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Has been superseded by a newer update.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:


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