Patchday: Windows 10-Updates July 10, 2018

[German]Microsoft released several cumulative updates for the supported Windows 10 builds on July 10, 2018. Here are some details about the updates.


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A list of updates can be found on this Microsoft website. I have pulled out the details below. Some of these updates for Windows 10 versions 1607 to 1709 are also available as delta updates  for the WSUS.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1803

The following updates are available for Windows 10 April Update (version 1803).

Update KB4338819 for Windows 10 Version 1803

Cumulative update KB4338819 contains quality improvements but no new operating system functions and raises the OS build to 17134.165. Here is a list of addressed issues:

  • Improves the ability of the Universal CRT Ctype family of functions to correctly handle EOF as valid input.
  • Enables debugging of WebView content in UWP apps using the Microsoft Edge DevTools Preview app that’s available in the Microsoft Store.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the Mitigation Options Group Policy client-side extension to fail during GPO processing. The error message is “Windows failed to apply the MitigationOptions settings. MitigationOptions settings might have its own log file” or “ProcessGPOList: Extension MitigationOptions returned 0xea.” This issue occurs when Mitigation Options has been defined either manually or by Group Policy on a machine using Windows Defender Security Center or the PowerShell Set-ProcessMitigation cmdlet.
  • Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is distributed via Windows Update, but should also be available via WSUS or the Microsoft Update Catalog. Microsoft is not aware of any problems with the update.

Important: The Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4343669must be installed before installing the package from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Servicing Stack Update KB4343669 for Windows 10 Version 1803

Update KB4343669 (Servicing stack update for Windows 10, version 1803: July 10, 2018) improves the stability of the servicing stack. The update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog.


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Addendum: Update KB4343669 has been re-released in Microsoft Update Catalog for Windows Server (see this Tweet).

Compatibily Update KB4339277 for Windows 10 Version 1803

Compatibily update KB4339277 is a dynamic update, used during install or factory reset to improve the upgrade experience to Windows 10, version 1803.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1709

The following updates are available for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709).

Update KB4338825 for Windows 10 Version 1709

Cumulative updateKB4338825 for Windows 10 Version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) raises the OS build to 16299.547 and includes quality improvements and the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that, in some cases, causes the wrong IME mode to be chosen on an IME-active element.
  • Addresses an issue with form submission in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses an issue where DNS requests disregard proxy configurations in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the latest versions of Google Chrome (67.0.3396.79+) to stop working on Cobalt devices.
  • Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is distributed via Windows Update, but can also be downloaded via Microsoft Update Catalog.

Important: The Servicing Stack Update (SSU) KB4339420 must be installed before installing the package from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

This cumulative update has the same known issues as the previous month’s patch. Some non-English platforms can display the following string in English instead of the localized language: “Reading scheduled jobs from file is not supported in this language mode.” This error is displayed when Device Guard is enabled and you are trying to read the scheduled jobs you have created. In addition, there are other known bugs with Device Guard activated (e.g. no & or . operator etc., see) Microsoft is working on solving the problems.

Servicing Stack Update KB4339420 for Windows 10 Version 1709

Update KB4339420 (Servicing stack update for Windows 10, version 1709: July 10, 2018) improves the stability of the servicing stack. This SSD update is available via WSUS or in the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Compatibily Update KB4338852 for Windows 10 Version 1709

Compatibily update KB4338852 is a dynamic update, used during install or factory reset to improve the upgrade experience to Windows 10, version 1709.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1703

The following updates are available for Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703).

Update KB4338826 for Windows 10 Version 1703

Cumulative update KB4338826 for Windows 10 Version 1703 (Creators Update) raises the OS build to 15063.1206 and includes quality improvements and the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue with form submission in Internet Explorer.
  • Updates Internet Explorer’s Inspect Element feature to conform to the policy that disables the launch of Developer Tools.
  • Addresses an issue that, in some cases, causes the wrong IME mode to be chosen on an IME-active element.
  • Addresses an issue in which DNS requests disregard proxy configurations in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Evaluates the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows apps, Windows graphics, Windows virtualization, Windows kernel, and Windows Server.

The update is distributed via Windows Update, but is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog. No known issues.

Windows Update Improvements

Microsoft has released an update directly to the Windows Update client to improve reliability. Any device running Windows 10 configured to receive updates automatically from Windows Update, including Enterprise and Pro editions, will be offered the latest Windows 10 Feature Update based on device compatibility and Windows Update for Business deferral policy. This does not apply to long-term servicing editions.

Updates for Windows 10 Version 1507 and 1603

Various updates are available for Windows 10 RTM to Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). Here is a short overview.

  • Windows 10 Version 1607: Update KB4338814 is only available for Enterprise and Education and Windows Server 2016. This update fixes the OS build to 14393.2363. Details, also about the known problems can be found in the KB article. See also DHCP-Bug in Update KB4338814 (Windows 10 Version 1607)
  • Windows 10 Version 1507: Update KB4338829 is available for the RTM version (LTSC). The update removes the OS build to 10240.17914. Details, also about the known problems can be found in the KB article.

For Windows 10 V1511 there was no update that this version has fallen on the support. Details on the above updates can be found in the respective Microsoft KB articles in case of doubt.

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