Windows 10 KB5003214

Windows 10 update KB5003214 releases for version 20H2 (preview)

Windows 10 October 2020 Update (version 20H2) gets a lot of fixes and support for .hif files with update KB5003214.

  • Windows 10 20H2 receives the non-security update KB5003214.
  • The update is available for devices in the Beta and Release Preview channels.
  • Update KB5003214 adds support for the “.hif” extension for HEIF images and fixes a bunch of bugs.
  • Starting May 25, the update KB5003214 is available for the stable version of 21H1, 20H2, and 2004.

Microsoft has released the update KB5003214 for Windows 10 20H2 in the Beta and Release Preview channels as well as in the stable channel for versions 20H2 and 21H1. This is a non-security update that includes a slew of fixes and improvements expected to roll out to everyone during the next cumulative update.

The update KB5003214 bumps the version number to build 19042.1023, and according to the release logs, it fixes a memory leak and a problem with the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server. The update also addresses issues with video playback using an external high-dynamic-range (HDR) display, noise with spatial audio when using Bluetooth USB headphones, unplayable Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) music, and more.

Also, this Windows 10 update brings support for the “.hif” file extension for High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) images.

Update KB5003214 for Windows 10

If you are still on the version 20H2 (October 2020 Update), the update KB5003214 will address all of these issues:

  • Just-in-time (JIT) behavior of jscript9.dll.
  • Users will be able to open phone apps that are pinned to the taskbar without problems.
  • Certain Win32 apps not opening when using the runas command.
  • Certain Win32 apps not opening when the “BlockNonAdminUserInstall” Group Policy is turned on.
  • Displays progressive web application (PWA) icons as blank when you pin them to the taskbar.
  • Failure to properly manage memory for touch input before a session ends.
  • Memory leak in ctfmon.exe that occurs when you refresh an application that has an editable box.
  • Touch devices not working as a serial mouse in multiple monitor situations.
  • Unexpected Settings page text “Let’s finish setting up your device” at startup on displays.
  • Displayed items on the desktop after you have deleted them from the desktop.
  • Users not viewing the Mouse settings page after the Settings Page Visibility Group Policy is set to “showonly:easeofaccess-mousepointer”.
  • Safe Mode that prevents users from signing in if Web Sign-in is enabled.
  • Active Directory (AD) Admin Center that displays an error when it lists many organizational units (OU)or container objects, and PowerShell Transcription is enabled.
  • Screen Readers not reporting the right UI information.
  • Failure to apply BitLocker encryption automatically using a Group Policy.
  • PKU2U that causes cluster nodes to run out of memory.
  • Autopilot Reset command taking too long to process after it has been sent.
  • Windows Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server does not offer a lease to a DHCPv6 client after moving to a different virtual LAN (VLAN).
  • Task not working correctly when you set the condition “Start only if the following network connection is available” for the task.
  • Displayed “Device Removed” error when Direct3D developers use the SetStablePowerState() API in Windows Developer Mode.
  • Video playback fails when you switch from an external high-dynamic-range (HDR) display to a built-in non-HDR display.
  • Failure to apply the spatial audio effect to sounds when you enable spatial audio.
  • Noise when you enable spatial audio and use Bluetooth USB headphones.
  • Metadata encoding issue that causes Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) music files to become unplayable if you change their title, artist, or other metadata.
  • System stops working when using Remote Desktop for USB redirection of an Xbox One controller.
  • RemoteApp window flickering or moving to another area of the screen when using touch or pen input.
  • PerfMon API that might cause handle leaks, which slow performance.
  • Endless replication when you promote a new domain controller and the Active Directory Recycle Bin feature is enabled.
  • Sporadically prevents the Resource Host Subsystem (RHS) from registering network name resources in the Domain Name System (DNS).
  • Devices configured using mobile device management (MDM) RestrictedGroups, LocalUsersAndGroups, or UserRights policies incorrectly continue to receive the policy after using MDM to remove the configuration profile that has the policy.
  • Users not receiving geographic location information even when all the geolocation UI settings are enabled correctly and the device contains a location sensor.
  • Failure to register a DNS update to an A record and a PTR when Azure virtual machines update against corporate DNS zones.
  • Timing issue that might cause a RemoteApp to intermittently duplicate characters entered on the local keyboard or pasted from the Windows clipboard.

Download Windows 10 build 19042.1023

The preview is available immediately, and you can download them from Settings Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

Update May 26, 2021: Microsoft has made available the update KB5003214 available as an optional install for devices running the stable version of Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and 2004.

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