Windows 10 Updates (10/15/2019)

[German]Microsoft has released several non-security updates for several older versions of Windows 10 as of October 15, 2019. Here is an overview of these updates.


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Information on the individual Windows 10 security updates can be found on the Windows 10 Update History page. Please note that support for older Windows 10 versions has expired. Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro will then no longer receive updates. The update installation requires an existing current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs). Microsoft now publishes an overview of current Servicing Stack Updates (SSUs) under ADV990001.

C week updates (released at 3rd week of a month) are optional. For optional updates, an update search must be initiated so that they can be found in Windows Update. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for Updates.

Update KB4520062 for Windows 10 V1809

Cumulative Update KB4520062 for Windows 10 V1809 and Windows Server 2019 raises the build to 17763.8832. The update includes quality improvements, but no new operating system features. Here is the list of improvements, called highlights by Microsoft:

  • Prevents blank tiles from appearing in the Start menu when you upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809 from any previous version of Windows 10.  However, if you have already upgraded to Windows 10, version 1809, installing this update will not remove existing blank tiles.
  • Updates an issue that causes the power consumption for a device in Connected Standby mode to be high.
  • Updates an issue that might display a black screen at startup during the first sign in after installing an update.
  • Updates an issue with Bluetooth that occurs when using certain audio profiles for extended periods.
  • Updates an issue that prevents users from opening the print dialog in Internet Explorer to print a webpage.
  • Updates an issue that causes the Settings app to stop working when you change a Theme.
  • Updates an issue that might prevent a scroll bar from being selected in Internet Explorer.

The following fixes and improvements have been added to the Windows version:

  • Prevents the appearance of blank tiles in the Start menu when you upgrade to Windows 10, version 1809 from any previous version of Windows 10. These blank tiles have names such as “ms-resource:AppName” or “ms-resource:appDisplayName”. However, if you have already upgraded to Windows 10, version 1809, installing this update will not remove existing blank tiles.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the power consumption for a device in Connected Standby mode to be high.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from reconnecting or signing in to Windows Virtual Desktops because of orphaned database handles from a previous user session.
  • Updates time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia.
  • Updates time zone information for the Fiji Islands.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to index Microsoft Outlook items properly, which causes incomplete results in the search query on Windows Virtual Desktops.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Windows Machine Learning (WinML) to throw an unhandled exception when a graphics driver times out.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent a scroll bar from being selected when an ActiveX control implements the CScrollView class. This occurs if you move the Internet Explorer window, which then moves the scroll bar to the left.
  • Improves an access control list (ACL) check for Known Folders to prevent a black screen that appears the first time a user signs in after installing a feature or quality update.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Microsoft SharePoint file names to appear incorrectly in the Quick access and Recent items folders.
  • Addresses an issue with Bluetooth that occurs when using certain audio profiles for extended periods.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a query request of the Win32_LogonSession class for the StartTime to display the value of the epoch (for example, 1-1-1601 1:00:00) instead of the actual logon time.
  • Addresses an issue with diagnostic data processing when a device has the Diagnostic data setting enabled and set to Basic.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents netdom.exe from displaying the new ticket-granting ticket (TGT) delegation bit for the display or query mode.
  • Addresses an issue in which Microsoft AppLocker might prevent an application from running or log a false positive error instead of running the application.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy to become too restrictive when you enable the WDAC Group Policy setting for Script Enforcement or Constrained Language Mode.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to include the full file hash as part of the Event Log entry during auditing events for WDAC.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause high CPU usage when many windows are open and Background Application Manager runs a periodic background scan. Additionally, the desktop may become unresponsive. To turn off this scan, set the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\BamThrottling
Name: DisableWindowHinting
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

