Windows 10 is getting the December Patch Tuesday update today. Microsoft has released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build 16299.125 with the latest cumulative update KB4054517 which includes the usual security patches and bug fixes. Last month’s Patch Tuesday fixed an interesting Start Menu bug, but this month’s update isn’t anything too interesting.
The only notable change in this month’s Patch Tuesday is the removal of the Edge button from Internet Explorer. Microsoft no longer shows a button to open Edge besides the New Tab button on Internet Explorer, and that’s an interesting change, to say the least.
Here’s the changelog:
- Updates Internet Explorer’s default visibility for the button that launches Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses issue where Windows Defender Device Guard and Application Control block some applications from running, even in Audit-Only Enforcement Mode.
- Addresses issue to reset PLC bit on U0/U3 transitions.
- Addresses issue with personalized Bluetooth devices that don’t support bonding.
- Addresses issue where the touch keyboard doesn’t support the standard layout for 88 languages.
- Addresses issue where the touch keyboard for a third-party Input Method Editor (IME) has no IME ON/OFF key.
- Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
- Addresses issue where, when using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), the user can’t copy or clone virtual machines (VM). The error message is “0x80070057- Invalid parameter”. This issue affects the VMM UI and PowerShell scripts used for VM cloning and copying.
- Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Server.
The new Windows 10 update is available right now from Windows Update, and your PC should update automatically as long as you have auto updates enabled — which, by the way, you should never disable.