Microsoft has continued its slew of cumulative patches with a far-reaching Windows 10 May update patches. After improvements to a number of OS versions last week, the company is addressing problems with its latest major update.

For users, it means numerous fixes for bugs they were likely unaware of. Due to the relative unimportance of this patch, it’s optional, with users able to use the ‘Download & Install’ link or wait until the next Patch Tuesday.

On a personal level, I’m very pleased to see a fix for screen calibration and Night Light issues that had become a particular annoyance. On some PCs, profiles would be reverted to default on boot, and impossible to change until a restart.

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Windows 10 Build 18362.207 Patch Notes

Also among the fixes in KB4501375, or build18362.207, are remedies for IE 11,  the magnifier, Your Phone, and WinHTTP. Here are the full notes:

  • “Addresses an issue that fails to display the cursor when you hover over the keyboard magnifier.
  • Addresses an issue with looping redirects between Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addresses an issue with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) marker display.
  • Addresses an issue with programmatic scrolling in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Addresses an issue with displaying portions of a webpage that has many elements and multiple nesting levels under certain conditions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of .msi or .msp files on a virtual drive.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Night light, Color Management profiles, or gamma correction to stop working after shutting down a device.
  • Addresses an issue that only shows grey scale in the camera during Windows Hello enrollment.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause playback of some video content generated by iOS devices to fail.
  • Addresses a desktop and taskbar flickering issue on Windows Server 2019 Terminal Server that occurs when using User Profile Disks.
  • Addresses an issue that allows users to disable the sign-in background image when the “Computer\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Personalization\Prevent changing lock screen and logon image” policy is enabled.
  • Addresses a disconnection issue when using fitness software on an Android phone that has the Your Phone application installed.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the Windows Event Log service from processing notifications that the log is full.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Office 365 applications to stop working after opening when they are deployed as App-V packages.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent Container Hosts from receiving an address from a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some upgrades from Windows 7 from completing successfully when third-party antivirus software is installed.
  • Reinforces the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) on Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) machines for certificate-based virtual private network (VPN) connections, such as Device Tunnel, in an Always On VPN deployment.
  • Addresses an issue that triggers a Group Policy update even when there are no policy changes. This issue occurs when using the client-side extension (CSE) for folder redirection.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) from starting a device from a Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server configured to use Variable Window Extension. 
  • Addresses an issue that may display the error, “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it.” when you try to expand, view, or create Custom Views in Event Viewer.
  • Addresses an issue with WinHTTP registrations that increase the registry size and delay the operating system’s startup. This occurs on devices that use proxy auto-config (PAC) files to define how web browsers and agents select an appropriate proxy server.”

You can grab a manual install for KB4502375 from the official download catalog.

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