February Patches for Windows 10

It is second Tuesday of the month and as usual, Microsoft is back with Patches for its products. Windows 10 is no different, and patches for various versions of Windows 10 have been released.

Windows 10 version 1709

For the latest general release of Windows 10, KB4074588 is released which makes the build number jump to 16299.248. There are a plenty of fixes with this release:
  • Addresses issue where child accounts are able to access InPrivate mode on ARM devices even though their browsing and search history is sent to their parents. This occurs only on Microsoft accounts belonging to children that are managed using the Microsoft Family service and for which parents have enabled activity reporting. This applies to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue with docking and undocking Internet Explorer windows.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where pressing the delete key inserted a new line in input boxes in an application.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where selected elements wouldn't update under certain circumstances.
  • Addresses issue where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates time zone information.
  • Addresses issue with browser Compatibility View settings that occurs during updates.
  • Addresses issue where, in certain hardware configurations, the frame rates of DirectX Games were unintentionally limited to a factor of the display's vertical synchronization.
  • Addresses issue that causes delays when switching keyboard languages using Alt+Shift.
  • Addresses issue where surround sound audio endpoints reverted to stereo after restarting.
  • Improves and reduces conditions where certain Bluetooth keyboards drop keys during reconnection scenarios.
  • Corrects mouse delays for devices that incorrectly report the battery level status.
  • Addresses issue where MMC application snap-ins—such as Services, Local Policy Admin, and Printer Management—fail to run when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is turned on. The error is "Object doesn't support this property or method".
  • Prevents use of the Pre-production Onesettings endpoint for Windows Setup when test signing is enabled.
  • Addresses issue where installations of Windows Server, version 1709 are not automatically activated using the Automated Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) feature on Hyper-V hosts that have been activated.
  • Addresses issue with the Auto-register Inbox templates feature for UEV where the Scheduled Task didn't have the proper trigger.
  • Addresses issue where the App-V client didn't read the policy for SyncOnBatteriesEnabled when the policy was set using a Group Policy Object (GPO).
  • Addresses issue where the Supported On field for the Enable App-V Client policy is blank in the Group Policy editor.
  • Addresses issue where the user’s hive data in the registry is not maintained correctly when some App-V packages belong to the connection group.
  • Provides additional logging for administrators to take action, such as picking a proper configuration for their App-V package, when there are multiple configuration files for a single package.
  • Addresses issue with App-V packages that aren't compatible with registry virtualization using kernel containers. To address the issue, we changed the registry virtualization to use the earlier (non-container) method by default. Customers who would like to use the new (kernel container) method for registry virtualization can still switch to it by setting the following registry value to 1:
    • Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\AppV\Client\Compatibility
    • Setting: ContainerRegistryEnabled
    • DataType: DWORD
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search component, Windows Kernel, Windows Authentication, Device Guard, Common Log File System driver, and the Windows storage and file systems.
Support page:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074588/windows-10-update-kb4074588 
Download:
The update is available via Windows update and as an MSU too.

Windows 10 version 1703

The Creators release has got KB4074592 that jumps build number to 15063.909.
The changes are as under:
  • Addresses issue with a fragment identifier contained in links opened using the Enterprise Mode Site List to redirect from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue with scrolling through customer applications in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addresses issue with launching files using linked shortcuts in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue with rendering graphics elements in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where pressing the Delete key inserted a new line in input boxes in an application.
  • Addresses issue where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates time zone information.
  • Addresses issue where telemetry data couldn't be uploaded using UTC because of networking environments that prevent access to the necessary CRL servers.
  • Addresses issue where the certutil.exe -MergePfx feature couldn't produce a merged EPF file for multiple V1 certificates.
  • Addresses issue where MMC application snap-ins—such as Services, Local Policy Admin, and Printer Management—fail to run when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is turned on. The error is "Object doesn't support this property or method."
  • Addresses issue where booting with Unified Write Filter (UWF) turned on may lead to stop error 0xE1 in embedded devices, particularly when using a USB HUB.
  • Improves performance of Intel processors that have Hardware P-States (HWP) enabled.
  • Addresses issue where customers sometimes see the error message "Something went wrong" after completing the out-of-box experience.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search component, Windows Kernel, Device Guard, Windows storage and file systems, and the Common Log File System driver.
Support:
Download:
The Anniversary release of Windows 10 is still supported for home consumers. The build number jumps to 14393.2068 with KB4074590.
The changes with this update are:
  • Addresses issue with fragment identifier contained in links opened using the Enterprise Mode Site List to redirect from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue with rendering graphics elements with Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where pressing the Delete key inserted a new line in input boxes in an application.
  • Addresses issue where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue with browser Compatibility View settings that occured during updates.
  • Updates time zone information.
  • Addresses issue where telemetry data couldn't be uploaded using UTC because of networking environments that prevent access to the necessary CRL servers.
  • Addresses issue where MMC application snap-ins—such as Services, Local Policy Admin, and Printer Management—fail to run when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is turned on. The error is "Object doesn't support this property or method."
  • Addresses issue where a failover in MPIO while throttling input and output requests may cause all available paths to fail.
  • Addresses issue where the application pool CPU throttles when running IIS.
  • Updates Microsoft HoloLens CPU Microcode to address vulnerability CVE-2017-5715 - Branch target injection. Installing this KB for HoloLens applies all relevant OS and Microcode updates. See Advisory 180002 for more details.
  • Addresses issue where, after installing KB4057142 or KB4056890 on an SMB server, accessing files in directory junction points or volume mount points hosted on the server may fail. The error is “ERROR_INVALID_REPARSE_DATA”. For example, this symptom may be observed:
  • Editing some group policies using GPMC or AGPM 4.0 may fail with the error "The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80071128)".
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows Kernel, Device Guard, Common Log File System Driver, and Windows storage and file systems.
Support Page:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4074590
Download:
That is for now. If you have troubles regarding Windows update, feel free to contact sumit@yourwindowsguide.com for free Tech Support. Additionally, see:
Reset Windows update in Windows 10
Fix Windows updates undoing changes

