December Patch Tuesday is out for Windows 10 versions 1809 and 1803, here’s what’s new

Microsoft has just released new “Patch Tuesday” updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, including the freshly-released October 2018 update. If you have already received the major update on your PC, the build 17763.194 (KB4471332) should appear in Windows Update today. This new build fixes the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player, and it also brings security updates for core Windows 10 components. Microsoft is not aware of any known issues in this update, and you can check the full release notes below:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.
  • Security updates to Windows Authentication, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.

The majority of Windows 10 users are still running the April 2018 update, and this version is getting the build 17134.471 (KB4471324) today. The changelog mentions the same fix for Windows Media player, as well another fix for an issue causing custom Start Menu layouts to display incorrectly. You can get more details below:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some users to see a blue or black screen and receive the error code, “System thread exception not handled.”
  • Addresses an issue with Microsoft Intune that causes devices to be incorrectly marked as not compliant because a firewall incorrectly returns a ‘Poor’ status. As a result, the affected devices will not receive conditional access compliance approval and may be blocked from access to corporate resources such as email.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some custom Start menu layouts to display incorrectly.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Authentication, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Kernel.

Be aware that there are two known issues in this update: one is related to the August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates, and the other one may prevent some users from pinning a web link on the Start Menu or taskbar. Microsoft says that it will provide a fix for both issues in an upcoming release.

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