Patches for Windows 10 for versions 1703 and 1607 released

Patches for Windows 10 for versions 1703 and 1607 released

Pertaining to 2 Cumulative updates/month model, Microsoft has released updates for all of Windows 10 versions. Version 1709 was updated yesterday and today is the turn of 1703,1607.

Windows 10 version 1703

Microsoft has released KB4057144 which jumps the Build number to 15063.877.
Following is the changelog:
  • Addresses issue with printing PDFs in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue with the App-V package folder access that cause the access control list to be handled incorrectly.
  • Addresses issue where backwards compatibility for managing Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) with group policy is lost. Windows 10 version 1607 group policy isn't compatible with Windows 10 version 1703 or higher group policy. Because of this bug, the new Windows 10 Administrative Templates (.admx) cannot be deployed to the Group Policy Central Store. This means that some of the new, additional settings for Windows 10 aren't available.
  • Addresses issue where some Microsoft-signed ActiveX controls don't work when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is enabled. Specifically, class IDs related to XMLHTTP in msxml6.dll don't work.
  • Addresses issue where, when attempting to change the Smart Card for Windows service start type from Disabled to Manual or Automatic, the system reports an error: “Cannot create a file when that file already exists.”
  • Addresses issue where some applications are blocked from running by Windows Defender Device Guard or Windows Defender Application Control when the application runs in Audit only enforcement mode.
  • Addresses issue where the virtual TPM self-test isn't run as part of virtual TPM initialization.
  • Addresses issue with NoToastApplicationNotificationOnLockScreen GPO that causes Toast notifications to appear on the lock screen.
  • Addresses issue originally called out in KB4056891 where calling CoInitializeSecurity with the authentication parameter set to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE resulted in the error STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL.
  • Addresses issue where some customers with AMD devices get into an unbootable state.

Support:
Download
To download this update, use the Links below. Windows update is always there for you, though.
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4057144-x86_29f31e7a92f7f1c971418d44989331374d98c02c.msu
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4057144-x64_7d8b395bfe62bd9961489763c15ba097ff296432.msu

Windows 10 version 1607

For Windows 10 1607, Microsoft has released KB4057142 that jumps build number to 14393.2034. Following is the changelog:
  • Addresses issue where some Microsoft-signed ActiveX controls don't work when the Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is enabled. Specifically, class IDs related to XML HTTP in msxml6.dll don't work.
  • Addresses issue where using smart cards on a Windows Terminal Server system may cause excessive memory use.
  • Addresses issue where the virtual TPM self-test isn't run as part of virtual TPM initialization.
  • Improves compatibility with U.2 NVMe devices, specifically in hot-add/removal cases.
  • Addresses issue where the iSCSI Initiator Properties Devices list doesn't display certain targets.
  • Adds compatibility for NGUID and EUI64 ID formats for NVMe devices.
  • Addresses synchronization issue where backing up large Resilient File System (ReFS) volumes may lead to errors 0xc2 and 7E.
  • Addresses issue where the UWF file commit adds old data to files in certain scenarios.
  • Addresses issue where access-based enumeration may not work as expected in some scenarios after you install KB4015217 or later. For example, a user may be able to view another user's folder to which they don't have access rights.
  • Addresses issue where AD FS incorrectly displays the Home Realm Discovery (HRD) page when an identity provider (IDP) is associated with a relying party (RP) in an OAuth Group. Unless multiple IDPs are associated with the RP in the OAuth Group, the user isn't shown the HRD page. Instead, the user is navigated directly to an associated IDP for authentication.
  • Addresses issue where PKeyAuth-based device authentication sometimes fails in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge when AD FS returns a context that exceeds the request limits for URL length. Event 364 is logged in the AD FS 2.0 Admin log with the following exception details: “System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: The signature is not valid. The data may have been tampered with….”
  • Addresses issue in AD FS where MSISConext cookies in request headers can eventually overflow the headers’ size limit. This causes authentication failure with the HTTP status code 400: “Bad Request - Header Too Long."
  • Addresses issue where AD FS produces an MFA Event 1200 log that doesn't contain UserID information.
  • Addresses issue where retrieving the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) from the Certification Authority (CA) using the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) fails. Users see event ID 45, which says, "NDES cannot match issuer and serial number in the device request with any Certification Authority (CA) Certificate”.
  • Enables IT administrators to scientifically troubleshoot I/O failures using a comprehensive event log for the resiliency state transition.
  • Provides transparency about replication health. It represents the state of replication by indicating when:
  • The free disk space is running low.
  • The Hyper-V Replica Log (HRL) size is growing to its maximum limit.
  • The Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) threshold has been violated.
  • Addresses issue where, if the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) renewal date comes after the certificate expiration date, the OCSP-stapled response is used until the renewal date even though the certificate has expired.
  • Addresses issue where backwards compatibility for managing Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) with group policy is lost. Windows 10 version 1607 group policy isn't compatible with Windows 10 version 1703 or higher group policy. Because of this bug, the new Windows 10 Administrative Templates (.admx) cannot be deployed to the Group Policy Central Store. This means that some of the new, additional settings for Windows 10 aren't available.
  • Addresses issue with the App-V package folder access that causes the access control list to be handled incorrectly.
  • Addresses issue that causes a delay when searching for new printers to add.
  • Addresses issue where users may not be able to change passwords on the remote logon screen if the password has expired.
  • Addresses issue where custom application defaults are sometimes not imported when using the DISM command.
  • Addresses issue originally called out in KB4056890 where calling CoInitializeSecurity with the authentication parameter set to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE resulted in the error STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL.
  • Addresses issue where some customers with AMD devices get into an unbootable state.

