Windows 10 V1511-1607: Privacy notification update KB4134662, KB4134663 and KB4134659

[German]Microsoft has released a small update KB4134662 for Windows 10 Version 1511 (the November update from 2015). This update has been released last week (on June 8, 2018). Addendum: The Windows 10 RTM build and Windows 10 V1607 (Anniversary Update) also received privacy patches KB4134663 and KB4134659.


End of life dates for Windows 10

In mid-May I published the blog article Windows 10: End of Life for several builds for various Windows 10 versions, where I explained which versions of Windows 10 can still expect updates. Windows 10 (V1507) is out of support (except for the LTSC variant). And also for the Windows 10 V1511 there was no reason to expect anything more in terms of updates. Quote:

Windows 10 Version 1511: This version of Windows 10, released in November 2015, was discontinued on October 10, 2017. However, Enterprise and Education editions for version 1511 still received security updates 6 months after this date (March 2018 was over).

Only the anniversary update still gets updates (in the Enterprise version and as LTSC). All whistles and bells about the details may be read within my blog post linked above.

But there are privacy updates for old Windows 10 builds

But the assumption, that no more updates will be released, was simply wrong. Because Microsoft released (surprisingly for me) already another update KB4134662 for Windows 10 version 1511 last week – and more updates for other EOL builds. I wouldn't have noticed that, if @phantomofmobile hadn't nudged me on Twitter.

Update KB4134663 for Windows 10 V1511

Checking Microsoft Update Catalogs I found Update KB4134663 available for Windows 10 V1511, released on June 8, 2018. The update is installed automatically via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded and installed from Microsoft Update Catalog. The purpose of this update:  


This Windows update provides a notification of an improved privacy experience to the upgrade to the Windows 10 April 2018 release.

Microsoft intends to inform users about privacy settings, if Windows 10 is upgraded to April Update.

Updates also for Windows 10 RTM and V1607

Inspecting Windows Update Catalog further, I found also two additional updates for Windows 10 RTM and Windows 10 Anniversary Update (V1803):

  • Update KB4134662 for Windows 10 (RTM-Version)
  • Update KB4134659 for Windows 10 Anniversary Update (V1607)

The same applies as for the Windows 10 V1511 KB4134662 mentioned above. Microsoft is upgrading the privacy settings notification to be ready for the upgrade to Windows 10 April Update (V1803). Why this is happening now for these Windows versions is not clear to me. I find it interesting that Microsoft classified those updates as critical. So, you are informed now – the rest of Patchday notification about other updates will follow sometime this night (here in Germany) as a separate blog post.

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