Windows 10 April 2018 Update Gets a New Cumulative Update

Microsoft today released a new cumulative update for the latest version of Windows 10, the April 2018 Update. The company released cumulative updates for older versions of the OS earlier this month, but it’s today releasing the patches for the latest version of the OS. The new cumulative update is available as KB4284848 and it brings the build number up to 17134.137.

The update does not include any notable bug fixes, so here is the entire changelog:

Windows Intelligence In Your Inbox

Sign up for our new free newsletter to get three time-saving tips each Friday — and get free copies of Paul Thurrott's Windows 11 and Windows 10 Field Guides (normally $9.99) as a special welcome gift!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the Video Settings HDR streaming calibration slider to stop working. This is caused by a conflict with the panel brightness intensity settings configured by certain OEMs.
  • Addresses streaming compatibility issues with certain live TV streaming content providers.
  • Addresses an issue where media content previously generated by Media Center doesn’t play after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update.
  • Addresses an issue in which SmartHeap didn’t work with UCRT.
  • Addresses performance regression in App-V, which slows many actions in Windows 10.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Appmonitor to stop working at logoff if the Settingstoragepath is set incorrectly.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Appmonitor to stop working at logoff, and user settings are not saved.
  • Addresses an issue where client applications running in a container image don’t conform to the dynamic port range.
  • Addresses an issue where the DNS server might stop working when using DNS Query Resolution Policies with a “Not Equal” (NE) condition.
  • Addresses an issue with T1 and T2 custom values after configuring DHCP failover.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the latest versions of Google Chrome (67.0.3396.79+) to stop working on some devices.
  • Addresses issues with the Remote Desktop client in which pop-up windows and drop-down menus don’t appear and right-clicking doesn’t work properly. These issues occur when using remote applications.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a connection failure when a Remote Desktop connection doesn’t read the bypass list for a proxy that has multiple entries.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Microsoft Edge to stop working when it initializes the download of a font from a malformed (not RFC compliant) URL.
  • Addresses an issue where some users may receive an error when accessing files or running programs from a shared folder using the SMBv1 protocol. The error is “An invalid argument was supplied”.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Task Scheduler tasks configured with an S4U logon to fail with the error “ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION/STATUS_NO_TRUST_SAM_ACCOUNT”.

The update is available to all users running the April 2018 Update and you will be able to grab it from Windows Update right away.

Tagged with

Share post

Please check our Community Guidelines before commenting

Conversation 26 comments

  • lvthunder

    Premium Member
    26 June, 2018 - 3:04 pm

    <p>The Chrome one seems like a notable bug fix to me.</p>

  • JustMe

    Premium Member
    26 June, 2018 - 4:23 pm

    <p>I dont mind roll-ups, but I would actually like to control my updates, and I completely understand Microsoft will not allow that anymore. I'd like to seperate security updates, bug fixes, and feature updates. I'd like to be able to say 'i do not want that feature' – FOREVER, not just delay them. I'd like to be able to have a 'minimal install' option – meaning just the absolute basic OS and browser allowing me to set up my system the way I want to without having to resort to powershell. I'd like to be able to permanently refuse essentially anything except security updates. I also understand that wont happen, at least not on a consumer level.</p>

    • jumpingjackflash5

      27 June, 2018 - 1:13 am

      <blockquote><a href="#286402"><em>In reply to JustMe:</em></a></blockquote><p>Oh yes. At least power users should have the ability to refuse updates – just has they could in Windows 7/8. Yes, feature updates should be offered, not forced to install. Yes, security updates that do not mess with the settings or do reinstall could be mandatory but they should be small and not that complex … I do not know why Microsoft does not see that the update system is broken in Windows 10 and does more problems than it solves. I have been always huge fan of "updated windows" but after twice a year reinstalls (which feature updates actually do – they install new version of windows with the multiple reboot system) that is too much ….</p><p><br></p><p>Wake up, Microsoft!</p><p><br></p><p>And while you do that, allow the ability to control the transparency color in Acrylic similarly to what was available in Vista/Windows 7. Currently the background color "pops" through acrylic layer very strongly, which is very distracting. Transparency can be good but when done properly.</p>

      • jimchamplin

        Premium Member
        27 June, 2018 - 10:49 am

        <blockquote><a href="#286542"><em>In reply to jumpingjackflash5:</em></a></blockquote><p>And Windows 7 looked <em>soooo good</em>.</p>

    • lvthunder

      Premium Member
      27 June, 2018 - 12:01 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#286402"><em>In reply to JustMe:</em></a></blockquote><p>It makes it a lot harder to update the system if every machine is running a different level of patches.</p>

      • skane2600

        28 June, 2018 - 2:06 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#286598"><em>In reply to lvthunder:</em></a></blockquote><p>Simplest solution: Don't update the OS often except for security. </p>

      • JustMe

        Premium Member
        02 July, 2018 - 3:45 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#286598"><em>In reply to lvthunder</em></a></blockquote><p> I dont disagree with that point – it does make updating more problematic. That said, I also dont agree with the One Patch To Rule Them All method. What about all this telemetry Microsoft is collecting? Microsoft allegedly knows what is installed on my machine, why cant they come up with a patch routine that uses that data to create a custom patch. (Meaning, they know I have 5 programs installed, so they just look at those 5 programs in their library and patch accordingly.)</p><p><br></p><p>If you want a simple approach – update everybody for security and make the rest optional.</p>