Microsoft released Build 17093 on Fast ring and Skip Ahead

Its been quite a while since a new Build for Fast ring Insiders was released. Subsequently, the Microsoft released Build 17093 last night for Windows Insiders. There are signals that Redstone 5 builds have started compiling, so now Windows Team would focus stability in the next few builds.

What's new

  • Game Bar Improvements:
    • Given a makeover
    • New buttons for Capture,Microphone and Camera
    • New Theme Switch
    • Settings are easier to use.\
  • You now have an option to Delete Diagnostic data sent to Microsoft
  • Graphics Improvements
    • HDR Videos on more PCs
    • New Graphics Settings for Multi GPU systems
  • [Windows 10 S] You can now use Microsoft Authenticator app to Sign in.
  • Eye control Improvements
  • Windows Defender is renamed to Windows Security center in Settings.
    • Device Security Pillar in Windows Defender
    • Account Protection Pillar in Windows Defender
  • Bluetooth Improvements
    • Streamlined Pairing and Connecting to Certain Bluetooth Devices.
  • Microsoft Edge improvements:
    • Full Screen Improvements-Now you can access address bar and favourties in Full Screen.
    • New Clutter free printing option.
  • Input Improvements:
    • Text Prediction support for a bunch more languages
    • Multilingual text support in Windows
  • Settings Improvments:
    • Updated Privacy Settings navigation pane
    • View user dictionary
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux updates
    • Note about launch speed
    • WSL is more configurable with wsl.conf: 
    • AF_UNIX allows socket connections between Linux processes on WSL and Windows native processes
    • Better file handling via folder level case sensitivity
  • Narrator has been enabled in safe mode

