Windows 10 build 19042.572 releases for version 20H2

Microsoft releases update for Windows 10 20H2 (build 19042.572) to fix several issues, and here's all you need to know.

Windows 10 KB4579311 download
Windows 10 KB4579311 download

Ahead of the final release of the October 2020 Update, Microsoft is now rolling out the update KB4579311 for Windows 10 20H2 for devices enrolled in the Release Preview and Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program. This is the preview number ten available to testers, and it’s a cumulative update to address several issues.

The update KB4579311 bumps the version number to build 19042.572, and according to the company, fixes privilege elevation in win32k, issue creating null ports using the user interface, and problem deletion of critical files in alphabetic order from “%systemroot%\systm32” by the Group Policy service.

In addition, build 19042.572 also includes security patches for the Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Authentication, Windows Virtualization, and Microsoft Graphics Component.

Microsoft has previously revealed that it was planning to release version 20H2 in October, and since the company didn’t share any specific date, it was speculated that October 13 could be the official release date, but today, it’s clearly not the case. As a result, this could mean that the feature update for Windows 10 is now likely to release at the end of the month (probably October 27).

Download Windows 10 build 19042.572

The update is available now in the Beta and Release Preview Channel. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the KB4579311 update from Settings Update & security > Windows Update, and clicking the Check for updates button.

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