#Microsoft #Windows10 – Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3194496 : Microsoft has just released a new cumulative update for Windows 10, pushing the operating system version to 14393.222 after previously testing it with the help of the Insider program. Windows 10 cumulative update KB3194496 is only aimed at computers running the Anniversary Update released on August 2, and includes quality improvements, with no new features being added.
Microsoft says in the official changelog that this update brings improved performance of push and local notifications, while also refining the reliability of some built-in Windows tools, including Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback, and Microsoft Edge.
There are also plenty of fixes available in this update, and a problem that caused the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store should no longer be there. You can find the full changelog in the box after the jump.
“No issues just yet”
KB3194496 was originally released to users participating in the Windows Insider program, and just like many other cumulative updates, it experienced some installation issues that prevented it from being deployed on a number of systems. It appears, however, that Microsoft actually fixed this problem before pushing it out for all users, as everything seems to be working correctly right now, but we’ll keep an eye out on reports and will let you know if anything unexpected happens.
The next cumulative update is expected to launch on October 11 when Microsoft also pushes the next Patch Tuesday fixes, and this rollout is very likely to include updates for the other Windows 10 versions, such as the November Update and the original 10240 release. To download KB3194496, launch PC settings in Windows 10 and go to Windows Update > Check for updates. A system reboot is needed after the update successfully downloads.
- Improved reliability of the Windows Update Agent, shared drives, virtual private network (VPN), clustering, HTTP downloads, Internet Explorer 11, Hyper-V platform, multimedia playback, and Microsoft Edge.
- Improved performance of push and local notifications, Hyper-V platform, and some social media websites using Microsoft Edge.
- Addressed issue where mapping a drive from an elevated command prompt doesn’t work with administrator credentials.
- Addressed issue causing movies that were ripped using the transport stream (.ts) format to play without sound in Windows Media Player and the Xbox One Media Player app.
- Addressed issue causing the Movies & TV app on the Xbox to stop working when attempting to play content that was just purchased from the Store.
- Addressed issue where ActiveX can’t be installed when using the ActiveX Installer Service (AXIS) in Internet Explorer 11.
- Addressed issue causing “Print all linked documents” to not work in Internet Explorer 11.
- Improved reliability of downloading and updating games from the Store.
- Addressed issue preventing some users from changing the default download location in Windows 10 Mobile.
- Addressed issue causing unnecessary notifications about fixing Microsoft account in Windows 10 Mobile.
Addressed additional issues with multimedia, Windows kernel, Windows shell, enterprise security, storage file system, Remote Desktop, core platform, Hyper-V platform, Windows Update for Business, display kernel, near field communication (NFC), input and composition, Bluetooth, Microsoft Lync 2010 compatibility, Windows Storage API, app registration, Trusted Platform Module, Group Policy, Internet Explorer 11, virtual private network (VPN), BitLocker, wireless networking, datacenter networking, Cortana, PowerShell, Active Directory, connection manager and data usage, Access Point Name (APN) database, Microsoft Edge, Windows Recovery Environment, file clustering, Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, audio playback settings, DShow Bridge, app compatibility, licensing, cloud infrastructure, domain name system (DNS) server, network controller, USB barcode reader, and Adobe Flash Player.Source: softpedia