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Microsoft improves Windows Hello accuracy with fresh Windows 10 updates

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft rolled out a fresh set of cumulative updates to several versions of Windows 10 today.
  • These updates bring accuracy improvements to Windows Hello, along with other fixes.
  • These updates are rolling out now for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1803, and 1709.

Microsoft pushed another batch of Windows 10 cumulative updates today. These updates are available for Windows 10 version 1809 and several earlier releases, bringing fixes to each. There are also improvements to the accuracy of Windows Hello facial recognition tagging along with several of the updates. Here's a look at everything that's new with each update.

For Windows 10 version 1809, you'll get cumulative update KB4537818 (opens in new tab). Here are the highlights:

  • Updates an issue that prevents the speech application from opening for several minutes in a high noise environment.
  • Improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication.
  • Updates an issue that might prevent ActiveX content from loading.
  • Improves the battery performance during Modern Standby mode.
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from taking a screenshot of a window.
  • Updates an issue that adds an unwanted keyboard layout as the default after an upgrade even if you have already removed it.
  • Updates an issue that prevents users from reactivating their copy of Windows using the product key stored in their Managed Service Account (MSA).
  • Updates an issue that prevents some applications from printing to network printers.

Windows 10 version 1803 will see KB4537795 (opens in new tab). Here's what's included:

  • Improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication.
  • Updates an issue that might prevent ActiveX content from loading.
  • Updates an issue that adds an unwanted keyboard layout as the default after an upgrade even if you have already removed it.
  • Updates an issue that prevents some applications from printing to network printers.

Windows 10 version 1709 will get KB4537816 (opens in new tab) with just two highlights.

  • Updates an issue that might prevent ActiveX content from loading.
  • Updates an issue that prevents some applications from printing to network printers.

For a complete look at today's cumulative updates, you can get the full rundown at Microsoft's official support site (opens in new tab). Otherwise, these cumulative updates are available for the above versions of Windows 10 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.

3 Comments
  • I freaking love Windows Hello and feel the camera doesn't get the credit it truly deserves from a lot of people. If my screen is on and I go to sit down in front of my PC, it loads by the time my butt is positioned and I'm ready to do stuff. It's an amazing quality of life improvement over passwords or fingerprint readers.
  • I'm looking forward to experiencing this "Updates an issue that prevents some applications from printing to network printers." fix, since at my workplace none of the UWP apps are capable of printing to any of our network printers.
  • It seems faster. I wanted to say "Seems faster" but there's a three-word minimum ...