Windows 10 update KB4051963 (build 16299.98) releases

Windows 10 gets a new quality update brings more fixes and small improvement to the Fall Creators Update.

Windows 10 update KB4051963
Windows 10 update KB4051963

Microsoft is now rolling out update KB4051963 for PCs running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709). In this new update, you won’t find any new features or significant improvements, but it includes a number of fixes to help improve the overall experience.

KB4051963 bumps the version number of Windows 10 build 16299.98, and addresses problems with DirectX 9 games and apps, networking issues, a problem connecting Outlook to Office 365, and several issues with Internet Explorer.

What’s new with Windows 10 build 16299.98

Microsoft has announced KB4051963 in the Windows Blog, and it’s referred as “November 30, 2017—KB4051963 (OS Build 16299.98)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC, this update will only address these issues:

  • Fixed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
  • Addressed issue with rendering a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with the Input Method Editor’s (IME) text input window for Internet Explorer.
  • Fixed issue where the Location-hash is lost when navigating back if you previously navigated to an invalid URL.
  • Addressed issue where applications may stop responding for customers who have internet or web proxies enabled using PAC script configurations. This is a result of a reentrancy deadlock in WinHTTP.dll. This can result in the following:
    • Microsoft Outlook cannot connect to Microsoft Office365.
    • Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge cannot successfully render any content.
    • Cisco Jabber stops responding, which blocks messaging and telephony features.
    • Any application or service that relies on WinHTTP is impacted.
  • Addressed a performance regression when users run full-screen Microsoft DirectX 9 games and applications.
  • Fixed issue that prevents Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 from running on some high-end gaming laptop configurations.
  • Addressed issue where if a user manually changes the system’s time zone and doesn’t log off or restart, the new time doesn’t display on the Lockscreen clock.
  • Fixed issue where user selections for Feedback Frequency in Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics aren’t saved.
  • Addressed issue where RNDIS5 networking devices don’t get a valid IP address or don’t show network connectivity. If the issue continues after installing the update, you may need to uninstall and reinstall your Remote NDIS network adapter using Device Manager.
  • Fixed issue that impacted some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers, which were failing to print on x86 and x64-based systems.

Additionally, on November 27, Microsoft also released quality update KB4051033 for users still running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The new update bumps the version number to build 14393.1914 addressing a number problems. You can check all the new improvements and fixes at the Microsoft support site.

How to download this Windows 10 update

Windows 10 build 16299.98 (KB4051963) 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.

You can download this update directly from Microsoft using these links:

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].