Support Page
Download
You can use the links below:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4057142-x86_431d123099d6f8d3bd06802950ab4899640a6bb6.msu
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4057142-x64_0a8e8c498fbfa742048e911fa9c20bb33844c4c4.msu
[1709 only]Microsoft releases KB4073290 that fixes issues caused by KB4056892 especially on AMD Based systems

[1709 only]Microsoft releases KB4073290 that fixes issues caused by KB4056892 especially on AMD Based systems

This month’s updates for Windows 10, especially for AMD Based systems has been a much of a headache. As the patch was released in Emergency, there was expected to be some bugs. However, there were a large number of bugs, not what MS expected.
Users encountered several types of issues like
Inaccessible Boot Device
Blue Screen of Deaths
Hanging, crashing etc.
As a result of this, Microsoft had to withdraw the patch immediately for AMD based systems. After a brief stop, they were resumed for modern processors but not for older hardware. Now, Microsoft has come up with a fix by releasing a Windows update.
Microsoft has released KB4073290/291that fixes issues caused by KB4056892 on AMD Based systems and jumps the build number to 16299.194/16299.201. The changelog mentions only the following:
An update is available to fix the following issue that occurs after you install KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192):
AMD devices fall into an unbootable state.
Source Page:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073290/unbootable-state-for-amd-devices-in-windows-10-version-1709
Download
The download as of now is available for both architectures, however, KB Number and Build number is different for both:
http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/updt/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4073290-x64_5119daced3c80d539e79cf52a5fb5bc9cea61eb8.msu
32 bit(KB4073291)
http://download.windowsupdate.com/d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2018/01/windows10.0-kb4073291-x86_898d588fa98a78fdb7f121f14b74f51df2a9416d.msu 
If you are having an unbootable system, you can use the following tips to recover the system:
[Fix]Windows 10 Fails to boot
You can also install this update on an Intel-based Machine too.

 [Not for AMD]New build 17074 released for Fast ring Insiders(RS4 Branch)

[Not for AMD]New build 17074 released for Fast ring Insiders(RS4 Branch)

Microsoft has already shipped Fall Creators update to the public, so the company's Insider branch has shifted gears and moved to the development of next release of Windows, speculated to be Redstone 4. Microsoft has released 10th Insider build for both Fast ring Insiders build 17074, which brings a number of changes. Please note that this update isn't being made available for AMD based systems. Here is what is new:

What's new

  • Windows Internalization i.e. Language packs can now be downloaded from the Store.
  • Microsoft Edge Improvements:
    • Hub has a new view
    • Autofill Cards on web forms
    • New reading experience for EPUB
    • General Improvements for reading EPUB
    • Extensions can be used in Inprivate.
    • Option to never save passwords for Specific domains
    • Favourite Bar Improvements
    • You can now vertically dock the developer tools
  • Shell Improvements
    • New Quite hours Schedule feature.
    • You can customise/add/remove the folders on the Start(just above power button)
    • Near Share improvements
  • Settings Improvements:
    • Disk Cleanup Settings is included in Settings>Storage
    • Sound Settings Page Improvements
    • About Settings Improvements
  • Input Improvements
    • Embedded Handwriting Panel
    • New Languages can be recognised by Handwriting panel.
  • XAML Improvements
    • Reveal in Light theme.
    • Improved Navigation view.
    • Boarder Reveal in lists.
    • Command Bar Margins.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Rolled out Sets to more Insiders – if you see it show up, please try it out and do the Quests in Feedback Hub!
  • This build includes mitigations to protect Insiders from the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. For more information on this topic, please see this blog post from Terry Myerson. Additionally, if you are running 3rd party antivirus software on your PC you will need to ensure you are running the latest most up-to-date version of your antivirus software with the latest antivirus definitions to avoid having your PC get into a bad state.
  • Windows now fully supports Adobe-style “.otf” OpenType Variable Fonts, like the Acumin Variable Concept font and others recently released by Adobe.
  • Insiders running Windows 10 S may have noticed that after upgrading to the latest builds, their PC appears to be running “Windows 10 Pro In S Mode”. This change is by design and these PCs will continue to function as Windows 10 S PCs and will continue to be able to take Insider Preview builds as part of testing RS4. We’ll have more to share as we get closer to the next Windows 10 release.
  • For Insiders who reported that Windows needs activation after upgrading to Build 17063, this build includes the fix that caused the issue however you will need to use the Activation Troubleshooter to get your activation back into a good state once you’re on this build.
  • Added a new PowerShell cmdlet to retrieve decoded logs for Delivery Optimization (Get-DeliveryOptimizationLog).
  • We’ve updated the reveal effect in the Taskbar’s Clock and Calendar flyout such that the day with focus now has a lighter background.
  • Now that it’s had some time to receive your feedback, we’ve updated to be the default keyboard for the Tamil language.
  • Fixed an issue where Settings might crash if the window was too small.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows Update Settings unexpectedly displayed two horizontal lines.
  • Fixed an issue where in certain cases USB devices with unreliable connections might cause bugchecks (GSOD) on PCs.
  • Fixed an issue from the previous flight where touch and pen weren’t working on the non-primary display. This might also have resulted in mouse, touch, and pen input not happening in the right place after an orientation change or when using a non-native aspect ratio.
  • Fixed an issue where if you were using any EUDC fonts Microsoft Edge, Cortana, and other apps that use a webview wouldn’t launch.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing when deleting favorites.
  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when trying to copy text or login on certain websites.
  • Fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when opening PDFs on the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge resulting in images on flickr.com going blank after a follow/unfollow user action.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in a white line being visible on the right side of screen when certain videos are watched full screen in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where while navigating through OOBE, some of the buttons in the pages might not display correctly.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Themes appearing in Start after they’d been downloaded from Store.
  • Updated the reveal effect in the Taskbar’s Clock and Calendar flyout such that the day with focus now has a lighter background.
  • Fixed an issue where the feedback message (like from Windows Hello) could end up overlapping Spotlight text on the lock screen.
  • Fixed an issue where Windows Update Settings unexpectedly displayed two horizontal lines.
  • Fixed an issue where when transparency effects were turned off the Virtual Desktops pane in Task View would overlap Timeline with no background.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in an explorer.exe crash when using WIN + Tab to open Task View on the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in an explorer.exe crash when trying to use control.exe to open app defaults.
  • Fixed an issue where the Taskbar might render completely transparent on secondary monitors.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in certain apps, like Firefox, might not have audio after upgrading to the previous flight. This issue also impacted the ability to record audio in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue where surround sound gaming headsets would revert to stereo after rebooting.
  • Fixed an issue in the audio service around app impersonation which was breaking audio recording from apps like Firefox which intentionally run with a restricted token.
  • Fixed a couple of issues resulting in crashes in the “audiosrv” and “audioendpointbuilder” audio services which would cause audio not to work, or new audio devices not to be recognized.
  • Fixed an issue resulting in Hearthstone not launching on the previous build.
  • Fixed an issue that could result in fullscreen games getting stuck minimized or exiting fullscreen status unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue where the emoji panel search wasn’t working in desktop (Win32) apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the input flyout wouldn’t appear the first time you pressed WIN + Space.
  • Fixed a memory leak in NisSrv.exe from the previous flight.
  • Fixed an issue where MsMpEng.exe might unexpectedly use a high number of disk I/Os per second for a long time.
  • Fixed an issue where WerFault.exe might spike to 50%+ CPU for an unexpectedly long time.
  • Fixed an issue from the previous flight where touch and pen weren’t working on the non-primary display. This might also have resulted in mouse, touch, and pen input not happening in the right place after an orientation change or when using a non-native aspect ratio.
  • Fixed an issue when using the Arabic touch keyboard where pressing Ctrl wouldn’t show the directional markers on the Shift keys.
  • Fixed an issue where the emoji panel search wasn’t working in desktop (Win32) apps.
  • Fixed an issue where the input flyout wouldn’t appear the first time you pressed WIN + Space.
  • Fixed an issue where the OneNote app wasn’t being included in Cortana’s ”Pick up where I left off” notifications.
  • Fixed an issue on certain PCs where using the fingerprint scanner wouldn’t wake the PC up from Connected Standby.
  • Fixed an issue where you might show as connected to the network, but you wouldn’t actually be connected to use the Internet.
  • Fixed an issue where in certain cases USB devices with unreliable connections might cause bugchecks (GSOD) on PCs.
  • Fixed two issues that could result in some PCs bugchecking (GSOD) when entering into Connected Standby. If you had a laptop that encountered this, the experience would have been that you’d open your laptop and unexpectedly be logging into a new session, rather than continuing the one open before closing the lid.
  • Fixed an issue where some Bluetooth devices weren’t working and Device Manager showing error 43 for those drivers.

