Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4039396 Launched

Microsoft has made available a new cumulative update for Windows 10, one that is available as KB4039396, and can be downloaded by those running the Anniversary Update version of the OS.

Also known as version 1607.

This latest release includes just two fixes, and has actually been pushed out to repair a bug that was introduced by a previous cumulative update. The bug caused a number of different problems on systems that installed it — including nuking of Update History for some users.

Plus, since this update was not released on Patch Tuesday, it ships with no security improvements.

As Microsoft explains in the release notes, this new cumulative update is here fix the to Update History and hidden updates that were lost on systems that had Windows 10 Anniversary Update installed and deployed cumulative update KB4034658.

Which is to say:

“Addressed issue where Update History and hidden updates are lost and a full scan for updates happens after installing OS Updates 14393.1532 through 14393.1613, including KB4034658. Installing this update will not restore past update history or hidden updates for users who have already installed the listed updates. However, this current update will address this issue for users who have not yet installed them.”

Hopefully this update takes care of this odd little issue, and prevents future problems.

The second bug that Microsoft fixed was one that was impacting the WSUS update metadata processing, and led to error 0x8024401c on a number of client machines.

Just like any other cumulative update, a system reboot is required when installing this one. So be sure to save your work, and whatever else you were doing on your computer, before deploying this cumulative update on your system.

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