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[January updates] New cumulative updates for Windows 10 now available

The first updates of 2017 for stable builds of Windows 10 are now available and it brings a lot of changes. We would discuss all of them here:

Version 1607

The cumulative update for Windows 10 KB3213986 brings the build number to 14393.693. A restart is required and the following are the changes:
  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop.
  • Addressed issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on.
  • Addressed issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine.
  • Addressed issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.
  • Addressed issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.
  • Addressed issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time.
  • Addressed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel.

Known Issues:

  • The Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying the update.
  • Users may experience delayed or clipped screens while running 3D rendering apps (such as games) on systems with more than one monitor.
Microsoft Update Catalog website can be used to download this update.

Version 1507

KB3210720 is the cumulative update released that jumps build number to 10240.17236 .This update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
  • Addressed security issues related to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Update Catalog can be used to download this update.
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