Unified Windows Update History for Windows 8.1/7, Creators Update Build 15058 Announced

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15058 for PC in the Fast ring, Cumulative Update build 14393.953 for Anniversary Update released. Unified Windows update history for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 now available.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15058 for PC released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring, along with a new Creators Update SDK Preview Build 15052, released to use in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15052 or greater.

Additionally, latest Cumulative Update released as part of Patch Tuesday, bring Windows 10 build 14393.953 for Anniversary Update including PCs and phones, let us know through a message that the Creators Update is coming soon.

The Update Settings now says "Good news!" The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. "Want to be the first one to get it?" This is followed by a link that says "Yes, show me how".

Windows 10 Build 14393.953: Creators Update Notification
Windows 10 Build 14393.953: Creators Update Notification

Microsoft Cumulative Updates released today include 14393.953, 15086.839, and 10240.17319. Out of total 18 security bulletins released today, "only nine were deemed to be 'Critical'" as detailed below:

  • MS17-006 and MS17-007 address critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. These could allow a remote attacker to gain user privileges on the targeted machine if the victim was tricked into viewing a maliciously-crafted website. If the victim was using an admin account, the attacker could take full control over the targeted machine.
  • MS17-008 fixes security problems identified in Windows and its Hyper-V component. If a user or a guest operating system deployed specially created code, it could allow for full code execution inside of the Hyper-V host operating system. If Hyper-V is disabled you're not vulnerable to such attacks.
  • MS17-009 relates to the way Windows handles PDF documents. A security vulnerability could allow an attacker to take full control over a targeted machine if the victim views a specially-crafted PDF file online or in an offline viewer.
  • MS17-010 has to do with the Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) and a bug that might allow an attacker to execute remote code on a machine or server using the protocol.
  • MS17-011 addresses problems inside of Windows Uniscribe. An attacker could gain user rights inside of a system if the victim is tricked into viewing a specially crafted website or document. Those running without admin rights would be less impacted by this flaw.
  • MS17-012 patches a bug in Windows and the way the operating system handles the iSNS protocol. An attacker could execute remote code if he deployed a specially-crafted application that connected to an Internet Storage Name Service server and then issued malicious requests to the server.
  • MS17-013 has to do with the Microsoft Graphics Component, a bit of software that comes up again and again in these regular security bulletins. The issue spans multiple products, including Windows, Office, Skype for Business, Lync, and Silverlight, and could allow for remote code execution and elevation of privileges if a user opens a malicious website or document.
  • MS17-023 is the last Critical patch for this month and it contains all the fixes from Adobe for its Flash add-on.

With December 2016 Cumulative Update, Microsoft had launched a unified update history for Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, starting today, the company had made similar approach available for earlier versions of Windows:

  • Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

The unified update history provides an easy access to list of improvements and fixes included in each update as well as details on how to get the update, known issues (if any), and the complete list of affected files.

Now, begining in April, the team notes, they will publish three new unified update history pages for previous versions that will contain: "Release notes listing the improvements and fixes in the update,"

"Content previously found separately in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles (how to get the update, known issues, the complete list of affected files)."

And, for those, who are still running on Windows Vista, you have only 30 days before Microsoft finally pulls the plus for the ageing operating system. On April 11, 2017, Microsoft will discontinue support for the nine-year-old OS, meaning there will be no security patches or hotfixes, and support options.

Mainstream support for Windows Vista was already ended back in April 10, 2012, but its extended support for the OS' second service pack is still valid until the following month.

See the full changelog below for build 15058, SDK build 15052 and Cumulative Updates.

Build 15058 changes, improvements, and fixes:

  • We fixed the issue causing a number of inbox apps to fail to launch (such as Store) and preventing any app updates from the Store from installing.
  • We fixed another issue causing some UWP apps would unexpectedly appear with their app package name in the title bar as opposed to the app name.
  • We fixed an issue where going to fullscreen or maximizing Microsoft Edge when Microsoft Edge's window was snapped to a size smaller than half the screen would trigger back navigation.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the mouse pointer staying visible when watching a video fullscreen in Microsoft Edge.
  • We fixed a crash Insiders may have sometimes experienced in recent builds when accessing the Wi-Fi Settings page via Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.
  • We fixed an issue where the desktop session sometimes crashed for Insiders after locking if the PC was set to lock on sleep. After this happened, trying to unlock the computer could result either seeing an unexpected "Can't log in: The number of connections to this computer is limited and all connections are in use" error on the login screen, or a successful login only to find all open apps had been closed.
  • We fixed an issue where renaming an encrypted PDF would reset the default PDF reader if it was not currently set to Microsoft Edge.
  • We have improved video playback quality on the target device when using Miracast to wirelessly connect from a high DPI PC to another high DPI device.

