Ahead of November's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is rolling out some new cumulative updates for Windows 10. There's nothing available for anyone running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, but those on versions 1703 (Creators Update), 1607 (Anniversary Update), and 1511 (November Update) will each see a small set of fixes.
Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, "Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".
The update rolling out to Windows 10 version 1703, on the other hand, fixes a very specific bug that would cause Surface Laptops to boot to a black screen.
Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.
If you're running any of the above Windows 10 releases, these updates should be available now via Windows Update. Expect more cumulative updates to land later in November with Microsoft's monthly Patch Tuesday releases.
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