Windows 10 build 16232 releases to fast ring Insiders

Windows 10 build 16232 releases to fast ring Insiders

After releasing Redstone 2 aka creators update to public, the focus now shifts to the builds from next Insider branch, widely called Redstone 3. Now, Microsoft has released 10th redstone 3 build 16232 to public yesterday. Many new build features are introduced in this build.

What's new

  • Windows defender improvements
    • Application guard for Microsoft Edge
    • Introduction of Exploit protection to audit, configure and manage exploit migration
    • Controlled folder access option in Windows defender

Fixes and Improvements

  • [Fixed] the issue that was causing updating to the latest build to fail and roll back to the previous build if you had the .NET 3.5 Framework installed. You should no longer need to uninstall .NET 3.5 before trying to update to this build.
  • [Fixed]  an issue for those with certain languages installed in the last flight where ctfmon.exe would go into a crash loop, resulting in typing in the Start menu and UWP apps becoming impossible.
  • Listened to feedback and in Windows Defender Security Center you will soon have the option to dismiss recommendations (yellow badged items). In this build, you will see the upcoming addition however it is under construction and not up and running yet.  Stay tuned and we’ll let you know when we have it finished.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where some games like Mass Effect 3 would crash if you used Alt + TAB after 5 minutes of game play.
  • [Fixed]  an issue resulting in Word 2016 crashing if you attempted to ink in it.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where using the new Ctrl + Win + C hotkey to enable and disable color filters would unexpectedly open Settings.
  • [Fixed]  an issue from the last flight where auto-complete in the URL bar of Microsoft Edge might fail on some devices – searching for a partial string instead of the autocompleted text. This fix should also address the feedback some of you were reporting where Cortana sometimes couldn’t keep up with typing on that flight and the letters would end up out of order.
  • [Fixed]  an issue where the File Explorer Ribbon assets were blurry if the window’s DPI was not equal to the system DPI.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in apps that start with X, V or Q being incorrectly categorized in Start on Polish builds.
  • Moved the new Video Playback Settings page to now be listed under the Apps category, and have fixed the issues on the page where the video and battery dropdown weren’t displaying correctly.
  • [Fixed]  an issue with the XAML Acrylic Brush that could result in certain apps, for example Maps, occasionally crashing due to attempting to load acrylic brushes while the app was suspended.
  • [Fixed] a rare condition that could result in Start menu appearing to flash/flicker continuously.

Known Issues

  • Your PC may fail to update to this build with an 0x80070643 and rolls back to the previous build. We are investigating.
  • We’re continuing to investigate reports that the battery status on certain laptops isn’t updating while the device is unplugged. If you think you are seeing this, please send in feedback via Feedback Hub and use the capture feature when logging your feedback so we can get your logs.
  • You may notice some of your inbox apps are now displaying a name that looks like “ms-resource:” and are listed at the bottom of Start. We’re investigating. In the meantime, the app should still launch normally, it’s only the name resource that’s impacted.
  • Some UWP apps such as Twitter will crash on launch.
  • Xbox Live in-game experiences may fail to load. These include gamer profiles, achievement details, and other dialogs that may pop up on top of an Xbox Live-enabled game.
  • Please avoid doing a PC reset via Settings > Update & security > Recovery and choosing “Remove everything”. This may put your device into a reboot loop.
  • Task Manager may hang on launch on this build.
Read more here:
This update would be available via Windows update as always.

Petya ransomware affecting millions of PCs, here is how to get safe

Last month the cyber world saw one of the major ransomware attacks in the world called wannacry ransomware, which affected many services throughout the world. This month, a new ransomware called Petya is spreading quickly and affecting the same way as it was before.Though the volume isn't as big, but it can be called as considerable amount. The major affected countries are Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe. This ransomware is demanding $300 as a ransom to unlock the computers. I find this petya ransomware to be more dangerous-as this ransomware rewrites the master boot record(from where OS loads) and displays its own hijacking screen.
Petya, like wannacry also uses SMB exploit across systems to spread over a network. Petya doesn't have a killswitch as well. Please note that this SMB vunerablity was fixed back in March updates as I said here but you can disable SMBv1 to entirely close  the risk. Here are the steps to disable SMBv1 in respective operating systems:

Windows 10 and Windows 8.1

You just need to disable it using Turn windows features on or off in Control Panel. Here are the steps:
  • Open Control Panel> Programs and features.
  • On the left pane, click Windows features on or off.
  • In the new window that opens, uncheck the option SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing support
  • Reboot your computer.
This would make sure your system wouldn't be affected by Petya ransomware. Microsoft plans to remove SMBv1 entirely by Fall creators update.

Windows 7

Windows 7, the most popular OS till date doesn't provide you an option to disable SMBv1 directly. You need to use Registry editor.
  • Open registry editor by typing in regedit in run dialog box.
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

  • On the right, right click Modify and change the value to 0.
You can also use Group policy to configure SMB client as well. More information can be found on this support page.
Thanks to onmsft and bleeping computers for information..

Dictate, a project from Microsoft Garage lets you type through your voice

Microsoft hasn't had a proper dictation app for many of its popular softwares that require extensive typing. Though the software giant provides speech recognition, a great app that lets you take exclusive control of your computer through voice. But now Microsoft garage has come up with a solution.
Dictate, a project from Microsoft Garage is a software in the form of an add-in for Microsoft Office suite, that lets you type from your voice. This can be a quite handy tool for those, who have to type a long text like emails, Documents etc. As the words increase, there is a greater chance of errors as well so Dictate can be a great tool for people.

Dictate comes up as an add-in for Microsoft office for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Remember, you need to have Office 2013 or later to use this tool. You can get more information from the following link:
Dictate-Type through voice
You can download the 32 bit add in from here and 64 bit from here. Afterwards, restart your any open office suites and you would get a Dictate tab as shown here:

Dictate supports 20 different languages and offers translations from 60 languages.

Onedrive placeholders are back in Redstone 3 builds

Onedrive is the online file storage option for Windows. In Windows 8.1, you could access the files stored online in Windows explorer, which was called placeholders. As the name suggests, placeholders allowed you to access and download files which are online through offline method. However, in Windows 10 Microsoft removed this very handy feature.
Microsoft listened to the feedback and decided to bring back placeholders in Windows 10 later builds. Initially planned for Redstone 2, Onedrive placeholders were pushed back to Redstone 3. Now finally Microsoft has introduced the same in latest Windows 10 insider builds, renaming placeholders to Windows 10 file on demand. This feature would be available to public later with fall creators update.

