It's been a few weeks since Microsoft pushed out its last cumulative update for Windows 10 PCs, build 10586.104, but today, the company quietly released a new update for PCs not enrolled on the Windows Insider Program.
Identified as KB3140743, the update bumps the general release of Windows 10 (version 1511) up to build 10586.122, and it brings a significant range of improvements and fixes:
- Improved reliability in numerous areas, including OS and Windows Update installation, startup, installing and configuring Windows for the first time, authentication, resuming from hibernation, shutdown, kernel, Start menu, storage, Windows Hello, display modes, Miracast, AppLocker, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge browser, network connectivity and discovery, and File Explorer.
- Improved performance in video thumbnail generation, NetLogon, Windows Store, and standby power consumption.
- Improved support for devices including some wearables, displays, and printer scenarios.
- Reset app default when a registry setting is deleted or corrupted and streamlined notification about the corruption.
- Fixed an issue causing favorites to be lost after updates are installed.
- Fixed several issues that individually could cause certain apps to fail to launch, update, or allow in-app purchases.
- Improved quality of Cortana voices and translations of multiple languages of an Internet Explorer dialog box.
- Improved support for apps, fonts, graphics and display, airplane mode, Group Policy, PowerShell MDM, Windows Journal, Microsoft Edge, printing, touch display, roaming credentials, Push-Button Reset, Windows UX, local and streaming video, audio quality, error reporting, USMT, and VHD creation.
As tends to be the case with these cumulative updates, build 10586.122 doesn't include any new OS features, and Microsoft also notes that it doesn't include any security fixes either.
If you install the new update today, be sure to let us know how it goes in the comments below.