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Microsoft Releases Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 10 1709 and 1803

Microsoft today is rolling out cumulative updates to all supported versions of Windows as part of its usual Patch Tuesday update cycle.

It’s Patch Tuesday and Microsoft today is rolling out cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows. Today’s patches even include updates for the newly released Windows 10 1803 April Update. Here is a look at what you can expect with these updates.

Windows 10 1709 Fall Creators Update

If you are delaying Windows 10 1803 via Windows Update, you can still manually download and install today’s cumulative update KB4103727 from Microsoft Update Catalog. After the update, your build number will jump to 16299.431.

Here is a look at what’s been improved in this build according to Microsoft’s notes:

  • Addresses an issue in Internet Explorer that might cause communication between web workers to fail in certain asynchronous scenarios that involve multiple visits to a web page.
  • Updates Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge to respect the video preload flag in certain scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue on AMD platforms that causes intermittent loss of USB port functionality after resuming from Hibernate (S4).
  • Increases the user account minimum password length in Group Policy from 14 to 20 characters.
  • Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents customers from typing Hangul correctly with Microsoft’s Korean IME in Microsoft Word Online.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents customers from selecting a Microsoft add-in on a second monitor.
  • Addresses a known issue in KB4093105 that may cause the message “We couldn’t download Windows Mixed Reality software” to appear on some Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error when connecting to a Remote Desktop server. For more information, see CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows app platform and frameworks, Device Guard, Windows kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows storage and filesystems, Windows Hyper-V, Windows virtualization and kernel, HTML help, and Windows Server.

Windows 10 1803 April 2018 Update

While we are recommending people hold off on the Windows 10 1803 April Update, the company did release some fixes with cumulative update KB4103721. However, this update doesn’t appear to be the magic one that will fix the issues so many of our readers have commented on.

Here is a look at what’s fixed and improved with Windows 1803:

  • Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some devices to stop responding or working when using applications, such as Cortana or Chrome, after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain VPN apps from working on builds of Windows 10, version 1803. These apps were developed using an SDK version that precedes Windows 10, version 1803, and use the public RasSetEntryProperties API.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error when connecting to a Remote Desktop server. For more information, see CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886.
  • Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows app platform and frameworks, Windows kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows storage and filesystems, HTML help, and Windows Hyper-V.

Whether you’re still on 1709 or rocking 1803, let us know how things are going after installing these updates. And for more discussion and troubleshooting advice, head to our Windows 10 Forums.


6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ziggy  

    Installed on three machines successfully – no issues at this point of time.

    Nah, just noticed that Windows Store is not downloading or installing apps, though I think this occurred after installing the first version of 1803. So no fix here for me!

    • Ziggy  

      Reply to my own comment! I was able to fix Windows Store by going to my other Administrator account and download and install an app from there. Worked beautifully!

      Went back to my troublesome account and picked any free app to download and install and it WORKED!

      I did try the troubleshooter for Windows Store first but that did not work, whereas method mentioned above did!

      • I updated a desktop PC today and the Microsoft Store was completely missing along with some standard Microsoft apps like Photos and Calendar. The fix for me was the easiest “old school” troubleshooting steps. I unplugged all external devices — external drives, webcam, phones — did a total shutdown, unplugged power, reseated all cables and fired it back up — everything working fine.

        • Ziggy  

          That’s a nice tip, Brian. You can’t beat “old school” when it comes to the nitty gritty of solving all things when it comes to computers. Oddly, one of my oldest machines has been the one that has worked flawlessly with version 1803 – home made gig way back in 2010! Work that one out…

  2. I thank you very much for your good advice not to upgrade to v 1803, although I had already done that when I read your article. Anyway the cumulative kb4103721 really created problems in my laptop. A stirring wheel on a black screen in connection to reboot after 30% of the upgrade done. I have seen on the net that I am far from alone with this error and I hope that you mention in this blog when MS is coming with a fix for this!
    I have Horizon Datasys Rollback so I could rollback the system to the morning of May 8, but I can of course not restart the system now, since the kb4103721 will immediately invade again. I have the Home version of Windows 10, so I planned the restart till May 15 and I really hope that there will be a fix before that time and that you will mention that here.

    Regards/Jiger

  3. DebbyS  

    I was watching a YT video this morning around 4:15 and things froze up on my Win 10 Home laptop. I thought, uh-oh, what’s wrong with this computer? After a hard reboot (ctrl-alt-del didn’t work), I began backing up several big masses of data I hadn’t backed up yesterday. I had several more total freezes. Finally it occurred to me to unplug my modem, in case MS “forgot” to tell me it was going to start giving me new stuff whether or not I wanted it — and when it couldn’t talk to my computer, everything went well with my back up! I guess the only way to make sure MS can’t invade me (and r@pe my computer?) is to unplug the modem until, say, 5/15, but that leaves me w/o access to my email and many other things I enjoy doing (this is why it’s like being threatened with r@pe). Even when MS does warn about what it plans to do, it is along the lines of “We plan to do this, do you want it now? If so, lie back, enjoy it, and think of England (and believe everything will still work — we mean will work *better* in a few hours).” I just checked and I’m still on 1709, so I suspect MS has been sneaking things in over time, just sometimes those sneaky uploads crash my system before MS plans them to… sigh!

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