It is now time to update your Windows 10 computer since Microsoft has now released KB5014699 which will upgrade your operating system’s build to 1904X.1766. The “X” can vary depending upon your current OS version.
This update has been released as part of the “Patch Tuesday” releases which does not bring any significant features to the OS but addresses several other issues and security vulnerabilities.
You can download and install the update using the direct download links shared below, or through Windows Update. This update applies to Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 21H1. The table below indicates what the build of your OS will be after installing KB5014699:
|Windows 10 version||Updated OS Build|
You can check your Windows 10 version and build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Since version 20H2 reached the end of service on May 10th, 2022, it will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates. Therefore, it is recommended that you upgrade your PC to Windows 11 or a later version of Windows 10.
That said, Windows 10 version 20H2 Enterprise and Education editions are still supported and will continue to receive the updates.
Let us now see what improvements have been made with this update, then continue to learn how to install it.
Table of contents
- Fixes and Improvements
- Known Issues
- Download and Install Windows 10 KB5014699
- Rollback/Remove Windows 10 Cumulative Update
- Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates
Fixes and Improvements
The following lists all the improvements in KB5014699 for Windows 10:
- [NEW] An Elevation of Privilege vulnerability for the Microsoft File Server Shadow Copy Agent Service has been addressed.
- A new sorting version 6.4.3 has been introduced, which addresses the sorting issue that affects Japanese half-width katakana.
- Users are prevented from bypassing forced enrollment by disconnecting from the internet when they sign in to Azure Active Directory (AAD).
- An issue that could run an AnyCPU application as a 32-bit process has been addressed.
- An issue that prevents Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) scenarios that have multiple partial configurations from working as expected has been fixed.
- An issue that affects remote procedure calls (RPC) to the Win32_User or Win32_Group WMI class has been fixed.
- An issue that occurs when adding a trusted user, group, or computer with a one-way trust has been fixed.
- An issue that fails to display the Application Counters section in the performance reports of the Performance Monitor tool has been addressed.
- An issue that might affect some apps that use d3d9.dll with certain graphics cards, and might cause those apps to close unexpectedly, has been addressed.
- A rare issue that prevents Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Outlook from opening has been addressed.
- A memory leak issue that affects Windows systems that are used 24 hours a day of the week has been addressed.
- An issue that affects the IE mode window frame has been fixed.
- An issue that prevents internet shortcuts from updating has been addressed.
- An issue that causes an Input Method Editor (IME) to discard a character if you enter the character while the IME converts previous text has been addressed.
- An issue that causes print failures when a low integrity level (LowIL) application prints to a null port has been addressed.
- An issue that prevents BitLocker from encrypting when you use the silent encryption option has been fixed.
- An issue that occurs when you apply multiple WDAC policies has been fixed.
- An issue that affects the behavior and shape orientation of a mouse cursor for Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge, has been fixed.
- An issue that could cause the Remote Desktop client application to stop working when you end a session has been addressed.
- A reliability issue has been fixed in the Terminal Services Gateway (TS Gateway) service, which randomly causes clients to disconnect.
- Microsoft has deployed search highlights to domain-joined devices.
- An issue that displays the wrong image for the Input Method Editor (IME) mode indicator icon when you turn on the Font Mitigation policy has been addressed.
- The issue that causes a yellow exclamation point to display in Device Manager has been fixed. This occurs when a Bluetooth remote device advertises the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) source (SRC).
- An issue in which the Cluster Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider (ClustWMI.dll) generates high CPU usage in WMIPRVSE.EXE has been addressed.
- An issue that causes Microsoft’s deduplication driver to consume large amounts of non-paged pool memory has been fixed.
- The issue that causes file copying to be slower has been fixed.
- An issue that could cause the system to stop responding when a user signs out if Microsoft OneDrive is in use has been addressed.
- A known issue that could prevent recovery discs (CD or DVD) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel has been fixed. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates released on January 11, 2022, or later.
- Microsoft has fixed an issue that prevents the file system control code (FSCTL_SET_INTEGRITY_INFORMATION_EX) from handling its input parameter correctly.
These improvements have previously been recorded for KB5014023 and KB5014023 (Release Preview channel), which have now been released in the Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10.
