Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4048955

Microsoft today rolled out cumulative update KB4048955 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709 and other supported Windows versions, too.

Microsoft today rolled out cumulative update KB4048955 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709. This update comes as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday which rolls out fixes and improvements to all currently supported versions of Windows. As is usually the case with these types of updates, there are no new features, but a lengthy list of bug fixes and stability improvements.


You should get the update automatically, but if you want to stay on top of things head to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update. After you the updates are downloaded, a restart is required to finish the update process.

Windows 10 Restart Message

After the update hit the Windows key and type: winver and you will see your build number has been bumped up to 16299.64 for version 1709.

Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4048955

The update includes quality improvements and no new features have been introduced. Here is the lengthy list of fixes and improvements for the Fall Creators Update:

  • Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch.
  • Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch between windowed and full-screen modes when playing some Microsoft DirectX games.
  • Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.
  • Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.
  • Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn’t assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.
  • Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.
  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.
  • Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Additionally, applications that the Store app show as installed don’t appear on the application list of the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread “Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”. Microsoft will release and document an additional solution in a future release.
  • Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge cannot create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout. During the timeout period, users cannot navigate or interact with the requested page.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.

If you’re running version 1703 or an earlier version of Windows 10 you can check out the full list of changes on Microsoft’s support page.

After installing the today’s update let us know how your PC is running. If you’re having any problems, check out our Windows 10 Forums for additional troubleshooting advice.



  1. Robin Window

    November 15, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Update installed all ok as all other updates have done its very rare i seem to get any problems.

  2. Heikoworld

    November 15, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    This time of the year is so busy [Not with the computer] we both never realised it was Patch Tuesday.
    How good it is to have “Groovy Post”, I finally logged on and in came my mail.
    Thank You “Groovy Post” for my regular mail and the reminder we had updates.
    Having 6 computer`s to update is not a big job but we do like to keep them updated.

  3. Butterfly Lady

    December 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    With latest 1709 update, the Send To menu no longer works.
    When clicking to send something to Mail Recipient or a USB in a drive, nothing happens now. Send To Desktop works though. How do I get this fully functional again? Very frustrating.

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