KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809, October 2018 Update

Windows 10 update KB4476976 (build 17763.292) releases

Microsoft has released an new cumulative update (KB4476976) to address a long list of issues with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and here's what you need to know.

Outside of the normal Patch Tuesday schedule, Microsoft is now rolling out update KB4476976 for Windows 10 version 1809,October 2018 Update, to fix a slew of problems with the latest version of the operating system.

KB4476976 bumps the version number to build 17763.292, and according to the software giant addresses problems with Microsoft Edge crashing with certain video drivers. It fixes issues with networking, compatibility with AMD processors, audio playback, Bluetooth, Remote Desktop, and File Explorer.

Update KB4476976 for Windows 10

Microsoft has announced KB4476976 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “January 22, 2019—KB4476976 (OS Build 17763.292)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 version 1809 on your PC, this update will address these problems:

  • Fixes a problem that may cause Microsoft Edge to stop working with certain display drivers.
  • Addresses an issue with rendering of end-user-defined characters (EUDC) in Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses a compatibility issue with AMD R600 and R700 display chipsets.
  • Fixes a problem that causes File Explorer to stop working when you click the Turn On button for the timeline feature.
  • Addresses an issue that may turn off TCP Fast Open by default on some systems.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause applications to lose IPv4 connectivity when IPv6 is unbound.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause audio playback to stop responding when playing Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) audio content after using a Seek operation such as rewind.
  • Fixes a problem with two-way audio that occurs during phone calls for some Bluetooth headsets.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.
  • Fixes a problem that causes promotions of non-root domains to fail.
  • Addresses an issue related to the date format for the Japanese era calendar.
  • Addresses an audio compatibility issue when playing newer games with 3D Spatial Audio mode enabled through multichannel audio devices or Windows Sonic for Headphones.
  • Fixes a problem that allows users to uninstall apps from the Start menu when the “Prevent users from uninstalling applications from Start menu” group policy is set.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from installing a Local Experience Pack from the Microsoft Store when that language is already set as the active Windows display language.
  • Fixes a problem that causes some symbols to appear in a square box on a text control.
  • Addresses an issue that occurs if you create a page file on a drive with FILE_PORTABLE_DEVICE characteristics.
  • Fixes a problem that causes Remote Desktop Services to stop accepting connections after accepting several connections.
  • Addresses an issue in Windows Server 2019 that causes a Hyper-V VM to remain at the bootloader screen for OS selection when restarting the machine. This issue occurs when Virtual Machine Connection (VMConnect) is attached.
  • Fixes a problem on Windows Server 2019 that may break connectivity on guest virtual machines (VMs) when applications inject the low-resource flag on packets.

Download January 22 update for Windows 10

This update is available immediately, it’ll 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.

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