Windows 10 update history

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In the list below, info about the most recent Windows update is listed first. Installing the most recent update ensures that you also get any previous updates you might have missed, including any important security fixes.

Notes

Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education edition customers can choose to defer Windows updates. For more info, seeWindows 10 servicing options.

Windows Store apps are updated through the Windows Store. Details about updates are provided on a per app basis.




Updates for Windows 10 Version 1607

September 13, 2016 — KB3189866 (OS Builds 14393.187 and 14393.189)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • 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.

For more info about the complete list of affected files, see KB3189866.

August 31, 2016 — KB3176938 (OS Build 14393.105)

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability of Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, multi-factor authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer 11, facial recognition, graphics, Windows Store, and Windows Shell.
  • Improved performance related to purchasing Windows Store apps.
  • Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.
  • Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.
  • Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark.
  • Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Improved support of new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Addressed additional issues with compatibility, remote desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon, and Cortana.
For more information about the complete list of affected files, see KB3176938.

August 23, 2016 — KB3176934 (OS Build 14393.82)

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability of Network Controller, DNS server, gateways, Storage Spaces Direct, Group Managed Service Accounts, remote procedure calls (RPC), PowerShell, Internet Explorer 11, printer pairing and interoperability, the Windows kernel, Media Core, Windows Store, Connected Standby, Cluster Health service, the Hypervisor debugger and platform, and Active Directory.
  • Improved performance of Storage Spaces Direct with many nodes or disks, scrolling lists on Xbox One, DHCP address acquisition, Active Directory queries, and Cluster Health service.
  • Addressed issue that prevents external media from playing on Xbox One using Cast to Device.
  • Addressed issue with Mouse events not working correctly in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue with the rendering and resizing of nested tables in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue with the UI layout not updating correctly in Internet Explorer 11 quirks mode.
  • Addressed issue that was causing nodes to be disconnected from a Cluster service intermittently.
  • Addressed issue with the 3G and 4G options not appearing correctly in Windows 10 Mobile settings.
  • Addressed additional issues with mobile device management (MDM) enrollment for an Azure Active Directory tenant, software compatibility, rendering of Yu Gothic fonts, Cortana, slow connections to cluster shares, Xbox One unable to launch the Netflix app using the DIAL protocol, Xbox One volume and music playback, all video stops while audio plays in a TV app, incorrect scaling of Internet Explorer 11 first-run dialog, driver setup, Windows Update for Business, apps failing to install after resetting device, boot failure with Hyper-V and BitLocker enabled, Cache Manager, Cluster Health service, inability to change roles and features on a locked device, disk-to-enclosure mappings not working, PowerShell, missing lock screen image, fitness tracker not recognized as a mass storage device, synchronization not working between Intune and Azure Active Directory (AAD), Skype calls over Wi-Fi, streaming playback using progressive download, unable to cancel download from Windows, extensions for Microsoft Edge, incorrect lock screen UI after resuming from hibernate and sleep, and blocked installation of game bundles from the Windows Store.
For more information about the complete list of affected files, see KB3176934.

August 9, 2016 — KB3176495 (OS Build 14393.51)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addressed issue to keep pen click settings after updating to Windows 10 Version 1607.
  • Addressed issue that may cause Windows 10 Mobile devices to hang after turning Bluetooth on and off very quickly.
  • Security updates to Kernel Mode Drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Authentication Methods.

For more info about the security updates and a complete list of affected files, see KB3176495.

August 2, 2016 — KB3176929 (OS Build 14393.10)

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability of background tasks and extensions for Microsoft Edge.
  • Addressed licensing issue that prevents apps from activating.
  • Addressed issue that prevents changing display orientation after attaching a keyboard dock.
  • Addressed issue with scheduled update scans that are delayed during Connected Standby.
  • Addressed issue that sometimes prevent Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) apps from receiving keyboard input.
  • Addressed issue with event logging that creates very large virtual allocations.
  • Addressed issues that cause high battery drain when a Windows 10 Mobile device is idle or the screen is off.
  • Addressed additional issues with Cortana, Microsoft Query and Microsoft Excel compatibility, and the Korean Input Method Editor (IME).
For a complete list of affected files, see KB3176929.




