Windows 10 updates KB5008212 and KB5008206 released


The December 2021 Patch Tuesday is rolling out to devices running Windows 10 version 2004, version 20H2, version 21H1, and version 21H2. As per the official release notes, Microsoft has released two cumulative updates – KB5008212 (newer versions) and KB5008206 (older versions).

Like the November release, this month’s security updates include security fixes for the November 2021 update, the May 2021 update, the October 2020 update (version 20H2 ) and the May 2020 update (2004 version). It is also the last security update for version 2004, which was withdrawn today.

The update is now being rolled out through Windows Update, WSUS, and the Microsoft Update Catalog with many bug fixes and performance improvements.

Like every Patch Tuesday, you can find and install new updates by going to Settings, clicking on Windows Update, and selecting ‘Check for updates‘to install the updates.

What’s new in the latest cumulative update for Windows 10

Microsoft fixed security and non-security bugs with the December update. For example, a bug that could affect the rendering of variable fonts has been fixed. Likewise, another bug has been fixed where the Settings page unexpectedly quits after uninstalling a font. Here is a list of other fixes:

  • Updates an issue that could prevent the 32-bit version of Microsoft Excel from working on some devices when you export to PDF.

  • Updates an issue that displays letters or characters at the wrong angle when using the Meiryo UI font and other vertical fonts. These fonts are frequently used in Japan, China, or other Asian countries.

  • Updates an issue that prevents Internet Explorer from working when using the Input Method Editor (IME) to insert items.

  • Updates an issue that causes the Settings page to close unexpectedly after uninstalling a font.

  • Updates an issue that affects your ability to rename a file using Folder View in File Explorer when using the new Japanese IME.

  • Updates an issue that turns off screenshot and recording functionality on the Windows Gamebar after a service outage.

  • Updates an issue that prevents apps you use often from appearing in the Start menu as they should.

  • Updates an issue that prevents Internet Explorer from working.

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Steven L. Nielsen