New optional patches are available for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 2004

Laurent Giret

Windows 10 Desktop On A Surface Pro

Microsoft has just released new optional updates for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 2004 ahead of next month’s Patch Tuesday. Both versions of the OS are receiving the same “KB5000842” patch that Microsoft released for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview channel last week, with fixes for various issues related to OneDrive sync, multiple monitor setups, and more.

The KB5000842 patch will install as the build 19041.906 on Windows 10 version 2004, or the build 19042.906 on Windows 10 version 20H2. Both builds include the exact same fixes, and you can see a list of highlights below:

  • Updates an issue with zoom that occurs when using Microsoft Edge IE Mode on devices that use multiple high-DPI monitors.
  • Updates an issue that makes high dynamic range (HDR) screens appear much darker than expected.
  • Updates an issue that causes video playback to be out of sync in duplicate mode when you use multiple monitors.
  • Updates an issue that displays nothing or shows “Computing Filters” indefinitely when you filter File Explorer search results.
  • Updates an issue that makes the split layout unavailable for the touch keyboard when you rotate a device to portrait mode.
  • Informs users when a child account in the Family Safety plan has administrative privileges.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from closing Toast Notifications using the Close button on touchscreen devices.
  • Updates an issue with 7.1 channel audio technology.
  • Updates an issue that causes a device to stop working if you delete files or folders that OneDrive syncs.

As usual, all these fixes will be included in next month’s Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 2004, which will be released on April 13. However, you can get them right now by checking for optional updates in Windows Update.