Windows 10 July 2016 cumulative update KB3172985 rolls out for PC and Mobile

During the July 2016 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft releases update KB3172985 for Windows 10 bumping version number to 10586.494 adding improvements and bug fixes.

Windows 10 Update Patch Tuesday

As part of another Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has begun rolling out a new cumulative update for PC and Mobile running the non-Insider version of Windows 10.

Windows 10 build 10586.494 is a new cumulative update described as KB3172985, and it brings a number of improvements and fixes. As always, Patch Tuesday updates do not bring any new features or other significant changes to the operating system.

What’s new July 2016 Patch Tuesday for PC and Mobile

In the new update, Microsoft is improving reliability on Windows Media Player, IE 11, Windows Explorer, Miracast, and on the Windows kernel.

There are also improvements for video playback in certain app that didn’t play video correctly after resuming from sleep.

Microsoft address black screen on the Lock screen when resuming from connected standby.

Fixed a problem where local accounts didn’t get locked after many failed login attempts.

The company is fixing issues with Silverlight, and other issues in .NET, Windows Kernel, Windows Update, authentication, revised daylight saving time, support for PDF files, Bluetooth, Microsoft Edge, IE 11, networking, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

And there are security updates for Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Kernel Mode Drivers, Windows Kernel, .NET Framework, Windows Secure Kernel Mode, and Microsoft Print Spooler.

In addition, Windows 10 Mobile improves backup settings of apps, and fixes issues that caused loss of user authentication certificate after upgrading to the new operating system.

Source Microsoft

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