Known Issues

  • When users try to create a Microsoft Edge InPrivate window from inside a Mixed Reality headset, a regular window will get created instead. Users won’t be able to use InPrivate inside Mixed Reality in this build. InPrivate on desktop is not affected.
  • We’re preparing for the inclusion of OpenSSH Server as a deployment mechanism in Developer Mode. However the UI code got checked in ahead of the components, and so while there is a “Use OpenSSH (Beta) for remote deployment” switch in the UI under Settings, it won’t work, and turning it on will break remote deployment to that device until the switch is turned off.
  • When you open Task View immediately after an upgrade, Timeline may not be visible. If you encounter this, wait 15-30 minutes and try launching Task View again.
  • The Windows Defender icon is missing from the systray, even if it shows as enabled in Settings.
  • Certain devices may hang on the boot screen after upgrading. If this happens to you, go into the BIOS and disable virtualization.
  • Apps that come preinstalled with Windows may fail to update in the Store with error 0x80073CF9.
  • Audio playback from Microsoft Edge is sometimes unexpectedly muted. A workaround is to minimize Edge, count to three, and then unminimize.
  • Upgrading to 17063 or later builds sometimes causes Settings / Privacy / Microphone, Camera, etc. to flip to “disabled”, which breaks camera and microphone access. A workaround is to manually turn them back on.

More Information

You can head over to Windows updates to download the build. More information is available here:
Announcing Windows 10 Insider preview build 17074
Patches for Windows 10 for January 2018

Patches for Windows 10 for January 2018

Microsoft released Patch Tuesday updates before the specified date for January 2018, due to the newest vulnerabilities discovered. Here is what is new for Each version of Windows 10.

