channel from the Insider program.