Windows 10 Fall Creators Update gets another cumulative update with lots of fixes

Arif Bacchus

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Following the release of the latest Patch Tuesday update earlier this month, Microsoft has released today another update for Windows 10 PCs with the Fall Creators Update Installed. Coming in the form of KB4051963, this update pushes the OS to build 16299.98, and addresses many issues with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 365, and more. Have a look at the full changelog below.

Improvements and fixes:

  • Addressed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addressed issue with the Input Method Editor’s (IME) text input window for Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with rendering a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where the Location-hash is lost when navigating back if you previously navigated to an invalid URL.
  • Addressed issue where applications may stop responding for customers who have internet or web proxies enabled using PAC script configurations. This is a result of a reentrancy deadlock in WinHTTP.dll. This can result in the following:
    Microsoft Outlook cannot connect to Microsoft Office365.
  • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge cannot successfully render any content (including local computer content, local network content, or web content).
  • Cisco Jabber stops responding, which blocks messaging and telephony features.
  • Any application or service that relies on WinHTTP is impacted.
  • Addressed a performance regression when users run full-screen Microsoft DirectX 9 games and applications.
  • Addressed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end gaming laptop configurations.
  • Addressed issue where user selections for Feedback Frequency in Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics aren’t saved.
  • Addressed issue where RNDIS5 networking devices don’t get a valid IP address or don’t show network connectivity. If the issue continues after installing the update, you may need to uninstall and reinstall your Remote NDIS network adapter using Device Manager.
  • Addressed issue where if a user manually changes the system’s time zone and doesn’t log off or restart, the new time doesn’t display on the Lockscreen clock.
  • Addressed issue that impacted some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers, which were failing to print on x86 and x64-based systems. This issue affects KB4048955.

There is a known issue with this update, mainly impacting users who use SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS.) These users might not be able to scroll through a drop-down menu using the scrollbar. Microsoft is working on a resolution and is providing the following workaround.

Using the scroll wheel on a mouse works as expected. This issue only applies to document mode 11, so attempting to load the page with document mode 10 may work around the issue. To change the document mode in Internet Explorer 11:

  • Select F12.
  • Select the Emulation tab.
  • In the Document mode drop-down menu, select 10. The page will reload in the new document mode.

As standard, this update will automatically show up in Windows Update. If for some reason it is not appearing you also can get the standalone package for this update from the Microsoft Update Catalogue Website.