Version 1709

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Has been superseded by a newer update. See below:
KB4073290 released for Windows 10 version 1709 Build 16299.194
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Microsoft as soon as vulnerability made public, released a Security update KB4056892 that jumps the build number to 16299.125 to 16299.192
Support Page:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4056892/windows-10-update-kb4056892
Prerequisites for the update:
  • You must have an Intel System. AMD Systems are not offered this updates since 09.01.2018.
  • Your Antivirus must be updated so that it allows Installation of the update.
Changelog:
The changelog includes the following:
  • Addresses issue where event logs stop receiving events when a maximum file size policy is applied to the channel.
  • Addresses issue where printing an Office Online document in Microsoft Edge fails.
  • Addresses issue where the touch keyboard doesn’t support the standard layout for 109 keyboards.
  • Addresses video playback issues in applications such as Microsoft Edge that affect some devices when playing back video on a monitor and a secondary, duplicated display.
  • Addresses issue where Microsoft Edge stops responding for up to 3 seconds while displaying content from a software rendering path.
  • Addresses issue where only 4 TB of memory is shown as available in Task Manager in Windows Server version 1709 when more memory is actually installed, configured, and available.
  • Addresses issue where update installation may stop at 99% and may show elevated CPU or disk utilization. This occurs if a device was reset using the Reset this PC functionality after installing KB4054022.
  • Security updates to Windows SMB Server, the Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.
Known issues:
The known issues with this update is quite large so I suggest reading below in detail.
  • Windows Update History reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of Error 0x80070643 or something other error code(as per my experience)
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions.
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call may fail when passing RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE as the authentication level. The error returned on failure is STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL.
Get this update:
You would have got this update till now, if not you can try manual update:
If the update is creating problems for you then I suggest skipping this one if you can afford.

Version 1703

Microsoft also released a patch for version 1703 the same day with KB being KB4056891. The build number jumps to 15063.850.
The prerequisites are the same as per 1709:
  • The Antivirus must be updated and must allow to install update.
  • You should have an Intel Processor. AMD Systems are not offered this update w.e.f 09.01.2018 
Change-Log
The changelog is just a one-liner that says Security updates for everything:
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and the Windows SMB Server.
Known issues
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions.
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call may fail when passing RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE as the authentication level. The error returned on failure is STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL. 
  • Microsoft has reports of some customers with AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing this KB. To prevent this issue, Microsoft will temporarily pause Windows OS updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time.
Download
Your system should have got this update. If not, you can try the download links:

Version 1607


The Anniversary update to Windows 10 has got KB4056890  which jumps the build number to 14393.2007.
Support:
The prerequisites are the same as per 1709 and 1703:
  • The Antivirus must be updated and must allow to install update.
  • You should have an Intel Processor. AMD Systems are not offered this update w.e.f 09.01.2018
The changelog is just a one-liner that says Security updates for everything:
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Graphics, Windows Kernel, Windows Subsystem for Linux, and the Windows SMB Server.
Known issues
Same as per previous versions.
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions.
  • When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call may fail when passing RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_NONE as the authentication level. The error returned on failure is STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL.          
  • Microsoft has reports of some customers with AMD devices getting into an unbootable state after installing this KB. To prevent this issue, Microsoft will temporarily pause Windows OS updates to devices with impacted AMD processors at this time.
Download
You can use these download links:


Everything you want to know about the two of the newest vulnerablities Meltdown and Spectre

Everything you want to know about the two of the newest vulnerablities Meltdown and Spectre

2018’s start has been a quite shaky for the computer world due to the fact of exposing two of the dangerous vulnerabilities discovered in the Computer system. If you have missed, here is a short story on what the vulnerabilities are.

In Short-What are these Vulnerabilities

Codenamed Meltdown and Spectre, these vulnerabilities allow a program to access data from another program or the reserved area of the OS, which it should not do so. Through a malicious code, one can access the data of another program, for example, a program can access the memory area of Google Chrome that has saved all your passwords. Meltdown vulnerability concerns the breach of OS level things and Spectre concerns program to program data breach through a code.
This vulnerability is hardware level so it concerns everything including your PC, Apple product, Android phone etc. 

Who discovered them?

Meltdown vulnerability is discovered by three teams-Google Project Zero, Cyberus Technology and Graz University of Technology.
Spectre, on the other hand, is discovered by Google Project Zero and other universities(See here)

Who is affected?

All the modern systems made till date are vulnerable from either of the two. This includes Intel, AMD, and ARM.

What do I need to do?

Isolating against these vulnerabilities is something not achieved by patching the OS. A microcode update is also needed, that can come through BIOS update. However, Patching OS is a necessity and must be done (Acts as Step 1 of 2 you need to do)
So you need to
  1. Update the OS with 2018-01 Security updates.
  2. Keep Antivirus updated
  3. Update the firmware of the device. Consult the maker of the device for this.

Does it affect the performance of my Computer?

In Short, yes. For older systems, Microsoft says the performance might degrade up to 30 percent before however, you might notice a performance change on new modern processors. Please read the Blog post of Terry Myresonhere:
Understanding the impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigation on Windows Systems

I am having an AMD System but I am not getting this update

Starting with 08.01.2017, Microsoft has temporarily blocked this update for AMD based systems due to the number of problems reported. If you are having problems after this update, use System Restore to undo the update operation. You can read more about this here:
Windows operating system security update block for some AMD based devices
You can read what Microsoft says about this vulnerability:
Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown
See also:

How to share event logs in case of a computer issue

Sometimes event logs become Critical in finding the root cause of the issue. Here is what you need to do to send the event logs to us if asked.
  •  Right-Click Start button and Select Run(Alternatively Press Windows key+R) to open Run.
  • Type in eventvwr.msc and Press Enter.
  • This opens EventViewerr. Expand Windows logs.
  • Now depending on the type of the issue, we might have asked you for
    • System Logs
    • Applications logs
    • Both.
  • Follow the steps below to share the event logs with us(Taking an example of System logs)
  • Right Click System Logs and select Save all events as..
  • Select Desktop or any other desired folder.
  • Repeat the steps if asked for application logs.
  • Open Onedrive.live.com and Select Upload>Files.
  • Select the files saved earlier. Let it(them) upload.
  • Right click the uploaded file(s) in the Onedrive interface and click share.
  • Click get a link in the new popup and copy that link.
  • Paste that in the reply of Microsoft community.
Microsoft released Build 17063 with a large number of new features

Microsoft released Build 17063 with a large number of new features

Its been quite a while since a new Build for Fast ring Insiders was released-the last one was released almost a month ago. Microsoft released Build 17063 last night for Windows Insiders. As the time has progressed, the list of changes introduced with this build is quite large and let us discuss all of them in detail. This build would most probably be the last build of the year.

