It’s Patch Tuesday, and you know what that means: Right, I spent the day driving to Pennsylvania. Oh, and Microsoft updated the shipping versions of Windows 10 too.
One odd note: Even though Microsoft stopped supporting the initial version of Windows 10 (version 1507), it actually updated that version today, too. There’s no official word on why, but one has to imagine it’s tied to recent nation state and ransomware attacks. Regardless, this means that all versions of Windows 10—1507, 1511, 1607, and 1703—were updated today with quality (non-feature) updates.
Here’s what Microsoft changed in Windows 10 version 1703 (the Creators Update), incrementing the build number to 15063.483.
- Addressed issue introduced by KB4022716 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
- Addressed issue to improve MediaCreationTool.exe support for Setup Tourniquet scenarios.
- Addressed issue with CoreMessaging.dll that may cause 32-bit apps to crash on the 64-bit version of the Windows OS.
- Addressed an issue where Visual Studio or a WPF application may terminate unexpectedly (stops responding, followed by a crash) when running on a pen and/or touch enabled machine with Windows 10 Creators Update.
- Addressed issue that causes the system to crash when certain USB devices are unplugged while the system is asleep.
- Addressed issues with screen orientation that stops working after lid close and lid open transitions.
- Addressed issue that causes .jpx and .jbig2 images to stop rendering in PDF files.
- Addressed issue where users could not elevate to Administrator through the User Account Control (UAC) dialog when using a smart card.
- Addressed issue where input using the Korean handwriting feature dropped the last character of a word or moved it to the next line incorrectly.
- Addressed issue with a race condition between the App-V Catalog Manager and the Profile Roaming Service. A new registry key is available to control the waiting period for App-V Catalog Manager, which allows any third-party Profile Roaming Service to complete.
- Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Search, Windows kernel, Windows shell, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Virtualization, Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows Storage and File Systems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, ASP.NET, Microsoft PowerShell, and the .NET Framework.
As always, you will find an update waiting for you in Windows Update no matter which Windows 10 version you’re using. And yes, you will need to reboot.