Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows 10 cumulative update, KB5020030. It is available through a Release Preview channel of the Windows Insider program.
Installing KB5020030 upgrades the OS to version 19045.2301. This number is important because it ensures that everything went well. You can find it by launching winver.exe in Run (WIN+R).
This cumulative update is important. It brings several bug fixes but also some goodies including small new features.
We find the Quick Assist application and improvements in research. The search box now appears, by default, in the taskbar when it is placed on the top of the screen or when the “small icons” mode is used. This area allows you to find information and perform searches on the PC and the Web directly from your taskbar. It is not necessary to go through a browser.
As for fixes, the list is quite long. Significant work has been done around the app update process via the Microsoft Store. We have for example the resolution
- an issue causing app updates to fail through the Microsoft Store,
- a failure affecting certain devices managed by a company while improving the reliability of application installations,
- an issue that affected CNO or VCO objects. CNO is the contraction of VSluster NOTsoul Objects and VCO’s Virtual VScalculate Oobjects. Password reset fails with error “Uno error occurred while resetting AD password… // 0x80070005 »,
- persistent update failures for the Microsoft Store,
- An issue affecting Microsoft Direct3D 9 (D3D9) causing a crash when using Microsoft Remote Desktop,
- A problem with some printers (misaligned printouts).
Finally, Microsoft announces that it has solved a problem that affects applications that run in WLDP (Windows Lock Down Policy) as well as a bug in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
All this content is offered through a Preview version to ensure that everything works perfectly. Once the tests are completed, it will be offered to the General Public.