Microsoft releases new patches for the Windows 10 October Update and older versions of the OS

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Microsoft has quietly released new optional updates for earlier versions of Windows 10 this weekend, including the October 2018 update. If you are still running this version of the operating system, build 17763.720 (KB4512534) is now available to you with the following fixes:

  • Improves the reliability of push notifications about application implementations on Microsoft HoloLens 1 devices.
  • Addresses a problem that prevents Windows Hello Face Authentication from working after a restart.
  • Fixes a problem with downloading digital rights management (DRM) files from certain websites that use Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents the Universal C Runtime Library from returning the appropriate value for global time zone variables under certain conditions.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Deployment Image Management and Service (DISM) to stop responding intermittently while deprovisioning some preinstalled applications using the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • problem in which the default keyboard for the English language (Cyprus) (en-CY) was not set correctly.
  • Fixes a problem to allow Microsoft Edge to print PDF documents that contain pages oriented to landscapes and portraits correctly.
  • Fixes a problem with PDF files that are set to open only once in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses performance issues for the Win32 subsystem and Desktop Window Manager (DWM).
  • Fixes a problem with the entry and display of special characters that occurs when an application uses imm32.dll.
  • Fixes a leak in the composition controller on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
  • Fixes a memory leak in dwm.exe that can cause a loss of functionality and cause a device to stop working.
  • Fixes a problem that does not skip automatic login (Autologon) when you hold down Shift during startup.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class Win32_PhysicalMemory to report that 32 GB memory chips had a missing capacity value.
  • Addresses a problem that prevents an App-V application from opening and shows a network failure error. This problem occurs under certain circumstances, such as when a system's battery is low or there is an unexpected power failure.
  • Solve a problem with User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) that can sometimes prevent exclusion routes from working.
  • Fixes a rare problem that causes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to temporarily prevent other processes from accessing files.
  • Fixes a problem that causes a workstation to stop working when it logs in with an updated user principal name (UPN) (for example, changing [email protected] to [email protected]).
  • Fixed an issue where Windows Defender Application Control did not allow third-party binaries to be loaded from an application on the Windows Universal Platform. The CodeIntegrity 3033 event error appears as: "The integrity of the code determined that a process () attempted to load that did not meet the Store's signature level requirements."
  • Fixed an issue that prevents some Trusted Platform Module (TPM) devices from being used for next-generation Credentials.
  • Fixes an issue that causes applications on a container host to lose connectivity intermittently due to a conflict of ports with applications running in a container.
  • Fixes an issue that prevents some users from receiving a TTL value when added as members of Shadow Principalls. This occurs for users who have distinguished names (DN) that contain an escape character. The TTL value is now added as expected.
  • Fixes a problem with the disabled attribute of the input element, which does not allow a scope to be passed to the authorization endpoint.
  • Fixes a problem with leaks in the notification of Windows sockets that make Windows run out of ports.
  • Resolves a problem that prevents server editions from being activated with a multiple activation key (MAK) in the graphical user interface (GUI). The error is "0x80070490".
  • Resolves a problem that can break the trust of the domain when the Recycle Bin is set to the domain that carries the trust.
  • Increase the number of compatible interrupts per device to 512 on systems that have x2APIC enabled.
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent devices from starting when they are started using images from the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). The error is, "Status: 0xc0000001, Information: A required device is not connected or cannot be accessed."
  • Solve a problem that may cause the following to stop responding:
    • Applications that were made using Visual Basic 6 (VB6).
    • Macros that use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
    • Scripts or applications that use Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).
      You may also receive an "invalid procedure call" error.

Microsoft has also released new optional patches for Windows 10 versions 1709, 1703, 1607 and 1507, but keep in mind that the new bits are only available for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 educational editions. All these optional patches also come with known issues, so be sure to check the detailed release notes before clicking the Install button. If you decide to skip these optional patches, keep in mind that all of these fixes will be included in the next month's Patch update.

Additional readings: cumulative updates, Windows 10, Windows update October 10, 2018

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