Microsoft’s April 2018 Update is out, but there are a significant number of users still on the previous version. With SSD issues and driver problems its hard to blame them, and Microsoft has decided to make their lives a little easier.
Windows 10 Build 16299.491 includes a huge amount of bug fixes, from data issues in UWP apps to timezone information. Most of these are minor issues, but they should make the overall experience more stable.
Unfortunately, you can’t get the update via the usual ‘Settings>Updates & Security’ route. Doing so will simply start upgrading you to the April 2018 Update. However, you can download it from the update catalog, or wait for Windows to install it automatically.
Windows 10 Build 162999.491 Changes
There are a huge amount of changes here, so we aren’t going to list all of them. Instead, we’ll focus on the most noteworthy:
- “Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
- Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer dialogs on a second monitor to also appear on the primary monitor when using extended display.
- Addresses an issue with Bluetooth devices failing to receive data after a restart.
- Addresses an issue that can prevent the touch keyboard from showing up reliably in some instances.
- Addresses an issue where UWP apps that store local crash dumps in their local app data folders can’t be cleared using Disk Cleanup or StorageSense. In these cases, LocalDumps isn’t enabled.
- Addresses an issue that prevents adding performance counters to the Performance Monitor on systems with many processors.
- Addresses an issue where expired VPN certificates aren’t deleted, slowing application performance.
- Addresses an issue that cause a timeout error when a VPN tries to disconnect from a device that is in the Connected Standby state.
- Addresses an issue that causes a VM to throw an error after creating the VM with static memory.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when multiple processes are limited by rate, using job objects. This can cause various symptoms including, but not limited to, system-process CPU spikes, interrupt-time CPU spikes, high privileged time on some CPUs, and increased system or processor queue lengths.
- Addresses an issue in which Windows 10 clients that authenticate to 802.1x WLAN access points fail to apply Group Policy permissions, run scripts, or retrieve roaming profiles at user logon.
- Adds support to Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 for the SameSite cookie web standard.”
You can find the full changelog on the KB4103714 support article. There are no currently known issues.