Windows 10 update KB4043961

Windows 10 update KB4043961 (build 16299.19) releases

Microsoft issues the first cumulative update for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update fixes a number of problems.

Ahead of the October 17 launch, Microsoft is already starting to patch the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. On October 13, the software giant released KB4043961 as a quality update, and while it doesn’t bring new features, this patch addresses a number of issues with version 1709.

KB4043961 bumps the version number of Windows 10 to build 16299.19 and fixes apps and localization problems, and there are a number of security fixes.

You can check everything that is new with the Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update in this comprehensive guide

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16299.19

Microsoft has announced KB4043961 in the Windows Blog, and it’s referred as “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC, this update will only address these issues:

  • Addressed issue where, after removing apps, they’re reinstalled on every restart, logoff, and login.
  • Fixed problem where localization of the error output from a JET database is broken. Only English error strings are reported.
  • Security updates to Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel, Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows TPM, Windows NTLM, Device Guard, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft Windows DNS, Windows Server, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server.

How to download this Windows 10 update

Windows 10 build 16299.19 (KB4043961) for PCs is available immediately. The new update will download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.

You can find more details about the most recent updates in the Windows 10 update history tracker guide.

Update October 14, 2017: This article has been updated to reflect that the update bumps the build number to 16299.19 and not to 16299.20 as Microsoft originally announced it.

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