What's new

  • Timeline: Timeline was first introduced by Microsoft in Build 2017.Originally planned for Fall Creators update, Microsoft postponed it to Redstone 4. (Read here) Timeline combines all of your work at one place to give you faster and easier access, if you have multiple devices then it works more best. More details about Timeline is in the blog post.
  • Microsoft Edge Improvements: There have been significant changes to Edge which include:
    • Introducing Fluent in Microsoft Edge
    • Flyout button and Bookmarks become one
    • Support for Push Notifications when you are offline
    • New Web Media extension package is included which supports OGG formats.
  • Gesture improvements for Touch Pad
  • Introducing Sets for a few Insiders
  • Cortana Improvements:
    • New Notebook look
    • Lists and Collections have been merged
    • Music improvements
  • Windows Shell Improvements:
    • Taskbar, Flyout UIs now support Fluent design.
    • You can now save notification drafts
    • Cloud State is shown in Navigation pane for Onedrive folder
    • Improved Network Flyout at Login Screen
    • Improved Windows update experience
  • My People improvements:
    • Drag and drop rearrange.
    • You can decide how many contacts show in the Taskbar.
    • Animations for the people.
    • Fluent design
  • Snipping Tool Improvements
  • Windows Settings Improvements:
    • Settings gets a new look: Redesigned Settings app with Fluent design and feedback.
    • Security questions for local accounts if you forget password.
    • New Display information page at Settings>System>Display>Advanced display settings.
    • Improved Scaling options.
    • New Keyboard Settings Page in Settings>Region.
    • Improved Page for Region and Language
    • Set Data Settings to prefer cellular usage option.
    • Improved Data usage Settings in Network.
    • Improved Per-App settings that now shows permissions.
  • Windows Defender  Application Guard now supports Windows 10 Professional too.
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux Improvements.
  • New Tools for Developers on Windows.
  • Input Improvements:
    • Personalize the handwriting panel.
    • You can use Emoji panel in more languages.
    • Emoji Data updated.
    • Split layout comes to Touch keyboard.
  • New Features for IT Professionals on Delivery optimization.
  • Beginning with this build, Homegroup is removed from Windows.

General changes for PC

  • [Fixed] an issue where all types of dynamic volumes listed here wouldn’t mount properly or be accessible from Windows (the data remained intact but inaccessible on the volume on impacted builds).
  • [Fixed]  an issue where after opening and closing the People flyout notification toasts might stop appearing until the computer had been rebooted.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where Cortana’s notification settings were unexpectedly missing in Settings after upgrading to recent builds.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where when there was a problem with Cortana’s speech resources not being available, she could end up blocking Start.
  • [Fixed]  an issue resulting in potentially not receiving all of your notifications from Cortana in the last first flights. We fixed an issue where when using Windows in Hebrew no search results were shown in Search until a space was entered.
  • [Fixed] an issue such that Recycle Bin will now show up in the search results when typing in Cortana. This was a server-side change so you will see it outside the bounds of this flight.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where opening the Action Center while there was a notification toast visible could result in the Action Center unexpectedly animating in from the bottom corner rather than the side.
  • [Fixed] an issue where if you reinstalled or reset your PC without internet in the last few flights the default tiles in Start could get stuck as downward arrows.
  • [Fixed] an issue where if the system was low on memory context menus might display in a narrow width missing all text.
  • [Fixed]  an issue with the File Picker dialog from recent builds where saving file names that included an additional period in the name (like A.ver2.exe) would result in the file extension not being included with the saved file (A.ver2).
  • [Fixed] an issue where certain videos when watching in Microsoft Edge would stop playing and become unresponsive upon altering play speed to 4x or 8x.
  • [Fixed]  an issue resulting the expected tooltip not appearing when hovering the mouse over images on certain sites in Microsoft Edge.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where no search suggestions were displayed while typing in the Microsoft Edge address bar if the PC was set to a region not currently supported by Cortana.
  • [Fixed]  an issue that could result in an error message saying “device does not respond” when attempting to use Near Share.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where nearby devices that had near share enabled might not be listed in Share.
  • [Fixed]  an issue resulting in cursor lags on some devices when night light was transitioning.
  • When you use the split gesture to add more space between two words in the handwriting panel (a caret, as showcased here) that space will now close back up after a pause.
  • Added a top level link to Storage Settings to “free up space” now, so you can get at it faster if you need it, rather than having to open Storage Sense first.
  • Made some small tweaks to the design of the Windows Update Settings page and subpages.
  • To improve discoverability, when you have an update pending reboot in Windows Update Settings, beside the restart now button you will now also see a button for selecting other restart options.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in some Insiders finding that Outlook 2016 crashed frequently on the previous flight.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where the group policy to set a custom lock screen image wouldn’t work if you had also set a policy that disabled the image on the login screen.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in docker not working in the last few flights.
  • [Fixed] an issue from recently flights where the Emoji Panel’s most frequently used page wasn’t updating.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where the touch keyboard showed a very small size on large monitors.
  • Updated the touch keyboard to now have an animation when invoking and dismissing.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where keys on the full touch keyboard might become stuck in a visually pressed state.
  • Updated the wide touch keyboard such that if you double tap the Shift key to turn on caps lock the key will now stay in a visual pressed state so you can see that caps lock is engaged.
  • Updated the full touch keyboard so that you can now use keyboard shortcuts that contain 3 keys (for example, WIN + Alt + D).
  • We’ve made some small design changes to the dictation UI that appears when you press WIN+H.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the Chinese (Simplified) Pinyin IME might hang when typing quickly into Cortana.
  • [Fixed] the issue where VPNs that used custom pop-up windows during connection were failing with error 720 when attempting to connect.
  • [Fixed] the issue causing users that have enabled the legacy console to be unable to launch any command line application.

