Microsoft Ships First Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607

Posted on July 23, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 0

Microsoft Ships First Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607

Microsoft on Friday night issued a cumulative update for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14393 for both PC and Mobile, fixing several small issues. In not incrementing the build number, the software giant is sending its clearest signal yet that the Anniversary update milestone has been achieved.

You don’t have to be a particularly astute student of the ways of Microsoft to see what’s happening here: Microsoft issued this build on Tuesday to the Fast ring, moved it to the Slow ring with unprecedented speed on Thursday, and then incremented it to build 14393.3 on Friday. So 14393 is the “final” build of Windows 10 version 1607, give or take what could be hundreds of iterative updates that won’t move us past 14393.x.

Microsoft did the same thing with Windows 10 version 1511, which on PCs has seen almost 500 iterative updates since the original build 10586 was deemed “final.” My wife’s PC shows today that it’s on build 10586.494.

For this first post-1607 update, Microsoft has fixed the following issues:

  • An issue where keyboard input on some Windows tablet devices would not rotate to landscape normally.
  • An issue that resulted in Windows Updates being delayed on systems with Connected Standby.
  • A problem with text input with Korean Input Method Editor (IME) in some Store apps
  • An issue causing Store apps to stop launching due to a licensing issue
  • An issue with apps that synchronize using DDE for inter-process communication.

So nothing major. And nothing that even warranted a blog post: This description comes from the Feedback Hub in Windows 10 version 1607. There’s an associated Knowledge Base identifier—KB31176925—but it’s so new I can’t find it yet on Microsoft Support.

There is now less than a week to go for the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, and 10 days to go until the public release of Windows 10 version 1607.