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New Windows 10 Update KB3105213 and More Available Now

Microsoft today rolled out cumulative update KB3105213 for Windows 10 users. On top of that there are updates for other versions of Windows as well as updates for Microsoft Office. And yes, yet another Adobe Flash update is available.

This isn’t the big Windows 10 Fall Update that’s expected to be launched sometime this month. It is, however, important to grab all of these updates as they provide critical security patches as well as bug fixes.

Windows 10 Update KB3105213

Another Adobe Flash Player Update

Adobe VulnerabilitiesAnother notable update to point out is KB3103688, which plugs vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. This also patches Flash vulnerabilities in the most recent Windows 10 Preview Build 10586.

“Microsoft has released a security advisory for IT professionals about vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, and Windows 10 version 1511
  • Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 and Windows 10 version 1511

To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft security advisory 2755801.”

We previously covered the sad state of Adobe Flash and the constant patches needed to keep it secure. Make sure to read our article on how to help protect your computer from Adobe Flash exploits in your web browser.

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3105213

According to Microsoft’s support page, this update includes the following:

This update for Windows 10 includes functionality improvements and resolves the vulnerabilities in Windows that are described in the following Microsoft security bulletins and advisory:

  • 3105256 MS15-122: Security update for Kerberos to address security feature bypass: November 10, 2015
  • 3104521 MS15-119: Security update in TDX.sys to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015
  • 3104507 MS15-118: Security updates in the .NET Framework to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015
  • 3105864 MS15-115: Security update for Windows to address remote code execution: November 10, 2015
  • 3104519 MS15-113: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: November 10, 2015
  • 3104517 MS15-112: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: November 10, 2015
  • 3108638 Microsoft security advisory: Update to Hyper-V to address CPU weakness: November 10, 2015
  • 3108604 Microsoft security advisory: Description of the security update for Windows Hyper-V: November 10, 2015

Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes. If you have previous updates installed, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.

A lot of updates were rolled out today, so make sure to get your computer(s) squared away. The updates will be automatically installed for Windows 10, but to get ahead of the game head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and manually check for updates. A restart will be required to complete the process, but remember, you can schedule when Windows 10 restarts.

If you have any issues with these updates or notice any improvements to your PCs overall performance, let us know in the comment section below. Or, for specific questions and discussion join us in the Windows 10 Forums.

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13 Responses to New Windows 10 Update KB3105213 and More Available Now

  1. Patti Ann November 11, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    Will all these cumulative updates for Windows 10 be included if one has not yet upgraded to Windows 10 and does go ahead, say early next year, and takes the plunge and upgrades their computer to Windows 10? Or, will it be necessary to individually download all the cumulative updates that Windows has put out????

    • James November 11, 2015 at 9:19 am #

      Patti Ann,
      Only AFAIK, and my personal opinion:
      MS seem (at the moment) to be providing a downloadable set of ISO images for the latest version of win 10 – 32 bit or 64 bit (and the doesn’t-fit-on-a DVD combined 32&64 bit ). but if you have a reliable and reasonably fast link it’s probably best to take the “install over the web – with download of the current version” option.
      If you take an ISO and then put it on a DVD so you can install without using the web you will then, if you need to re-install, have an old version that will probably need lots of updating after the install that may well take longer than just redoing the download of the latest version, and will also take up space for the recovery/restore points and all the fixes to be stored in addition to the actual running code.

      When you do come to upgrade I would suggest copying your current OS so you then have a dual- OS setup so you can pick which copy to run –
      And only update 1 to windows 10, keeping the other as a backup OS. – You only get a month to decide to backout the win 10 upgrade, so having the un-updated instance will allow you to revert if you feel the need after the month.

      Additionally, the setup really wants you to have an external drive for the backups, and if you run the (substantially flawed File History) then you will need to have an external drive connected at most times for that to save any of your files.
      So if you have a fairly full OS drive it may be that update time will be an appropriate time to consider upgrading your existing OS drive to a new one that has space for 2 instances of the OS, and later on using the old OS drive as a backup, or file-history store.
      (A 2TB may seem a lot, but it’s not much dearer than a 500GB drive, and as you would probably be using only the first 1/3 of the drive for the OS partition, it would probably speed up your system by maybe 25%. or more.)

    • Hemant November 14, 2015 at 8:33 am #

      I was able to see my Network devices fine until I upgraded to the latest patch. Now my NAS running SMB is not visible as a normal network device. The device page does open up but its kind of useless. Probably should have waited to see what all issues crop up.
      Its done now, don’t have the patience for rollback, so will just have to map drives using ip.