Updates for Windows 10 Version 1511

September 13, 2016 — KB3185614 (OS Build 10586.589)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved 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.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3185614.

August 9, 2016 — KB3176493 (OS Build 10586.545)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability by allowing more time for devices to recover from connected standby mode.
  • Addressed issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn’t start up to the BitLocker password entry screen.
  • Addressed issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame).
  • Addressed issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window.
  • Addressed issue with special keys and mouse clicks that don’t work on devices when Remote Assistance is in session.
  • Addressed issue with rendering multi-pixel points in Web Graphics Library (WebGL).
  • Addressed additional issues with certain devices that can’t transition from connected standby to sleep mode, updates not installing, and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Authentication Methods, Microsoft Graphics Component, and Kernel Mode Blacklist.

For more info about the security updates and a complete list of affected files, see KB3176493.

July 12, 2016 — KB3172985 (OS Build 10586.494)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability of Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and Windows kernel.
  • Fixed issue with some people seeing a black screen instead of the lock screen when resuming from connected standby.
  • Fixed issue with DirectAccess where the Disconnect button appears in some cases when the connection isn’t fully established.
  • Fixed issue where local user accounts weren’t locked after a number of failed sign in attempts.
  • Improved support for video playback in certain apps that didn’t render video correctly after resuming from sleep.
  • Fixed issue with Windows Phone losing user authentication certificates after upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile in some cases.
  • Improved support of the backup settings of apps on Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Fixed issue where Microsoft Silverlight based apps wouldn’t install on Windows 10 Mobile after joining Azure Active Directory.
  • Fixed additional issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, networking, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, and Microsoft Print Spooler.
For more info about security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3172985.

June 14, 2016 — KB3163018 (OS Build 10586.420)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback, audio playback in Groove Music app, Maps app, Miracast, and Windows Explorer.
  • Fixed issue with balloon tip notifications always appearing in the upper left side of the screen.
  • Fixed issue that caused VPN to not work properly when switching between different network interfaces (for example, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular).
  • Improved Narrator’s ability to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and image information.
  • Fixed issue in location that caused navigation apps to lag behind actual location. Improved performance of loading webpages in Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are used.
  • Fixed issue that caused phones to stop ringing from an incoming call, if interrupted by an SMS.
  • Fixed issue that caused some phones to be unable to re-add a primary Microsoft account without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Fixed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and Windows Explorer.
  • Fixed security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3163018.

May 10, 2016 — KB3156421 (OS Build 10586.318)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

 

  • Improved reliability in a number of areas including Cortana, Bluetooth, Shell, Internet Explorer 11,Microsoft Edge, Miracast, and USB.
  • Fixed memory leak that occurs when opening a portable document format (PDF) form multiple times.
  • Fixed issues with text alignment for right to left languages in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed issue that affected Bluetooth function when a PC resumes from sleep.
  • Fixed issue where user accounts weren’t locked out after a number of failed sign in attempts.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight saving time.
  • Fixed issue that sometimes corrupts CompactFlash cards inserted into a card reader.
  • Fixed issue that caused recorded video to be lost when answering an incoming call on some phones.
  • Fixed issue that could result in unexpected battery drain while the phone screen is off.
  • Fixed additional security issues with kernel mode drivers, remote procedure calls, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Shell, Windows Journal, Virtual Secure Mode, Schannel, and Jscript.
For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3156421.

