Microsoft ships new fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update and earlier

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What you need to know

  • New cumulative updates are now available for Windows 10.
  • The updates cover PCs running the October 2018 Update and earlier.
  • These fixes are optional, but they'll be included with the next round of "Patch Tuesday" updates in October.

We're only two weeks removed from September's "Patch Tuesday," but Microsoft is shipping another batch of fixes to several versions of Windows 10. If you're running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update or earlier, you'll see these cumulative updates available via Windows Update now.

Today's updates also come a day after Microsoft pushed small updates to correct a security issues with Internet Explorer earlier this week.

If you're still on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, you'll see KB4516077 (opens in new tab), which raises the build number to 17763.774. Here are the highlights as laid out by Microsoft:

  • Allows Microsoft Edge to print PDF documents that contain landscape and portrait-oriented pages together correctly.
  • Updates an issue that doesn't provide a cursor when you select a text input box using touch.
  • Updates an issue that prevents some minimized windows from being restored, closed, or maximized.
  • Updates an issue that prevents the Save and Save As options in Microsoft Office 2010 applications from working when high contrast mode is on.
  • Updates an issue with incorrect folder and file properties in File Explorer.
  • Updates an issue that causes vertical fonts to be larger when printing to a PostScript printer.
  • Updates an issue that prevents Microsoft Narrator from opening.
  • Updates an issue that occasionally prevents you from changing the display brightness after resuming from Sleep or Hibernation when using certain graphics drivers.
  • Updates an issue that causes icons in message box dialogs to appear too large when you choose scaling options in Display settings.
  • Updates an issue that may cause the Calculator app to close unexpectedly if you select any available Converter option.
  • Updates an issue that causes excessive CPU usage when you switch applications or hover over the Taskbar.
  • Updates an issue that causes a dim display after waking from Sleep.

PCs that are still running the April 2018 Update, meanwhile, will see KB4516045 (opens in new tab) and build 17134.1039. Here are the highlights:

  • Updates an issue that may cause a browser to stop working on certain architectures.
  • Updates an issue that prevents Microsoft Narrator from opening.
  • Updates an issue that doesn't provide a cursor when you select a text input box using touch.
  • Updates an issue that causes excessive CPU usage when you switch applications or hover over the Taskbar.

Windows 10 versions 1709, 1703, and 1607 all have updates available as well, but they're relatively minor. For more, you can view Microsoft's full release notes at its Windows support site (opens in new tab). You'll also find a list of known issues for each release.

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

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  • these new set of updates released on 9/24 make the out of band IE security updates released on 9/23 a very moot point