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Microsoft releases Windows 10 cumulative update to un-break broken things

On Tuesday, Microsoft released yet another cumulative update for Windows 10 intending to fix a few issues caused by previous updates.

Windows 10 Cumulative Update

The Windows 10 cumulative updates don’t usually come with new features – they are mostly to fix bugs and issues either found in the original Windows 10 release or caused by previous updates to Windows 10.

The update is intended for the public release of Windows 10 – that means it will be rolling out to everyone who is using Windows 10, except the Insiders.

Now, there are three different versions of Windows 10 – the original release (RTM), the November update (Version 1511), and the Anniversary update (Version 1607).

While the update rolls out to every version of Windows 10, the changes are not the same for them. Microsoft has updated the Windows 10 update history page with the changelog for every version of Windows 10.

You can check out the changelog for yourself over here – it is the October 11th update – but here’s the changelog for version 1607 – the Anniversary update:

For PC:

  • Improved reliability of Bluetooth and storage file system.
  • Addressed issue causing printer drivers not to install correctly after installing security update KB317005.
  • Addressed issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679.
  • Addressed issue that required users to log out and log back in before using the application they installed using the Windows Installer (MSI).
  • Addressed issue that was causing excessive battery drain on Windows 10 Mobile when connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Addressed additional issues with multimedia playback, revised daylight saving time, authentication, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Shell.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows registry, and diagnostics hub.

For Mobile:

  • Addressed issue that was causing high CPU usage on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue in which setting up both fingerprint and iris recognition sometimes causes the sign-in to fail on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.

As always, Windows Update should automatically download and install this update. If you are curious enough to figure out what version of Windows 10 you are running – simply open Start and type ‘winver’ then hit Enter. The popup box should show you the version of Windows 10 you are on.

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