If you’re not a Windows Insider, then you may not be following along with all of the updates that Microsoft has been pushing in preparation for the Anniversary Update coming to all Windows 10 users on August 2, 2016. However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t care about keeping your machine running reliably.
Microsoft agrees, which is why they’ve released KB3172985 for Windows 10, bringing the most recent non-Insider build to 10586.494. The July 12 update has the following changelog:
This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Improved reliability of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and Windows kernel.
- Fixed issue with some people seeing a black screen instead of the lock screen when resuming from connected standby.
- Fixed issue with DirectAccess where the Disconnect button appears in some cases when the connection isn’t fully established.
- Fixed issue where local user accounts weren’t locked after a number of failed sign in attempts.
- Improved support for video playback in certain apps that didn’t render video correctly after resuming from sleep.
- Fixed issue with Windows Phone losing user authentication certificates after upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile in some cases.
- Improved support of the backup settings of apps on Windows 10 Mobile.
- Fixed issue where Microsoft Silverlight based apps wouldn’t install on Windows 10 Mobile after joining Azure Active Directory.
- Fixed additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, networking, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, and Microsoft Print Spooler.
That looks like a decent enough assembly of fixes and performance improvements, but of course nothing like you’ll be experiencing when the Anniversary Update is officially released your way. Let us know in the comments what you think of Windows 10, and just how much you’re looking forward to getting that huge update in August.Further reading: build 10586.494, Microsoft, update, Windows 10