The month of January has been quite busy for Microsoft, as the company pushed out several cumulative updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. There was an original update to address Spectre and Meltdown, a follow-up update to address an issue where AMD devices would not boot up, and a third more recent third patch only for 32-bit systems. Well, yet another patch has been released for the Fall Creators Update, this time pushing it up to version 16299.214 (via Neowin)
This newest update applies to all AMD and Intel systems (32-bit and 64-bit) running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It should be showing up now in Windows Update as KB4058258, and it also can be downloaded manually by clicking here.
Please see the full list of improvements and fixes with this build below:
- Addresses a compatibility issue where colors are distorted when the system is connected to displays that support wide color gamut.
- Addresses a condition where a second monitor that is connected to legacy AMD display adapters flashes after waking from sleep.
- Addresses issue that causes delays when switching keyboard languages using Alt+Shift.
- Addresses compatibility issues when rendering certain closed captions or subtitle formats during video playback.
- Addresses issue where the Microsoft Edge Allow Extension Group Policy for the disabled state was not working.
- Provides additional protections for 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10, version 1709.
- Resolves the issue reported by some customers on a small subset of older AMD processors where the processor entered an unbootable state after installing January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).
The Redmond giant also mentioned some known issues with this update, including one where your antivirus software could prevent the installation of this new build. As the company explained earlier this month, this is because Microsoft now requiring all AV vendors to set a specific registry key to allow future updates on Windows 10 PCs, and that’s something could take some time.
Anyway, this is a been quite a month for Windows updates, and we hope things will get back to normal in February. Let us know if you encounter any issues after installing this new build on your PC.Further reading: cumulative update, Microsoft, Windows 10