How to use Windows 10 file on demand

To use this newest feature, you need to download the latest version of onedrive from here.(You might also get automatically-the rollout starts today) Then, you need to check the files on demand feature as shown here:
The files in onedrive have either of the following statuses:
Green check icon: A green check indicates the file is present offline as well as online.
Solid check icon: This item or folder has been manually marked as always available offline.
White cloud: This item is available online but is not synced yet.
Refresh arrows: This item or folder is about to be synced. Sync is pending and item or folder will soon be available offline. 
[June Patches] New cumulative updates for Windows 10 now available, Windows XP also patched

[June Patches] New cumulative updates for Windows 10 now available, Windows XP also patched

Yesterday was the second Tuesday of June and as usual the software giant issued updates to all of its products. Windows 10 is also updated and more details are as follows:

Windows 10 v1703

For Windows 10 v1703, Microsoft has issued KB4022725  that jumps the build number from 15063.332 to 15063.413. The following are the changes introduced with this patch:
  • Addressed issue where the user may need to press the space bar to dismiss the lock screen on a Windows 10 machine to log in, even after the logon is authenticated using a companion device.
  • Addressed issue with slow firewall operations that sometimes results in timeouts of Surface Hub's cleanup operation.
  • Addressed issue with a race condition that prevents Cortana cross-device notification reply from working; users will not be able to use the remote toast activation feature set.
  • Addressed issue where the Privacy Separator feature of a Wireless Access Point does not block communication between wireless devices on local subnets.
  • Addressed issue on the Surface Hub device where using ink may cause a break in the touch trace that could result in a break in inks from the pen.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer 11 may ignore the “Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge” policy when opening a Favorites link.
  • Addressed additional issues with time-zone information and Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Windows kernel, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, Device Guard, Internet Explorer, Windows Shell, and Microsoft Edge. For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
There are no known issues with this update. You can get more information about this update from this page.
Download
 You can download the update either from Windows update or installing the MSU's according to your architecture:
Download KB4022725 for 32 bit systems
Download KB4022725 for 64 bit systems

 Windows 10 v1607

For the Anniversary update to Windows 10, Microsoft has released KB4022715 that jumps the build number to 14393.1358. The following changes are introduced:
  • Addressed issue where, after installing KB3164035, users cannot print enhanced metafiles (EMF) or documents containing bitmaps rendered out of bounds using the BitMapSection(DIBSection) function.
  • Addressed issue where users may fail to access the Internet using a non-Microsoft proxy device after enabling Credential guard. The failure happens when NTLMv2 is used and the server does not send target information (TargetNameFields is 0) inside the NTLM CHALLENGE MESSAGE.
  • Addressed issue where some Windows clients with Windows Information Protection (WIP) enabled cannot access their secured documents, such as protected documents or mail files. This may occur when the client connects to the enterprise network both directly and remotely (such as with a VPN connection).
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer crashes when the Microsoft Active Accessibility application is running in the background.
  • Addressed issue where adding a <select> element to the body of a JavaScript application crashes the application when users click the select box.
  • Addressed an issue where certutil.exe could no longer generate an EPF file when attempting to recover a key for a version 1 style certificate.
  • Addressed an issue where the network interface description name of a network adapter is not updated in Hyper-V after a device driver update. Management of a NIC Team or vSwitch within Hyper-V Administrator or System Center Virtual Machine Manager may be affected.
  • Addressed issue where the Privacy Separator feature of a Wireless Access Point does not block communication between wireless devices on local subnets.
  • Addressed issue that was causing devices to crash when hot plugging USB 3.0 Network Adapters
  • Addressed an issue where users on Windows 7 SP1 clients connecting to a Windows Server 2016 based domain controller cannot run applications such as Internet Explorer for a period of approximately 10 minutes after logging on. This issue occurs after upgrading the enterprise domain controllers to Windows Server 2016.
  • Addressed an issue where Cluster health service fails to report fault event to MAS HM component.
  • Addressed an issue that was not allowing users to customize the Application list in their Start menu using the Remove All Programs list from the Start menu setting.
  • Updated iDNA table to support resolving latest Unicode emoji characters from Punycode.
  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4019472, the end-user-defined characters (EUDCs) is not displayed.
  • Addressed additional issues with updated time zone information, storage file system, Windows Update logs, USB, Start menu and taskbar and Windows Shell.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Uniscribe, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows Shell, Microsoft Windows PDF, Device Guard and Microsoft Edge. For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
Known issue: If an iSCSI target becomes unavailable, attempts to reconnect will cause a leak. Initiating a new connection to an available target will work as expected.
Workaround:Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Download
The update can either be downloaded from Windows update or manually using the following:
Download KB4022715 for 32 bit systems
Download KB4022715 for 64 bit systems

More information can be found in this support page.

Version 1511

The November update to Windows 10  is also patched, getting KB4022714 and jumps the build number to 10586.986. Key changes include:
  • Addressed issue where, after installing KB3164035, users cannot print enhanced metafiles (EMF) or documents containing bitmaps rendered out of bounds using the BitMapSection(DIBSection) function.
  • Addressed issue where certutil.exe can no longer generate an export file (.epf) when attempting to recover a key for a version 1 certificate.
  • Addressed additional issues with updated time zone information, updates to the Access Point Name (APN) database and Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Windows COM, Windows kernel, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Shell, Microsoft Windows PDF and Internet Explorer. For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.
Download
You can download KB4022714 from Windows update or from the following links:
Download KB4022714 for 32 bit systems 
Download KB4022714 for 64 bit systems

Windows XP also updated

Interestingly, Microsoft's oldest and most successful OS Windows XP and Windows Vista-which have reached their end of support also received updates in limelight of fixing serious vulnerabilities that showed up after the wannacry ransomware attack. Microsoft also published a blog post, indicating that the updates released yesterday fix some serious vulnerabilities that pose a greater risk of attacks.
“In reviewing the updates for this month, some vulnerabilities were identified that pose elevated risk of cyberattacks by government organizations, sometimes referred to as nation-state actors, or other copycat organizations… To address this risk, today we are providing additional security updates along with our regular Update Tuesday service. These security updates are being made available to all customers, including those using older versions of Windows.