  2. Phil November 11, 2015 at 7:49 am #

    The main bug fix that still hasn’t been addressed, despite feedback topics full of this for weeks, is the inability to see NAS drives or any thing other than local PC in network link in explorer- this is a major problem for many reasons – not least as backup software also can no longer see these drives. – I have been on the insider program a year now and my opinion unfortunately of W10 is at an all time low

    • Patti Ann November 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

      What is “AFAIK”…..

      Your reply to my simple question is rather confusing……I still don’t know if all the cumulative updates that M/S has been handing out for Windows 10 will be included in the download if I wait three more months?????

      • Ellen November 17, 2015 at 6:20 am #

        AFAIK … as far as I know

        Yep, I found it a tad confusing as well.
        No, when you install 10, you’ll have to upgrade it. On the bright side … all updates are included in the first bundle. So there won’t be umpteen upgrades.

  3. James November 11, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    Hi,

    While I cannot specifically ascribe the problem to the last update, I have suddenly found that My windows 10 (Pro) x64 installation does not recognise the NTFS file structure within partitions on many USB connected drives.

    I have contacted MS support (chat -line) in the hope that they would take onboard that these drives are perfectly OK when accessed on a windows 7 32 bit OS installed in similar hardware (Thinkcenter A55) to the windows 10 installation.

    I originally noted that USB-2 drives were OK but my 2TB USB-3 drives were inaccessible.
    The chat-line staff appeared to be very polite and willing to help – but after updating some drivers – when the system needed a restart it did not appear possible to contact the Chat-line person I had been working with up to the restart, so the on-line support process was somewhat disappointing, especially as the problem was not sorted.

    So – the problem is still apparent, but I now see it applies to older USB-2 drives too.

    Symptoms are:-
    Connected drive shows as a drive, but partitions do not show in the safely remove hardware tab icon.
    Connected drive shows in Storage Manager as a drive with healthy partition (It is just not recognised as a NTFS partition)
    Connected drive shows in the USB and drives parts of Device Manager and the SDK USBView.exe as OK
    Connected drive does not show in File Manager at all.

    If I run Paragon Partition Manager 12 the partition shows with no discernible difference in detailing from the partitions that Win10 File Explorer does see.
    And – there is no apparent problem with the partitions under the win-7 OS, or the old XP, or Paragon 12 Backup & recovery booting CD on the win10 system –
    (Note those systems have not been patched recently – they don’t get to be online.)

    So – drives are OK, Partitions are OK, and the PC hardware is OK, and windows Storage Manager (as thus the USB drivers) detect the drive.

    My current action plan in order of action, until the problem is sorted:

    Use the win 7 system to copy data from a drive to an alternate (backup) drive and then use the win 10 installed Paragon 12 to resize the partition (slightly smaller).
    Use win 7 Storage Manager to alter the size of the NTFS partition.
    Use paragon 12 on the win 7 system to resize the partition.
    Under Win 7 Delete the partition and tell Paragon to recover the deleted partition.
    Under Win 10 Delete the partition and tell Paragon to recover the deleted partition (if the earlier try was fast).
    Use win10 Storage Manager to redefine the partition as ‘NTFS’ (quick format).

    That will be on a 1TB drive for which I have storage space available to copy the data.

    If that fails – there is revert the win 10 –
    Although I don’t see as that will cure a problem that is within the File Explorer as the update will just re-install the fault.
    Then again it may be that my system is corrupted and while Admin level cmd session :>sfc /scannow
    doesn’t pick that up – so a re-install (reimage) from a new download may be the answer.

    That is unless:
    People can confirm the problem is not just my PC
    Or the new shipment of Win 10 removes the problem,
    Or hopefully, forum members have any additional ideas.

    • James November 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      Problem identified –

      Many, but not all of the USB connected drives I use have been set as disconnected by the windows-10 OS
      The solution is to use Storage Manager, and in turn select each partition, of each drive and assign it a letter, then disconnect, (eject) and reconnect the drive.
      Remembering to free the drive from storage manager lock (close down the manager) before using the ‘Eject drive’ facility.

      So simple once you have got a drive that you can use to test options – as in copy all files from a drive to other drives – 2TB takes such a nice long while using a USB-2 system.

      Still at least it was not a case of re-format and copy back the data too before going onto the next drive.
      Yes – I know I should have duplicates of the data – and I do do that for the priority stuff such as the latest several backup – restore images of the system and ‘my-data’

  4. James November 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    Patti Ann

    AFAIK = As Far As I Know
    as in from what I have experienced and read, but allowing for the Microsoft technique of changing of things.

