Microsoft Patch Tuesday Highlights

Microsoft’s May 10th Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 and Windows 11 included a bunch of bug fixes. There are also some added features, including improvements to the quality of life. You can postpone this update, but it contains several essential security fixes that are already being exploited, so we would not recommend delaying it.

Some apps built on .NET Framework 3.5 refuse to open or crash shortly after starting up due to a problem that has been fixed with the latest cumulative update (KB5013943) for Windows 11. Some users reported that they experienced screen flickering in Safe Mode when using File Explorer, the Start Menu, or other taskbar elements — this has also been resolved.

For anyone using the Windows operating system, the multiple bugs that caused an app’s window to become unresponsive after it was maximized have been fixed. In addition to making the weather icon on the taskbar more compact, Microsoft has also made the temperature easier to see. The subtitles on videos will no longer appear off-centre or cut-off.

There is still a problem that prevents IT admins from using recovery disks made using the old Backup and Restore utility. This problem only applies to systems with the January 11 cumulative update or higher. All updates included in the April 25 optional security patch, KB5012643, are included in the latest security patch.

It is critical to note that some of the CVEs that Microsoft fixed carry an extremely high severity rating and may open your organization up to ransomware attacks. Despite Microsoft’s previous efforts, a new fix has been released for Print Spooler, which remains an ongoing system flaw for enterprises.

There are also some updates to Windows 10 in the latest Patch Tuesday update. While these are minor fixes, Microsoft fixed a bug that caused OneDrive to lose focus after renaming it. It also fixed a bug that brought up the News and Interests panel when you didn’t click on it.

In addition, Microsoft mentioned that the release of this update marks the end of support for Windows 10 version 20H2 (Home and Pro). As Microsoft develops Windows 11, you might want to consider upgrading. Even with their internal deployment, there are still some employees running old devices who can’t use it.

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