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Windows 10 preview update fixes issue with USB 3.0 hubs

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What you need to know

  • There are preview updates available for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, and 1909.
  • The update fixes several issues, including a bug that affected USB 3.0 hubs.
  • The updates are available now through Windows Update.

A new batch of preview updates is available for Windows 10. There are updates available for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, and 1909. The updates don't include any new features, but they do fix several issues that could be irritating.

If you're on Windows 10 version 1909 or 1903, you'll receive KB4586819 (opens in new tab), which brings Windows 10 to build 18363.1237 and 18362.1237, respectively.

Here are the highlights for the update to versions 1909 and 1903:

  • Updates an issue that causes the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to open in the background when a device is in tablet mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes Narrator to stop responding after you unlock a device if Narrator was in use before you locked the device.
  • Updates an issue with USB 3.0 hubs. A device connected to the hub might stop working when you set the device to hibernate or restart the device.
  • Updates an issue that might cause games that use spatial audio to stop working.
  • Updates the visual quality of Windows Mixed Reality headsets that run in lower resolution mode.

If your PC is on Windows 10 version 1809, you'll receive KB4586839 (opens in new tab), which brings the operating system to build 17763.1613.

Here are the highlights rolling out to Windows 10 version 1809:

  • Updates an issue that causes the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser to open in the background when a device is in tablet mode.
  • Updates an issue that causes the hard drive to fill up in certain error situations.
  • Updates an issue with USB 3.0 hubs. A device connected to the hub might stop working when you set the device to hibernate or restart the device.

You can read the complete list of fixes in the updates' respective changelogs.

Unlike the security update that rolled out to Windows 10 version 1809 earlier this week that required you to download it manually, these recent updates are available through Windows Update.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • I've had this USB3 hub issue on and off for a while now. I assumed it was the already buggy Surface Dock. Recently I got the new Surface Dock 2 and I still had the problem on occasion (just today the mouse stopped working). So no surprise if it turns out to be a W10 issue. If so I hope a fix is coming to 2004. BTW the Dock 2 is rock solid, far better than the old one. I'm using the old one for my TV.
  • the Windows 10 2004 & 20H2 versions do not get new "preview" updates until near or at the end of the current month or the start of next month.