    Re your question:-
    “Will all these cumulative updates for Windows 10 be included if one has not yet upgraded to Windows 10 and does go ahead, say early next year, and takes the plunge and upgrades their computer to Windows 10? Or, will it be necessary to individually download all the cumulative updates that Windows has put out????”

    It depends – the most usual answer would be NOT lots of update sets to do!
    As
    Currently the updates are ‘cumulative’ so the latest download has all the updated to that date.

    BUT – Microsoft may, at their own discretion, or whim, change that.

    So the No answer does depend on MS and what you use as the source for your upgrade –
    A copy taken and put onto a DVD – will almost certainly need 1 cumulative set of updates to apply.
    and there may be multiple sets – Only MS future actions will determine if there are multiple sets then.

    Using the MS – “Do it online” process and you get the then current version with fixes ready built in.

    So use the “Do it online” mode, means no additional fixed immediately after the upgrade,
    but it’s probably best to ONLY use that option if you have a reliable and reasonably fast web connection.

  5. Brian Burgess November 11, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    I have read several people having issues with Outlook crashing after installing these updates.

    The problem with Windows 10 being treated as a service is there are so many different configurations out there as well as different programs, there will always be strange issues no matter what.

    @James I recommend you pop in your questions in either one of our two free forums and hopefully we can get an answer for you.

    They are:

    http://windows10forum.com
    http://forum.groovypost.com/

  6. James November 12, 2015 at 6:50 am #

    Hi, –
    Thanks for that Brian,
    Just powered the win 10 system up – and there’s a new notification –
    Restart scheduled for 15:30 today – ???
    Fixes that were waiting for the restart including K3105213 are, according to the Settings scheduled for a restart at 03:30 in the early morning tomorrow ????

    Well – considering your post re outlook, that’s shifted back to Wednesday 18th @ 3:30 a.m – but weather (very stormy and orange alerts posted) that waits till then – or the power-up following that we’ll have to see!

    Thing that gets me is that the MS staff are very polite, solicitous and recognise my concerns about the backup data and system usability BUT- just don’t seem too interested in actually doing any investigation to determine if the system is corrupted – or as set by the MS shipped updates.

    My investigations are progressing, but as should be expected for many GB through USB-2 SLOWLY

  7. wael November 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    Hi can someone help me pls i tried to install this update but it always fail at restart ,i tried to fix windows update but still the same issue
    and thx .

  8. James November 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Not something I am qualified, or well experienced with – but consider this advice as to possibilities NOT instructions:

    Difficult for anyone other than Microsoft to do that, and they will probably have to access your system remotely with admin level access –

    BUT first , if you are using windows defender has the system loaded the last update (with todays 27-Nov date) – get to it by windows button and entering windows defender then selecting the ‘App’ and looking at the update pane.
    Or Settings – Update and Security –
    Then go to Settings – Update and Security – Windows Update – Advanced – and view your update history

    I have had the Microsoft chat-line technicians fix my system 3 times to deal with it not processing updates.

    Note – MICROFT chat-line, not anyone else

    And before you go there – backup your data – as in email and whatever you have typed in or downloaded.
    Create a restore point
    Then create a new admin level user using the web based login option and see if the updates will install under that ID.
    Then call the chat line technicians – detail your system win 10 – 64/32 bit, (N) and/or Pro edition
    and explain the not working state, and the not? working state under the new ID.

    Also mention that you have been told ( well I’m telling you) that you understand this may be another occurrence of what seems to be happening to many users, and you understand there is a quick fix process using a clear of the downloaded fixes and a resetting of some registry rather than re-installing the win 10 over your existing setup.

    starts something like

    C > Windows > Softwaredistribution > Download>
    run commands in admin level cmd window
    ipconfig /flushdns
    netsh winsock reset catalog.

    then net stop wuauserv
    and things like
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s

    (not a task you’d want to start yourself

    They will almost certainly ask you to let them access and control the system remotely – you accept the download – run it allow it to alter the system, give it the 6 digit code they supply allow access – and you will get another chat type window as they access the system. after that it’s pretty much just watch and leave the mouse and keyboard alone.
    If you feel a real need to ‘say’ something, wait till they stop moving the mouse/pointer and then use it to click on one of the chat-line entry boxes.

    You may want to open a .rtf file in order to copy and paste the chat into it for saving – and ask that they let you do that before they restart the system

    If they do restart the system you will probably have to login again and then their re-connection should activate – but remember the technician may well be working on more than just your PC – so may not be aware immediately your system restarts.

    Also Basically remember the chat service is really supposed to be you-pay-for-it help and they are not supposed to spend many hours on unpaying users – Their department/section ain’t responsible for the win-10 problems, they’re just being nice to us annoyed users

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