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Cumulative Update for Windows 10 August 31, 2016

KB3176938 was downloaded and installed automatically today (restart required). It applies to Windows 10 Version 1607.

This update includes improvements and fixes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1607. Fixes and improvements:

August 31, 2016 — KB3176938 (OS Build 14393.105)
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

    Improved reliability of Windows Ink Workspace, Microsoft Edge, File Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft Component Object Model (COM), Cluster Health Service, Hyper-V, multi-factor authentication (MFA), NTFS file system, PowerShell, Internet Explorer 11, facial recognition, graphics, Windows Store, and Windows Shell.
    Improved performance related to purchasing Windows Store apps.
    Improved battery life of wearable devices (such as the Microsoft Band) while Bluetooth is connected and idle.
    Improved compatibility of using Xbox One controllers with various games.
    Addressed issue with incorrect character mapping between Japanese and Unicode for the question mark.
    Addressed issue that prevents the download and initialization of .NET objects in Internet Explorer 11.
    Improved support of new near-field communication (NFC) chips for Windows 10 Mobile.
    Addressed issue with game or app audio not resuming after ending a call on Windows 10 Mobile.
    Addressed additional issues with compatibility, remote desktop, BitLocker, PowerShell, Direct3D, networking policies, Dynamic Access Control (DAC) rules, Microsoft Edge, Connected Standby, mobile device management (MDM), printing, Fingerprint logon, and Cortana.

From my point of view, I notice only 2 improvements:
1) the little blue ring icon (indicating background activity in progress) no longer is continually running beside the pointer when I open any app or browser (it had been)
2) Cortana no longer works - Yay!


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7- Gold

RE: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 August 31, 2016

I'm glad to see that this update has finally solved several problems, including the black screen issue that many users were reporting on forums.
Microsoft deserves kudos for this one.

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7 Plutonium

RE: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 August 31, 2016

Having trouble installing this Win 10 update. It appeared to have downloaded but then an error message saying it couldn't be installed because other updates were being installed. The message said to reboot to solve the problem.

After rebooting there was a new message saying the Win 10 update could be installed because the PC was turned off. Told it to check for updates and it's just checking endlessly...

The update history says the last updates were installed on 29-Aug. So none of the updates offered today (Win 10, WD and Flash) got installed.



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4 Ruthenium

RE: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 August 31, 2016

My computer with Vista won't update anymore.

No MS updates are not even offered.

The computer with Windows 7 updates OK.

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