  • Addresses an issue that causes applications that utilize change notifications on named pipes to have a kernel mode memory leak of input and output (I/O) Request Packet (IRP) objects.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from opening the print dialog in Internet Explorer to print a webpage.
  • Adds support to allow removable drives and assigned access restrictions.
  • Addresses an issue that causes printing from 32-bit applications to fail with an “Access is denied” error when you select Run as different user for the application.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause error 0x1E, 0xA, or 0x50 to occur during a block cloning operation on an Resilient File System (ReFS) volume because of a race condition.
  • Addresses an Offline Files Shell graphical user interface (GUI) issue about online and offline indicators.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Settings app to stop working when you change a Theme.
  • Addresses a reliability issue in Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V Host Clusters that are managed using System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
  • Addresses an issue with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) queries that have a “memberof” expression in the filter. The queries fail with the error, “000020E6: SvcErr: DSID-0314072D, problem 5012 (DIR_ERROR), data 8996”.
  • Addresses an issue that causes all Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) dynamic ports to be consumed. As a result, network communications will fail for any protocol or operation using dynamic ports.
  • Addresses an issue with applications and scripts that call the NetQueryDisplayInformation API or the WinNT provider equivalent. They may fail to return results after the first page of data, often 50 or 100 entries. When requesting additional pages, you may receive the error, “1359: an internal error occurred.”
  • Addresses an issue that prevents Computer objects from being added to local groups using the Group Policy Preference “Local Users and Groups”. The Group Policy Editor returns the error message, “The object selected does not match the type of destination source. Select again.”
  • Addresses an issue with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications that causes the operating system to stop working on certain virtual machines. The error code is “0x7E.”
  • Addresses an issue in which an Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) certificate is renewed and published by default each year. However, the client does not use them, which results in an authentication error.
  • Addresses an issue in which files that are stored in a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) with an alternate data stream are still present after you try to delete them. You may also receive an “access is denied” message on the next try to access or delete the files.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause error 0x50 to occur when a backup operation is being performed.

In addition, Microsoft has released an update directly for the Windows Update Client to improve its reliability. This will be rolled out outside of Windows Update if the machine is compatible and not a LTSC variant and updates have not been blocked by GPO.

This update isn’t automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, users need to start an update search. This update is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog, bit not via WSUS. Microsoft strongly recommends that you install the latest Service Stack Update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest Cumulative Update (LCU). For the update, Microsoft lists a number of known issues in the KB article.

Update KB4519978 for Windows 10 Version 1803

For Windows 10 version 1803 the cumulative update KB4519978 is available. This raises the OS build to 17134.1099 and includes quality improvements but no new operating system features. Here’s the list of enhancements that Microsoft calls highlights:


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  • Updates an issue that might display a black screen at startup during the first sign in after installing an update.
  • Updates an issue with Bluetooth when using certain audio profiles for extended periods.
  • Updates an issue that causes a system to stop working during the Windows upgrade process.
  • Updates an issue that may prevent a scroll bar from being selected in Internet Explorer.

In addition there are the following fixes and improvements to the Windows version:

  • Addresses an issue that causes a device to repeatedly go into the Windows Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) restart loop in certain situations.
  • Updates time zone information for Norfolk Island, Australia.
  • Updates time zone information for the Fiji Islands.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent a scroll bar from being selected when an ActiveX control implements the CScrollView class. This occurs if you move the Internet Explorer window, which then moves the scroll bar to the left.
  • Addresses an issue with MSCTF.dll that causes an application to stop working.
  • Improves an access control list (ACL) check for Known Folders to prevent a black screen that appears the first time a user signs in after installing a feature or quality update.
  • Addresses an issue with Bluetooth when using certain audio profiles for extended periods.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to include the full file hash as part of the Event Log entry during auditing events for Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC).
  • Addresses an issue in which Microsoft AppLocker may prevent an application from running or log a false positive error instead of running the application.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a system to stop working during the Windows upgrade process. The Stop error “SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (7e)” appears in the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCPIP).
  • Addresses an issue that causes the WDAC policy to become too restrictive when you enable the WDAC Group Policy setting for Script Enforcement or Constrained Language Mode.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents netdom.exe from displaying the new ticket-granting ticket (TGT) delegation bit for the display or query mode.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause high CPU usage when many windows are open and Background Application Manager runs a periodic background scan. Additionally, the desktop may become unresponsive. To turn off this scan, set the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Explorer\BamThrottling
Name: DisableWindowHinting
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1

  • Addresses an issue that causes printing from 32-bit applications to fail with an “Access is denied” error when you select Run as different user for the application.
  • Addresses an issue that sometimes causes the Resilient File System (ReFS) to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Addresses an issue with a race condition between the volume mount process (within fileinfo.sys) and the deregistration of filter notifications that causes the operating system to stop working on certain virtual machines. The error code is “0x7E.”

This update isn’t automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, users need to start an update search. This update is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog, but not in WSUS. Microsoft strongly recommends that you install the latest Service Stack Update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest Cumulative Update (LCU). Microsoft lists several known issues that the update causes.

Updates for older Windows 10 versions

For older Windows 10 versions tupdates are available only for LTSC and Enterprise versions. Here is a short overview, which updates are available.

There were no updates for older Windows 10 versions as well as for version 1903. Details about the above updates can be found in the respective Microsoft KB articles in case of doubt.

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