What you need to know
- A new set of Windows 10 cumulative updates is now rolling out.
- The updates are required, and contain a fix for failed print jobs and the September 23 mitigation for an Internet Explorer vulnerability.
- The updates are available for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and earlier.
Microsoft today rolled out a new batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10 PCs. Available for the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and earlier, these updates are marked as required, and they contain a fix for an issue that can cause print jobs to fail. The updates also bring build on the September 23 cumulative updates that brough a mitigation for an Internet Explorer security vulnerability.
Here's a look at what's new (opens in new tab):
- Addresses an intermittent issue with the print spooler service that may cause print jobs to fail. Some apps may close or generate errors, such as the remote procedure call (RPC) error.
- Addresses an issue that may result in an error when you install Features On Demand (FOD), such as .Net 3.5. The error is, "The changes couldn't be complete. Please reboot your computer and try again. Error code: 0x800f0950."
You can read more (opens in new tab) about the September 23 Internet Explorer vulnerability mitigation at Microsoft.
These updates are rolling out now via Windows Update and will be offered automatically.
I always wonder, why it is, that whenever a new update or fix is published by Microsoft for Windows 10, there is always a list explaining fixes and changes that hold about 50% of the actual changes. Probably the reason for always releasing new bugs with the updates. But it truly reflects the lack of overview of issues and problems there are, and the fixes being rolled out. There are always some changes that come to Windows 10 such as finally some places getting tooltips, or an event handler hooked to a place making it easier to work with the system. Or some colors suddenly getting applied at some place. And then the fixes listed in the KBs always read, oh we have addressed issue that causes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) scenarios to fail, or Addressed an issue that may prevent Container Hosts from receiving an address from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. It's lovely, but how about saying, we have finally managed to remove a huge memory leak in MicrosoftPhotos.exe completely ruining our Photos application and crashing indexing services. ...which silently happened in September after having the issue there for 18 months. So for some miraculous reason you recently ended up with new images of people being added to your contacts by face recognition.
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