We're a week out from Microsoft's regular monthly Patch Tuesday release, but the company is now pushing out a small fix for Fall Creators Update PCs. The update ticks the build number up to version 16299.251 and includes a single fix related to USB devices (via Neowin).
Here's what's new, from Microsoft (opens in new tab):
Microsoft also cites a handful of known issues in this build, including that the fix may not be available to computers running antivirus software that hasn't been updated with a specific registry key. Some devices may also fail to start after applying the update. For more, check out Microsoft's full release notes (opens in new tab).
If you're on the Fall Creators Update, you should be able to grab the latest cumulative update via Windows Update now. It's also available as a manual download at the Microsoft Update Catalog (opens in new tab) site.
I suspect this has also to do with the February 13th 2018 update (KB4074588) that resulted in USB ports automatically being disabled post BIOS start on some PC's. Very annoying since mouse nor keyboard was working after this update and computer got stuck at Windows login screen. This occured on my son's 2 months old Dell PC . Below link "Method 2: Restoring your system without a working keyboard" was the only option to resolve the issue. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4091240/usb-devices-may-stop-working-after-installing-the-february-13-2018-upd
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