It is important to note that if you’re running a supported version of Windows, such as Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, and you have Windows Update enabled, you don’t need to take any action. As always, we recommend customers upgrade to the latest platforms. The best protection is to be on a modern, up-to-date system that incorporates the latest innovations. Older systems, even if fully up-to-date, lack the latest security features and advancements.

Windows 10 build 16215 released with lot of new features

Windows 10 build 16215 released with lot of new features

After releasing Redstone 2 aka creators update to public, the focus now shifts to the builds from next Insider branch, widely called Redstone 3. Now, Microsoft has released 8th redstone 3 build 16215 to public yesterday. Many new build features are introduced in this build.

What's new

  • Start and Action center improvements including introduction of Acrylic design:
    • Improvements to Start menu:
      • If transparency is enabled, Start would show in Acrylic.
      • Vertical resize improvements
      • Horizontal resize improvements.
      • Diagonal resize: Start Frame can be resized diagonally.
      • It is now easier to grip border to resize Start.
      • Smooth Tablet mode transition.
    • New look for Action center:
      •  Redesigned action center to give a more simpler and clearer look of information in it. Also fluent design is enabled.
    • Toast notifications also show up in acrylic design.
  • Microsoft Edge improvements
    • You can now pin your favorite website to taskbar.
    • Now you can use full screen mode in Microsoft edge.
    • Annotate books in Edge: You can add colors in EPUB files together with notes.
    • Add tab to favorites option: Every open tab would be made a favorite and saved in the favorite folder separately.
    • Improvements to Microsoft Edge Splash screen.
  • Cortana improvements:
    • Cortana can create a reminder if she finds a poster in camera roll. Make sure permission is there to access camera roll
    • If you are a pen user, Cortana can keep track of future events on your screen. You need to use lasso tool to circle the relevant information and she should automatically create a reminder. Remember, you need to give permission to Cortana for this.
  • Handwriting improvements
    • You can write as much as you can using new conversion and overflow model.
    • Select text to edit.
    • Make corrections using ink gesture and overwriting text.
    • Easier access to Emoji and symbols.
    • The handwriting panel now has an option to float.
    • Improved handwriting recognition for English language.
    • Added find my pen in Find my device.
  • Pen Interaction improvements:
    • You can now scroll and select data with pen.
  • Hardware keyboard improvements:
    • To enter emoji, you can now use a shortcut Win+period/Win+Semicolon when focus is in the text box.
  • New XAML touch keyboard is introduced which has the following features
    • Enhanced text prediction.
    • New Emoji experience.
    • One handed touch keyboard.
    • Shape writing with keyboard.
    • New keyboard Settings menu.
    • Dictation using touch keyboard on the desktop:You can use voice commands to dictate what you need to do with the keyboard, for example say inject backspace to press backspace key.
  • Shell improvements:
    • New share experience: Now you can copy link of the item to share so that you can paste it any app of your choice.
    • Local media detection for Groove Music, Movies and TV and Photos:After storage scan, Windows would automatically prompt you to add music, pictures or videos to the library of the respective apps even if the location is not in the library.
  • Settings improvements:
    • New video playback settings option in Settings>Personalization>Video playback to control media settings.
    • New HDR and color Settings page: If you have an HDR display, you will now see an option in Settings>System>display to fine tune your settings.
    • Per-app default Settings page.
    • Improvements to Network and Internet properties:You can now select your network as private or public using radio buttons, rather than older option of make this PC discoverable.
    • A new right click context menu for WiFi available to connect under flyout.
    • You can see a progress bar while moving/uninstalling an app.
    • Adjusted the settings app so that Cortana settings are more central and Windows update is at last.
  • Windows update improvements
    • You can now see active policies if any in Windows updates.
    • Individual update progress bar: Each separate update would have its own progress bar to track download.
  • Gaming improvements:
    • Game bar has a button to enable/disable it for a current game.
    • You can now take screenshots in HDR using game bar.
    • Screenshots would be saved in PNG format that is mapped to SDR.
  • Developer improvements
    • Run time broker is now per app.
    • WSL doesn't require development mode.
    • Hyper-V now supports battery mode.
  • Ease-of-acess improvements:
    • Narrator improvements like
      •  Scan mode on by default.
      • Narrator input learning.
      • New hotkeys.
      • Braille improvements.
    • Color filters like Greyscale, color etc.
    • Magnifier UI improvements.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Language Packs via Settings > Time & language > Region & language are available again starting with this build.
  • The issue causing updating to the latest builds to get stuck at 12% should be fixed. If you still hit this, please send us feedback in Feedback Hub so the team can investigate.
  • [Fixed]The issue causing you to be unable to type in your password to log in to any UWP apps such as Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Messenger apps.
  • [Fixed]The issue causing Outlook 2016 to hang on launch due to an issue where the spam filter gets stuck reading the Outlook Data File and the UI waits indefinitely for it to return.
  • [Fixed]An issue from the previous flight where Microsoft Edge would crash when enabling or disabling extensions.
  • Removed the power option to “update and shutdown” for now as it wasn’t working.
  • You may see Recovery Drive tool show up under “Recently added” on Start after updating to this build. We have made a change that makes the tool, previously only accessible via Control Panel, to now be available in the Windows Administrative Tools folder in Start.
  • [Fixed]An issue where an unexpected Wireless Display Media Viewer app with a blank icon was visible in Start after upgrading on certain devices.
  • Improvements to  facial recognition, along with a new toast you’ll see prompting you to further train Windows Hello if having issues signing in when a large amount of backlighting detected.
  • [Fixed]An issue resulting in Windows Hello Face failing to work on the previous flight for a large number of non-English languages.
  • [Fixed]An issue resulting in games such as Civilization VI, Galactic Civilizations III, and Expeditions: Viking failing to launch on recent builds.
  • [Fixed]An issue where inbox UWP app icons were overscaled in Cortana search results.
  • adjusted the text in our prompt to initiate cross device notifications from saying “Trust this PC?” to now say “You got a message on your phone. Want to see phone messages on this PC too?”.
  • [Fixed]The issue causing some people to hit Error 0x8000ffff while trying to launch an isolated Edge session in Windows Defender Application Guard.
  • [Fixed]An issue from recent flights where moving focus away from the Microsoft Edge window while the Bopomofo IME was the active input method would result in the window becoming unresponsive.
  • [Fixed]An issue where the icons of contacts pinned to the taskbar would appear cut off when using small taskbar icons.
  • [Fixed]An issue where mirroring a display and then disconnecting from it would break night light on that screen.
  • We fixed an issue where when night light had been manually enabled, and the device entered then exited S3 sleep, night could then become disabled.
  • [Fixed]An issue where pinned secondary tiles would appear as groups in that app’s Notification & Actions Settings.
  • [Fixed]An issue resulting in garbled characters when viewing the new tips in Settings on non-English languages.
  • [Fixed]An issue resulting in VIM being broken for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) users in result flights.
  • [Fixed]An issue where the choice command was failing when run in a Command Prompt script.

