Microsoft released a new update (KB5000842) for Windows 10 Version 20H2 and Windows 10 Version 2004. The build comes as an optional update and adds some new features to Windows 10. This build also includes improvements for many Windows components.


If you wish to update your system to this latest build, go to Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, and click the Download and Install link under the Optional Updates.



Windows 10 update KB5000842 comes with new features and improvements


Key Highlights of new features in Windows 10 update KB5000842

  • Allows administrators to use a Group Policy to enable extended keyboard shortcuts, including CTRL + S, for users in Microsoft Edge IE Mode.
  • It will now inform users when a child account in the Family Safety plan has administrative privileges.
  • Microsoft adds a new time zone, UTC+2:00 Juba, for the Republic of South Sudan.
  • Microsoft now enables Windows to retrieve updated printer capabilities to ensure that users have the proper set of selectable print options.
  • Updates support for hole punch and stapling locations for print jobs with long edge first paper feed direction on certain printers.
  • Removes the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application that is out of support and installs the new Microsoft Edge.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Download Windows 10 update KB5000842

If you are using Windows 10 version 20H2 or Windows 10 version 2004, you can open the Windows 10 Settings app and navigate to Update & Security > Windows Update to get the Windows 10 update KB5000842. If the feature update is not listed, click the Check for updates button. This will list the 2021-03 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 20H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5000842) under the optional updates.


Click the Download and install link in order to start the upgrade process. Once it completes, you will have to restart your PC for the update to apply to your system.


Alternatively, you can find the direct download links of Windows 10 KB5000842 here: 64-bit and 32-bit (x86).


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