It’s Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft has issued separate cumulative updates for each of the shipping versions of Windows 10. And while none include new features, of course, each includes important fixes.
To be clear, “shipping versions of Windows 10” means the publicly-available versions of the OS, which are version 1507 (the original, or “RTM” release), version 1511, and version 1607, the latter of which is what you get when you install the Anniversary Update. These updates are not for pre-release Windows Insider builds of Windows 10.
Microsoft always provides a list of what’s new in each Windows 10 cumulative update on its Windows 10 update history page. You can head there to see what’s been fixed in Windows 10 versions 1507 and 1511. Here, I’ll focus on the current release, version 1607, for PCs only:
- Improved reliability of Bluetooth and storage file system.
- Addressed issue causing printer drivers to not install correctly after installing security update KB317005.
- Addressed issue causing sign-in errors if a password is entered incorrectly or a new password doesn’t meet password complexity requirements after installing security update KB3167679.
- Addressed issue that required users to log out and log back in before using the application they installed using the Windows installer (MSI).
- Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.
- Addressed additional issues with multimedia playback, revised daylight saving time, authentication, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Shell.
- Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows registry, and diagnostics hub.
You can learn more from the knowledge base article Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: October 11, 2016.
Whichever version of Windows 10 you’re running, you can get today’s updates via Windows Update.