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Windows 10 update KB4480976 (build 17134.556) releases

Microsoft releases a second wave of updates for older versions of Windows 10, and here's what you need to know.

Outside of its regular schedule, Microsoft is now rolling out update KB4480976 for Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update). This is the second cumulative update releasing in January, and it delivers a number of fixes and improvements.

KB4480976 bumps the version number to build 17134.556, and according to the company addresses problems with Microsoft Edge, BitLocker, drivers, networking, and Thunderbolt storage.

Alongside this release, the software giant is also pushing updates for Windows 10 version 1709 and version 1703, including one for the latest preview of version 1903.

Windows 10 update KB4480976 for version 1803

Microsoft has announced KB4480976 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “January 15, 2019—KB4480976 (OS Build 17134.556)”. If you’re already running the Windows 10 version 1803 on your PC, this update will address these problems:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusi event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents sharing and timeline features and roaming settings from working for accounts that use Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages.
  • Fixes a problem that causes power options to appear on the Windows security screen when the per user group policy to hide power options is set.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents links for certain compressed file formats from resolving.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.
  • Fixes a problem in which Windows Driver Frameworks causes high CPU utilization. As a result, the user-mode driver stops working when the device resumes from Hibernate (S4).
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming a link in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace.
  • Fixes a problem that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Addresses an issue in which WAM logging causes some applications such as Microsoft Office to stop working.
  • Fixes a problem that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.
  • Addresses a privacy issue with apps that obtain the BroadFileSystemAccess capability without a user’s consent.

Windows 10 update KB4480967 for version 1709

The Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is getting update KB4480967, and the Windows support site referred it as “January 15, 2019—KB4480967 (OS Build 16299.936)”. If you’re already running version 1709 on your PC, this update will address these issues:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element.
  • Fixes a problem in which the desktop wallpaper image set by a group policy will not update if it has the same name as the previous image.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4.
  • Fixes a problem that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an application to stop working when converting long Kana to Kanji using a combination of predictive and non-predictive input.
  • Fixes a problem in a multi-monitor configuration that causes a window to unexpectedly move to a different monitor when reconnecting to an existing user session.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Fixes a problem that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.
  • Fixes a problem that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Scheduled Tasks created in a disabled state to not run.
  • Fixes a problem that may display the error code “0x139” for the RNDISMP6!KeepAliveTimerHandler when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.

Windows 10 update KB4480959 for version 1703

Although the version 1703 (Creators Update) is no longer supported, organizations running the Enterprise or Education edition of Windows 10 are getting KB4480959, which addresses several problems and bumps the version number to build 15063.1596.

Download January 15 update for Windows 10

These updates are available immediately, they’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.