[Updated] Microsoft releases new Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile

Laurent Giret

Windows 10

Microsoft has released Patch Tuesday updates for PCs and phones running Windows 10 today. If you have already installed the Fall Creators Update on your Windows 10 PC, you should receive the cumulative update build 16299.64 which be labeled “KB4048955” in Windows Update.

This latest build is the second cumulative update for the Fall Creators Update, bringing new quality fixes and security fixes to the shipping version of Windows 10. The changelog has yet to be published on the Windows 10 update history page, so we’ll update this post with the release notes as soon as soon as Microsoft shares them.

Update: the changelog for the Windows 10 build 16299.64 has now been published and you can read it below.

  • Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch.
  • Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch between windowed and full-screen modes when playing some Microsoft DirectX games.
  • Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn’t assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.
  • 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)”.
  • Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Additionally, applications that the Store app show as installed don’t appear on the application list of the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread “Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”. Microsoft will release and document an additional solution in a future release.
  • Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge cannot create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout. During the timeout period, users cannot navigate or interact with the requested page.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.

Do you notice any improvements after installing this new build? Let us know how is your experience in the comments below.