Known issues

  • Features that are delivered on-demand from Windows Update such as Developer Mode, .NET 3.5, and Speech Packs will not be available for this build. If you are a developer and require Developer Mode – please ensure it is enabled BEFORE taking this build. 
  • On some PCs with enterprise configurations, you may not be able to open PDFs in Microsoft Edge on this build. As a workaround, you can download PDFs and open them with a third party reader or the Reader app from the Windows Store. 
  • Microsoft Edge may load web pages at the wrong scale factor (highly zoomed in) on some devices with high density displays. As a workaround. switching to another tab and back should resolve this problem. 
  • Some PDFs may open in a cropped view (zoomed in) in Microsoft Edge, and part of the content may be inaccessible to the user. Additionally, input to these PDFs may be offset to the wrong location on screen. As a workaround, you can download PDFs and open them with a third party reader or the Reader app from the Windows Store. 
  • After upgrading, inbox apps that are the same version on the downlevel OS and uplevel OS will disappear from Start. If you are impacted by this, please go to Settings > Apps > Apps & Features, select the impacted app, tap “advanced options”, click reset, and that should fix it. 
  • We’ve made a fix to address your feedback that PDFs aren’t opening in Microsoft Edge. This will resolve the issue for most Insiders, however we’re still investigating one issue specific to those with Windows Information Protection (EDP) enabled. We’re working to address this as soon as possible in an upcoming flight. 
  • New Windows Mixed Reality developers need to install build 16193 or RS2 RTM, plug in the Windows Mixed Reality headset and set up Mixed Reality, then upgrade to the latest FAST build for the best development experience. If you update to Build 16215 without setting up Mixed Reality, you will not be able to download Mixed Reality software. You will end up with multiple copies of each printer after upgrading. Only the copy with the highest number will work. 
  • Wi-Fi will get turned off on certain devices like the Surface Pro 1 and Surface Pro 2 and some USB devices and won’t work due to a driver issue. To get Wi-Fi working again, you will have to roll-back to the previous build. 
  • If you’re using a Chinese IME and try to type in Cortana, it will hang Cortana and not work. 
  • Some UWP apps such as Twitter will crash on launch. 
  • After updating to this build, Microsoft Text Input Application might appear on your All apps list and when you try to open it, it opens as a blank window. 
  • The mini surveys we call SIUFs from Feedback Hub will not work on this build.
Read more here: This update would be available via Windows update as always.

[FIX] Windows update says undoing changes after/before restart

The updates of Windows 10 have always been controversial. From being automatically Installing, automatically restarting PC that leads to loss of data to Unsucessful installation, Windows 10 users generally face difficulty to Install Windows 10 updates smoothly. This article discusses fixes when Windows update does undo the changes during installation before or after restart. Without wasting time let us discuss the same:

Run the Windows update troubleshooter

Windows update troubleshooter is the first and foremost tool you should run. In my opinion, though it rarely fixes issues, but it is a handy tool in identifying problems. You can either download it from the following link or do the steps written below:
  1. Navigate to Start>Settings
  2. Open Update and security and click Troubleshoot section
  3. Click "Fix problems with Windows update"
Alternatively if the troubleshoot section is not present you need to go to Control Panel>Troubleshooting and then selecting the same.
You can also download this from the following link:
Download the Windows update troubleshooter
 Running this tool is quite easy. Just Click on next and this tool should automatically find and fix problems.

Resetting Windows update components

Sometimes due to corrupted download of windows update package, updates might uninstall when windows cannot find corrupted files. For resetting components, you can use the script from article below and run it using administrator privileges. Whole process is automatic and you do not need to do anything.
Download Windows update reset script for Computers running Windows 10
Steps and to-do are here in the following article:
Windows update complete reset in Windows 10 and earlier versions of Windows
After running the script, restart the components and try again.

Alternatively, if you do not want to use the script that does the automatic process, you can use the following article from Microsoft to reset Windows update components:
How do I reset Windows Update components?

Repair Install Windows 10

If resetting Windows update components hasn't helped, the next option is to do a repair install. A repair Install keeps everything including files, applications and settings and reinstalls Windows. This method is the most efficient method to take care of this Windows update issue. This is extremely helpful as you do not loose files and applications. You can go through the following article to know more about doing a repair install.
How to do a repair Install using a windows 10 ISO to fix a broken windows

Reset Windows 10

Generally repair install would fix this issue but if you want to start afresh especially your PC has some other problems like slowness, reset should help. Reset allows you to keep your files, but Installed applications are lost. If you have a recovery partition by manufacturer, reset also allows you to restore factory OEM partition.
To do a reset, use the following steps:
  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Select Update and security>Recovery.
  3. Click Get started under Reset.
  4. Choose the option to select or remove files.
  5. Confirm Reset by Clicking on Reset:
These are some of the methods that can solve your Windows update issue. Feel free to share if you have any other method as well..

File History missing from Build 16212, signals removing of the same from Windows in future

File History missing from Build 16212, signals removing of the same from Windows in future

Two days before Microsoft accidentally released Windows 10 build to Windows Insiders. This build was from RS_Edge_Case Lab, which was not stable for using even as an Insider build. Many users however were successful in installing this build. As this build was an internal build, there are some things that are added/removed in this build which is still not public.
One of the things that Microsoft has removed from this build is File History, the newer backup feature introduced in Windows 10. This feature was tend to be a successor of Backup and restore function introduced in Windows 7 which was a quite handy and easy-to-use feature.
 h0x0d, a known user on Twitter found the same and the following tweet was posted:

 It is unclear that a new feature would be introduced as a replacement for this, but many 3rd party software's do the same things efficiently as well.

