Windows Hello gets more accurate with fresh Windows 10 cumulative updates

HP ENVY 32 AIO Windows Hello
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What you need to know

  • New cumulative updates are now available for Windows 10.
  • The updates bring fixes for Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903.
  • The main highlight in these updates is an improvement to Windows Hello accuracy.

Microsoft rolled out a new set of cumulative updates to the two most recent Windows 10 releases today. These cumulative updates are available for the Windows 10 May 2019 and November 2019 updates, and they bring the standard set of fixes and improvements. The one major highlight here is an improvement to the accuracy of Windows Hello, which may make for smoother logins.

These updates contain the same set of fixes, though they differ in build number. You'll see builds 18362.628 and 18363.628 for the May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update, respectively. Here's a look at the highlights.

  • Improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication.
  • Updates an issue that changes the user-customized order of tiles in the Start menu even though the layout is locked or partially locked.
  • Updates an issue that causes a grey box to appear when you search within Control Panel and File Explorer.
  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer's Quick access control from pasting clipboard content using the right mouse button (right-click).
  • Updates an issue that prevents File Explorer's Quick access control from receiving user input.
  • Updates an issue that causes the touch keyboard to close when you select any key.
  • Updates an issue that, in certain cases, causes multiplayer PC games to drop the invitation to play the game in multiplayer mode.
  • Updates an issue that sometimes causes an error when you unplug a USB type C hub flash drive.
  • Updates an issue that displays incorrect indicators for offline and online files.

You can grab these updates now via Windows Update. For more on these releases, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes as well.

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