Microsoft Releases Windows 10 December ‘Patch Tuesday’ Updates

It’s Patch Tuesday once again and today Microsoft is rolling out new cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10.

It’s December “Patch Tuesday,” and Microsoft is rolling out cumulative updates for Windows 10 1809, 1803, and other earlier supported versions of Windows and Server. With Microsoft pushing out updates regularly for Windows 10, the list of security improvements and bug fixes isn’t very long. Here is what you can expect with today’s updates.

Windows 10 1803 KB4471324

Windows 10 1809 October 2018 Update

Users running Windows 10 1809 just received a big update last week with KB4469342, which included more fixes than today’s update. There are no new features to report, but this update does include a couple of under the hood updates and will bump your build to 17763.194. Here is a look at what is included in KB4471332:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.
  • Security updates to Windows Authentication, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.

Windows 10 1803 April 2018 Update

Windows 10 1803 users will be bumped to Build 17134.471 and will get KB4471324 which includes the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some users to see a blue or black screen and receive the error code, “System thread exception not handled.”
  • Addresses an issue with Microsoft Intune that causes devices to be incorrectly marked as not compliant because a firewall incorrectly returns a ‘Poor’ status. As a result, the affected devices will not receive conditional access compliance approval and may be blocked from access to corporate resources such as email.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some custom Start menu layouts to display incorrectly.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Authentication, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Kernel.

There are updates available for other supported versions of Windows 10 today, which you should receive automatically in the next couple of days. Or, you can check manually by heading to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.



  1. Kenny

    I HAD 1803 and did this update KB4471324 and it installed a full blown 1809 that I did not want at this time. Why did it do this?

    • Kenny

      Update I found out it did this by me checking ‘manually’ for updates and it triggered it. Its all fine anyway no issues except Realtek drivers i’m working on that.

  2. jamies

    Ok – so last week was install 1809
    prior week was massive updates to 1803
    This weekend – features for 1809
    and now updates-
    Yes as a EU citizen, I do have the N version of win-10,
    so had to go and find the version of Media Player that was needed to run under 1809 – the 1803 compatible version having been left on the system NOT WORKING at all.
    And I have Repaired the Office365 package
    And hope I have dealt with most of the other glitches and settings/UN-ACTIVATION/UN-authorisation introduced by those updates.

    And I see that the IE11 is to be sorted – guess it just isn’t slow enough yet to force people into struggling with EDGE.

    Also there are Framework updates – so more massed integration to be done.

    Windows Storage and Filesystems, – now that’s scary as in
    1) It wasn’t secure before! ??
    2) What will stop working now?

    OK – an cynical and extremely jaundiced viewpoint – BUT it was shipped and forcibly installed into my working environment by Microsoft!

    And … how long will it be before I can expect to be able to get the system back to a reasonably usable responsiveness and that without glitches.

    • Jane Doh

      The only way to NOT deal with Microsoft headaches is to use something better, and that’s Linux Mint. Give it a spin on a USB stick and see what you think.

      PS, I’m a tech who spends most days fixing Windows.

    • jamies

      Hey – system responding reasonably again –
      OK I do have visual studio 2013 &2017 installed but …
      mid-afternoon the system was still doing .Net optimisation and spending lots of CPU in other ‘services’.
      Today’s incremental backup is 16GB more than usual, yesterday was 10GB more, Tuesday 6GB more.
      So the update seems to have changed enough files to require 32GB of files in compressed mode (main backup manages over 50% compression).

      Oh! and now IE11 usually gets to allow me to startup page – Google and allows the entry of a search key in not much more than 20 seconds.

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