Microsoft releases new cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions 1703, 1607 and 1511

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Patch Tuesday is not here yet, but in the Windows as a Service world, Microsoft is pushing out some new fixes for older versions of Windows 10. Indeed, versions 1703 (Creators Update), 1607 (Anniversary Update) and 1511 (November Update) all received cumulative updates today, and here is what you need to know.

Please be aware that systems running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) will not be seeing any updates today. It’s also worth noting that Microsoft pushed out an update to Windows 10 Version 1511, even though they’ve ended support for it just a couple of weeks ago.

First and foremost, Windows 10 version 1607 and 1511 get a patch that fixes the same issue with old database management systems such as Access 2007. For the Anniversary Update, the build you’re looking for is 14393.1797, and those of you still running the Windows 10 version 1511 should receive the build 10586.1177. As we explained, there is just one fix for both updates:

  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Those of you still running the Creators Update should receive the build 15063.675. This cumulative update brings a single fix for Surface Laptop owners seeing a black screen after booting their PC. The changelog reads:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

You should be seeing these updates automatically now in Windows Update. With Patch Tuesday a week away, we might be seeing more updates soon, so be sure to keep tuned for more information in the days ahead.

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