Distribution has started in the past few hours update cumulative optional KB5003690 for the latest versions of Windows 10 – 2004, 20H2 and 21H1. It must be said right away that this is a package to be installed manually if you wanted to test it as it is available in preview compared to the “for everyone” release which should coincide with Patch Tuesday in July.
Unlike the patches that will arrive with Patch Tuesday in July, the optional cumulative update for Windows 10 does not include security fixes, only bugfix and improvements existing performance or functionality. The KB5003690 update for Windows 10 also introduces the Flash Removal Package which removes the 32-bit Flash Plugin. To get it just search for new updates via Windows Update and click on Download and Install under the item of the package in question. It can also be downloaded and installed manually via the Microsoft Update Catalog. The main novelty of the update puts a patch on the problem that arose with the previous release that had given rise to some problems in the rendering of the games.
The update for Windows 10 fixes the problems with games
Several fans of video games in fact, after updating Windows 10 with the previous KB5000842, they had complained of inconsistent frame rates even on machines with remarkable technical characteristics, stuttering and variable fluidity even with V-Sync active. Problems that have affected both users with Nvidia and AMD GPUs, while in the worst cases freezes and blue screens of death (BSOD) have been encountered.
Before the arrival of KB5003690 for Windows 10 the only solutions were represented by the uninstallation of the KB5000842 package or by the installation of an emergency fix released by Microsoft itself. With the distribution of the KB5003690 package, which will take place on July 13th, the problems will be thing of the past for everyone.
In addition to problems with video games, the KB5003690 update for Windows 10 takes care of resolving the blurry reproduction of text and icons of News and interests on the taskbar: now the display of widget it should be back to normal.
The changelog of the KB5003690 update for Windows 10
Below is the changelog that accompanies the update KB5003690 for Windows 10, while at this address you can consult the complete list of news.
- Updates an issue in a small subset of users that have lower than expected performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later.
- Updates an issue that causes the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) to suddenly stop working while you are typing.
- Updates an issue in which signing in using a PIN fails. The error message is “Something happened and your PIN isn’t available. Click to set up your PIN again.”
- Updates an issue that, in certain cases, takes you out of the exclusive virtual reality (VR) app and back to Windows Mixed Reality Home when you press the Windows button on the controller.
- Updates an issue that causes blurry text on the news and interests button on the Windows taskbar for some screen resolutions.
- Updates an issue with Search box graphics on the Windows taskbar that occurs if you right-click the taskbar and turn off News and interests. This graphics issue is especially visible when using dark mode.
- Updates an issue that might prevent you from using your fingerprint to sign in after startup or waking up your device from sleep.