[May] Windows 10 and Windows 7 gain as Windows XP looses significantly

It is the starting of the month, and Netmarketshare is back with the statistics for the last month aka May. Here is a OS-by-OS analysis:

Windows 7

Windows 7 this month has gained around 1 percent. The OS sits at a share of 49.46% while it had 48.50 percent in April. Windows 7 is the largest OS as per share with a very big margin.

Windows 10

Windows 10, the newest OS of Microsoft also gained this Month, though not a big jump as it is of Windows 7. The OS gained around 0.50 percent and now sits at 26.78 percent as compared to 26.28 percent in April.

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 dropped by a small margin. The OS now sits at 6.74 percent from 6.96 percent in April.

Windows XP

The oldest and the most successful OS of Microsoft in the entire history, Windows XP has dropped a considerable amount of share. Now Windows XP sits at 5.66 percent, dropping from 7.04 percent in May.

Microsoft would be quite happy with Windows XP dropping as the OS was dropped support way back in 2014 and more and more users are moving either to Windows 7 or Windows 10. Here is a graphical representation, thanks to Netmarketshare:


Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 10 build, users recommended not to Install

Microsoft accidentally releases Windows 10 build, users recommended not to Install

Since there is a lot of time when a Windows Insider build was released, users around the world were expecting a build lately this week. As Microsoft is changing deployment of some engineering systems that pushes builds, the software accidentally released builds for both PC and mobile that were still unstable for general users. The build number is 16212 that is comes from RS_EDGE_CASE branch.
The Insider team was though quick deploying barriers that prevented the further leak, but those who got it installed should go back to stable build, says Microsoft.
A blog post was also posted by Dona Sarkar, head of the Insider program giving further details and possible resolution. You can read that here. For PCs, the article says:
Please be aware that this build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC – more so than the normal builds we give you. You can either sit tight and wait for us to publish a newer build to you or you can roll-back to the previous build via Settings > Update & security > Recovery. And check your Windows Insider Program settings.
NOTE: You have up to 10 days to roll-back and this will only work if you did not do Disk Cleanup to remove your previous Windows installation.
Non Insiders may have also seen the unintentional build, but this should not install on such devices. Dona also indicated that there would be no new builds this week.
Windows update complete reset in Windows 10 and earlier versions of Windows

Windows update complete reset in Windows 10 and earlier versions of Windows

Windows update is an Important component of Windows.By Windows updates one can get the following advantages:
  • New drivers for the hardware devices installed in the computer 
  • security patches 
  • known bugs fixed 
  • Major updates and upgrades.
But due to some issues, generally related directly or Indirectly to some corruption in system files, windows update may not work properly.This article discusses resetting the Windows update completely using a reset script.

It does the following things:
  • Removes the older Windows update Folders, where the updates are downloaded.Newer ones are created automatically.
  • Re-registers the Windows update Files.
  • Resets your network connection.
Instructions for usage:



1.Download the Script into your computer(Link in the end)
2.At the location where it is saved, Right click and select Extract.1
3.After the extract is complete, you will see a WuReset.bat named File in the new windows that opens.
4.Right click WuReset.bat named file and select Run as administrator.e26be76c-f853-4be1-8500-a8be39423568
5.Wait for the “Task completed successfully” message in the command Prompt Window.
6.Restart your computer and check for the updates again.

Download the Reset Script

For Users running Windows 10 build 10240 and later:
For users running Windows 7,8.0 or 8.1:

Thing that might concern many:

This script might delete your update History, but not your Installed updates.

Is the script safe?

Yes, the script is absolutely safe to use. The code is created with the help of Shawn Brink, who is awarded award by Microsoft. You can look into the source by right clicking the bat file and selecting edit.
New Cumulative update for Windows 10 v1703 now available

New Cumulative update for Windows 10 v1703 now available

Last month Microsoft announced changes in its servicing model for Windows 10. The new servicing model guarantees 2 cumulative updates in a month.Microsoft started following this model last month as well and we can now see the same this month.
Microsoft has released KB4020102 for Windows 10 1703, which jumps the build number to 15063.332. There are plenty of changes:

  • Addressed issue where NTLM fails to generate a challenge response when CredGuard is enabled, NTLMv2 is used, and no target information is provided by the server.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer does not respect the “Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge” policy when opening favorites.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer 11 where a non-administrator user is not able to install an ActiveX control.
  • Addressed issue where, after starting Split View, some apps (Microsoft Edge, Hub, Cortana, etc.) no longer receive input when multiple displays are in use.
  • Addressed issue with an unnecessary scrollbar in the logon credential provider dialog, which may block use of other fields when the dialog has multiple fields.
  • Addressed issue where, during a VM reset, the VM goes into Second Level Paging (SLP) even if there is enough balancer available memory on the host.
  • Addressed issue where some non-Unicode fonts (Courier, MS Sans Serif, etc.) do not render characters correctly on non-Latin, single-byte system locales (Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, etc.). Black bars or other artifacts appear instead.
  • Addressed issue with an SMS/messaging app that stops working when attempting to delete messages.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing the Creators Update, audio output through external decoders no longer works.
  • Addressed issue where the IoT shell fails to keep monitored background applications running.
  • Addressed issue with high latency when using the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) MIDI API.
  • Addressed issue where network printers may fail to install when using the printer vendor’s setup software on machines with less than 4GB of RAM. These printers will install if you install from the Settings app or from Devices and Printer in Control Panel.
  • Addressed issue where PrintBRM fails to restore the Print Queue Configurations when printer names are identical and a port is set to FILE:.
  • Addressed issue with per user proxy settings not migrating to machine proxy settings.

As per the servicing model, the quality improvements would be focused on Patch Tuesday and this update mostly focuses on Security.