Known issues:

  • Some PCs may fail to update to Build 15002 and higher due to SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE error.
  • Some apps and games may crash due to a misconfiguration of advertising ID that happened in a prior build. Specifically, this issue affects new user accounts that were created on Build 15031. The misconfiguration can continue to persist after upgrading to later builds. The ACL on the registry key incorrectly denies access to the user and you can delete the following registry key to get out of this state:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdvertisingInfo
  • There is a bug where if you need to restart your PC due to a pending update like with the latest Surface firmware updates, the restart reminder dialog doesn't pop up. You should check Settings > Update & security > Windows Update to see if a restart is required.
  • [GAMING] Certain hardware configurations may cause the broadcast live review window in the Game bar to flash Green while you are Broadcasting. This does not affect the quality of your broadcast and is only visible to the Broadcaster.
  • Issues may occur when exploring pages using the F12 Developer Tools in Microsoft Edge with cross-origin iframes (e.g. the DOM explorer shows only the iframe DOM, the Console frame selector doesn't list the iframes, etc.).
  • Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 devices will fail to update to new builds if a SD memory card is inserted. To take a new build, remove the SD memory card. You can re-insert the SD memory card after the latest build is installed.

The Preview SDK Build 15052 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area.

  • No API changes have occurred since build 15021.
  • Windows SDK setup name change: With this release of the Windows SDK the setup executable name changed. If you have scripts designed to install the previous SDK, you will need to update the path to use the new name: WinSDKSetup.exe
  • The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.

Here's what's new in build 14393.953, which is for PCs and phones running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607):

  • Addressed known issue called out in KB3213986. Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.

  • Addressed issue in KB3213986 where the Cluster Service may not start automatically on the first reboot after applying the update.

  • Addressed issue where the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) crashes when attempting to modify any attribute of any user account in Active Directory.

  • Addressed issue where the Japanese Input Method Editor is leaking graphics device interface resources, which causes windows to disappear or only partially render after typing approximately 100 sentences.

  • Addressed an issue which improves the reliability of Enable-ClusterS2D PowerShell cmdlet.

  • Addressed an issue where the Virtual Machine Management Service (Vmms.exe) may crash during a live migration of virtual machines.

  • Improved the bandwidth of SSD/NVMe drives available to application workloads during S2D rebuild operations.

  • Addressed issue where Work Folders clients get duplicate files (sync conflict files) when Work Folders is configured using Group Policy.

  • Addressed an issue where Remote Desktop Servers crash with a Stop 0x27 in RxSelectAndSwitchPagingFileObject when RDP clients connect and utilize redirected drives, printers, or removable USB drives.

  • Addressed issue where adjusting the Windows Server Update Services settings using the Group Policy feature causes downloads to fail.

  • Addressed issue to hard code Microsoft's first-party provider registry key values.

  • Addressed issue that causes the System Preparation (Sysprep) tool to fail.

  • Addressed issue that causes Office 2016 profile corruption when used with User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) roaming.

  • Addressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to become unresponsive after upgrading the OS.

  • Addressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service to fail when a SAP® application uses Transport Layer Security authentication.

  • Addressed issue where sequencing large registries using the Application Virtualization 5.1 Sequencer results in missing registry keys in the final package.

  • Addressed issue that fails to retain the sort order of names in a contact list after a device restarts when using the Japanese language.

  • Addressed issue that causes transactions to fail because of a memory shortage.

  • Addressed issue that allows files that are forbidden by the security zone setting to be opened in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer 11 to fail after installing KB3175443.

  • Addressed issue that causes applications that use the VBScript engine to fail after applying KB3185319.

  • Addressed issue that occurs in Internet Explorer when the CSS float style is set to "center" in a webpage.

  • Addressed issue that occurs whenever the multipath IO attempts to log I/O statistics with no paths present.

  • Addressed issue that causes a 32-bit static route added by a VPN solution to fail, which prevents users from establishing a connection through the VPN.

  • Addressed issue that may decrease performance by up to 50% when Ethernet adapters that support receive side scaling (RSS) fail to re-enable RSS after a fault or system upgrade.

  • Addressed issue to allow wildcards in the Allowed list field for the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy.

  • Addressed issue with multipath I/O failure that can lead to data corruption or application failures.

  • Addressed issue that can lead to system failure when removing a multipath IO ID_ENTRY.

  • Addressed issue that occurs when a Network Driver Interface Specification function NdisMFreeSharedMemory() is not called at the correct Interrupt Request Level.

  • Addressed issue to utilize the proper service vault for Azure Backup integration.

  • Addressed issue where SQL server takes 30 minutes to shut down on machines with a lot of RAM (>2TB).

  • Addressed additional issues with updated time zone information, Internet Explorer, file server and clustering, wireless networking, Map apps, mobile upgrades for IoT, display rendering, USB 2.0 safe removal, multimedia, Direct3D, Microsoft Edge, enterprise security, Windows Server Update Services, storage networking, Remote Desktop, clustering, Windows Hyper-V, and Credential Guard.

  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Information Services, Windows SMB Server, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, the Windows kernel, DirectShow, the Windows OS, and Windows Hyper-V.

And for those with machines that are still running the Windows 10 November Update (Version 1511); this one is PC-only, and here's what's new:

  • Addressed known issue called out in KB3210721. Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.

    Improved reliability of Silverlight and Internet Explorer

  • Addressed issue where the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) crashes when attempting to modify any attribute of any user account in Active Directory.

  • Addressed issue that fails to launch a Help browser window when you click the Help icon in File Explorer.

  • Addressed issue to allow wildcards in the Allowed list field for the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy.

  • Addressed issue that prevents clients from accessing a file server when using Server Message Block 1.0 and NT LAN Manager authentication after an upgrade.

  • Addressed issue where the default printer may change unexpectedly after disconnecting from a Remote Desktop Protocol session.

  • Addressed issue that prevents servers from being added to Windows Server Update Services after they are staged.

  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer to fail after installing KB3175443.

  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer to fail after removing a CSS style.

  • Addressed issue that prevents users from selecting multiple certificates simultaneously through the UI.

  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.

  • Addressed issue where devices go into BitLocker recovery if users enter the wrong password.

  • Addressed issue that causes excessive audit log events when using the Audit File System category.

  • Addressed issue where an executable's icon will flicker indefinitely when Explorer opens the executable and its file attribute is set to FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE.

  • Addressed issue that causes Start menu and other items to disappear or malfunction when using roaming user profiles.

  • Addressed issue that causes OpenGL rendering to fail.

  • Addressed issue that causes high CPU usage for scheduled tasks when using devices whose daylight saving time occurs at 12 A.M.

  • Addressed issue that causes the loss of Windows Firewall rules after upgrade from RTM to 1511.

  • Addressed issue where using registry exclusions with Unified Write Filter (UWF) enabled increases the system boot time substantially.

  • Addressed issue that prevents multiple users from accessing shared, offline folders.

  • Addressed issue that prevents administrators from accessing mapped network drives.

  • Addressed issue that causes print preview to fail in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue that prevents Internet Explorer from receiving keyboard events from external processes using addEventListener.

  • Addressed issue that prevents the use of the Delete Browsing History feature in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue that causes incorrect table dimensions in SAP® applications.

  • Addressed issue that loads websites that bypass the proxy server in the local intranet zone when the Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server (Disabled) is set.

  • Addressed issue that prevents a webpage from loading after logging in to a site.

  • Addressed issue that allows files that are forbidden by the security zone setting to be opened in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue that overwrites a

  • element when users select a line that is enclosed by a element.

  • Addressed issue that fails to apply the Group Policy setting value of "Unrestricted" for the media connection cost.

  • Addressed additional issues with updated time-zone information, enterprise security, security credentials, Internet Explorer, updates to the Access Point Name (APN) database, wireless networking, Media Center, and the Windows shell.

  • Security updates to the Windows OS, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Hyper-V, Server Message Block, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, SHA-1 deprecation for SSL/TLS certificates, and Microsoft XML Core Services.

Finally, here's what's new for the original Windows 10 branch (Version 1507), in build 10240.17319:

  • Addressed known issue called out in KB3210720. Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.

  • Addressed issue where the Active Directory Administrative Center (ADAC) crashes when attempting to modify any attribute of any user account in Active Directory.

  • Improved the reliability of .NET and Internet Explorer

  • Addressed issue that fails to launch a Help browser window when you click the Help icon in File Explorer.

  • Addressed issue to allow wildcards in the Allowed list field for the Point and Print Restrictions Group Policy.

  • Addressed issue that reduces performance because excessive multicast Domain Name System packets are created whenever new devices are searched for, added, or removed.

  • Addressed issue that prevents clients from accessing a file server when using Server Message Block 1.0 and NT LAN Manager authentication after an upgrade.

  • Addressed issue that causes text to disappear when you resize an Internet Explorer window after changing the encoding to Hebrew.

  • Addressed issue that occurs in Internet Explorer when the CSS float style is set to "center" in a webpage.

  • Addressed issue that may cause an app or webpage to become unresponsive or sluggish if it uses the web browser functionality of Internet Explorer 11.

