Microsoft today rolled out new Cumulative Update KB3124262 for Windows 10. The update contains bug fixes, security updates, and other improvements. It also brings the previous Build 10586.63 up to 10586.71. Here’s a look at installing the update and what you can expect.
Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3124262
You’re not going to see any changes to the UI in this update, everything that’s being updated is under the hood.
According to Microsoft’s support page this update addresses the following:
This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1511.
Windows 10 Version 1511 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously-released fixes. If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.
You’ll get this latest update automatically at some point, but if you don’t want to wait, you can grab it manually by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
You also will need to reboot your PC to complete the update process. But you can always schedule the restart for a time that works best for you. For more on that, read our guide on how to schedule Windows 10 Update restarts.
After the update process has completed, you can check out the new build number by launching the hidden quick access menu and selecting Run or by hitting Windows key+R and type: winver and hit Enter. There you can see that your Windows 10 build number has jumped up a bit.
After you get this latest Cumulative update installed, let us know how things are running on your Windows 10 system in our comment section below. If something is not working correctly and you need more help, hop into our free Windows 10 Forums for more discussion and help.
When I type in winver, a popup says I have Version 10.0 (Build 10240). When I go to Microsoft to download the update, I get a message that my computer OS is up to date. Why is there a discrepancy?
Still no fix for the disastrous November update bug?
that article contains as much information as the settings menu within windows. Thanks
Everything is fine on my Windows 10 PC. After following the instruction (Windows + R and typing in winver) my Windows 10 now reads Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.71) just as it should. No problems noticed.
Everything seems ok w/ my Windows10 PC , update was applied last night , build is correct.
I saw something that said I have to have Internet Explorer to get the update, and I use Chrome. I do not have Internet Explorer installed on my computer. I go to the Microsoft website, and it doesn’t mention the Cumulative Update KB3124262. When I pull up the Uninstall page, I can see KB31224266, KB3087040, and KB3133431. The first two automatically installed on January 13th, and the last one installed on January 5th.
I can see that other people have received the Cumulative Update, so now I’m really lost! Does any of this make sense to anyone? What am I missing here? I feel like an idiot.
@Sharon: There’s a good article at the link provided at Softpedia. At the bottom of the article are links for a direct download for your operating system. Just make sure to download the correct operating system version, that is 32 bit or 64 bit.
The link below (from Winaero) also has the direct download links and more information about the update.
If these fail try the link below from the Windows Club which may shed further light on your problem.
Note: Prior to installation make sure to create a restore point.
Thank you so much, Ziggy. It’s all fixed now.
@Sharon: Glad to be of assistance and that all worked well for you.
If you are unfamiliar with the Windows Club may I suggest that you visit the site (as well as GroovyPost, of course) when issues arise. Another good site is AskVG – link provided below…
Thank you, Ziggy. I’ve bookmarked both websites for future reference.