Download Cumulative update KB4598242 for Windows 10 version 20H2 and 2004

Microsoft has released new security updates (patches Tuesday in January 2021) for the Windows 10 operating system. The cumulative update KB4598242 for the current version of Windows 10 20H2 and version 2004 has been moved to 19042.746 and 19041.746. There is also a new update KB4598229 for Windows 10 version 1909, which increases the operating system 18363.1316.

Like the previous versions of Patch Tuesday, this update for Windows 10 KB4598242 does not contain any new features. Instead, the emphasis is on safety, reliability and problem solving.

Download Windows 10 KB4598242

Since Microsoft updates are mandatory, KB4598242 will be automatically downloaded and installed on devices running the latest versions of Windows 10 20H2 and 2004. After installation, you must reboot the system for the changes to take effect.

Follow these steps to install this update from Windows Update:

  • Open the settings with the Window + I key.
  • Click Update and Security, and then click Windows Update.
  • Click the Check for Updates button in the right window.

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If you are looking for the latest version of Windows 10 20H2 ISO, click here.

The patch can be installed as usual via the update catalog and also here Windows 10 KB4598242 Offline Download Links.

For Windows 10 Version 20H2

For Windows 10 version 2004

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will install the cumulative update automatically.

Windows 10 KB4598242 Change Blog

The latest patch KB4598242 for Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2 includes security enhancements for key system features and Microsoft Office products.

Improve security when using external devices such as game controllers, printers, and webcams.

Fixes security holes in intranet servers based on the HTTPS protocol.

After installing this update, HTTPS-based intranet servers cannot use a custom proxy by default to detect updates. Scanning with these servers will fail if you do not have a system proxy configured on the clients. If you must use a custom proxy, you must configure the behavior with the policy Allow the use of a custom proxy as a fallback if detection fails with the system proxy. To ensure the highest level of security, you must also use a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate associated with all devices. This change does not affect customers using WSUS HTTP servers. Microsoft noted.

Removes a security bypass vulnerability that exists in the way the Remote Print Procedure Call (RPC), which controls authentication for the remote Winspool interface, is linked.

Provides security updates for Windows App Platform, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.

You can read the full change log on the Microsoft support page here.

Known issues :

System and user certificates may be lost when you upgrade from Windows 10 version 1809 or higher to a newer version of Windows 10. This usually happens when managed devices are upgraded with kits or media that Microsoft says are obsolete. Devices using Windows Update or Windows Update for Business are not affected.

Microsoft suggests reverting to an earlier version of Windows to fix the problem.

When using Microsoft’s Japanese Input Method Editor, the correct furigana characters cannot be displayed. Microsoft is working on a solution.

Remove windows 10 KB4598242

If there are problems installing KB4598242 on your device, you can remove the update to restore the changes.

Remove KB4598242 with the Windows Update History Tool

  1. Go to Windows Settings (Windows + i key) -> Update and Security -> Windows Update.
  2. Click on the Show update history button in the right window.
  3. Now click on the Remove Updates button.
  4. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4598242) and click Uninstall.

Remove KB4598242 from the command line

Another quick way to remove this update is to use the command line. Here are the teams:

  1. Open a command prompt (Run -> cmd)
  2. Run the following command:
    List wmic qfe short /format: table
  3. This displays all the updates installed on your computer. Make sure KB4556799 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command:
    wusa /uninstall /kb:KB4598242

After removing the update, the system must be rebooted.

Windows 10 KB4598229

The new update KB4598229 for Windows 10 PC version 1909, also known as the November 2019 update, is also available. The installation of KB4598229 invokes Windows 10 build 18362.1316 and fixes security issues when using Microsoft Office products.

Improve security when using external devices such as game controllers, printers, and webcams.

A security vulnerability in HTTPS-based intranet servers has been fixed.

Corrects the security bypass in the remote printer procedure call.

Provides security updates for the Windows platform and frameworks, Microsoft Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Devices, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.

It’s a known problem:

  • System and user certificates may be lost when you upgrade from Windows 10 version 1809 or higher to a newer version of Windows 10. This usually happens when managed devices are upgraded with kits or media that Microsoft says are obsolete. Devices using Windows Update or Windows Update for Business are not affected. Microsoft suggests reverting to an earlier version of Windows to fix the problem.

You can read the full text of the changes on the Microsoft support page here.

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