KB5018482 Preview Update for Windows 10

KB5018482 is the latest preview update for Windows 10. It was released on 25th October and succeeds the KB5020435 preview update. KB5010435 was released on 17th October 2022. The latest preview update will be combined into next month’s cumulative update for Windows 10 systems.

Below, we take a look at the various issues fixed in KB5018482. We also discuss the installation methods for installing KB5018482 on Windows 10 computers.

Salient points about KB5018482 for Windows 10

  1. Preview update KB5018482 is available for the following Windows 10 operating system versions:
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Multi-Session, version 20H2
  •  Windows 10 Enterprise and Education, version 20H2 
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, version 20H2 
  • Windows 10 on Surface Hub 
  • Windows 10, version 21H1, all editions 
  • Windows 10, version 21H2, all editions

2. The latest preview update will upgrade the build on Windows 10 systems to 19042.2193, 19043.2193, and 19044.2193. We are upgrading from build 2132 to 2193 if we are progressing from KB5020435 to KB5018482.

3. The latest preview update upgrades the build from 2130 to 2193 if you are moving from the KB5018410 cumulative update to KB5018482 preview update.

4. Servicing Stack update for Windows 10 is a part of the cumulative update or the preview update. No separate installation of the SSU or Servicing Stack Update is needed for Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems. The SSU build that corresponds with KB5018482 is 19042.2180, 19043.2180, and 19044.2180.

Issues fixed in KB5018482 for Windows 10

The following issues have been fixed as part of the latest preview update KB5018482 for Windows 10:

  • It addresses an issue that causes an OS upgrade to stop responding, and then it fails. 
  • It addresses an issue that affects the font of three Chinese characters. When you format these characters as bold, the width size is wrong. 
  • It addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Direct3D 9 games. The graphics hardware stops working if the hardware does not have a native Direct3D 9 driver.
  • It addresses graphical issues in games that use Microsoft D3D9 on some platforms.
  • It addresses an issue that affects Microsoft Edge when it is in IE Mode. The titles of pop-up windows and tabs are wrong.
  • It addresses an issue that affects the lasso tool in a graphics editing program.
  • It stops the start of daylight saving time in Jordan at the end of October 2022. The Jordan time zone will permanently shift to the UTC + 3 time zone.

Prerequisites for installing KB5018482 on Windows 10

KB5018482 can be installed once one of the following prerequisites are adhered to:

For offline installation, you need to ensure that Windows 10 has the KB5011543 cumulative update or any later-date cumulative update on the system. KB5011543 is the cumulative update released in March 2022. You can download the KB5011543 cumulative update from the Microsoft site from this page. You will need to download the file that corresponds to the operating system version and type of architecture.

If you are unable to deploy KB5011543 or a later version of the cumulative update on Windows 10, you can implement KB5014032 Servicing Stack Update on Windows 10. KB5014032 is a SSU file of small size. It was released in August 2022. No system reboot is required after implementing KB5014032 on Windows 10. You can download KB5014032 from the Microsoft catalog page here.

If you have used the Microsoft Update catalog or WSUS to update Windows 10 in the past, you will need to have a different set of cumulative updates or Servicing Stack Update requirements as stated below.

You will require Windows 10 systems to be patched with KB5003173 cumulative update or any later-dated cumulative update. KB5003173 is the cumulative update for Windows 10 released in May 2021. You can download the installer file for KB5003173 from this page on the Microsoft Catalog. KB5003173 was released in May 2021.

If the installation of the cumulative update is not possible, you can deploy the August 2021 Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB5005260. SSU file for KB5005260 can be downloaded from this page on the Microsoft Update Catalog site. SSU files are under 20 MB in size and will not cause the system to reboot.

Deployment of KB5018482 on Windows 10

KB5018482 can be deployed through Windows Update on Windows 10 systems. Go to Settings Update & Security > Windows Update. In the Optional updates available area, you’ll find the link to download and install the update.

Alternatively, you can download the MSU update file or offline installer file for KB5018482 from the Microsoft Update Catalog page for KB5018482.

KB5018482 is unavailable through Microsoft Update for Business and WSUS (Windows Server Update Service).

You could choose to skip this preview update for now. KB5018482 will merge into the latest cumulative update for November 2022. So, you may choose to wait for the latest cumulative update for November and deploy it instead of installing KB5018482 on Windows 10.