Download

This update is available from Windows update. However, You can download the appropriate package(CAB file) from the following links:

Calculator, Alarms and Clock and Store updated with fluent design

In Build Conference 2017, Microsoft introduced a new design language to make apps called Fluent design which was coded project NEON earlier. If you don't know, Fluent design makes Windows elements look elegant by using similar fonts, transparency etc. The apps using these language were slowly rolled out to Insiders before the build conference, but now the software giant is rolling the apps also to the non Insiders.
Two known famous apps, Calculator and Alarms and Clock have been updated to version 10.1705.1302.0  and 10.1705.1304.0 respectively. Both of the apps now have a transparent look, which looks much better than the previous one. Both updates have been released to fast ring insiders week ago.
Here is a screenshot of the Calculator app:

Store also updated

Windows store has also been updated with Fluent design. The update is live to everyone as I see. The newer design is clean and elegant and when you have dark mode enabled, it gives a very cleaner look as we can see here:
I expect the other apps as well to update with the new design.
Wannacry decryptors available now

Wannacry decryptors available now

WannaCrypt Ransomware attack was one of the largest attacks to cyber world. Although it has stopped now, but the damage incurred to computers is still there. We posted solutions about how to get your PC safe here, which has helped a lot of users. Now, to reverse engineer the process, many security researchers are trying to develop decryptors so that files can be recovered of millions of users.
French security researchers have been successful somewhat as they have developed a decryptor. It cannot be actually called as a decryptor, as it calculates the key required to decrypt the files from the memory itself(No brute force).Adrien Guinet says that this tool works for all OSes except Windows 10. However there is a catch-you must not have restarted your PC after the files have been decrypted as the tool finds the key from the memory itself.
There are currently 2 tools available to decrypt the files, WannaKey and WanaKiwi. Both use similar techniques to decrypt the files.
WannaKey WannaCrypt WannaCry Ransomware Decryptor

You can download wannakiwi from here.
You can use this tool on Windows XP as well as Windows 7. Read more about this here.

[FIX] Windows fails to load in PC

Many times we have a great running PC but suddenly something bad happens like Power goes off and the system files used to load Windows get corrupted. When you again try to use the computer either of the two things happen:
  1. Continuous loop of Boot Screen of Windows.
  2. You get a message that Windows did not start correctly.

CASE-1 You cannot get to the desktop.

Many times due to faulty drivers or program your PC might hang on boot screen, or you get a blank screen. In any of such cases where you cannot go to the desktop, you need to directly restart your PC three times(or do a direct shutdown 3 times). This makes your PC go into recovery mode. Now you can use diagnostics in case 2 given to correct your issue.

Case #2 provides you some options to diagnose your PC by going to advanced options, which we would discuss here in this article.

CASE 2- Windows did not start correctly


In this case, first of all a restart can help, as written in the image, but there are fairly less chances. If that doesn't help, proceed to next options available.

Method 1: Run a startup repair

  • Click on troubleshoot on the right and it should open up plenty of options. You need to select Automatic repair and then Proceed.
  • The system would reboot and then your PC would be diagnosed.
  • Enter your Username and Password if prompted. Click on next.\
  • If it is successful, Windows would automatically reboot to desktop. If it doesn't we need to try other options.

Method 2- Running a Disk check 

Sometimes a faulty disk with errors can also lead to corruption of the OS. You can then proceed to disk check and see if that helps. Steps are the following:
  • Navigate to the troubleshoot section and Select Command Prompt on right.
  • Enter your username and password if prompted. This opens a new Admin Command Prompt Window. Enter the following command to run the disk check:
  • chkdsk /r
  • It might take hours to finish, depending on the level of corruption.
  • If it is successful, your system would boot to the desktop on next reboot. 

Method 3- If the PC shows BCD/MBR is corrupt

  • If method 2 and 1 did not help and the PC says you need to fix BCD/ MBR as shown here, then this step is exclusively for you. Other users can also try this in case, it fixes the things. Master boot record and Boot configuration file stores the data about the OS location.
  • Navigate to the same troubleshoot Section and select Command Prompt- Present on the right. It opens a new command Prompt Window.
  • Now enter the following commands one by one to fix the Master boot record:
  • BOOTREC /FIXMBR
  • BOOTREC /FIXBCD
  • BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
  • BOOTSECT /NT60 ALL
Restart and you should be good to go. If it doesn't help. You can try repeating the same steps with entering the following command instead of the above 4:
 bcdboot C:/Windows
Substitute C: with the drive where Windows is installed.

Method 4: System Image recovery

If you regularly do backups and have a system Image saved in your hard drive, then this might come handy to you.  A system Image is an exact copy of the OS running on your system. The downsides are-It would restore your files and settings to what it was when the Image was created, but a beautiful method if you want your PC up and Running.
  • On the same troubleshooting section, click on System Image recovery.
  • Now Windows would scan your PC for target operating system. Select the respective Windows

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  • Windows would then restore your system Image.

Method 5- Resetting your PC

This is the last resort. With a reset, all of your Installed applications are lost, but you get an option to save your files if you want. If a system image from the OEM exists-called a recovery partition, then it also gives you an option to restore it. It would make your PC load to default factory settings.
  • Navigate to Troubleshooting section, again.
  • Select Reset. Now you are prompted with 2 or 3 options as here:
  • If you select keep my files, your files would be kept. You might also get the third option-restore to factory settings-which isn't applicable on the PC.
  • If you select remove my files as well, you are asked the following:
                 
  • After selecting the desired options, you are presented with a confirmation, something like this- This indicates what you have chosen. 
  • Click on Reset and the resetting should begin.

Method 7- Clean Install

A clean Install is the best method when nothing helps. Just boot from a Windows 10 media and run the setup. Format the drive for best results and you are good to go! We would discuss it later in detail.

That's it. Please give feedback if any. 
Microsoft patches Windows 8 and Windows XP to prevent from Wannacry Ransomware, Here is how to check if you are safe

Microsoft patches Windows 8 and Windows XP to prevent from Wannacry Ransomware, Here is how to check if you are safe

From the last few days the cyber world is infected by wannacry Ransom ware, which derailed many systems across the world. Although the ransom infection is stopped now, but it concerns many people that if they are safe from it. Because of a large number of users running un-patched OS, this became widespread.
Here are some must know facts about Wannacry Ransom:
  • It crippled up many systems throughout the world for example NHS in Britain. But no more infections as it has been patched(might be temporary)
  • Microsoft released patches in March for its OSes which are still supported to fix the vulnerability.
Microsoft seeing the extent of the damage, surprisingly patched its products which are no longer supported as well like Windows 8 and Windows XP. If the vunerability in your system is fixed, then you are safe. Microsoft has also updated Windows defender with latest definitions. Here is an OS by OS guide that what you need to do:

Windows 10 v1703

Windows 10 v1703 is already patched by MS017-010 vunerability. No need to do anything.

