Microsoft today rolled out new Cumulative Update KB3163018 for Windows 10 PCs. There aren’t any noticeable updates to the UI in this build, but it does include bug fixes as well as improvements to overall functionality.
Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3163018 Build 10586.420
According to the Windows 10 Update History page:
This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback, audio playback in Groove Music app, Maps app, Miracast, and Windows Explorer.
- Fixed issue with balloon tip notifications always appearing in the upper left side of the screen.
- Fixed issue that caused VPN to not work properly when switching between different network interfaces (for example, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular).
- Improved Narrator’s ability to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and image information.
- Fixed issue in location that caused navigation apps to lag behind user’s actual location.
- Improved performance of loading webpages in Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are used.
- Fixed issue that caused phones to stop ringing from an incoming call, if interrupted by an SMS.
- Fixed issue that caused some phones to be unable to re-add a primary Microsoft account without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
- Fixed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and Windows Explorer.
- Fixed security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).
- Completing the Update
It will automatically be downloaded and installed on your PC within a couple of days, but if you want to get on top of the situation, you can get the update right now by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.
You’ll need to reboot your PC to complete the update. Remember that you can schedule a time for your computer to restart that’s most convenient 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 hitting Windows key + R and then type: winver and hit Enter.
When the About Windows screen comes up you’ll see that the build number has increased to Build 10586.420
While these updates might not sound exactly fun, it’s always important to keep your Windows system up-to-date. Also, in a few more weeks we’ll see the Anniversary Update — and it has a lot of cool new features.
After installing this update on your Windows 10 system, let us know how things are running in the comment section below. Or for more detailed conversations make sure to hope in our new and improved Windows 10 Forums.