Windows 10 V1709: Update KB4051963 (dot matrix printer fix)

[German]It took a long time, but on November 30, 2017 the cumulative update KB4051963 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (V1709) has been released. Here are a few details.


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The update was expected some time ago (see my blog post Windows 10: Cumulative Updates Nov. 27, 2017–Dot Matrix printer fixes, where I mentioned, that the KB has been reserved). Within my German blog post, some readers also mentioned, that update KB4051963 has been available for several hours, but then has been withdrawn. There habe been no details about that update documented from Microsoft at that time. I had only the information, that the update should raise the build number of the Windows 10 Fall Creator update to 16299.96. In addition, I was sure that a fix for the Epson dot-matrix printer problem would be included.

Update KB4051963 for Windows 10 V1709

Cumulative update KB4051963 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (V1709) has been released officially at November 30, 2017 and a kb article is available. This update changes the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update build number to 16299.98 (the minor build has been changed from 96 – planned – to 98, which indicates, that Microsoft found some bugs). This update addresses a couple of issues.

  • 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.

It is an impressive list of bug fixes. Internet Explorer 11 has fixes for script execution. The network problem with the missing IP address has been addressed and very importantly, the Epson dot-matrix printer problem is said to have been fixed.

The package is rolled out via Windows Update, should also be installed via WSUS or Microsoft Update Catalog. For Windows 10 V1511 and the RTM version still no updates to fix the dot matrix printer problem are available.

What to need else

Customers upgrading from Windows 10 Version 1607 or earlier who have not previously selected their privacy settings from the Upgrade Privacy Experience will be prompted to review and choose their privacy settings after first administrator logon.


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Downloading this update from Microsoft Update Catalog one user reported a  limit of the download rate in Firefox to 250kbps – but could be accidental.

Known issues so far …

This update has the known issue, that after installing Internet Explorer 11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scroll bar. Microsoft provides a workaround:

Using the scroll wheel on a mouse works as expected. This issue only applies to document mode 11, so attempting to load the page with document mode 10 may work around the issue. And this bug occurs only in IE 11 document mode. Changing the document mode to 10 (see workaround) will fix the issue.

I’ve seen also a reported error 0x80070643 (ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE). Could be caused by Defender/AV software. A fix could be a reset of the Windows Update Store (see Windows 10: Update error 0x80240437).

Some users are reporting, that this update don’t fixes the ‘windows jump screen’ issue in multi monitor environments:

Still no fix for multi-monitor support… (windows jump screens and reformat their size)

Another user say, the fix won’t address the missing Dolby Atmos output for headsets. So Microsoft still has a working agenda for December updates.

Similar articles:
Windows 7/8.1 Preview Rollups November 27, 2017
Windows 10 V1703: Update KB4055254 fixes Epson Dot Matrix printing bug
Windows Update KB4055038 fixes Epson Dot Matrix printing bug
Windows 10: Cumulative Updates Nov. 27, 2017–Dot Matrix printer fixes


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1 Response to Windows 10 V1709: Update KB4051963 (dot matrix printer fix)

  1. krzemien says:

    Addressed issue where user selections for Feedback Frequency in Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics aren’t saved.

    Colour me surprised.

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