Microsoft is rolling out a new optional update for Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903 with important fixes. The patch is available through both online and offline channels, and direct download links for Windows 10 KB4532695 offline installers are also available.
KB4532695 is the second monthly cumulative update released in January and rather than installing such updates automatically, Microsoft gives you a ‘Download and install now’ button. The option shows up after you check for updates and you have a choice of whether to install this particular update.
Windows 10’s second January update advances November 2019 Update (v1909) PCs to Build 18363.628. If you’re still on May 2019 Update, you’ll be getting 18362.628 and changelog applies to both versions of the OS except File Explorer fixes.
Windows 10 Build 18363.628 includes fix for File Explorer’s broken search bar. According to Microsoft, a bug broke the search bar in File Explorer and Control Panel. It also prevented users from pasting clipboard content using the right-click. Microsoft says installing the patch released today should resolve all your problems with File Explorer.
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Windows 10 KB4532695 (Build 18363.628) Full Changelog
In the changelog, Microsoft says it has improved the accuracy of Windows Hello Face recognition. Microsoft has also addressed a bug where the tiles in the Start menu were changed even when the customizing is disabled.
A bug that may cause a memory leak in a process named ‘ctfmon.exe’ when you refresh apps has been resolved. Similarly, Windows 10’s latest update also aims to fix a bug where the touch keyboard may close unexpectedly when you select any key.
Another bug has been addressed where multiplayer PC game may drop the invitation to play the game in multiplayer mode. An issue causing Windows 10 to display a generic error message when you unplug a USB C hub flash drive has been addressed.
The other changes included in today’s update are aimed at enterprises and businesses.
It’s a small cumulative update that’s quick to install and doesn’t add any new features. If you’re experiencing problems during the installation process or after installation, you can skip the update as all these fixes will be included in February Patch Tuesday update.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft is not yet aware of any issues with today’s patch, but we’ll update the story when a new issue is discovered and acknowledged.