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Microsoft is rolling out an update for Windows 10 that fixes and issue in Remote Desktop on the platform. This is an out-of-band update, meaning it is not part of Microsoft’s regular update schedule.

While January 2022 Patch Tuesday is a week away, the company thought it could not wait to release this fix. Specifically, the update is KB5010196 and is available for all Windows 10 versions on the build 17763.2369.

That means the following versions:

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  • Windows Server 2019 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Windows 10 Version 1809 for x86-based Systems

Remote Desktop Problem

The issue that this update addresses is found in Remote Desktop, where users cannot reach the server or have performance problems. Microsoft describes the patch with the following information:

“Addresses a known issue that might prevent you from using Remote Desktop to reach the server. In some circumstances, the server might stop responding. The screen might also appear black, and general performance and signing in might be slow.”

As for wider updates and fixes for Windows 10, they will be rolling out as usual as part of the Patch Tuesday package.

Windows 10 is now on the 21H2 update following Microsoft’s release in November. Of course, Windows 11 is not the focus of Microsoft’s development, but the company says it will continue to support Windows 10 up until 2025. That’s good news for the millions of users who are unable to upgrade to Windows 11 because of hardware requirements.

Tip of the day: When Windows 10 or Windows 11 has issues, it’s not rare to run into startup problems. Corrupted Windows files, incorrect system configuration, driver failure, or registry tweaks can all cause this issue.

Using Windows startup repair can fix boot issues caused by the most prevalent issues. Though it may seem that all is lost when you run into startup problems, it’s important to try a Windows boot repair so you can at least narrow down the source of the issue. If it doesn’t work, you may have to reinstall the OS or test your hardware.

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