Microsoft Releases Cumulative Updates to Windows 10 Versions 1703, 1607 and 1511 Ahead of Patch Tuesday


Microsoft has released cumulative updates to Windows 10 Creators Update (Version 1703), Windows 10 November Update (Version 1511), and Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1609). The update brings fixes to the black screen bug on Microsoft Surface laptops, among other problems. Here's what's fixed in today's cumulative updates.

Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB4052232) & Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB4052231)

Patch Tuesday isn't here yet but Microsoft has begun releasing cumulative updates to three of Windows 10 versions - nothing for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Today's updates don't bring any new features and focus on quality improvements. Here's what the company has fixed for versions released in November, 2015 and its Anniversary Update.

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  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".

Windows 10 Creators Update Version 1703 (KB4049370)

This release is intended for Microsoft Surface Laptop audiences only. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

Patch Tuesday is still over a week away, which is when we expect to see monthly security updates arriving to the Windows 10 versions currently in support. Last night's cumulative updates have focused only on some performance issues and errors. These updates should appear in Windows Update; for more information, visit Microsoft.

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