Windows 10 update KB4074588 (build 16299.248) releases

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update gets a new update KB4074588 that bumps version number to build 16299.248 and fixes a number of problems — Here are the changelogs.

Right on schedule, as part of the February Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is rolling out a new update for the Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update). The update is known as KB4074588, and it delivers a slew of fixes for devices running this version of the operating system.

KB4074588 bumps the version number of Windows 10 build 16299.248, and according to Microsoft, it fixes problems setting accounts on ARM-based devices. Addresses a number of problems with Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Improves support for Bluetooth keyboards, patches various security vulnerabilities, and much more.

What’s new with Windows 10 build 16299.248

Microsoft has announced KB4074588 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “February 13, 2018—KB4074588 (OS Build 16299.248)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC, this update will only address these issues:

  • Addresses issue where child accounts are able to access InPrivate mode on ARM devices even though their browsing and search history is sent to their parents. 
  • Fixes problem where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses issue with docking and undocking Internet Explorer windows.
  • Fixes problem in Internet Explorer where pressing the delete key inserted a new line in input boxes in an application.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where selected elements wouldn’t update under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes problem with browser Compatibility View settings that occurs during updates.
  • Addresses issue where, in certain hardware configurations, the frame rates of DirectX Games were unintentionally limited to a factor of the display’s vertical synchronization.
  • Fixes problem that causes delays when switching keyboard languages using Alt+Shift.
  • Improves and reduces conditions where certain Bluetooth keyboards drop keys during reconnection scenarios.
  • Corrects mouse delays for devices that incorrectly report the battery level status.
  • Addresses issue where surround sound audio endpoints reverted to stereo after restarting.
  • Fixes problem where MMC application snap-ins—such as Services, Local Policy Admin, and Printer Management—fail to run when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is turned on. The error is “Object doesn’t support this property or method”.
  • Prevents use of the Pre-production Onesettings endpoint for Windows Setup when test signing is enabled.
  • Addresses issue where installations of Windows Server, version 1709 are not automatically activated using the Automated Virtual Machine Activation (AVMA) feature on Hyper-V hosts that have been activated.
  • Fixes problem with the Auto-register Inbox templates feature for UEV where the Scheduled Task didn’t have the proper trigger.
  • Addresses issue where the App-V client didn’t read the policy for SyncOnBatteriesEnabled when the policy was set using a Group Policy Object (GPO).
  • Fixes problem where the Supported On field for the Enable App-V Client policy is blank in the Group Policy editor.
  • Addresses issue where the user’s have data in the registry is not maintained correctly when some App-V packages belong to the connection group.
  • Provides additional logging for administrators to take action, such as picking a proper configuration for their App-V package, when there are multiple configuration files for a single package.
  • Fixes problem with App-V packages that aren’t compatible with registry virtualization using kernel containers.
  • Updates time zone information.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search component, Windows Kernel, Windows Authentication, Device Guard, Common Log File System driver, and the Windows storage and file systems.

What’s new with older versions of Windows 10

Along with the latest patch for the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is also releasing update KB4074592 for the Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) fixing several bugs and bumping the build number to 15063.909.

The Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) gets KB4074590 that addresses a number of problems and bumps the build number to 14393.2058. Windows 10 version 1511 (November Update) receives update KB4074591 bumping build number to 10586.1417, and finally, the initial version of Windows 10 gets update KB4074596, which increases the build number to 10240.17770, and it also addresses a number of issues.

How to download February 13 update for Windows 10

Windows 10 build 16299.248 (KB4074588) 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.

It’s worth noting that this patch contains a few known issues that you should be aware of before installing. (For more details check the Windows support site using the link mentioned above.) 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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