December Windows 10 'Patch Tuesday' updates now rolling out

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What you need to know

  • A new set of Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates is now rolling out.
  • All supported versions of Windows 10 will receive updates.
  • There aren't any new features, but each cumulative update packs security and bug fixes.

It's the second week of December, which means Microsoft has a new round of Windows 10 Patch Tuesday updates teed up. These cumulative updates don't include any new features, but there is the usual batch of bug and security fixes. The patches are available across several versions of Windows 10.

For Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909, you'll see the same set (opens in new tab) of relatively few updates. Here's a look:

  • Addresses an issue that might cause error 0x3B in cldflt.sys on some devices.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent you from creating a local user account using the Input Method Editor (IME) for Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages. This issue occurs when setting up a new Windows device during the Out of Box Experience (OOBE).
  • Security updates to Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Server.

PCs that are still on Windows 10 version 1809 will see the following fixes (opens in new tab):

  • Addresses an issue with diagnostic data processing when a device has the Diagnostic data setting enabled and set to Basic.
  • Addresses an issue in which the Microsoft Store might fail to open on Windows on Arm.
  • Security updates to Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Peripherals, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Server.

There are just a couple of fixes (opens in new tab) waiting for PCs still on Windows 10 version 1803 and 1709:

  • Addresses an issue in which the Microsoft Store might fail to open on Windows on Arm.
  • Security updates to Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Peripherals, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Server.

For PCs that are still on Windows 10 version 1703, you'll find the following fixes (opens in new tab):

  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.
  • Security updates to Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Peripherals, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Server.

For more on the latest security updates rolling out for December's Patch Tuesday, you can check out Microsoft's detailed rundown of release notes (opens in new tab). For Windows 7 users, it's also worth noting that this month's updates also add a full-screen warning that you'll start seeing in January warning that support has ended for the aging OS.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

4 Comments
  • And one for the road for W10M https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4522812
  • R.I.P
  • So... still no fixes for these spastic DCOM errors? 😑
  • "Addresses an issue that might cause error 0x3B in cldflt.sys on some devices." Wow! You mean this might actually fix one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death that I receive multiple times a day, when I'm using my Windows 10 laptop?! I get a stop code, and it tells me cldflt.sys stopped working, or something to that effect. I also get a different stop code, and something about "Watchdog Violation", or something similar. It's really, REALLY annoying - so much so that it's got me preparing to dive into Linux, and set-up a dual-boot configuration.