Known Issues

  • Popular Tencent games like League of Legends and NBA2k Online may cause 64-bit PCs to bugcheck (GSOD).
  • [DEVELOPERS] Deploying an x86 app to a x64 PC remotely result in “FileNotFound” deployment failures if the target PC is running Build 17040. Deploying an x64 app to a x64 PC remotely or a x86 app to a x86 PC will work fine.
  • Microsoft Edge may not receive Push Notifications from websites in this flight, due to an issue saving permissions on a per-site basis. We expect this issue to be resolved in the next preview build.
  • Launching an immersive 360 degree video from the Movies and TV app within Windows Mixed Reality will result in the video facing the wrong way. Subsequent launches of 360 degree videos will work correctly.
  • When users try to create a Microsoft Edge InPrivate window from inside a Mixed Reality headset, a regular window will get created instead. Users won’t be able to use InPrivate inside Mixed Reality in this build. InPrivate on desktop is not affected.
  • Preparing for the inclusion of OpenSSH Server as a deployment mechanism in Developer Mode. However the UI code got checked in ahead of the components, and so while there is a “Use OpenSSH (Beta) for remote deployment” switch in the UI under Settings, it won’t work, and turning it on will break remote deployment to that device until the switch is turned off.
  • If you’re using any EUDC fonts Microsoft Edge, Cortana, and other apps that use a webview won’t launch. You can resolve this issue by deleting the HKCU\EUDC key in Registry Editor. Note, if you do this, you won’t be able to see EUDC characters. We recommend you export this regkey before deleting it, so it’s easy to reapply the key in a future flight once the issue has been fixed.
  • After upgrading to this build you may find touch and pen to not work on the non-primary display. Related to this, mouse, touch, and pen input might not happen in the right place after an orientation change or if you’re using a non-native aspect ratio. We’re working on a fix.
You can read the complete blog post here:
Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063 for PC
This build is as usual would be available via Windows update only.

[December Updates] Microsoft releases cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions.

[December Updates] Microsoft releases cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions.

Microsoft, as usual on patch Tuesday has shipped cumulative updates to each product and Windows 10 is no special. Microsoft released a number of updates that fix a significant number of bugs to the OS. Let us discuss in detail:

Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299

Windows 10 version 1709 aka Fall Creators update release has got its third cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4054517
Build Jump: 16299.98 to 16299.125
Bug Fixes:

  • Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue where Windows Defender Device Guard and Application Control block some applications from running, even in Audit-Only Enforcement Mode.
  • Addresses issue to reset PLC bit on U0/U3 transitions.
  • Addresses issue with personalized Bluetooth devices that don't support bonding.
  • Addresses issue where the touch keyboard doesn’t support the standard layout for 88 languages.
  • Addresses issue where the touch keyboard for a third-party Input Method Editor (IME) has no IME ON/OFF key.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses issue where, when using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the user can't copy or clone virtual machines (VM). The error message is "0x80070057- Invalid parameter". This issue affects the VMM UI and PowerShell scripts used for VM cloning and copying.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Server.

Download:
Known Issues:


  • No Known issues.

Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063

Windows 10 version 1703 aka Creators update release has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4053580
Build Jump: 15063.786
Bug Fixes:

  • Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue where users of SQL Server Reporting Services may not be able to use the scrollbar in a drop-down list.
  • Addresses issue that caused Windows Pro devices on the Current Branch for Business (CBB) to upgrade unexpectedly.
  • Addresses issue where applications may stop responding for customers who have internet or web proxies enabled using PAC script configurations. This is a result of a reentrancy deadlock in WinHTTP.dll. This can result in the following:
  • Microsoft Outlook can't connect to Microsoft Office365.
  • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge can't render any content (including local computer content, local network content, or web content).
  • Cisco Jabber stops responding, which blocks messaging and telephony features.
  • Any application or service that relies on WinHTTP is affected.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Server.

Download:
Known Issues:
  • No Known issues.

Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393

Windows 10 version 1607 aka Anniversary update has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number:KB4053579
Build Jump:14393.1884
Bug Fixes:

  • Addresses issue where users of SQL Server Reporting Services may not be able to use the scrollbar in a drop-down list.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses issue where, after you install KB4041688, KB4052231, or KB4048953, the error "CDPUserSvc_XXXX has stopped working" appears. Additionally, this resolves the logging of Event ID 1000 in the Application event log. It notes that svchost.exe_CDPUserSvc_XXXX stopped working and the faulting module name is "cdp.dll".
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine and Microsoft Edge.

Download:
Known Issues:
  • No known issues.
See also:
[FIX] Windows update says undoing changes after/before restart
Reset Windows updates

That is all for now. Feel free to get assistance if you need...

