Microsoft releases new cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, and 1703

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It’s been just a week since Microsoft released new “Patch Tuesday” updates for all supported versions of Windows 10, but the company already has fresh new updates for Windows 10 versions 1803, 1709, and 1703 (via Neowin). If you’re still running the version 1803 (aka the April 2018 Update), here are all the fixes included in the build 17134.556 (KB4480976):

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents sharing and timeline features and roaming settings from working for accounts that use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that causes power options to appear on the Windows security screen when the per user group policy to hide power options is set.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents links for certain compressed file formats from resolving.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.
  • Addresses a privacy issue with apps that obtain the BroadFileSystemAccess capability without a user’s consent.
  • Addresses an issue in which WAM logging causes some applications such as Microsoft Office to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue in which Windows Driver Frameworks causes high CPU utilization. As a result, the user-mode driver stops working when the device resumes from Hibernate (S4).
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming a link in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace. Additionally, renaming a folder may take 30 seconds when multiple users work in a group share simultaneously, and File Explorer stops responding.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.

Microsoft mentioned four known issues with this update, including the inability to pin web links to the Start Menu or the taskbar. This bug will be fixed in an “upcoming release,” and Microsoft isn’t providing an ETA for now.

For users still running Windows 10 version 1709, the build 16299.936 (KB4480967) is now available to download with the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an application to stop working when converting long Kana to Kanji using a combination of predictive and non-predictive input.
  • Addresses an issue in a multi-monitor configuration that causes a window to unexpectedly move to a different monitor when reconnecting to an existing user session.
  • Addresses an issue in which the desktop wallpaper image set by a group policy will not update if it has the same name as the previous image.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.
  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Scheduled Tasks created in a disabled state to not run.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.
  • Addresses an issue that may display the error code “0x139” for the RNDISMP6!KeepAliveTimerHandler when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.

This build has two known issues related to old Microsoft Access databases and the August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates, which are also present in the build 17134.556 for Windows 10 version 1803. Microsoft says that a fix for the Microsoft Access bug will be available in “early February.”

Lastly, users still running Windows 10 version 1703 can now download the build 15063.1596 (KB4480959), which includes the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that causes downloads to fail because Mark of the Web (MOTW) was not supported at the download location.
  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.
  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming a link in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace. Additionally, renaming a folder may take 30 seconds when multiple users work in a group share simultaneously, and File Explorer stops responding.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.

This build has the same known issues as the build 16299.936 for Windows 10 version 1709. Keep in mind that these three cumulative updates are facultative, but all these fixes will be included in next month’s Patch Tuesday updates. If you don’t want to deal with the few bugs, it may be better to wait a little bit, even though Patch Tuesday updates sometimes come with known issues as well.

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