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Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17763.168 - here's what's new

We're just six days away from Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft today released a new cumulative update for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or version 1809. This is only the first new update for this version of the OS since November's Patch Tuesday, while most other supported versions received an update on November 27.

The update is KB4469342, and it brings the build number to 17763.168. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge with using the drag-and-drop feature to upload folders from the Windows desktop to a file hosting service website, such as Microsoft OneDrive. In some scenarios, files contained in the folders fail to upload, with possibly no error reported on the web page to the user.

  • Addresses an issue that degrades Internet Explorer performance when you use roaming profiles or you don't use the Microsoft Compatibility List.

  • Addresses updated time zone information for Fiji.

  • Addresses time zone changes for Moroccan daylight standard time.

  • Addresses time zone changes for Russian daylight standard time.

  • Addresses an issue that causes display settings to stop working when changing a multi-monitor configuration.

  • Addresses an issue that displays a black screen on some servers when waking a display from sleep.

  • Addresses an issue with long delays in taking a photo when using the Camera app in certain lighting conditions.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents live TV Hulu content from playing in Microsoft Edge; instead, a black screen appears.

  • Addresses an issue that stops Bluetooth® headsets from receiving audio input after several minutes of listening.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the Brightness slider preference to be reset to 50% when the device restarts.

  • Addresses an issue with the OEM manufacturing processes when running sysprep /generalize.

  • Addresses an issue with Microsoft Intune that causes devices to be incorrectly marked as not compliant because a firewall incorrectly returns a 'Poor' status. As a result, the affected devices will not receive conditional access compliance approval and may be blocked from access to corporate resources such as email.

  • Addresses a performance issue with vSwitch on network interface cards (NIC) that do not support Large Send Offload (LSO) and Checksum Offload (CSO).

  • Updates the Wi-Fi policy for service set identifier (SSID) filtering to avoid filtering out Wi-Fi Direct devices.

  • Addresses an issue that causes rasman.exe to stop responding.

  • Addresses an issue in which regedit.exe fails to add double null terminator to REG_MULTI_SZvalues in the Windows registry. The missing terminator may prevent services and applications from reading REG_MULTI_SZ values that regedit.exe adds after installing the operating system.

  • Addresses an issue with RemoteApp visibility that may cause the main window to disappear until the user clicks the screen.

  • Addresses an issue that prevents some users from setting Win32 program defaults for certain app and file type combinations using the Open with… command or Settings > Apps >Default apps.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause mapped drives to fail to reconnect after starting and logging onto a Windows device.

There are also a couple of known issues to be aware of:

Symptom Workaround
After installing this update, users may not be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available mid-December 2018.
nVidia has notified Microsoft of an issue where Microsoft Edge may crash or hang while playing video. This issue occurs following an nVidia driver update. nVidia has released an updated driver to address this issue. Please follow the instructions found in nVidia's support article.

Out of the two known issues, we can see that the Nvidia driver is already fixed. The Media Player bug affects all versions of Windows going back to Windows 7, so that will likely be fixed on Patch Tuesday.

As far as fixes go though, there are some significant ones. Many users complained about the bug in the brightness slider, and the one that breaks Bluetooth headsets. While there were many issues with 1809 at launch, it does seem to be getting better.

You can get today's update by heading over to Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update -> Check for updates.

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