April 12, 2016 — KB3147458 (OS Build 10586.218)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

 

  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11, .NET Framework, wireless LAN, Microsoft Edge, Windows Update, logon, Bluetooth, network connectivity, map apps, video playback, Cortana, USB, Windows Explorer, and Narrator.
  • Fixed issue with connectivity of USB devices until OS restart.
  • Improved discoverability of printers when a device resumes from sleep.
  • Fixed issues with lock screen.
  • Support for visual voicemail on dual SIM phones.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight saving time.
  • Fixed additional issues with shutdown delays, Narrator, Cortana, roaming data usage, buying apps in the Store, video playback, facial recognition, Bluetooth pairing, Microsoft Edge, logon, Internet Explorer 11, Live Tile updates, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Installer (MSI).
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Security Account Manager Remote Protocol, HTTP.sys, secondary logon, Microsoft Graphics component, .NET Framework, CSRSS, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB314761.

March 8, 2016 — KB3140768 (OS Build 10586.164)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved support for Bluetooth, wearables, and apps accessing contacts.
  • Improved reliability in app installation and Narrator.
  • Improved performance for hibernation, content entry in apps, and downloading and installing updates.
  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow login to an Xbox from a PC running Windows 10.
  • Fixed security issue created when attempting to play corrupted content.
  • Fixed security issue that could allow remote code execution while viewing a PDF in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed additional issues with .NET Framework, Internet Explorer 11, and networking.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, PDF library, and Adobe Flash Player.
For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135173.

March 1, 2016 — KB3140743 (OS Build 10586.122)

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features or security fixes are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • 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.

For a complete list of affected files, see KB3140743.

February 9, 2016 — KB3135173 (OS Build 10586.104)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Fixed issues with authentication, update installation, and operating system installation.
  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.
  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow simultaneous install of apps from the Windows Store and updates from Windows Update.
  • Fixed issue that delayed the availability of songs added to the Groove Music app in Windows 10 Mobile.
  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.
  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.
  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.
  • Fixed additional issues with the Windows UX, Windows 10 Mobile, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and taskbar.
  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, Windows Journal, Active Directory Federation Services, NPS Radius Server, kernel-mode drivers, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135173.

 

Updates for Windows 10 (initial version released July 2015)

September 13, 2016 — KB3185611 (OS Build 10240.17113)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved 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.
For more information about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3185611.

August 9, 2016 — KB3176492 (OS Build 10240.17071)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability for Internet Explorer 11 and WebDAV shares.
  • Addressed issue affecting some devices with Bitlocker enabled that didn’t start up to the BitLocker password entry screen.
  • Addressed issue with MouseUp and MouseDown events not working correctly when using a scroll bar in an Inline Frame (IFrame).
  • Addressed issue that delays the display of content when resizing the Internet Explorer 11 browser window.
  • Addressed issue in DNS Subnet Prioritization that was impacting network connectivity.
  • Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents the download of more than one item per operation.
  • Addressed additional issues with revised daylight saving time, updates not installing, Internet Explorer 11, and the Windows kernel.
  • Security updates to Kernel Mode Blacklist, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Authentication Methods, the lock screen, Kernel Mode Drivers, and Secure Boot.

For more info about the security updates and a complete list of affected files, see KB3176492.

July 12, 2016 — KB3163912 (OS Build 10240.17024)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, and Windows Update.
  • Fixed issue in the NT File system (NTFS) that caused some systems to hang while restarting.
  • Improved support for USB 3.0 to mount Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) CD-ROM devices.
  • Fixed issue that caused some drivers to fail during installation.
  • Fixed issue that caused some apps to become unresponsive when used with an Input Method Editor.
  • Fixed additional issues in Microsoft Graphics component, Internet Explorer 11, Scheduled Tasks, and .NET Framework.
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Print Spooler, Windows Kernel, Secure Kernel, Kernel Mode Drivers, .NET Framework, JScript, and VBScript.
For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3163912.