With these fixes, there are also known problems you ought to consider before installing this update.
An issue with the standalone (clean) installation of Windows 10 with this update is causing Microsoft Edge Legacy to be removed. However, it is not being replaced by the new Chromium-based Edge. This occurs only when Windows has a custom offline media or an ISO image installed that does not include the 29th March 2021 SSU update.
Microsoft suggests that you either install the March SSU update through slipstreaming or simply update an existing OS through Windows Update, so you will not be facing this issue. Alternatively, you can simply download and install the new Microsoft Edge if you have already encountered this problem.
Another issue that users might face with this update is that they are unable to install it entirely. This may be because of a previously installed update KB5003690. If that is the case, you can find a workaround for it here in Microsoft’s post.
Some users might be unable to use the Snip & Sketch tool as it may fail to open or not capture the screen at all. Even the keyboard shortcut to open the tool isn’t working (Windows Key + Shift + S). There is currently no fix for it, but will hopefully be addressed in a future update.
Let us now see how to download and install this update.
Download and Install Windows 10 KB5014699
This update can be installed through Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, Standalone installers, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
We have given the direct download links to the standalone installers below, using which you can install the update on your respective Windows 10 version, or you can simply update to the latest build using Windows Update through the given guide below.
For Windows 10 Version 21H2
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 64-Bit [677.5 MB]
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 32-Bit [317.3 MB]
For Windows 10 Version 21H1
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 64-Bit [677.5 MB]
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 21H1 32-Bit [317.3 MB]
For Windows 10 Version 20H2 (Enterprise & Education Editions)
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-Bit [677.5 MB]
Download KB5014699 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 32-Bit [317.3 MB]
To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the update. To download any other updates related to any of the above, please check the Microsoft Catalog.
To install this update via Windows Update, you need to be running Windows 10 version 21H2, 21H1, or 20H2 with Enterprise or Education editions. To check your version of the operating system, type in winver in the Run Command box and press Enter.
Once ensured you have the right OS version, perform the following steps to install KB5014699:
Navigate to the following:
Settings app >> Update and Security
Here, click Check for updates from the right side of the app.
You will now see the following update downloading automatically:
2022-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2XHX for x64-based Systems (KB5014699)
When it downloads, click Install now.
Once it is installed, click Restart Now to reboot your PC and finalize the installation.
When the computer reboots, the update will have been successfully installed. To confirm this, check the updated build number by typing in winver in the Run Command box.
Rollback/Remove Windows 10 Cumulative Update
If you do not wish to keep the installed update for some reason, you can always roll back to the previous build of the OS. However, this can only be performed within the next 10 days after installing the new update.
To roll back after 10 days, you will need to apply this trick.
Cleanup After Installing Windows Updates
If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands one after the other in Command Prompt with administrative privileges:
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Windows 10 Cumulative Updates History
|KB Update||Release Date||Features and Fixes|
|KB5018410||12-Oct-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5017308||14-Sep-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5016616||10-Aug-22||– Local Security Authority Server Service (LSASS) token leak fixed.|
– Duplicate print queue issue fixed.
– Issue with language bar not displaying fixed.
|KB5015807||13-Jul-22||– Issue with PowerShell transcript logs fixed.|
|KB5014699||15-Jun-22||– Security improvements and fixes.|
|KB5013942||10-May-22||– (Windows 10) 3 publicly exploited vulnerabilities fixed.|
|KB5011831||25-Apr-22||– Many new fixes were already released to Insiders two weeks ago.|
|KB5011487||8-Mar-22||-The issue with some leftover files that were not deleted when resetting the PC was fixed.|
|KB5010342||8-Feb-22||– An issue with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) was addressed.|
|KB5009543||11-Jan-22||-An issue with the Japanese Input Method Editors (IME) was fixed.|
|KB5008212||14-Dec-21||– A few security updates were implemented.|
|KB5007186||9-Nov-21||-The display issue regarding certain apps using GDI+ was fixed.|
|KB5006670||12-Oct-22||– The issue on devices subject to Microsoft Exploit Protection for Export Address Filtering (EAF) was addressed.|