Windows 10 is getting an out-of-band update only days after Microsoft releasing its March 2018 Patch Tuesday update. This time the company is rolling out update KB4089848 for devices running version 1709 (Fall Creators Update).
KB4089848 bumps the version number of Windows 10 to build 16299.334, and according to support website longs fixes a number of issues regarding Bluetooth, Encryption File System (EFS), iSCSI, Remote Desktop, and Microsoft Edge.
In addition, the update addresses a problem with Start menu blocking the upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10, issue with tablet mode, touch keyboard, and much more.
What’s new with Windows 10 build 16299.334
Microsoft has announced KB4089848 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “March 22, 2018—KB4089848 (OS Build 16299.334)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on your PC, this update will only address this issue:
- Addresses issues where Bluetooth devices fail to receive data after a restart.
- Fixes problem with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted using BitLocker.
- Addresses issue where the server may occasionally encounter an error during file transfer.
- Addresses issue with spatial audio when used in connection to Dolby Atmos for Headphones.
- Addresses issue where tiles in the Start menu aren’t preserved when upgrading from Windows 10 version 1607 to Windows 10 version 1709.
- Fixes problem with Spell Check and custom dictionaries.
- Addresses issue with the press and hold feature when using a pen in Tablet mode.
- Fixes problem with editing web password fields using a touch keyboard.
- Addresses issue where some Bluetooth card readers don’t work after a restart.
- Fixes problem where an iSCSI RESET might trigger a cluster failover.
- Addresses issue with a GDI handle leak in the Windows Ribbon control.
- Fixes problem where users can’t select OK after entering credentials in command line on Windows Server version 1709.
- Addresses issue in MPIO where pass-through SCSI requests might lead to a stop error if the disk is pending removal.
- Fixes problem where processing of group policies may fail, and policies may be removed as a result.
- Addresses issue caused by a new privilege in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 version 1709 named “Obtain an impersonation token for another user in the same session”. When applied using Group Policy to those computers, gpresult /h fails to generate reporting data for any setting configured by the Security Configuration Engine (SCE) extension.
- Fixes problem where errors may occur when accessing WebDAV files or folders on a SharePoint site if the file or folder name contains multibyte characters.
- Addresses issue where the Remote Desktop License report gets corrupted when it exceeds the 4KB size limit.
- Fixes problem where an Azure point-to-site VPN connection that uses IKEv2 may fail when the user’s device contains a large number of trusted root certificates.
- Addresses rendering issue in Microsoft Edge for PDF documents.
- Addresses issue where a media platform stops responding.
- Fixes problem where a media platform stops responding affecting media playback in Microsoft Edge, IE, and PowerPoint.
- Fixes problem where a credential prompt that requires administrative privileges appears when a standard user account performs the first logon to a Windows 10 device that has been deployed using Windows Autopilot.
What’s new for older versions of Windows 10
In addition to the latest patch for the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is also releasing update KB4088891 for the Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) addressing several issues, and the update also bumps the build number to 15063.994. And Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) gets KB4088889 also fixing a number of problems and bumps the build number to 14393.2155.
How to download March 22 update for Windows 10
Windows 10 build 16299.334 (KB4089848) for PCs is available immediately. They 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: