Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 12 Comments

Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10

It’s Patch Tuesday, and aside from a controversial second security update for Windows XP, it’s business as usual. And that means cumulative updates for the shipping versions of Windows 10.

As with other quality updates, there are no new features. But here’s a list of what Microsoft is changing in Windows 10 version 1703, the latest version of this OS.

  • Addressed issue where the user may need to press the space bar to dismiss the lock screen on a Windows 10 machine to log in, even after the logon is authenticated using a companion device.
  • Addressed issue with slow firewall operations that sometimes results in timeouts of Surface Hub’s cleanup operation.
  • Addressed issue with a race condition that prevents Cortana cross-device notification reply from working; users will not be able to use the remote toast activation feature set.
  • Addressed issue where the Privacy Separator feature of a Wireless Access Point does not block communication between wireless devices on local subnets.
  • Addressed issue on the Surface Hub device where using ink may cause a break in the touch trace that could result in a break in inks from the pen.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer 11 may ignore the “Send all sites not included in the Enterprise Mode Site List to Microsoft Edge” policy when opening a Favorites link.
  • Addressed additional issues with time-zone information and Internet Explorer.
  • Security updates to Windows kernel, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, Device Guard, Internet Explorer, Windows Shell, and Microsoft Edge. For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

As always, you will find this update waiting for you in Windows Update.


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Comments (12)

12 responses to “Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10”

  1. Waethorn

    3 PC's patched today already came in for service because they won't boot.

    • anchovylover

      In reply to Waethorn:

      Are they older pc's Waethorn?

        • anchovylover

          In reply to Waethorn:

          Thanks, like wright_is I was curious if there was a common theme.

          • wright_is

            In reply to anchovylover:

            I've had problems on 3 PCs (1 Skylake desktop i7, 1 Skylake mobile i7 and 1 Kabylake mobile i7). All three booted fine, logging in took longer than expected. Then the desktop hung for about 5 minutes. After that they were worked fine.

            I have updated a couple of Kabylake i5s and a Skylake i5 and had no problems. The BIG difference is that all of the problem machines had various nVidia graphics cards, the i5s all have Intel HD graphics. Not sure if it is a coincidence or an nVidia problem.

            The good news seems to be, if you go away and drink a coffee, by the time you get back it should run fine.

            Edit: Hmm looks like it could be a problem with TrendMicro and the latest patches. I just installed a new PC and it was running fine, installed TrendMicro and it froze for around 5 minutes.

            • Waethorn

              In reply to wright_is:

              One computer had McAfee. The others were using Defender. All laptops. No malware. None were Windows Insiders.

              The fact that you'd have to wait 5 minutes means that this update, much like several previous ones, is still crap, and I'm done making excuses and apologizing for Microsoft. Whenever I see issues like this, I'm going to keep piling on negative criticisms. I've been testing out a couple of Linux VM's and systems in the past 6 months with updates, and NONE of them behave like this. Neither do the Chrome OS computers I sell.

              • wright_is

                In reply to Waethorn:

                I can now confirm that TrendMicro Worry Free was the culprit. They have released a critical patch for 9.0 SP3 to cope with TM not kicking Defender out when it is installed and the two being at loggerheads and locking the machine up.

                There is also a new version 9.5 of Worry Free for English speakers, unfortunately my employer is German, so no update for us, yet.

  2. anchovylover

    FWIW, both my laptop and desktop updated smoothly without issue. Only posting it as usually only people with issues post. In my case MS have really improved the updating these past few months...mind you, they needed too!