After a long test with Windows Insiders which took four iterations, Microsoft officially released Cumulative Update KB4469342 for Windows 10 October 2018 Update on December 5, 2018.
The KB4469342 raises the OS build to 17763.168. Though there are no new features introduced in this update, it brings a lot of quality improvements and fixes. Let’s take a quick look at what’s brought by KB4469342.
Following are the quality improvements and fixes in KB4469342:
Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge with using the drag-and-drop feature to upload folders from the Windows desktop to a file hosting service website, such as Microsoft OneDrive. In some scenarios, files contained in the folders fail to upload, with possibly no error reported on the web page to the user
Addresses an issue that degrades Internet Explorer performance when you use roaming profiles or you don't use the Microsoft Compatibility List
Addresses updated time zone information for Fiji
Addresses time zone changes for Moroccan daylight standard time
Addresses time zone changes for Russian daylight standard time
Addresses an issue that causes display settings to stop working when changing a multi-monitor configuration
Addresses an issue that displays a black screen on some servers when waking a display from sleep
Addresses an issue with long delays in taking a photo when using the Camera app in certain lighting conditions
Addresses an issue that prevents live TV Hulu content from playing in Microsoft Edge; instead, a black screen appears
Addresses an issue that stops Bluetooth headsets from receiving audio input after several minutes of listening
Addresses an issue that causes the Brightness slider preference to be reset to 50% when the device restarts
Addresses an issue with the OEM manufacturing processes when running sysprep /generalize
Addresses an issue with Microsoft Intune that causes devices to be incorrectly marked as not compliant because a firewall incorrectly returns a 'Poor' status. As a result, the affected devices will not receive conditional access compliance approval and may be blocked from access to corporate resources such as email
Addresses a performance issue with vSwitch on network interface cards (NIC) that do not support Large Send Offload (LSO) and Checksum Offload (CSO)
Updates the Wi-Fi policy for service set identifier (SSID) filtering to avoid filtering out Wi-Fi Direct devices
Addresses an issue that causes rasman.exe to stop responding
Addresses an issue in which regedit.exe fails to add double null terminator to REG_MULTI_SZ values in the Windows registry. The missing terminator may prevent services and applications from reading REG_MULTI_SZ values that regedit.exe adds after installing the operating system
Addresses an issue with RemoteApp visibility that may cause the main window to disappear until the user clicks the screen
Addresses an issue that prevents some users from setting Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with… command or Settings > Apps > Default apps
Addresses an issue that may cause mapped drives to fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device
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Along with quality improvements and fixes, some issues are known to exist in this update.
After installing this update, users may not be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.
Microsoft Edge may crash or hang while playing video. This issue occurs following an Nvidia driver update.
For the first known issue, Microsoft is working on a solution. It is expected to be available in mid-December 2018. And about the issue with Nvidia driver, Nvidia has released an updated driver to address the issue.
To download and install KB4469342, you can go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates. If you want to download the stand-alone package, click here.
Before installing KB4469342, you’d better install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system. It will improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues.
Note: Don’t forget to create a system restore point before you install KB4469342. Then if your computer runs into issues after installing it, you can perform a system restore to resolve them quickly. It is also highly recommended to use a professional driver manager like Driver Talent to back up all the drivers on your computer. You can click on the Download Now button below to get it directly.
That’s all about the KB4469342 for Windows 10 October 2018 Update. For more common fixes to other computer issues, please access to the Resource section on this site.
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