Microsoft Rolling Out Cumulative Updates to Windows 10 Anniversary Update & Earlier Versions

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Jan 10, 2017
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Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 Cumulative build 14393.693 for PC and Mobile users, as part of Patch Tuesday. Today’s build carries support number KB3213986 and brings security patches and bug fixes. The update is available to all non-Insider PC and Mobile users.

Windows 10 Cumulative build 14393.693 releasing for PC and Mobile

The company says today’s update includes quality improvements to the operating system along with addressing an issue that prevented fingerprint authentication via Windows Hello from turning the device screen on when it was turned off.

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Here’s the complete changelog (for those on Anniversary Update aka Version 1607):

  • Improved the reliability of Groove Music playback in the background, App-V, video playback and Remote Desktop.
  • Addressed issue where after successful fingerprint authentication on a device with the screen off, the screen does not turn back on.
  • Addressed issue where only one input device works when you connect two similar input devices to the same machine.
  • Addressed issue in the App-V Connection Group that allows users to have access to pieces of functionality that they were not designated to for access.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.
  • Addressed issue where the Request Control function does not work with Remote Assistance if the user being assisted is on Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012.
  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.
  • Addressed issue with license conversion of Server Core from evaluation version to a retail version.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from opening Internet shortcut (.URL) files with Internet Explorer when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled.
  • Addressed issue that prevents users from logging on if a device has been away from the corporate network over a period of time.
  • Addressed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, clustering, Internet Explorer, Windows Update, input devices, facial recognition, Logon, Hyper-V, PCI bus drivers and Windows Kernel.

Windows 10 version 1511 (build 10586) and Windows 10 version 1507 (the original release) have also received cumulative updates KB3210721 and KB3210720, respectively.

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Unlike previous Windows 10 cumulative updates, today’s release also carries a “known issues” list. For more about these issues and workarounds, visit Microsoft Support.

Today’s security updates follow yesterday’s release of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15002 for PC Insiders in the Fast ring. Build 15002 is possibly the last build coming before the release of Windows 10 Creators Update in April to have packed such a long list of new features and improvements. You can check the highlights of yesterday’s build in this post.

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