Last Patch Tuesday of 2021 just rolled by and Microsoft has brought out a couple of fixes and improvements through their monthly updates. KB5008206 is for 1909 and takes the OS to build 18363.1977. KB5008218 is the patch for Windows 10 1809 and takes the build to 17763.2366. These patches mainly aim at improving the overall security of the respective operating system versions.
In this article, we’ll be discussing the improvements, changes, and fixes introduced by these patches. We will be also taking a look at the various known issues with these updates respectively. Lastly, we check out the different ways to get these updates installed on your systems.
KB5008206 Windows 10 1909 and KB5008218 Windows 10 1809
Here is the changelog –
Bug fixes and changes –
- KB5008206 contributes to improving support for canceling daylight savings time for the Republic of Fiji for the current year.
- The patch addresses a known problem that wrongly renders certain variable fonts.
- There has been an attempt to resolve an issue that occurs when a dialog opens within Internet Explorer.
- KB5008206 could potentially resolve is yet another previously known bug that used to cause error codes 0x000006e4, 0x0000007c, or 0x00000709 as you attempt to connect to a remote printer that is shared on a Windows print server.
- The team has also attempted to resolve a known issue that might stop apps like Kaspersky apps from opening when you attempt to repair or update the apps using the Microsoft Installer (MSI).
- KB5008218 provides potential advancement on a concern with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint whereby it doesn’t start or run on devices that have a Windows Server Core installation.
While KB5008206 is free of any bugs or known issues as per the rolled-out info, there are a couple of concerns with KB5008218. Let’s take a look at those and check out the potential workarounds for the same.
This is a preexisting issue whereby you may encounter the message 0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND on devices with Asian language packs after certain recent updates.
A temporary workaround that seems to be working for this particular issue is uninstalling and then re-installing the language packs you have recently added.
Also, you can check and confirm the installation of the April 2019 Cumulative Update. Make sure to install it if not already installed.
Lastly yet another workaround suggested in this context is to Reset your PC while keeping files. Do this only if nothing else works. By Resetting the PC, you can remove third-party apps and programs and reset all the settings, etc. to revert to a clear state. You can navigate to Settings > Recovery > Get started > Reset this PC > Keep my file to do the same.
This issue is also previously known. Following the installation of KB5001342 or later patches, the Cluster Service might face trouble starting. The whole thing could result in an error Cluster Network Driver is not found.
A temporary workaround for this issue is to restart the device after about 20 minutes of installation.
It has been noticed that post the installation of April 22, 2021, or later updates, a problem is consistently affecting the versions of Windows Server being used as a Key Management Services host. To be more specific, the client devices running on Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019 might fail to activate. This issue only occurs when using a new Customer Support Volume License Key (CSVLK).
This particular issue is not known to affect the activation of any other edition or version of Windows.
The aforementioned affected devices that are attempting to activate by this issue might receive the error, “Error: 0xC004F074. The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the Application Event Log for additional information.”
To get a bit more idea of the error, open Event Viewer on the client device which has failed activation. Navigate to Windows Logs > Application. If you see only event ID 12288 and not a corresponding event ID 12289, it could indicate one of the following:
- The KMS client couldn’t reach the KMS host.
- There was no response from the KMS host.
- No response was received by the client.
The developers are currently working on a resolution and there is no known workaround for the same. We can expect a resolution in one of the upcoming releases.
How to download KB5008206, KB5008218 and install on Windows 10
Cumulative updates like KB5008206, KB5008218 usually get installed automatically on Windows devices based the system configurations and requirements. But there could be instances when that doesn’t happen due to any system errors, settings or network settings. If you did not by default get KB5008206 or KB5008218 updates, here are a few other ways of installing them.
Just note, though, that it is recommended to install the relevant Servicing Stack updates prior to installing those Latest Cumulative Updates.
1] Via Windows Update Settings
You can ensure that your system is checking for the relevant updates and installing them via the Windows Update Settings. Here are the steps to do the same –
- Hit the shortcut keys – Win + I to open the Windows Settings apps.
- Navigate to Update and Security – Windows update.
- Click on the option – Check for updates.
- This would initiate a scam for the latest patches. Let the finish. The download and installation should automatically start.
- When prompted for a reboot, click – Restart now.
2] Through Microsoft update catalog
Microsoft update Catalog is basically the place where you can find almost every update you need for your Windows. You can find the direct download Microsoft site link for KB5008206, KB5008218 below. You can visit the catalog site by clicking on Microsoft update catalog. Browse through the site to find your patch on the basis of your computer’s architecture (like x86, x64, ARM64). Better option would be to just use the search feature and paste KB5008206 or KB5008218 and easily look up this update. Here are the steps to follow once you find the right patch for your system.
KB5008206 direct download link
KB5008218 direct download link
- Click the link.
- Download corresponding to your update.
- Navigate over to the location which has the downloaded .MSU file and right-click the same.
- Click- Install.
- In case prompted, respond positively.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing.
Note that multiple patches for the same architecture might be listed when you search for these LCUs. If one particular download doesn’t go with your system or if you get errors, you can try the next available patch.