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Microsoft issues fix for VPN issues in Windows after Patch Tuesday

Microsoft is rolling out an out-of-band update for various supported versions of Windows, addressing a variety of newly-introduced issues with last week’s Patch Tuesday. Among the problems fixed with this update, Windows users were reporting that they were unable to connect to VPN devices, use Hyper-V, or use ReFS drives, among other problems. On the Windows release health dashboard, Microsoft has acknowledged all of these problems following the Patch Tuesday updates released last week.

The fixes are coming in the way of an optional update, and it looks like almost every supported version of Windows is affected by some kind of issue. The fixes issued today go back all the way to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For Windows 11 the new update is labeled as KB5010795, and it can be downloaded manually here. It includes the following fixes:


Older versions have different updates, which contain some of these fixes, as well as others. Not every issue reported affected every version of Windows, so the fixes are also not the same for everyone. For example, not every Windows version needs the VPN fix. The other two fixes you might find are as follows:

Microsoft issues fix for VPN issues in Windows after Patch Tuesday

To know which fixes apply to the version of Windows you’re running, check the changelogs using the table below, where you can also find download links if you want to install the updates manually. For most users, you’ll likely only care about Windows 10 version 20H2 or newer, as those are the only ones still supported for Home and Pro SKUs.

VersionBuild numberChangelogDownload
Windows 10 version 21H2, 21H1, 20H219044.1469, 19043.1469, 19042.1469KB5010793Update Catalog
Windows 10 version 190918363.2039KB5010792Update Catalog
Windows 10 version 160714393.4889KB5010790Update Catalog
Windows 10 version 1507 (initial release)10240.19179KB5010789Update Catalog
Windows Server 202220348.473KB5010796Update Catalog
Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2n/aKB5010794Update Catalog
Windows Server 2012n/aKB5010797Update Catalog
Windows 7 SP1 / Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1n/aKB5010798Update Catalog
Windows Server 2008 SP2n/aKB5010799Update Catalog

It’s worth noting that many of these versions of Windows are no longer supported for the majority of users. Many are long-term service channel (LTSC) releases, and others, like Windows 7, are only for businesses that are paying for extended security updates (ESU). As a side note, we’re now one year away from the end of ESU services for Windows 7, so more businesses are likely to transition to Windows 10 or 11 by next year.

While we provide download links for all the updates above, all versions of Windows except Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 should also show you these updates in Windows Update. They’ll be labeled as optional updates, but considering the wide impact of these issues, you probably want to download them as soon as possible.

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