Fix for Freezing KB3189866 Cumulative Update of Windows 10 Version 1607 Build 14393.187

Windows 10 PC Build 14393.187 and 10586.589 released. Microsoft 'no longer working on a Band 3 running Windows 10'. Out-of-date Flash ActiveX controls to be block on IE11.

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Anniversary Update version 1607 of Windows 10 users now started receiving an update KB3189866 released to both PCs and mobile—as part of Patch Tuesday. As always, you can head over to Settings -> Update & security, and hit the update button for manual updation.

Today is Patch Tuesday, so the update isn't a surprise. Unfortunately, nothing is available for Windows 10 Mobile yet, even though 14393.105 was offered to the Release Preview and Slow rings last week.

Since everyone gets a cumulative updat, users still on version 1511, gets an update as well that brings the build to 10586.589.

Of course, original Windows 10 version now called 1507 also updated to new build 10240.17113.

In addition, if you're waiting for a new Windows 10 Insiders build, according to a twwet by Dona Sarkar, head of the Windows Insider program, "a new build is being hustled."

Also like previous cumulative update releases, KB3189866 too has installation issues as some users are reporting that the process freezes either at 45 percent or 95 percent.

So, for now, as a workaround, you can manually download the update through the links under. Basically, you skips the automatic downloading process that's freezing for some users.

Download links: KB3189866 x64 MSI (431MB) | x86 MSI (255MB).

Windows 10 Anniversary Update began rolling out on August 2nd, however, some users will not receive it for another two months, according to Mary Jo Foley, who noticed the quote in an official Microsoft email:

The Anniversary Update will download and install via Windows Update. The download is automatically available to you. It will begin rolling out on 2 August 2016 and may take up to 3 months to reach all users. Internet access fees may apply.

Microsoft also announced that starting on October 11, they're expanding "out-of-date ActiveX control blocking" feature to include outdated versions of Adobe Flash Player.

Users running outdated Flash player on Internet Explorer 11 would receive a notification when a Web page tries to load an older than the following Flash ActiveX control:

  • Adobe Flash Player version 21.0.0.198
  • Adobe Flash Player Extended Support Release version 18.0.0.241

Edge team notes, that Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 are not impacted by this change. And, "Windows Update will automatically install important Flash updates as they become available" for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge on those systems.

Furthermore, the team notes, out-of-date ActiveX controls aren't blocked in Local Intranet or Trusted Sites Zone.

Adding the team explains, to apply out-of-date Flash blocking to all users including non-Administrators group members, run the following registry add command from a command prompt:

reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext" /v NonAdminSuppressEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Finally, the term of out-of-date Flash ActiveX control blocking will end on November 10, 2016.

You can head over to the post to see how to test .xml fils HERE.

The update bumps the build to 14393.187 includes:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Shell, map apps, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed issue causing push-button reset to not work correctly and roll back on devices with language set to any of the Unicode languages.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to crash after disconnecting an e-reader that was attached to the device.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to not recognize a Secure Digital (SD) card if it is inserted and removed multiple times.
  • Addressed issue causing some apps to not respond to the commands in the app bar in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes blocks alarm notifications in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved support for using the camera app in Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
  • Addressed additional issues with rendering 4K resolution, missing Start menu tiles when running on battery, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth compatibility, graphics, display rotation, app compatibility, Wi-Fi, Feedback Hub, Miracast, Windows Shell, revised daylight saving time, and USB.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, and Adobe Flash Player.

Key changes in 10586.589 include:

  • mproved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, USB, and the .NET framework.
  • Addressed issue with the link to "Change my environment variables" in the User Accounts Control Panel not working correctly.
  • Addressed issue where a device, which previously had Internet access, has the incorrect time and date after joining a network with no Internet access to SSL servers.
  • Addressed issue where someone with a mandatory profile can't use the Start menu, Cortana, search, and some pre-installed apps.
  • Addressed issue where, after installing a package using Windows Installer (MSI), customers can't run any command line utility unless they restart or sign out and then sign in to their device.
  • Addressed issue causing "Print all linked documents" to not work in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.
  • Removed the Copy Protection option when ripping CDs in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format from Windows Media Player.
  • Addressed additional issues with excessive security logging, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), consumer storage, Add-On List Group Policy Object, mobile broadband, filter drivers, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Media Player, graphics, revised daylight saving time, and Windows Shell.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, Windows SMB Server, Windows kernel, Windows Lock Screen, and Adobe Flash Player.

