Even More Patches… Third Cumulative Update Arrives for Windows 10 Since January’s Patch Tuesday

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The entire Windows update system has gone haywire since the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws were reported earlier in January. Microsoft has already released and pulled back multiple patches, and today brings another cumulative build to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Today’s release of build 16299.214 follows the releases of builds 16299.192 (carrying chip flaw patches) and build 16299.194 (carrying fix for an issue coming from the earlier build that affected some AMD devices). There was also the release 16299.201 for 32-bit machines.

Windows 10 FCU cumulative build 16299.214 (KB4058258) rolling out

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update cumulative build 16299.214 is now available for PCs, making it the third update that the Windows 10 FCU aka version 1709 has received since January’s Patch Tuesday. Quite a routine of patching…  Today’s build comes some two weeks before the scheduled February’s Patch Tuesday releases. Here’s everything that has been addressed in today’s update.

  • Addresses a compatibility issue where colors are distorted when the system is connected to displays that support wide color gamut.
  • Addresses a condition where a second monitor that is connected to legacy AMD display adapters flashes after waking from sleep.
  • Addresses issue that causes delays when switching keyboard languages using Alt+Shift.
  • Addresses compatibility issues when rendering certain closed captions or subtitle formats during video playback.
  • Addresses issue where the Microsoft Edge Allow Extension Group Policy for the disabled state was not working.
  • Provides additional protections for 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows 10, version 1709.
  • Resolves the issue reported by some customers on a small subset of older AMD processors where the processor entered an unbootable state after installing January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).

For known issues and more details about today’s Windows 10 FCU cumulative update, head over to Microsoft. You can also manually download Windows 10 Fall Creators Update cumulative build 16299.214 from here.

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