June 14, 2016 — KB3163017 (OS Build 10240.16942)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Explorer.
  • Improved performance of loading webpages in Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are used.
  • Fixed issue with balloon tip notifications always appearing in the upper left side of the screen.
  • Fixed issue where Shell Launcher stops working when signing in with an administrator account.
  • Improved support of special character input for some keyboard languages on the sign in screen.
  • Fixed issue that caused some devices with many processors to hang while rebooting or resuming from sleep.
  • Fixed additional issues in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Explorer, Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI), revised daylight saving time, and Microsoft Graphics component.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3163017.

May 10, 2016 — KB3156387 (OS Build 10240.16854)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

 

  • Fixed memory leak that occurs when opening a portable document format (PDF) form multiple times.
  • Fixed issues with text alignment for right to left languages in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed issue that caused sign in to temporarily fail after a password change.
  • Fixed issue that sometimes corrupts CompactFlash cards inserted into a card reader.
  • Fixed issue with losing network connectivity intermittently when roaming between Wi Fi access points.
  • Improved security in the Windows kernel.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight saving time.
  • Fixed additional issues with Internet Explorer 11.
  • Updated security for kernel mode drivers.
  • Fixed additional security issues with the Microsoft Graphics Component, remote procedure calls,Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Windows Journal, JScript, Schannel, Windows Shell, and Virtual Secure Mode.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3156387.

 

April 12, 2016 — KB3147461 (OS Build 10240.16769)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
  • Improved reliability for Windows Explorer, Bluetooth, application deployment service, Microsoft Installer (MSI), Cortana, and OS restart.
  • Improved notifications in Start menu when updates need to be installed.
  • Improved reliability in launching apps.
  • Fixed issue with revised daylight saving time.
  • Improved support for apps that work with barcode scanners.
  • Fixed issue with video playback in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed issue in resetting password across a domain.
  • Fixed additional issues with Internet Explorer 11, times zones in Calendar app, Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle, and .NET Framework.
  • Improved security for CSRSS to address security feature bypass.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Microsoft Edge, HTTP.sys, Microsoft graphics component, secondary logon,Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft XML Core Service, Security Account Manager Remote protocol, .NET Framework, and Windows Hyper V.
For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB314761.

March 8, 2016 — KB3140745 (OS Build 10240.16725)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Improved support for apps, smart card logon, dual Ethernet cards, and Appraiser.
  • Improved reliability for OS shutdown, group policy application, displays, virtual machines, and Windows Update.
  • Improved performance for content entry in apps, BitLocker, and update installation and notification.
  • Fixed issue with printing in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed security issue created when attempting to play corrupted content.
  • Fixed security issue that could allow remote code execution while viewing a PDF in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed additional issues with system sounds, file properties, spellcheck, logon, and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fixed additional security issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, USB storage driver, kernel mode drivers, .NET Framework, graphic fonts, OLE, secondary logon, and PDF library.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3140745.

February 9, 2016 — KB3135174 (OS Build 10240.16683)

This update includes quality improvements and security fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced this month. Key changes in this update include:

  • Improved installation time of updates.
  • Fixed issue with Microsoft Edge browser caching visited URLs while using InPrivate browsing.
  • Improved Silverlight performance.
  • Fixed issue that didn’t allow a Windows 10 PC to remotely configure a server.
  • Fixed issue with pictures and tables not displaying in Windows Journal.
  • Fixed security issues that could allow remote code execution when malware is run on a target system.
  • Fixed security issues in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 that could allow code from a malicious website to be installed and run on a device.
  • Fixed additional issues with Input Method Editors (IMEs), Direct Access, assigned access, peripheral device detection, barcode scanning, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, and scripting.
  • Fixed additional security issues with .NET Framework, PDF library, Windows Journal, kernel-mode drivers, Remote Desktop, and WebDAV.

For more info about the security fixes in this update and a complete list of affected files, see KB3135174.

3 thoughts on “Windows 10 update history

  • May 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm
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    Wonderful article Thanks for sharing.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 12:51 pm
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    Awesome post thank you for sharing.

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  • October 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm
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    Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any
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