Windows 10 build 19042.844

Build of Windows 10 October 2020 Update
OS family
Architecturex86, x64, ARM64
Works in
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Home (N, Single Language, China)
Pro (N, Single Language, China)
Pro Education (N)
Pro for Workstations (N)
Education (N)
Enterprise (G, N)
Enterprise Evaluation (N)
Enterprise multi-session
IoT Enterprise

Windows 10 build 19042.844 is a post-RTM build of the October 2020 Update. This build was released to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels on 17 February 2021 along with 21H1 build 19043.844, and one week later to consumers as an optional update on 24 February.

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • The history of user account pictures on Settings → Accounts → Your information has been removed.
  • Data loss prevention and Insider risk management solution functionalities in Microsoft 365 endpoints have been enhanced.
  • The Chromium version of Microsoft Edge can now be used as the kiosk app for assigned access accounts.
  • The ability of the WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service to ignore invalid Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Protocol (WPAD) URLs that the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server returns has been improved.
  • The proper Envelope media type as a selectable output paper type for Universal Print queues has been displayed.
  • Windows can now retrieve updated printer capabilities to ensure that users have the proper set of selectable print options.
  • Support for hole punch and stapling locations for print jobs with long edge first paper feed direction on certain printers has been updated.
  • A new dfslogkey has been added as described below:
    • Possible values for the RootShareAcquireSuccessEvent:
      • Default value, 1, enables the log
      • Any other value disables the log
        • If this key does not exist, it will be created automatically. To take effect, any change to RootShareAcquireSuccessEvent requires the DFSN service to be restarted.
  • The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management sync protocol has been updated by adding a check-in reason for requests from the client to the server.
  • Token binding is disabled by default in Windows Internet (WinINet) starting with this build.

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