Windows 10 v1607

For Windows 10 v1607. The update that jumps build number to 14393.953 patches the vunerability. As said, it was released in March. If you are 14393.953 or higher and with latest definitions of defender then you are safe.

Windows 10 v1511

For Windows 10 v1511. The update that jumps build number to 10586.839 patches the vunerability. As said, it was released in March. If you are 10586.839 or higher and with latest definitions of defender you are safe.

Windows 10 v1507

For Windows 10 v1507. 10240.17139 patches the vulnerability.

Windows 8.1 

If any of the following patches are installed in Control Panel>Windows update>See installed updates, you are safe.
  • 2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 (KB4019215)
  • April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 (KB4015553)
  • April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 (KB4015550)
  • March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 (KB4012216)
  • March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 (KB4012213)

If any of these is not installed, download the appropriate package 32-bit or 64-bit.

Windows 7

If any of the following patches are installed in Control Panel>Windows update>See installed updates, you are safe.
  • 2017-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4019264)
  • April, 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015552)
  • April, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4015549)
  • March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 (KB4012215)
  • March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 (KB4012212)
If not, download the package accordingly 32-bit or 64-bit and you are safe.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista requires Security Update KB4012598 to be installed. See the control panel>Installed updates for the same.

Windows 8 and Windows XP

Microsoft seeing the extent of the attacks, also patched their no longer supported products. The links of the patches are given at the bottom of the article( Further links) here
Though the vulnerability has already been fixed, it is a good practice not to open any suspicious emails. Emails containing attachments are the most general sources of Ransomware.

You can read more information about MS17-010 bulletin here in this article as well.

Thanks to woody for the links
Microsoft Build Conference- Day 2 highlights

Microsoft Build Conference- Day 2 highlights

Microsoft is holding its annual conference Build from May 10 to May 12. While Day 1 had a focus on Cloud, Day 2 was very big as far as Windows is concerned. Microsoft made a lot of announcements and we present here highlights of it:

Fluent Design Language

Microsoft on Build 2 showed what is the future of Windows. Terry Meyerson, in the context of this announced development of Windows using new design Language called Fluent. You can read more about it here.
Fluent is starting to come from RS2 and would come more in future versions of OS like RS3, RS4 etc.

Itunes is coming to Windows store

Microsoft recently announced Windows 10 S, the version of Operating system which runs apps from Windows store only. Itunes is neccessary for file transfers between Iphone and Computers- so apple IPhone users would not be able to use Windows 10 S. Microsoft understood this and has made an important announcement that Itunes is coming to Windows store. This is a major breakthrough as far as Apple lovers are concerned.

Ubunbutu is coming to Store

 Microsoft announced that Ubuntu is coming to Store and that Suse and Fedora are coming to the WSL. Terry Myerson displayed on stage that with Ubuntu in the Windows Store, Microsoft will simplify and make it easier for all developers to use a command line utilities and have the proper tools to run and develop Windows and Linux apps side by side in a virtual environment. Microsoft wants Windows to be the most productive development environment. 

Microsoft announces Windows 10 Fall creators update to be released in September this year

Microsoft is currently holding Build conference these days, and it was the second day was reserved to discuss the future of Windows. Terry Myreson, chief of Windows OS and devices group announced the next major update to Windows 10, called Windows 10 Fall Creators update. This update is code named Redstone 3, as we discussed many times here.

Many new features are teased by Microsoft in the presentation given yesterday, and let us have a look here:

New Design Language-Fluent

We have discussed many times about Project NEON like here. NEON is a new design language, that aims consistency across applications in Windows, by bringing similar fonts, increasing transparency etc. Microsoft has renamed NEON to Fluent Language(NEON was obviously the code name). The new design language focuses on animations and blur (known as “Acrylic”) which makes the UI look very elegant and clean. 
Fluent is just started with RS3, aka fall Creators update and it would evolve with future Windows 10 development.

One Drive Placeholders- File on demand

One of the best feature of Windows 8 was One Drive Placeholders, which allowed the users to access the files stored in Onedrive offline, without downloading the whole drive. This feature was removed with Windows 10, as in Windows 10 it required whole of the drive to be downloaded first. This is tedious task when you have a slow connection and large amounts of files are stored in Onedrive.
 
Now Microsoft with Fall Creators update is getting back Placeholders, where you can make changes to your files offline and then later commit those. You would also have the option to download the files if necessary. File on demand- as the name suggests does the same.

Timeline of your apps

This might be a quite handy feature for some people. Windows 10 would now keep up your history of apps you opened in the past. You can see the past apps you run and with some mouse clicks you can easily open that app that you want to. For example, I did listen to music last week and then now by timeline I can open the same app very easily.

Pick up where you left off

Windows 10, thanks to Cortana is also introducing a new feature in the Fall Creators update to sync your work in between all devices. For example, you worked on a PPT on device 1 and saved it Now you can start working on same PPT on device 2-where you left it on device 1. This is available across all Windows 10, Android and iOS devices.Here is what the demo showed look like:

A new way of Story telling 

Another creative app in Windows 10 Fall creators update would be introduced- which takes up your photos and videos to make it into a story. This would be integrated in the photos app. The technology used is Microsoft Graph, which makes photos and videos to a story. This feature is live on Build 16193 released Yesterday.

More features are expected along with these in the Fall Creators update.

[MS Build Day 1] Windows now powers 500 million computers, Windows to be major focus on day 2

[MS Build Day 1] Windows now powers 500 million computers, Windows to be major focus on day 2

Microsoft is currently holding its annual developer conference called Build 2017. The developer conference is a major event for Microsoft as they showcast what is in the cards for the next whole year. It is a two day conference, and the first day focused on Cloud and Enterprises which makes Microsoft a lot of Money.

500 Million devices use Windows 10

Satya Nadella was on the stage so there were some major announcements. First of all Windows 10 now powers 500 million PCs in the world, which was 400 last year. Seeing Windows 10 as a paid OS, it is a very nice progression.

Cortana being used by 140 million people

Cortana is also used by 140 million people, so integrating it into the apps was asked to the developers by Microsoft.

Nearly 1000 apps converted to UWP from Win32 by desktop bridge

During a Build 2017 session, Microsoft’s John Sheehan revealed that over 1,000 desktop apps had been converted to the new UWP app format and/or added to the Windows Store since the launch of the same.

Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge is a feature for developers to convert their Desktop (Win32) apps for sale in Windows 10’s Windows Store to get more functionality.

