Windows 10 receives cumulative update KB3140743, now at build 10586.122

Mark Coppock

Windows 10 Update KB3140743

Patch Tuesday is usually the second Tuesday in a month in Redmond, but Microsoft didn’t hesitate to nevertheless push out a new cumulative update to Windows 10 PCs running Version 1511. Today’s update is quaintly known as KB3140743, and takes the non-Insider build of Windows 10 up to build 10586.122.

Windows 10 KB3140743
Windows 10 KB3140743 update screen.

Microsoft has already published the build’s update page:

This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4.

From the Windows 10 update page, we have a changelog for the CU:

  • Improved reliability in numerous areas, including OS and Windows Update installation, startup, installing and configuring Windows for the first time, authentication, resuming from hibernation, shutdown, kernel, Start menu, storage, Windows Hello, display modes, Miracast, AppLocker, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge browser, network connectivity and discovery, and File Explorer.
  • Improved performance in video thumbnail generation, NetLogon, Windows Store, and standby power consumption.
  • Improved support for devices including some wearables, displays, and printer scenarios.
  • Reset app default when a registry setting is deleted or corrupted and streamlined notification about the corruption.
  • Fixed an issue causing favorites to be lost after updates are installed.
  • Fixed several issues that individually could cause certain apps to fail to launch, update, or allow in-app purchases.
  • Improved quality of Cortana voices and translations of multiple languages of an Internet Explorer dialog box.
  • Improved support for apps, fonts, graphics and display, airplane mode, Group Policy, PowerShell MDM, Windows Journal, Microsoft Edge, printing, touch display, roaming credentials, Push-Button Reset, Windows UX, local and streaming video, audio quality, error reporting, USMT, and VHD creation.

If you’re running the non-Insider version of Windows 10, then go to Settings > Update & Security and hit the update button. You’ll need to restart your system, and so keep that in mind before you do.