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Microsoft Releases New Cumulative Updates for Windows 10

A day after releasing a security fix for an IE vulnerability, Microsoft is releasing new cumulative updates for all versions of Windows 10 sans versions 1903 and 1511.

Microsoft today has released another round of cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 sans version 1903. The new updates cover PCs running Windows 10 1809 “October 2018 Update” and earlier. These optional updates come two weeks after this month’s regular Patch Tuesday. And a day after the company released a patch to fix an IE security vulnerability that went out to all supported versions.

New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates

If you’re running Windows 10 October 2018 Update your patch will come in the form of KB4516077 and will bump your build to 17763.774. Here’s a look at the highlights at what’s fixed and improved with the update according to Microsoft:

  • Allows Microsoft Edge to print PDF documents that contain landscape and portrait-oriented pages together correctly.
  • Updates an issue that doesn’t provide a cursor when you select a text input box using touch.
  • Updates an issue that prevents some minimized windows from being restored, closed, or maximized.
  • Updates an issue that prevents the Save and Save As options in Microsoft Office 2010 applications from working when high contrast mode is on.
  • Updates an issue with incorrect folder and file properties in File Explorer.
  • Updates an issue that causes vertical fonts to be larger when printing to a PostScript printer.
  • Updates an issue that prevents Microsoft Narrator from opening.
  • Updates an issue that occasionally prevents you from changing the display brightness after resuming from Sleep or Hibernation when using certain graphics drivers.
  • Updates an issue that causes icons in message box dialogs to appear too large when you choose scaling options in Display settings.
  • Updates an issue that may cause the Calculator app to close unexpectedly if you select any available Converter option.
  • Updates an issue that causes excessive CPU usage when you switch applications or hover over the Taskbar.
  • Updates an issue that causes a dim display after waking from Sleep.

You can see a full list of everything that’s included here. Earlier versions have lists of updates, too but aren’t as extensive. If you’re running an earlier version of Windows 10, make sure to check Microsoft’s Support Site for the full details for your version.

Keep in mind that like yesterday’s update to fix an IE security vulnerability, these updates are optional, but you can get them by heading to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and checking.


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