Microsoft rolls out several new Windows 10 cumulative updates

Microsoft is making a number of fixes and reliability and performance improvements available across a variety of different flavors of Windows 10 via new Cumulative Updates.

Microsoft used its regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday on August 9 to roll out Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 for both Insider testers and those using the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update and older Windows 10 variants.

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For those who are on the Insider Preview rings -- Fast, Slow and Release previews -- Microsoft made available a Cumulative Update (Build 14393.67) for both PCs and Mobile. As of right now, it's not clear what's in 14393.67.

Update: Now we know more on the specific fixes in 14393.67. (Thanks, Neowin, for the list below)

  • Addressed issue that causes significantly reduced battery life on Windows Phone when using Bluetooth with "Hey Cortana" feature enabled.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from completing the out-of-box experience (OOBE) with a local account using Korean characters.
  • Addressed issue that may cause Windows 10 Mobile devices to hang after turning Bluetooth on and off very quickly.

For those who are now running the "RTM" (release to mainstream, a k a 1607) version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update that Microsoft began rolling out on August 2, Microsoft made available a different Cumulative Update (Build 14393.51). That Cumulative update includes fixes and performance/reliability updates only, not new features.

The specific fixes in 14393.51 are:

Microsoft also issued a Cumulative updates for those still running the November Update (1511) and the original Windows 10 release (1507). Those updates are known as 10586.545 (for those on the November release) and 10240.17071 (for those using the original version of Windows 10).

(Thanks to Neowin for helping bring some clarity to this numerology.)

The list of fixes for those running the November update include:

  • Improved reliability by allowing more time for devices to recover from connected standby mode.
  • Addressed issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn't start up to the BitLocker password entry screen.
  • Addressed issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame).
  • Addressed issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window.
  • Addressed issue with special keys and mouse clicks that don't work on devices when Remote Assistance is in session.
  • Addressed issue with rendering multi-pixel points in Web Graphics Library (WebGL).
  • Addressed additional issues with certain devices that can't transition from connected standby to sleep mode, updates not installing, and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Authentication Methods, Microsoft Graphics Component, and Kernel Mode Blacklist.

The list of fixes for those still on the original Windows 10 release include:

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11 and WebDAV shares.
  • Addressed issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn't start up to the BitLocker password entry screen.
  • Addressed issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame).
  • Addressed issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window.
  • Addressed issue in DNS Subnet Prioritization that was impacting network connectivity.
  • Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents the download of more than one item per operation.
  • Addressed additional issues with revised daylight saving time, updates not installing,
  • Internet Explorer 11, and the Windows kernel.Security updates to Kernel Mode Blacklist, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Authentication Methods, the lock screen, Kernel Mode Drivers, and Secure Boot.

Note: The Cumulative Updates 14393.51 (July 2016), 10586.545 (November 2015) and 10240.17071 (July 2015) are for those running Windows 10 on PCs and tablets, not Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft still has yet to release the final RTM version of the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update. Some believed that would happen today, but it did not.

Phew! There has to be an easier way to keep track of all this. (Breathe.)

For those wondering what Microsoft posted today to the Feedback Hub about what's next for Insider testers, I'm including the text of the note, as it's not available to those of us who have opted to stay on RTM and not test the latest test builds.

(Thanks to @WithinRafael for sharing the text with me.)

Hello Windows Insiders!

We wanted to send out a quick note reminding Windows Insiders to check their ring settings. Now that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393) has been released to our customers, it has replaced the Windows 10 November Update (Build 10586) in the Current Branch. We are now getting ready to start releasing new builds from our Development Branch to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring again. Just like we did after the release of the Windows 10 November Update - we will start off by releasing PC builds from our Development Branch first and then start releasing Mobile builds a few weeks after.

With the new builds we release from our Development Branch, you won't see any big noticeable changes or new features just yet. Just like just like we did after the release of the November Update, we are focusing on making some structural improvements to OneCore. If you recall - OneCore is the shared core of Windows (MJF: my link, not theirs) across PC, tablet, phone, IoT, Hololens and Xbox. It is essentially the heart of Windows. We're doing some code refactoring and other engineering work to make sure OneCore is optimally structured for teams to start checking in new features and improvements in a few months. As a result, these builds may include more bugs and other issues that could be slightly more painful for some people to live with. If this makes you uncomfortable, you can change your ring by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Insider Program and moving to the Slow or Release Preview rings for more stable builds.

Additionally, the team remains focused on rolling out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to our customers and looking at the feedback we have received from the PCs that have already received the update. We plan to roll-out improvements to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update based on this feedback through Cumulative Updates. Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring will also help us validate these Cumulative Updates. Going forward, the Release Preview ring will no longer receive updates for Build 10586 and will only receive Cumulative Updates for Build 14393 in addition to driver updates and app updates. Please see this post on how this change impacts Windows Insiders with unsupported devices.

Thanks, The Windows Insider Engineering Team

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