Build day 2

MS Build 2017's today focus would be more on Windows-Microsoft would be showing what is in the future of Redstone 3 to be released later this year. First keynote of Day 2 would be for Windows. The giant's focus would be project NEON, which brings transparency back to the OS. New Edge features would also be shown.

[May Patch Tuesday] New Cumulative updates shipped for Windows 10

[May Patch Tuesday] New Cumulative updates shipped for Windows 10

It is Patch Tuesday of May and Microsoft is back with the updates. Microsoft has already retired the original version of Windows 10 i.e. 1507 Yesterday but other products are still getting updates. We discuss them in detail:

Version 1703- Creators update

Microsoft has released KB4016871 for its latest OS version called Creators update. The build number jumps to 15063.296 from 250. Here is the change-log:
  • Addressed issue with Surface Hub devices waking from sleep approximately every four minutes after the first two hours.
  • Addressed issue where autochk.exe can randomly skip drive checks and not fix corruptions, which may lead to data loss.
  • Addressed an issue where Microsoft Edge users in networking environments that do not fully support the TCP Fast Open standard may have problems connecting to some websites. Users can re-enable TCP Fast Open in about:flags.
  • Addressed issues with Arc Touch mouse Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows SMB Server, Windows COM, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows kernel, Windows Server, and the .NET Framework.
From this month, 2 updates would be shipped in a month and as discussed here, it also contains the previous months fixes.
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There are no known issues with the update. You can see this article for more information.

Version 1607

For Anniversary update to Windows 10, Microsoft has released KB4019472 which jumps the build number to 14393.1198. Here are the fixes:
  • Addressed issue where the PC Settings pages do not display the correct options after the installation of KB3213986 and a language pack.
  • Addressed issue where fonts appear differently based on whether an app uses Graphics Device Interface (GDI) or GDI Plus.
  • Addressed issue where applications that use msado15.dll stop working after installing security update KB4015550.
  • Addressed issue that causes a device to become unresponsive when users try to enable end-user-defined characters (EUDCs).
  • Addressed issue that causes a device to crash every time a user logs off from a remote session using a Virtual Desktop Agent (VDA).
  • Addressed issue where changing the scaling setting of the display prevents DPI-aware tools (Notepad, MS Paint, etc.) from accepting input or drawing correctly when using the Japanese IME.
  • Addressed issue that causes Windows Explorer’s CPU usage to be at 20% when an executable file is hosted on a file share and its Offline attribute is set.
  • Addressed issue where Windows Event Forwarding between two 2012 R2 servers makes reports incompatible with third-party Security Information and Event Management software.
  • Addressed issue where the BitLocker Drive Encryption wizard shows the "Choose which encryption mode to use" page even when the BitLocker GPO is enabled.
  • Addressed issue where AppLocker fails to block binaries with revoked certificates.
  • Addressed issue where a virtual machine (VM) loses network connectivity if the VM does not send Address Resolution Protocol packets for five minutes and the VM is connected to a wireless NIC.
  • Addressed issue that causes the loss of a VPN connection when using a computer with an integrated WAN card (cellular card).
  • Addressed issue where multipath I/O did not properly restore service after the check condition "Illegal request, LUN not available (sense codes 05/25/00)" occurs.
  • Addressed issue where a Stop 0x27 error occurs after a user provides the domain username and password.
  • Addressed issue where users can create folders on a USB flash drive when "Deny write access" is set for Removable Storage Access.
  • Addressed an issue where crash dump generation hangs at 0% on a system with over 750 GB of physical memory and Hyper-V enabled.
  • Addressed an issue with a paging file space leak that leads Windows to a crash, blue screen, or data loss.
  • Addressed issue that prevents access to a website when Automatic Rebind of Renewed Certificate and Directory Service Mapper are enabled.
  • Addressed a crash in Services.exe with the error code “0xc0000374 - A heap has been corrupted,” and requires a system restart.
  • Addressed issue where Windows Defender anti-virus definitions, which are regulated by the network, prevent other updates (LCU, drivers) from being downloaded.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer 11 does not save JavaScript files when exporting to an MHT file.
  • Addressed issue that prevents Internet Explorer 11 from following redirects when the Include-Referer-Token-Binding-ID header is set to “true.”
  • Addressed issue that causes users to get logged out from a Web-application intermittently.
  • Updated Internet Explorer 11’s New Tab Page with an integrated newsfeed.
  • Deprecated SHA-1 Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for SSL/TLS Server Authentication. See Advisory 4010323 for more information.
  • Addressed additional issues with the Windows Shell, enterprise security, Datacenter Networking, storage networking, Internet Information Services, Active Directory, clustering, Windows Server, the client platform, and Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Windows COM, Windows SMB Server, Windows server, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge.
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There are no known issues with this update. More information is available here.

Version 1511

For Build 10586, Microsoft has released KB4019473 that jumps the build number to 10586.916. Here is what is fixed:
  • Addressed issue that causes the OS to become unresponsive when migrating users from a cloud-based solution to an on-premise desktop running Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Addressed issue with high CPU and RAM usage when accessing .mp4 files larger than 60 GB using Windows Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where Windows Event Forwarding between two 2012 R2 servers makes reports incompatible with third-party Security Information and Event Management software.
  • Addressed an issue related to establishing a secure connection to a server using the TLS protocol. The application may hang when the server certificate specifies a secure URL (HTTPS) for the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) or for the Authority Information Access (AIA) values within the certificate.
  • Addressed issue where applications that use msado15.dll stop working after installing after installing security update KB4015550.
  • Addressed issue where the BitLocker Drive Encryption wizard shows the "Choose which encryption mode to use" page even when the BitLocker GPO is enabled.
  • Addressed an issue where changing your password while not directly connected to the enterprise network, such as with a VPN, will cause your private keys to become inaccessible. Symptoms vary including the inability to encrypt/decrypt or sign documents.
  • Updated Internet Explorer 11’s New Tab Page with an integrated newsfeed.
  • Deprecated SHA-1 Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for SSL/TLS Server Authentication. See Advisory 4010323 for more information.
  • Addressed additional issues with enterprise security, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows COM, Microsoft Graphics Component, .NET Framework, Windows kernel, Windows SMB Server, Windows Server, and Internet Explorer.

 Again, no known issues. Head to here for more information.

Also see: Install updates via Microsoft update catalog