What’s New in Windows 10 Version 1809 Cumulative Update KB4551853

Windows 10 version 1809, or Windows 10 October 2018 Update, is among the versions from the operating system that received an update from Microsoft as part of the May 2020 Patch Tuesday.

The update it gets is KB4551853, and since it’s an area Tuesday release, it’s entirely focused on fixing security vulnerabilities both in the operating system and pre-loaded apps and components.

The changelog of this cumulative update is extremely similar to the one of the other updates published this Patch Tuesday and includes updates for that 2020 start day’s daylight saving time in Morocco, Shell Launcher v2 for improved reliability and usability, as well as the said security fixes.

For instance, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Xbox, are getting security improvements included in this updates, and Microsoft says input devices like mice, keyboards, and pens, in addition to operations done by Windows are all more secure now.

Last months of support

What’s important to know if you’re still running Windows 10 version 1809 on your device is that this particular release has already been in the last months of support.

Microsoft has chose to expand support for version 1809 until later this season due to the global health crisis, so those still running it should upgrade as soon as possible.

“We happen to be evaluating the public health situation and understand the impact this really is wearing a number of our customers. To help relieve some of the burdens clients are facing, we will delay the scheduled end of service date for the Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core editions of Windows 10, version 1809 to November 10, 2020. This means devices will receive monthly security updates only from May to November. The final security update of these editions of Windows 10, version 1809 will be released on November 10, 2020 instead of May 12, 2020,” Microsoft said.

The brand new cumulative update can be obtained via Windows Update and on the Microsoft Update Catalog.