New Cumulative update and a servicing stack update for Windows 10 version 1709 now available

New Cumulative update and a servicing stack update for Windows 10 version 1709 now available

After releasing Fall Creators update to the public on 17th October, Microsoft released two cumulative updates to resolve Issues with the public build namely 16299.15 and 16299.64 released the last Patch Tuesday. As Microsoft has already announced two cumulative updates per month for a particular build, 16299 is no different.
Microsoft has released KB4051963 for Windows 10 version 1709, that brings the build number to 16299.98. The list of fixes is pretty long which is as under:

  •  Addressed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addressed issue with the Input Method Editor’s (IME) text input window for Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with rendering a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where the Location-hash is lost when navigating back if you previously navigated to an invalid URL.
  • Addressed issue where applications may stop responding for customers who have internet or web proxies enabled using PAC script configurations. This is a result of a reentrancy deadlock in WinHTTP.dll. This can result in the following:
  • Microsoft Outlook cannot connect to Microsoft Office365.
  • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge cannot successfully render any content (including local computer content, local network content, or web content).
  • Cisco Jabber stops responding, which blocks messaging and telephony features.
  • Any application or service that relies on WinHTTP is impacted.
  • Addressed a performance regression when users run full-screen Microsoft DirectX 9 games and applications.
  • Addressed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end gaming laptop configurations.
  • Addressed issue where user selections for Feedback Frequency in Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics aren't saved.
  • Addressed issue where RNDIS5 networking devices don't get a valid IP address or don't show network connectivity. If the issue continues after installing the update, you may need to uninstall and reinstall your Remote NDIS network adapter using Device Manager.
  • Addressed issue where if a user manually changes the system's time zone and doesn't log off or restart, the new time doesn't display on the Lockscreen clock.
  • Addressed issue that impacted some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers, which were failing to print on x86 and x64-based systems. This issue affects KB4048955.
Source:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4051963/windows-10-update-kb4051963

Download

Running windows update once should automatically install this update. You can also use these direct download links:
A new Servicing Stack update is also available for Windows 10 version 1709. For those who do not know, servicing stack update improves Windows update Installation experience under the hood.
There is no changelog for this, and you can download the update from the following links:
Also See:
Windows Undoing changes before or after restart
Reset Windows update in Windows

Is your Computer not showing display correctly after the recent update? Have a look here

Microsoft Windows update team before leaving for a long holiday on Thanksgiving released an update for the Graphics driver for AMD Graphic cards. Since there are some people who use old AMD Graphic devices like ATI Radeon HD 3000 like me in one of my systems, this update has broken Screen resolution and is offering other display problems.

The main issue is Resolution-The customer who has a display which supports 1366*768 resolution isn't being offered that, 1920*1080 isn't being offered and so on. This has made a large number of computers useless if we take the display aspect- and in this article, I would like to tell you about potential resolutions for that.
Actually, what happened is AMD dropped support for Radeon Series Graphics card before Windows 10 got released. They only provided drivers till Windows 8, not for later. Any updates if, would be coming through Windows update only. So Microsoft released an update for AMD based systems which is causing these problems. Thankfully, as Windows 10 and 8 share a similar driver model, Windows 8 drivers would also work.Here is what can be done to correct this:

Rollback to the previous version of the Driver

Rolling back, if available is the best option to correct this. For this, have a look at the following steps:
  1. Go to Device Manager by typing in Devmgmt.msc in Run dialog box. 
  2. Navigate to Display devices and right click ATI Radeon HD or Similar device you have. Choose Properties. 
  3. On the Driver tab, hit rollback Driver to go back to the previous version. 
The next step would be to block Driver updates from Windows updates. For this, the best option is to use the show hide tool:
How to temporarily prevent a driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10
You can also turn off the Windows update service, but make sure not to do that permanently.

Download the legacy driver from AMD's website

  1. Uninstall everything of AMD using this tool:
    AMD Clean Install Utility
  2. Reboot.
  3. Make sure your device manager shows Microsoft Basic Display adapter as a display device. 
  4. Download the legacy driver from here for Windows 8 system (Driver model is same for 8 and 10) according to your architecture(You might have to do a bit of exercise to locate the driver:
    www.support.amd.com/en-us/download
  5. Run the Setup and you should be good to go.
  6. Again, temporarily disable the Driver update or Windows update.

Check if Windows has a previous version of the driver

A user Ken, has posted this solution which can be handy. Here is what it says:
  1. Download DriverStore Explorer from
    https://github.com/lostindark/DriverStoreExplorer/releases/tag/v0.8.4.2.
  2. Unzip and run DriverStore Explorer (Rapr.exe). The application displays a list of drivers stored in the \Windows\System32\DriveStore\FileRepository folder.
  3.  On PC, under Display Adapters are listed 3 AMD display adapter drivers-You would have similar ones too:
  4. c0317758.inf   version=22.19.128.0  date=7/25/2017
  5. c0317757.inf   version=22.19.128.0  date=7/25/2017
  6. c7179335.inf   version=8.970.100.9001  date=1/13/2015
  7.  In DriverStore Explorer, click Restart As Admin, select checkbox beside c0317758.inf and c0317757.inf, then click Delete Package.
  8. Start Device Manager and uninstall existing ATI Radeon HD3200 display driver.
  9. In Device Manager, select Scan for hardware changes; the old AMD display driver from 1/13/2015 should be re-installed allowing you to properly set the resolution of your display again.
I hope these solutions help you. Please let us know if you have any other solutions
[Partially Fixed]Printing from Epson Printers broken with the latest Windows updates

[Partially Fixed]Printing from Epson Printers broken with the latest Windows updates

Microsoft released Patch Tuesday updates to its almost all of the products some days back.(We have covered Windows 10 updates which you can see here) Though there was a significant list of fixes for all of the Windows products and as usual the updates have broken some things which it shouldn’t do.
Customers installing the latest Cumulative updates or quality rollups for Windows 7/ 8 or 10 and have a Single Dot matrix Printer Installed, this news is for you. With the recent update, seems like the computer is unable to print. Microsoft has acknowledged this issue and has offered Q and A which states:
After Installing the latest updates for Windows 10 (KB4048955, KB4048954, KB4048953, KB4048952, or KB4048956), some Epson SIDM and Dot Matrix printers are unable to print on x86 and x64-based systems.Microsoft and Epson have determined the cause of the issue and are working on a solution.  This problem is not related to the printer driver, so installing current or older printer drivers will not resolve this issue. We will update this post when more information is available.  To be notified of updates to this thread, click the “…” beneath this post and select Subscribe.
You can subscribe to the thread if you have a Microsoft community account, or check this article regularly for any updates. Here is the link to the thread:
Some Epson printers stop working on Windows 10 after installing the November 14 Windows Update