  • John Muir

    26 June, 2018 - 9:58 pm

    <p>windows updates are currently out of control, they broke both my clean installs of win10 within about 18 months to unusable\un-updatable state, this is on fairly standard configurations – on both my tower and laptop. </p><p><br></p><p>the amount of times it downloads the cumulative install of 2.5GB over a very slow connection out here in the sticks, then a day later – does the exact friggin thing AGAIN.</p><p><br></p><p>oh and while its pulling down the update, its stupid enough to consume 100% of my bandwidth for hours and hours. it really is utterly brain dead. ive seen windows update, BITS, delivery optimisation all fight each other over my slow connection. I mean jeez my system becomes unusable for 16 hrs per month when a 2.5gb download happens that I have no say over.</p><p><br></p><p>and when the feature updates got applied, it failed and was stuck in a continual download loop, apply, fail, restart, download again, apply, etc…..</p><p><br></p><p>its ridiculous, and for the 1st time since 1990win3.0, im seriously thinking about dumping windows. the update mechanism is utterly broken and must have been written by those who found visual basic a serious challenge. Ive never ever had a problem with updates before. maybe summer interns from grade school shouldn't be doing this.</p><p><br></p><p>the rot started with this when they thought it was acceptable to force win10 onto everything. I seriously think they have really shot themselves in the foot with this. everyone I know is starting to get very pissed with this, even the gamers with good pc's\connections are starting to get very annoyed, people just want to use their pc and what they are doing is completely getting in the way of that.</p>

    • Tony Barrett

      27 June, 2018 - 7:02 am

      <blockquote><a href="#286531"><em>In reply to John_Muir:</em></a></blockquote><p>You are 100% accurate, and very entitled to that opinion – many agree. The update/upgrade mechanism in Win10 is totally FUBAR. It really does want to make you throw Windows out the window!! ;-)</p>

      • John Muir

        27 June, 2018 - 8:23 am

        <p>In reply to ghostrider: thank you, the downvotes this issue gets is baffling, i mean we have all given MS and win10 3 years now to sort this out to an acceptable standard, and its definitely NOT HAPPENING.</p><p><br></p><p>businesses will not put up with how they are doing things for long, we have given them the benefit of the doubt, its clearly a terrible way to run updates and maintain a working system. windows as a service is a bust.</p><p><br></p><p>im large companies with 10000+ installs, just 1% of breakage will cost a huge amount to fix, and with win10 they must be getting at least that. constant changes to peoples pc's turns out is a dreadful idea. people need a static working system, not this constant unending flurry of updatesfixes to updates, fix's to the fixes of updates and so on.</p><p><br></p><p>its getting to a ridiculous state, and refusing to talk about this will not help them wake the f**k up.</p><p><br></p><p>they need to go back to what worked, new version every 3 years, annual service pack, monthly emergency security updates, daily AV updates. right now it seems we have almost daily everything.</p>

        • lvthunder

          Premium Member
          27 June, 2018 - 12:00 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#286576"><em>In reply to John_Muir:</em></a></blockquote><p>Maybe you are getting down votes because of the way you are belittling the people who make windows. I've never had the issues you are having. I supervise about 20 PC's at work and have never had an update break a machine to the point you couldn't use it.</p>

          • John Muir

            27 June, 2018 - 6:52 pm

            <p>Well lucky you, I was working in a company with 300+ windows servers – most under my monitoring and 10000+ desktopslaptops. They wont move over to w10.</p><p><br></p><p>When the techies are getting issues alot – your in trouble, Ive written far better software than this let me tell you.</p><p><br></p>

  • TechsUK

    27 June, 2018 - 8:47 am

    <p>Have you tried a reset john? we find any PC's not behaving too well, or have bust servicing, just a reset whilst retaining apps/data works a treat.</p>

    • John Muir

      27 June, 2018 - 6:48 pm

      <p>@TechsUK, yeah a reset worked for 1 (while only retaining data 🙁 ) , not the the other. A full reinstall is now required. And even then after a reset it wont install 1709 at all, and just loops …. i mean come on !!</p><p><br></p><p>I would understand all the problems IF there was serious issue with everything, but their isnt, its needless hassle over practically nothing.</p><p><br></p><p>Im prob going to have to get 1809 and blow them both away with a ground up resinstall of everything. This will be the first time Ive ever had issues with windows like this. A chromebook is looking very appealing right now. Anything that just works and dosnt screw up everything on a regular basis sounds good to me.</p><p><br></p><p>Maybe MS actually want to lose their Windows OS customer base, they are certainly acting like it.</p><p><br></p>

  • Chaoticwhizz

    27 June, 2018 - 12:27 pm

    <p>Has anyone been able to download this update? It isn't showing up for me. I am having the Remote Desktop/RemoteApp issues it talks about.</p>

Windows Intelligence In Your Inbox

Sign up for our new free newsletter to get three time-saving tips each Friday

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Thurrott © 2024 Thurrott LLC