Chnagelog for 10240.17113:

  • mproved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, and Windows Kernel.
  • Addressed issue causing print jobs to not complete, when printing multiple documents in succession.
  • Addressed issue where recovery of encryption certificates for a virtual smartcard doesn't work.
  • Addressed issue preventing many built-in groups (such as Hyper-V administrators) from being created during setup of new devices using Windows 10 Enterprise.
  • Improved support for the Group Policy setting for signing in using a PIN.
  • Addressed issue causing links to webpages to display blank pages when Enhanced Protected Mode is enabled in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue causing "Print all linked documents" to not work in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Improved support for networks by adding new entries to the Access Point Name (APN) database.
  • Removed the Copy Protection option when ripping CDs in Windows Media Audio (WMA) format from Windows Media Player.
  • Addressed additional issues with Internet Explorer 11, Windows Installer, Shell, Windows Media Player, revised daylight saving time, and Windows Update for Business.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows kernel, OLE automation, Windows lock screen, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, Windows SMB Server v1.0, Microsoft Graphics Component, and PDF.

While on Windows 10,

Microsoft's Band and Band 2 devices though with a host of fitness features, also suffered some manufacturing issues as well as non-Windows 10 compatibility.

Until now, some reports suggested, there might be a Band 3 device coming up to solve the current band issues, but thta's no more a case. According to a latest report, the group that was responsible for the project was disbanded weeks ago.

Microsoft issued the following statement:

We continue to invest and innovate in the Microsoft Health platform, which is open to all hardware and apps partners across Windows, iOS, and Android devices. We also continue to sell Microsoft Band 2 and remain deeply committed to supporting our customers and exploring the wearables space. (via ZDNet)

Update 09/15: Cumulative update build 14393.187 for Windows 10 Mobile on the Slow and Release Preview rings of the Insider Preview is available as well. Please note, non-Insiders on Production ring are still being offered 14393.67.

Here's the full changelog:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Shell, map apps, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed issue causing push-button reset to not work correctly and roll back on devices with language set to any of the Unicode languages.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to crash after disconnecting an e-reader that was attached to the device.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to not recognize a Secure Digital (SD) card if it is inserted and removed multiple times.
  • Addressed issue causing some apps to not respond to the commands in the app bar in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes blocks alarm notifications in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved support for using the camera app in Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
  • Addressed additional issues with rendering 4K resolution, missing Start menu tiles when running on battery, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth compatibility, graphics, display rotation, app compatibility, Wi-Fi, Feedback Hub, Miracast, Windows Shell, revised daylight saving time, and USB.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, and Adobe Flash Player.
  • As you can see, a number of the fixes and improvements listed to apply to Windows 10 Mobile, which is great news. It's unknown when build 14393.187 for Mobile will actually make it to the Production ring, but it should be relatively soon. It's very rare that a Patch Tuesday comes and goes without a cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile.

Update 09/16: Windows 10 Mobile build 14393.189 for non-Insiders with unlocked devices is now available for download. Here's a full changelog:

  • Improved reliability of Windows Shell, map apps, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed issue causing push-button reset to not work correctly and roll back on devices with language set to any of the Unicode languages.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to crash after disconnecting an e-reader that was attached to the device.
  • Addressed issue causing devices to not recognize a Secure Digital (SD) card if it is inserted and removed multiple times.
  • Addressed issue causing some apps to not respond to the commands in the app bar in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes blocks alarm notifications in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved support for using the camera app in Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise.
  • Addressed additional issues with rendering 4K resolution, missing Start menu tiles when running on battery, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Bluetooth compatibility, graphics, display rotation, app compatibility, Wi-Fi, Feedback Hub, Miracast, Windows Shell, revised daylight saving time, and USB.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, and Adobe Flash Player.