Outside of the regular schedule, Microsoft is now rolling out update KB4537818 to address a slew of problems with devices still running Windows 10 version 1809.
KB4537818 bumps the version number to build 17763.1075, and according to the company fixes problems with Windows Hello, network printers, Windows 10 activation, and improves battery performance during Modern Standby mode.
In addition, older versions of Windows 10, including version 1803, 1709, and 1607, are also getting updates with various fixes.
Update KB4532693 for Windows 10 version 1809
Microsoft has announced KB4532693 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “February 25, 2020—KB4537818 (OS Build 17763.1075).” If you’re already running the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on your device, this update will address these problems:
- Improves the accuracy of Windows Hello face authentication.
- Improves Urlmon resiliency when receiving incorrect Content-Length for a PeerDist response.
- Improves the battery performance during Modern Standby mode.
- Improves Event Forwarding scalability to ensure thread safety and increase resources.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the speech platform application from opening for several minutes in a high noise environment.
- Fixes a problem that might prevent ActiveX content from loading.
- Addresses an issue that might cause Microsoft browsers to bypass proxy servers.
- Fixes a problem that causes the power dependency coordinator (PDC) driver to unnecessarily drain the battery in certain scenarios.
- Addresses an issue that prevents a user from upgrading or uninstalling some Universal Windows Platforms (UWP) apps in certain scenarios.
- Fixes a problem that causes attempts to take a screenshot of a window using the PrintWindow API to fail.
- Addresses an issue that adds an unwanted keyboard layout as the default after an upgrade or migration even if you have already removed it.
- Fixes a problem that fails to return search results in the Start menu Search box for users that have no local profile.
- Addresses an issue that causes the installation process to stop when installing Windows on a VMware guest machine that has a USB 3.0 hub attached.
- Fixes a problem in which re-running PowerShell workflows might fail with compilation errors for long sessions.
- Addresses an issue in the Windows activation troubleshooter that prevents users from reactivating their copy of Windows using the product key stored in their Managed Service Account (MSA).
- Fixes a problem that generates an “unknown username or bad password” error when attempting to sign in.
- Addresses an issue with sign in scripts that fail to run when a user signs in or signs out.
- Fixes a problem that continues to collect IsTouchCapable and GetSystemSku data when they should no longer be collected.
- Addresses an issue that might cause Direct Access servers to use a large amount of non-paged pool memory (pooltag: NDnd).
- Fixes a problem in which the WinHTTP AutoProxy service does not comply with the value set for the maximum Time To Live (TTL) on the Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) file.
- Addresses an issue that prevents some applications from printing to network printers.
- Fixes a problem that causes the wrong printer name to be selected when you click the Print button in the SQL reporting service.
- Addresses an issue that might cause a printer to be a hidden device in Device Manager after a restart.
- Fixes a problem that prevents the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) from downloading files; the error is “0x80190191.”
- Addresses an issue that causes the Windows firewall to drop network traffic from Modern apps, such as Microsoft Edge, when you connect to a corporate network using a virtual private network (VPN).
- Fixes a problem that causes Host Networking Service (HNS) PortMapping policies to leak when the container host is reinstated after a restart.
- Addresses an issue that causes some systems to stop responding when operating embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) storage devices.
- Fixes a problem that occurs when you try to sign in to Windows during recovery mode.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from removing some local users from local built-in groups.
- Fixes a problem that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to stop working and triggers a restart of the system.
- Addresses an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) issue that causes an infinite loop in the retry logic when there are several lost connections in the connection pool.
- Addresses an issue that causes queries against large keys on Ntds.dit to fail with the error, “MAPI_E_NOT_ENOUGH_RESOURCES.”
- Fixes a problem that intermittently generates Online Certificate Status Protocol (OSCP) Responder audit events (5125) to indicate that a request was submitted to the OCSP Responder Service.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Server Message Block (SMB) Multichannel from working within a cluster network that has IPv6 Local-Link addresses.
- Fixes a problem that might cause Storage Migration Service inventory operations on a Windows Server 2003 source computer to fail in clustered environments.
- Addresses an issue in which canceling a deduplication (dedup) job to rebuild hotspots prevents other deduplication PowerShell commands from responding.
- Fixes a problem that causes window ordering to fail after displaying tooltips in the RemoteApp window.
- Addresses an issue in which the Remote Desktop (RD) Licensing Diagnoser shows an incorrect version of the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) and the Remote Desktop Licensing Server (RDLS).
- Fixes a problem with certificate validation that causes Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge to fail.
You can download the updates to install them manually for version 1809 with the links below:
Update for older versions of Windows 10
The April 2018 Update, version 1803, has reached the end of support on November 2019, but the company has released update KB4537795 to fix several problems and improve security while bumping the version number to build 17134.1345.
Although version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) is no longer supported, organizations running the Enterprise or Education edition of Windows 10 are getting update KB4537816 to address a security problem and bumps the version number to 16299.1717.
Also, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1697, is getting update KB4537806 to address some problems with the no longer supported operating system bumping the version number to build 14393.3542.
Uninstall update KB4537818 from Windows 10
If the KB4537818 update is causing issues on your device, you can always uninstall it to revert the changes.
To uninstall KB4537818 or any other quality update on Windows 10, use these steps:
Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the app.
Type the following command to view the update history and press Enter:
wmic qfe list brief /format:table
Check the Windows Update history of your device, and identify the update by its HotFixID and InstalledOn information.
Type the following command to uninstall the update from your computer and press Enter:
wusa /uninstall /kb:4537818
In the command, replace “4537818” for KB number that correspond to the update that you’re trying to remove. For instance, if you’re trying to uninstall update KB4537818, then the number that you can have to use in the command is “4537818.”
Click the Yes button.
- Continue with the on-screen directions (if applicable).
Once you complete the steps, the recently installed update will be removed from your computer fixing any issues as a result of the release.
Download February 2020 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.