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Windows 10 Version 1809 Gets Massive Cumulative Update

Posted July 23, 2019 | Windows | Windows 10 | Windows 10 October 2018 Update | Windows 10 Version 1903

There’s a small chance you still aren’t running the latest version of Windows 10, version 1903. And going by some recent data, around 30% of Windows 10 users are still on version 1809, aka the October 2018 Update.

Microsoft’s released a massive cumulative update for that 30% users running version 1809 last evening, with a wide range of fixes for the OS. The new update, KB4505658, brings the build number up to 17763.652. Along with the usual security patches, the update introduces a couple of fixes that affect regular users, including:

  • Updates an issue that may cause Internet Explorer to stop working when you drag a tab to create a new window.
  • Updates an issue that prevents newly installed or updated applications from appearing in Windows search results.
  • Updates an issue that prevents the Save and Save As options in Microsoft Office 2010 applications from working when high contrast mode is on.
  • Updates an issue that prevents a device from recognizing a Microsoft account until you sign out and sign in again.
  • Updates an issue that affects applications that manage files, folders, and device settings.
  • Improves compatibility with the Window-Eyes screen reader application.
  • Updates an issue to keep your App permissions settings when resetting your device.
  • Improves reliability when upgrading from Windows 10, version 1703.

The full changelog for the update is available here, where you can find every single little fix that’s included in this update. Microsoft has interestingly not released a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903, and that’s probably because Microsoft no longer follows a strict routine for cumulative updates like this. The company has been releasing more than one cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 and other older versions in recent months, so don’t be shocked if a new update for version 1903 pops up next week.

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