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By Rich Woods
Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 19042.928, 18363.1500 - here's what's new
by Rich Woods
Today is Patch Tuesday, meaning that it's the second Tuesday of the month and that it's time for Microsoft to push out a ton of updates. Indeed, every supported version of Windows 10 is getting a cumulative update, and for consumers, that includes versions 1909 and above.
If you're on one of the newest two versions, 20H2 or 2004, you're going to get KB5001330, bringing the build number to 19042.928 or 19041.928, respectively. You can manually download it here, and these are the highlights:
Here's the full changelog:
If you're still on Windows 10 version 1909, which is only supported for another month, you'll get KB5001337, bringing the build number to 18363.1500. You can manually download it here, and these are the highlights:
Here's the full list of fixes:
Finally, there are a bunch of versions of Windows 10 that are no longer supported for consumers, but are still supported for other use cases. Those got updates too.
Version KB Build Download Support 1809 KB5001342
17763.1879 Update Catalog Enterprise and Education SKUs 1803 KB5001339
17134.2145 Update Catalog 1607 KB5001347
14393.4350 Update Catalog Long-Term Servicing Branch 1507 KB5001340
10240.18906 Update Catalog
As always, these updates are mandatory, meaning that if you don't install them now, they'll be installed automatically.
Patch Tuesday: Here's what's new for Windows 7 and 8.1
by João Carrasqueira
Today is the second Tuesday of April, and with it, Microsoft is once again releasing new updates for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 - as long as you're a business paying for extended security updates.
As usual, there are two types of updates for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7, as well as their server counterparts - a monthly rollup that's usually installed automatically and a security-only update that you have to install manually.
Starting with Windows 8.1, the monthly rollup update is KB5001382 and you can download it manually here. It includes the following changes:
There's nothing new in terms of known issues, but the one we've been saying for a while now is still here:
Symptom Workaround Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”. This occurs when you perform the operation on a CSV owner node from a process that doesn’t have administrator privilege. Do one of the following:
Perform the operation from a process that has administrator privilege. Perform the operation from a node that doesn’t have CSV ownership. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
As for the security-only update, that's labeled KB5001393 and you can download it manually here. It only includes the following:
It has the same known issue as the monthly rollup.
Moving on to Windows 7, the monthly rollup update is KB5001335 and you can download it manually here. It includes the following changes:
It has the same known issue as the updates above.
Finally, the security-only update for Windows 7 is KB5001392 and you can download it manually here. It also has the same known issue as the other updates, and includes these changes:
As a reminder, only select users are eligible to get updates for Windows 7, since it's no longer supported for the general public. Also, as mentioned at the start, the monthly rollup updates will generally install automatically over time, but you can install them manually if you prefer. The security-only updates can only be installed manually using the links above.
Flight Simulator World Update IV upgrades Western Europe scenery
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
The fourth major content update to Microsoft Flight Simulator arrived today in the form of World Update IV, and this one touts scenery upgrades to Western Europe. France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are now packed with scenery enhancements for various cities, airports, landmarks, and more.
All of the countries mentioned above now feature improved elevation data and aerial imagery, while Paris and Amsterdam have now been upgraded with high-resolution 3D photogrammetry. Megève, Nice, and Rotterdam airports have also been given the "hand-crafted" treatment, with 100 other airports in the area receiving visual and logistical improvements.
Over 100 famous landmarks in the region have been implemented manually for extra detail, including "castles and cathedrals, monuments and museums, palaces, bridges, lighthouses, dams, windmills and stadiums." The developer also revealed there are new architectural elements present in its procedural generation algorithm for adding more authenticity.
The complete patch notes for Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update IV (220.127.116.11) can be seen here. The update is now available to download for free for owners of the game on the Microsoft Store and Steam, as well as Xbox Game Pass subscribers. After updating the sim, players can find the new content in the marketplace as the FRBENELUX bundle.
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You can now download Xbox Game Pass games with Amazon Alexa
by João Carrasqueira
Amazon has announced a new capability for the Xbox Alexa skill, making it possible to directly download games from Xbox Game Pass to their console using the voice assistant. The feature can be used on any Alexa-enabled device, like the Echo Buds, Echo Auto, and others.
While it's part of the Xbox skill for Alexa, users don't have to specifically summon the skill for this to work, they can just say "Alexa, download [game] from Xbox Game Pass". Interestingly, Amazon also notes that Microsoft is "the first gaming partner" to get this kind of direct download feature, which seems to suggest other integrations may be planned in the future.
In addition to downloading games, this integration with Game Pass also means users can ask what's popular, new, or leaving Game Pass, without even having to link their Xbox accounts. Of course, downloading a game does require account linking.
The announcement follows up on the recent launch of Alexa for Xbox, which brought the full suite of Alexa features to the console itself, though it still requires a dedicated Alexa device to work. This new Alexa capability is now available in the United States, but support for more regions is planned for the future. If you're wondering, only support for Xbox consoles is mentioned, so if you have Game Pass for PC, you won't be able to use this skill to download games there.