Download Windows 10 Cumulative Updates For December 2020

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for December 2020 is upon us again and security patches for different Microsoft products have been released. Microsoft has fixed a total of 58 vulnerabilities in its products, including Windows 10.

7 CVEs are related to Windows including the following: CVE-2020-17092, CVE-2020-17103, CVE-2020-17134, CVE-2020-17136, CVE-2020-17138, CVE-2020-17139, CVE-2020-16996.

There may be other vulnerabilities affecting Windows indirectly like CVE-2020-17095 in Hyper-V, CVE-2020-17096 and CVE-2020-17140 are related to Windows SMB. You can read more about these CVEs on the Microsoft MSRC portal.

If you are using Windows 10 Version 1903 or above with default Windows Update settings, Windows will download and install the latest cumulative update for you. You will get a restart prompt once the updates are done installing.

To avoid installing these updates, you can either disable Windows Updates altogether or bypass the installation and restart prompt if the updates have already been downloaded. You can also stop a specific update from installing.

Windows 10 Version 1903 has reached the end of life for all its SKUs. If you are still using this version, you’ll need to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 to keep your system secure in the future.

Download Windows 10 Cumulative Updates for December 2020

KB4592438 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 and Windows 10 Version 2004

Since Windows 10 Version 20H2 and Version 2004 share the same kernel, the same cumulative update has been provided for both versions. The following are the highlights of this update:

  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge Legacy.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.

You can read more about KB4592438 here.

KB4592438 

For Windows 10 Version 20H2

Download KB4592438 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 64-bit [363.6 MB]

Download KB4592438 for Windows 10 Version 20H2 32-bit [119.5 MB]

For Windows 10 Version 2004

Download KB4592438 for Windows 10 Version 2004 64-bit [363.6 MB]

Download KB4592438 for Windows 10 Version 2004 32-bit [119.5 MB]

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the cumulative update.

You can check out your current Windows build by going to Run and then typing winver.

To download any other updates related to KB4592438, please check Microsoft Catalog.

Installing the update KB4592438 will change your current Windows 10 20H2 build to 19042.685 and Windows 10 Version 2004 to build 19041.685.

KB4592449

For Windows 10 Version 1909

Download KB4592449 for Windows 10 Version 1909 64-bit [407.9 MB]

Download KB4592449 for Windows 10 Version 1909 32-bit [209.6 MB]

For Windows 10 Version 1903

Download KB4592449 for Windows 10 Version 1903 64-bit [407.9 MB]

Download KB4592449 for Windows 10 Version 1903 32-bit [209.6 MB]

To install the update, simply run the downloaded MSU file and Windows will automatically install the cumulative update.

You can check out your current Windows build by going to Run and then typing winver.

To download any other updates related to KB4592449, please check Microsoft Catalog.

Installing the update KB4592449 will change your current Windows 10 Version 2009 build to 18363.1256 and Windows 10 Version 1903 to build 18362.1256.

Uninstall Windows 10 cumulative updates

If you find that you cannot work with the new update installed, you can always uninstall it whenever you like. Here is a guide on how to uninstall a cumulative Windows update.

Cleanup after installing Windows Updates

If you want to save space after installing Windows updates, you can run the following commands:

dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore
dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup
Running the cleanup tool to remove Windows 10 Cumulative Updates installation data

Conclusion

Although we don’t recommend not installing Windows updates at all as this will put your system at greater risk on any network, pausing Windows updates for a few days is advised so you don’t get an unstable system because Microsoft messed up anything in the update.

How do you keep your system security up to date?

Usman Khurshid

Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching. Reach him at Twitter @usmank11

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