Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17763.194, 17134.471 - here's what's new

Today is the second Tuesday of the month, making it Patch Tuesday, the day that Microsoft releases cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10. As usual, that includes all versions of the OS except for version 1511. When it comes to phones, it includes versions 1703 and newer.

Microsoft also noted this month that due to the holiday season, there won't be any additional cumulative updates until next month's Patch Tuesday.

If you're on the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, or version 1809, you'll get KB4471332, and that brings the build number to 17763.194. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Security updates to Windows Authentication, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.

There are no known issues with today's update. It's not a big changelog, but that's because version 1809 got a big update just a few days ago.

If you're on the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, or version 1803, you'll see KB4471324, bringing the build number to 17134.471. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause some users to see a blue or black screen and receive the error code, “System thread exception not handled.”

  • 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 an issue that may cause some custom Start menu layouts to display incorrectly.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Authentication, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Kernel.

This one has a couple of known issues to be aware of:

Symptom Workaround

After you install the August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4470809 SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, some users cannot pin a web link on the Start menu or the taskbar. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.


Next up is the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, or version 1709. Those users will get KB4471329, which brings the build number to 16299.846. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Authentication.

This update has one known issue:

Symptom Workaround

After you install the August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4470809 SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.


The Windows 10 Creators Update, or version 1703, is unsupported when it comes to consumer SKUs like Home and Pro. However, Education and Enterprise is still supported, as is Windows 10 Mobile. Those users will get KB4471327, and that brings the build number to 15063.1506. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Authentication, and Windows Wireless Networking.

It contains the same known issue as the update for version 1709.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update, or version 1607, is also still supported for Education and Enterprise, although Windows 10 Mobile is not supported. It's also a Long-Term Servicing Channel release, and Windows Server 2016 also falls under this category. Those users will get KB4471321, and that brings the build number to 14393.2665. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Addresses an issue that may cause the entire system to become unresponsive when using features related to end-user-defined characters (EUDC).

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Authentication.

This update also contains the same known issue as the previous two updates.

Finally, the original version of Windows 10 is supported on the Long-Term Servicing Channel, and those users will get KB4471323, bringing the build number to 10240.18063. You can manually download it here, and it contains the following fixes:

  • Addresses time zone changes for Russian daylight standard time.

  • Addresses time zone changes for Moroccan daylight standard time.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the installation and client activation of Windows Server 2019 and 1809 LTSC Key Management Service (KMS) host keys (CSVLK) to not work as expected. For more information about the original feature, see KB4347075.

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the use of the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files. This issue does not affect normal playback.

  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Authentication, Windows Wireless Networking, and Windows Kernel.

There are no known issues with this update.

As always, you don't actually need to download any of these updates manually. They'll install via Windows Update automatically.

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