Update:

Microsoft has released a patch silently with KB4055038 which resolves this issue. But, the catch is-This Patch is only applicable to Windows 7 and 8.1 but not for Windows 10. I think the Patch for Windows 10 would be out soon too. If you have either of the Windows versions, go to:
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4055038
How to install a Catalog update:
Install updates via Microsoft update catalog
[November Cumulative updates] Microsoft updates Windows 10 versions by shipping cumulative update

[November Cumulative updates] Microsoft updates Windows 10 versions by shipping cumulative update

Microsoft, as usual on patch Tuesday has shipped cumulative updates to each product and Windows 10 is no special. Microsoft released a number of updates that fix a significant number of bugs to the OS. Let us discuss in detail:

Windows 10 v1709 Build 16299

Windows 10 version 1709 aka Fall Creators update release has got its first cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4048955 
Build Jump: 16299.19 to 16299.64
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch.
  • Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch between windowed and full-screen modes when playing some Microsoft DirectX games.
  • Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Additionally, applications that the Store app show as installed don't appear on the application list of the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread “Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”. Microsoft will release and document an additional solution in a future release.
  • Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge cannot create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout. During the timeout period, users cannot navigate or interact with the requested page.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.

Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063

Windows 10 version 1703 aka Creators update release has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number: KB4048954
Build Jump: 15063.728
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where the RDP Connection from a Windows 10 1703 client to Windows Server 2008 R2 fails with the error: "An internal error occurred". This problem occurs when the server is configured in RemoteFX mode. You may also see a black or incorrectly painted screen.
  • Addressed issue where, after an OS upgrade, setting an offline schedule in the Sync Center applet of Control Panel fails. The error message that appears is: "Sync Center Error. An error occurred displaying sync schedules. Error: 0x80070005. Access Denied."
  • Addressed issue where RemoteApp and Desktop Connection settings fail to apply when you set them using Group Policy or a script.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where opening Microsoft Office files from a file server that has Windows Information Protection enabled fails with the error: “Sorry we couldn't open document xxxx”.
  • Addressed issue where, when using the FDVDenyWriteAccess policy, Windows will continue to prevent a drive from being made writable even after BitLocker encryption completes.
  • Addressed issue where Surface Hub devices cannot connect to Azure Active Directory to log on when they are behind a proxy server.
  • Addressed issue where attempting to clean temporary files on the Windows Phone results in the error code “E_FAIL”.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue where modern applications built using JavaScript may fail to initialize.
  • Addressed issue where GetWindowLong may fail when called on a window whose thread isn't processing Windows messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing KB4038788 and rebooting, a black screen appears with only a cursor, and you must reboot in order to log in successfully.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer where an intranet site was being treated as an internet site.
  • Addressed a memory leak in Microsoft Edge caused by the startup of an internal process.
  • Addressed issue with the launch of HTML dialogs in Windows PE systems.
  • Addressed issue with scrolling that sometimes causes Microsoft Edge to stop responding.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Addressed issue where the PDF download progress bar stops when opening a PDF file from a cloud-backed web services site.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • Installing this KB may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications.

Windows 10 v1607 Build 14393

Windows 10 version 1607 aka Anniversary update has got another Cumulative update. The details are here:
KB Number:KB4048953
Build Jump:14393.1884
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where attempting to clean temporary files on the Windows Phone results in the error code “E_FAIL”.
  • Addressed issue with the launch of HTML dialogs in Windows PE systems.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Device Guard, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, the Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • UWP applications may not work on this build.
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • After installing KB4041691, package users may see an error dialog that indicates that an application exception has occurred when closing some applications. This can affect applications that use mshtml.dll to load web content. The failure only occurs when a process is already shutting down and doesn't affect application functionality.

Windows 10 v1511 Build 15086

As Microsoft dropped the support of 10586 last month, Microsoft is releasing cumulative updates to Education and Enterprise Editions only.
KB Number:KB4048952
Build Jump:10586.1232
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue with the rendering of a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where access to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for administrative operations wasn't restricted to administrative users.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows Cryptography, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.

Windows 10 v1507

Microsoft dropped 1507 support ages ago, so the updates are now being made available to LTSB consumers i.e. Enterprise only.
KB Number:KB4048956
Build Jump:10240.17673
Bug Fixes:
  • Addressed issue where roaming user profile–enabled accounts intermittently synchronize the appdata\local and \locallow folders with the profile server. Side effects include increased profile size, which can result in logon failures when there is full disk usage. Other symptoms include increased network bandwidth and logon or logoff delays on domain-joined computers.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
  • Addressed issue where access to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for administrative operations isn't restricted to administrative users.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where, during BitLocker decryption or encryption of a drive, files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted.
  • Addressed issue that caused SharePoint Online sites to stop working in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed a crash in Internet Explorer that was seen in machines that used large font-size settings.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Windows Search Component, and Windows Media Player.
Download:
Known Issues:
  • After installing this KB, Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar.
  • After installing KB4042895, package users may receive an error message that states that an application exception has occurred when some applications are closed. This can affect applications that use mshtml.dll to load web content. This problem occurs only when a process is already shutting down, and doesn't affect application functionality.
That is all for now. Feel free to get assistance if you need...