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May 'Patch Tuesday' updates now rolling out to Windows 10

All eyes may be on Build 2018 this week, but it's also Patch Tuesday, which means Microsoft has updates to ship out. As with prior Patch Tuesday releases, May's include bug fixes and security improvements for Windows 10 PCs. This month also happens to be the first Patch Tuesday release for the Windows 10 April 2018 update.

For April 2018 Update users, May's update is rolling out as KB4103721 and build 17134.48 (opens in new tab). Here's a look at what's fixed:

  • Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents certain VPN apps from working on builds of Windows 10, version 1803. These apps were developed using an SDK version that precedes Windows 10, version 1803, and use the public RasSetEntryProperties API.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause some devices to stop responding or working when using applications, such as Cortana or Chrome, after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update.
  • Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error when connecting to a Remote Desktop server. For more information, see CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886.
  • Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows app platform and frameworks, Windows kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows storage and filesystems, HTML help, and Windows Hyper-V.

If you're still on the Fall Creators Update, you'll see KB4103727 with version 16299.431 (opens in new tab). Here's what's been fixed:

  • Addresses an issue in Internet Explorer that might cause communication between web workers to fail in certain asynchronous scenarios that involve multiple visits to a web page.
  • Updates Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge to respect the video preload flag in certain scenarios.
  • Addresses an issue on AMD platforms that causes intermittent loss of USB port functionality after resuming from Hibernate (S4).
  • Increases the user account minimum password length in Group Policy from 14 to 20 characters.
  • Addresses an issue with the April 2018 Windows Servicing update that causes App-V Scripts (User Scripts) to stop working.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents customers from typing Hangul correctly with Microsoft's Korean IME in Microsoft Word Online.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents customers from selecting a Microsoft add-in on a second monitor.
  • Addresses a known issue in KB4093105 that may cause the message "We couldn't download Windows Mixed Reality software" to appear on some Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an error when connecting to a Remote Desktop server. For more information, see CredSSP updates for CVE-2018-0886.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows app platform and frameworks, Device Guard, Windows kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows storage and filesystems, Windows Hyper-V, Windows virtualization and kernel, HTML help, and Windows Server.

The Fall Creators Update patch also includes a single known issue:

  • Some non-English platforms may display the following string in English instead of the localized language: "Reading scheduled jobs from file is not supported in this language mode." This error appears when you try to read the scheduled jobs you've created and Device Guard is enabled.

Microsoft says it is working on a solution for the issue, and it will be provided in an upcoming release.

Patch Tuesday updates are also rolling out to other currently supported versions of Windows, including older Windows 10 releases and Windows 10 Mobile (opens in new tab). For more, you can check out all of the release notes at Microsoft's support site (opens in new tab). Otherwise, the latest cumulative updates should be available via Windows Update now.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

22 Comments
  • Ehm huh!? On restart for the update i got a black screen after 🤔 not joking. update: My PC has it too 😭 anyways im resetting both since other solutions to fix didn't work this time. Best of luck to u all installing. MAY the update be with u!
  • That's not all, Microsoft f***** up again by doing 100% HDD usage while updating, which caused my PC game (that is on SSD btw and which I was playing when SUDDENLY Microsoft decides "hey lets remote-update his PC WHILE he is playing a game/flight simulator where lag is fatal") Thanks Microsoft. WELL done, you guys forgetting about users who have Win 10 on an 7 year old slow-*** HDD... PLEASE Microsoft, learn to use 50% as max. I/O on PCs with HDDs to not cause entire system hangs.
  • You can set active hours.
  • Not surprised. My PC usually fails to update 50% of the time.
  • Same, I had this problem after hitting the 30% update progress mark. For some reason, my desktop would stay at a black screen with the white circle loading.
  • I use AnyDesk for remote desktop. It was broken on the 1803 update. I hope this takes care of it.
  • No word on whether they fixed the Chrome (& other apps) freezing issue. I am assuming that means they haven't fixed it yet? So some may still want to hold up on the April '18 update until then.
  • I thought it was today too? I can't imagine 2 updates today.
  • No problems in Opera. Good alternative as Chromium browser without google bloat and nice features ;)
  • Actually, my PC froze when I was using Opera (as it is based on Chromium like Chrome, probably they both have something there in common that makes Windows 10 freeze). I temporary use Edge until this issue is finally resolved, don't know if there are the same issues when using Firefox.
  • It's relative to Windows dGPU feature and Intel and NVidia drivers. Intel as already provided a fix on the latest driver version, NVidia and Microsoft are still working on a fix on their side.
  • Downloading 2018-05 Update 15254.401 on my L950!
    Long Live Win10 Mobile!
  • I'm still getting fing blue screen crashes and not just with Chrome or using Cortana.
  • Oh common the recent Windows is making my surface book lag as hell
  • Why are Microsoft forcing these updates?!
    I was secure erasing a big HDD (48+ hours operation) and had paused updates because I didn't want my computer to restart.
    But then Windows downloaded and installed a "Cumulative update" anyway and restarted my computer, killing the secure erase process. Why can't l as an administrator on my own computer choose to pause ALL updates and stop my computer to restart on it's own?! Am I the only one with a computer that sometimes needs more than 18 active hours / uptime a day? This is such a stupid limitation! Do I have to disconnect from internet every time l leave my computer and don't want it to restart on it's own? Like Windows 10 is a virus or something...
  • The answer to your last question is "yes".
  • Still getting a power on light in shutdown. 😟
  • Still not resolved mail app problem on my laptop.
    Manage accounts showing Can't get mail'.
    😶
  • Mobile:
    Lumia 950 on Insider Fast running 1709 10.0.15254.369=No update to .401.
    Lumia 950 XL on Insider Fast running 1709 10.0.15254.369=No update to .401. Non-Insider Lumia 950 XL running 1709 10.0.15254.369=Yes update to .401.
  • Have they fixed the network issues with Broadcom-based network cards yet? As soon as 1709 released, all Broadcom cards disappeared and only my computers with Qualcom chips still have wireless. Had to roll back to 1703 to use wireless, but 1709 tries to update about every hour (can't delay updates on a Win 10 Home system and my Win10 Pro system is on Ethernet, so I really didn't care about it). Would be nice to go to the 1803 update and skip over 1709, but if the issue isn't fixed, then I'll have to roll back to 1703 again - daily.
  • The May "Patch Tuesday" has cut off my external monitor. The Desktop/Settings/Display doesn't recognize my monitor anymore. Any suggestions about how to re-connect to the monitor? My Intel driver is up-to-date.
  • Absolutely horrible! Unnecessary! Longer load times. Features unwanted. Please leave my computer and my computing alone!