If you are still on an older version of Windows 10, Microsoft has released some updates to make the Operating System more secure. Check Windows Update for these updates to be installed or download using the direct download links given in this article.
Microsoft has released cumulative updates for Windows 10 on 18 October, 2018. The updates are for Windows 10 versions 1607, 1703 and 1709.
The update version of KB4462928 for 1607 (Build 14393.2580), KB4462939 for 1703 (Build 15063.1418), KB4462932 for 1709 (Build 16299.755) has been released. There are some improvements and fixes in the latest versions.
When blocked apps from start menu were accessed, no error message was displayed. This issue has been resolved.
Cloud authentication performance for accounts that create logon sessions very quickly issues has been fixed.
Issues with time zone update has been resolved
Remote Desktop Services Gateway stopped working effectively in a load balanced scenario after 12 to 24 hours of uptime. This issue has been addressed
Race condition in temporary files and some antivirus scanners that causes .NET Framework applications to stop working error has also been addressed.
In the previous versions, when the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) mode was enabled, it was impossible to disable TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 . This issue has been resolved.
When using client authentication certificates with the TLS protocol, applications have to handle leaks. This issue occurs when the FreeCredentialsHandle call occurs before the DeleteSecurityContext call in application code. Tis issue has been addressed
Memory leak issues on svchost.exe (netsvcs and IP Helper Service)has been resolved. Moreover there was an issue that consumes storage space on Cluster shared volume because of expansion of virtual hard disk on Hyper-V . As a result, virtual machine encounter some errors like it might stop working or get corrupted . This bug has been resolved
If you install Window Server 2019 Key Management Service (KMS) host keys (CSVLK) on Window Server 2016 KMS hosts, it does not work properly . This issue is currently in the process of being resolved and in the latest version it might get solved.
Addresses an issue that can cause App-V packages to fail because of a missing file or DLL error.
When using client authentication certificates with the TLS protocol, applications have to handle leaks. This issue occurs when the FreeCredentialsHandle call occurs before the DeleteSecurityContext call in application code. This issue has been addressed
Some systems with Family 15h and 16h AMD processors uses high CPU power that slows down the performance .This issue have been after installing the June 2018 or July 2018 Windows updates from Microsoft and the AMD microcode updates. In this update this has been addressed.
Applications that carry more than 4 GB space on the system encounter the error of Access Denied Error Code when a Logon Process was called.
Moreover updated time zone issue and error of transitioning from Sleep to Hibernation have been considered in this version
You can also install the updates by directly going through Windows Settings . Simple steps need to be followed for that.
Press Windows + I and go to Updates and Security. Go to Windows Update and click Check Updates. It will ask for confirmation if there are any updates and then it will install downloading the updates . You have to restart your computer to implement the changes after downloading the updates.
Checking the version of Windows installed on your computer
In order to check which version of Windows is installed on your computer, Click Windows +R and enter winver. A window will appear which contains the information of the current version. According to the version, you can install that update for your Windows 10.
Frequently asked questions about Windows cumulative updates
People have been asking a few very common questions which we want to answer here.
What are KB updates?
KB stands for Knowledge Base. KB number contains information about the problems encountered by the users. In each KB update, some issues are fixed and some improvements are made.
What is a cumulative update?
Cumulative update is a combination of all the security updates released since last major update. It contains all the minor updates as a group so that if a user has missed any update, the cumulative update will make sure all the updates are installed on the system.
Is it really necessary to update Windows?
Each new update from Microsoft comes with many bug fixes, improvements and new features. So it is a good idea to update your Windows to get the latest features and new updates. But every time installing the new update is not necessary though because some updates may also cause issues for the user. That’s why it’s a good idea to go through the documentation of new updates being installed in Windows. We, at iTechtics, analyze each update so that user knows what is being installed.
How long will the new Windows cumulative update take to install?
Cumulative updates may take more time than other Windows Updates because many updates are installed from within the cumulative update. Typically it takes 20 to 40 minutes depending upon your system type, especially the hard drive performance.
How can I turn off automatic updates in Windows 10?
Click Windows +R and type gpedit.msc in run window. Press OK. Local Group Policy Editor will open. Go to Path Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update and double click Configure Automatic Updates. Check Disabled button click Apply and then click OK. This will turn off automatic updates of windows.
Can I uninstall recently installed Windows update?
Some updates can be uninstalled by going to Settings –> Update & Security –> Windows Update –> View Update History –> Uninstall Updates.