  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer to fail after removing a CSS style.

  • Addressed issue that causes Internet Explorer to fail after installing KB3175443.

  • Addressed issue where a list in a combo box fails to update based on the selected item in another combo box.

  • Addressed issue that occurs when copying a file that has Encrypting File System (EFS) encryption to a share that is not encrypted by EFS.

  • Addressed issue that causes the Start menu and other items to disappear or malfunction when using roaming user profiles.

  • Addressed issue that causes excessive audit log events when using the Audit File System category.

  • Addressed issue where devices go into BitLocker recovery if users enter the wrong password.

  • Addressed issue that prevents a smart card module from pairing with a contactless smart card reader.

  • Addressed issue that causes high CPU usage for scheduled tasks when using devices whose daylight saving time occurs at 12 A.M.

  • Addressed issue that fails to apply the Group Policy setting value of "Unrestricted" for the media connection cost.

  • Addressed issue that prevents administrators from accessing mapped network drives.

  • Addressed issue that causes print preview to fail in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue in which locally installed fonts are not used when Font Download is disabled in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue that causes incorrect table dimensions in SAP® applications.

  • Addressed issue that prevents a webpage from loading after logging in to a site.

  • Addressed issue where a text box doesn't allow the user to type the maximum number of allowed characters when using the Japanese Input Method Editor in Internet Explorer

  • Addressed issue that loads websites that bypass the proxy server in the local intranet zone when the Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server (Disabled) is set

  • Addressed issue that prevents Internet Explorer from receiving keyboard events from external processes using addEventListener

  • Addressed issue that overwrites a

  • element when users select a line that is enclosed by a element

  • Addressed issue that allows files that are forbidden by the security zone setting to be opened in Internet Explorer.

  • Addressed issue where using registry exclusions with Unified Write Filter (UWF) enabled increases the system boot time substantially.

  • Addressed additional issues with updated time-zone information, Windows Shell, enterprise security, Internet Explorer, and updates to the Access Point Name (APN) database.

  • Security updates to the Windows OS, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Uniscribe, Windows Hyper-V, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Information Services, Server Message Block, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, SHA-1 deprecation for SSL/TLS certificates, Microsoft XML Core Services, and the Windows kernel.

Update 03/16: Xbox One Insider Build 15055 released to the Preview Ring 3, brings along all of the Creators Update features, see the full changelog below:

  • Beam

  • Beam is an innovative and interactive livestreaming service that gives viewers the ability to watch and deeply interact with their favorite game streamers in real-time, and you can now access Beam from the Guide on Xbox One!

    You can read more about getting started with Beam in this post in the 1703 Preview Announcements forum.

  • Beam App

  • The Beam app is now installed by default on Xbox One! To get started with the Beam app, navigate to My games & apps and search for Beam. Please use the Beam app and let us know if you encounter any issues via Report a problem.

  • Automatic Updates

  • You can now enable automatic updates independently from your console's power mode (Instant-On or Energy-saving). To enable automatic updates, navigate to the new updates interface in Settings > System > Updates. Consoles in Energy-saving Mode will download any available updates at shut down. For consoles in Instant-On mode, the experience remains the same.

  • Achievement Tracker

  • You can now control the transparency level and number of achievements in the achievement tracker.

known issues:

  • Party Chat

  • Party chat will stop functioning when headset audio is switched from Stereo Uncompressed to Windows Sonic while in a party.

  • Controller

  • Upon resuming from connected standby, you may be prompted to update your controller firmware when no update is available.

  • Cortana

  • Cortana may take a long time to respond when activated while playing certain games.

  • Notifications

  • Some users may not receive certain types of notifications.

  • Game Clips

  • After capturing a game clip, the game clip fails to automatically post to the Activity Feed (if your profile is configured to do so).
  • Workaround: Manually view game clips in Profile > Captures > Manage captures and post to the Activity Feed.

  • EA Access

  • The EA Access app may indicate you are not an EA Access subscriber when you are. This does not affect your ability to download or play games from the Vault, or receive discounts on EA titles.

  • Settings - Ease of Access

  • When enabling the Mono output setting in Ease of Access - Audio, Settings becomes unresponsive, crashes, and fails to launch on subsequent attempts.
  • Workaround: To launch Settings, perform a hard reset (hold down the button on the front of the console for five seconds until it fully powers down, then power it back on).

  • Settings - Display & sound

  • The Audio output page is under construction and some of the new settings are not yet functional. New support is planned for Dolby Atmos for home theater, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and more in upcoming builds. An announcement will be made when these new features are ready to try out; enabling these settings now will have no effect.

  • Wireless Display

  • The Wireless Display app fails to launch and immediately crashes to Home.