General changes for PC

  • [Fixed] an issue where the network flyout didn’t have an acrylic background (Yay Fluent Design!).
  • [Fixed] the issue causing VPN clients installed via the Microsoft Store to not work after upgrading to Build 17083.
  • [Fixed]an issue where the Home text label was missing from the Settings navigation pane.
  • [Fixed] an issue where Windows Security in Settings was missing an icon in the navigation pane.
  • [Fixed] an issue where dropdowns in the new App volume and device preferences page under Sound Settings were truncated when the Settings window wasn’t wide enough.
  • [Fixed]an issue where the new App volume and device preferences page under Sound Settings might have duplicate apps listed.
  • [Fixed] issues with the slider controls for sound under Settings > System > Sound and “App volume and device preferences”. Thanks @MSWindowsinside, @CrazyCatsGot2 and @TheScarfix for reporting this!
  • [Fixed] an issue in Windows Update Settings where if you’d selected restart to kick off an upgrade and then canceled the restart, the restart button in Settings would no longer be functional.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the data limit dialog on the Data Usage Settings page had no margins.
  • [Fixed] an issue where permissions for inbox apps were cleared out when upgrading to recent builds, resulting in you being unexpectedly re-prompted to enable or disable these permissions when you launched an impacted app.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the Advanced display settings link was missing from Display Settings.
  • [Fixed] an issue where going to Focus Assist Settings might crash Settings.
  • Updated the “Use my sign-in info…” text in Sign-in Options settings to be more clear.
  • [Fixed]an issue where clicking the search entry from the app command menu of certain apps would crash explorer.exe.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the night light quick action in the Action Center sometimes didn’t work due to a long running calculation of the schedule to automatically turn on/off night light.
  • Updated the Action Center context menu such that the three focus assist states are now collapsed under one expandable entry.
  • [Fixed] an issue where sharing to Cortana Reminders wasn’t working in recent flights.
  • Updated the OneDrive Files-on-Demand state icon in File Explorer’s navigation pane so they now display closer to the file icon.
  • [Fixed] an issue where burning an ISO file to CD threw an unexpected error “Selected Disc image file isn’t valid” in recent builds.
  • Updated the People flyout to now use your accent color when “Show accent color” is selected in Color Settings.
  • Fixed the issue where Win32 apps pinned to Start would display as blank live tiles that show only a name starting with “W~”.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the Start layout might get reset if you upgraded straight from the Anniversary Update.
  • [Fixed] the issue where using Task View to switch to an app might result in touch not working properly in that app.
  • [Fixed]an issue where using the new right-click options to delete groups of activities from Timeline might not delete the entire group.
  • As we prepare RS4 for release, we’re removing the feedback button in Task View that was introduced for Insiders to give feedback on Timeline – thanks everyone who’s logged feedback so far! We welcome you to continue giving feedback via the Feedback Hub under the Desktop Environment > Timeline category.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the text label for creating virtual desktops in Task View was truncated in certain languages.
  • [Fixed] an issue where the app icons in the Open With dialog might appear pixelated on high DPI screens.
  • [Fixed]an issue where music wouldn’t re-route back to audio peripheral if you skipped to next track before connecting the USB or Bluetooth audio device.
  • [Fixed]an issue where the Windows.old folder wasn’t completely emptied and removed after cleanup.
  • [Fixed] an issue where using Ctrl + Alt + Break in Hyper-V didn’t work to make a VM re-enter full screen mode.
  • [Fixed] an issue where vmconnect couldn’t insert or eject an ISO/DVD drive.
  • [Fixed] an issue that could result in lower frame rates in games in certain monitor configurations.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in audio from Microsoft Edge sometimes becoming unexpectedly muted in the last few flights.
  • [Fixed] an issue where when using Microsoft Edge with dark theme the text in the address bar might become black on dark grey.
  • [Fixed] a number of issues impacting Microsoft Edge reliability in the last few builds.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in opening a new tab in Microsoft Edge in recent builds potentially taking an unexpectedly long time.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge file downloads to secondary drives failing in recent flights.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in SVG images on certain websites not rendering in Microsoft Edge.
  • When dragging a website from the address bar in Microsoft Edge in order to pin it to the favorites bar, you will now see the favicon and website name follow your mouse as you drag.
  • [Fixed] an issue from recent builds where content copied to the clipboard using Web Notes in Microsoft Edge couldn’t be pasted.
  • [Fixed]an issue where certain PDF files wouldn’t display their context menu correctly in Microsoft Edge.
  • [Fixed]an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge potentially crashing on launch when using roaming profiles.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in not being able to scroll components of certain websites when viewed in Microsoft Edge despite a scrollbar being visible.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in not being able to use Flash on certain sites in Microsoft Edge in recent builds.
  • [Fixed] an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing recently if you clicked on the page when in caret mode.
  • [Fixed] an issue in Microsoft Edge in recent builds where clicking on link’s in the ‘Ask Cortana’ sidebar might open the page inside the sidebar instead of the main window.
  • [Fixed] an issue from the last two builds where certain websites didn’t load in Microsoft Edge, although the name of the website was correct in the tab.
  • [Fixed] an issue from the last two builds where an unexpected grey rectangle was visible in Microsoft Edge settings next to the word Settings.
  • [Fixed] an issue from the last build where processes in Task Manager only showed at most 100mb of memory used.
  • [Fixed] an issue where Narrator wouldn’t say anything if you were to use the arrow keys to navigate through text typed into Command Prompt.
  • [Fixed]an issue an issue where the touch keyboard might be a pixel-width up from the bottom of the screen if the display scaling wasn’t 100%, leading to the keyboard unexpectedly dismissing if you tapped that area.
  • [Fixed] an issue an issue resulting in the one-handed touch keyboard being unexpectedly large in recent builds.
  • [Fixed]an issue from recently builds where shapewriting in the touch keyboard would stop showing text candidates if you were using it, dismissed the keyboard, re-invoked the keyboard, and tried to start shapewriting again.
  • [Fixed] an issue from recent builds impacting Emoji Panel invocation reliability.

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 17093 for PC
This build is as usual would be available via Windows update only.

KB4058258 for Windows 10 now available.

After releasing KB4073290, Microsoft has released a newer update KB4058258 for version 1709 that jumps build number to 16299.215. This update is the third one to be made available within 30 days, the other two being Meltdown/Spectre Patch and the subsequent one fixing the issue caused by KB4056892.

Support Page:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4058258
There are a number of fixes that come up with the update, which are:
  • Addresses a compatibility issue where colors are distorted when the system is connected to displays that support wide color gamut.
  • Addresses a condition where a second monitor that is connected to legacy AMD display adapters flashes after waking from sleep.
  • Addresses issue that causes delays when switching keyboard languages using Alt+Shift.
  • Addresses compatibility issues when rendering certain closed captions or subtitle formats during video playback.
  • Addresses issue where the Microsoft Edge Allow Extension Group Policy for the disabled state was not working.
  • Provides additional protections for 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10, version 1709.
  • Resolves the issue reported by some customers on a small subset of older AMD processors where the processor entered an unbootable state after installing January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).

Download

The update is available from Windows update together with Catalog. Here are the direct download links if you need:
32 bit(X86)
64 bit(X64)

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

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)

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

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

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:
Keyboard

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.

[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

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