Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 10 Cumulative Update Build 16299.98 for FCU


Earlier this week when the Redmond software maker released cumulative updates to Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we also saw the Windows Update history showing build 16299.96 (KB4051963). However, it didn't carry any details and wasn't available for download. Microsoft has now started releasing this post-Patch Tuesday update to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bumping the build number up from 16299.64 to 16299.98 (support KB4051963).

Today's update is just another cumulative update that focuses on addressing issues and quality improvements rather than bringing anything new. Now available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update aka Version 1709, here is what is fixed and improved with today's cumulative update.

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Key changes include:

  • Addressed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addressed issue with the Input Method Editor’s (IME) text input window for Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with rendering a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where the Location-hash is lost when navigating back if you previously navigated to an invalid URL.
  • Addressed issue where applications may stop responding for customers who have internet or web proxies enabled using PAC script configurations. This is a result of a reentrancy deadlock in WinHTTP.dll. This can result in the following:
    • Microsoft Outlook cannot connect to Microsoft Office365.
    • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge cannot successfully render any content (including local computer content, local network content, or web content).
    • Cisco Jabber stops responding, which blocks messaging and telephony features.
    • Any application or service that relies on WinHTTP is impacted.
  • Addressed a performance regression when users run full-screen Microsoft DirectX 9 games and applications.
  • Addressed  issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end gaming laptop configurations.
  • Addressed issue where user selections for Feedback Frequency in Settings Privacy Feedback& diagnostics aren't saved.
  • Addressed issue where RNDIS5 networking devices don't get a valid IP address or don't show network connectivity. If the issue continues after installing the update, you may need to uninstall and reinstall your Remote NDIS network adapter using Device Manager.
  • Addressed issue where if a user manually changes the system's time zone and doesn't log off or restart, the new time doesn't display on the Lockscreen clock.
  • Addressed issue that impacted some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers, which were failing to print on x86 and x64-based systems. This issue affects KB4048955.

Today's release unfortunately also brings a known issue that affects users of Internet Explorer 11 who also use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) as they "may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar". Workaround is available over at Microsoft.

While the update will show up in the Windows Update settings, you can also manually download the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update cumulative build from the Update Catalogue.