Windows 10 Update KB5008212 Released With Major Bug Fixes
Droidcops.COM – The last Windows update for this year is now available for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2. This update can already be downloaded and installed via Windows Update or WSUS, but Microsoft has also published a link for direct download of Windows 10 KB5008212 for offline installation.
This Windows 10 KB5008212 update will contain security updates only, if you have applied the optional cumulative update that shipped last month.
However, if you only have the November 2021 Patch Tuesday update installed, this cumulative update will also fix non-security issues with your Windows installation.
That’s because the cumulative update has fixes from the previous month in a single package. If you missed some of the previous updates, or the optional November 2021 update, installing this update that Microsoft just shipped will also apply the fix from that update.
The Windows as a service approach also ensures that a single monthly update is sufficient for any missed or uninstalled updates.
If you’ve updated to Windows 10 version 21H2 or the November 2021 update, you’ll get Build 19044.1415 as part of this update.
If you are using Windows 10 version 21H1 or May 2021, the Build you will receive is 19043.1415 with some of the same bug fixes and improvements. While for those who use the 20H2 version, the build is 19042.1415.
Microsoft has also published an update for Windows 10 version 2004, but keep in mind that this will be the last update for the old OS. For your information, Windows 10 Consumer Edition gets support for 18 months and Enterprise or Education editions get updates for 30 months. Windows 10 version 2004 Consumer Edition has entered the end of support today.
If you check for updates on the Windows Update page, you will find the following updates:
- 2021-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5008212) or
- 2021-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-based Systems (KB5008212)
What’s New in Windows 10 Update KB5008212
According to the official release notes, this Windows 10 December 2021 update fixes existing security issues in the operating system, and also contains several security improvements to the OS functionality.
In terms of non-security, Microsoft has fixed an issue where some fonts might not appear properly on Windows devices.
Another bug that has been fixed is the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel that stops working when exported to PDF. Apparently, bugs in the characters or letters of some fonts have also been fixed with this update.
Windows 10 Build 19044.1415 also addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer to crash when users try to use the Input Method Editor (IME) to enter elements. A bug was also fixed that caused the Settings page to close after you installed a new font. If you have problems with the Folder View feature in File Explorer, this update also contains a fix for it.
Microsoft has also patched a bug that could cause apps to fail to appear in the Start Menu, especially when users use the app frequently.