Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 5 Comments

Microsoft Updates the Shipping Versions of Windows 10

It’s Patch Tuesday, so the shipping versions of Windows 10—versions 1607, 1511, and 1507—are all being updated with various fixes. As is always the case, none of these releases is getting any functional updates.

You can find the complete list of changes on the Windows 10 Update History web site. But this is a big update given recent revelations about a zero-day bug in Windows: These updates all address that problem.

Here’s a rundown of the fixes in Windows 10 version 1607, which is being updated to build 14393.447.

  • Improved the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • Addressed issue with a scheduled task that doesn’t run in Task Scheduler after reenabling.
  • Addressed issue to update the Access Point Name (APN) database.
  • Addressed issue with Japanese characters that are missing when converted by the Input Method Editor.
  • Addressed issue with the system tray showing no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is present.
  • Addressed issue with Windows devices that disconnect from the Internet prematurely before users can complete their paid Wi-Fi purchase.
  • Addressed issue to update the new Belarusian ruble symbol to Br and the new ISO 4217 code to BYN.
  • Addressed additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, packaging release management, authentication, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Remote Desktop, Active Directory, wireless networking, Windows shell, graphics, enterprise security, and Microsoft HoloLens.
  • Security updates to Boot Manager, Windows operating system, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Virtual Hard Drive, Common Log File System driver, Microsoft Video Control, Common Log File System driver, Windows authentication methods, Windows File Manager, and the Microsoft Graphics Component.

You can learn more in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: November 8, 2016.


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