Microsoft release cumulative update KB3163018 for Windows 10 version 1511

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As a part of yesterday’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft pushed a few cumulative updates for a few versions of Windows 10. The company released cumulative updates for the Windows 10 RTM version (KB3163017), the 1511 version (KB3163018), and Windows 10 Mobile.

Cumulative update KB3163018 focuses on improving some of system features, as it doesn’t bring any additions. But that’s completely normal for a cumulative update, especially if we know that the Anniversary Update is near. The update mainly fixes some known issues in Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Cortana, and other Windows 10 features.

Here’s what cumulative update KB3163018 for Windows 10 1511 brought:

  • Improved reliability of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Cortana, audio playback, audio playback in Groove Music app, Maps app, Miracast, and Windows Explorer.
  • Fixed issue with balloon tip notifications always appearing in the upper left side of the screen.
  • Fixed issue that caused VPN to not work properly when switching between different network interfaces (for example, switching between Wi-Fi and cellular).
  • Improved Narrator’s ability to read bulleted lists, hyperlinks, and image information.
  • Fixed issue in location that caused navigation apps to lag behind user’s actual location.
  • Improved performance of loading webpages in Internet Explorer 11 when roaming user profiles are used.
  • Fixed issue that caused phones to stop ringing from an incoming call, if interrupted by an SMS.
  • Fixed issue that caused some phones to be unable to re-add a primary Microsoft account without resetting after upgrading from Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Fixed additional issues with Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11, Bluetooth, Cortana, Wi-Fi, Windows Camera app, revised daylight saving time, USB, TPM, Graphics, Group Policy, downloading music or movies purchased through the Windows Store, Network Diagnostics and Windows Explorer.
  • Fixed security issues with Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Server Message Block (SMB) Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Group Policy, DNS Server, Windows Diagnostic Hub, Kernel mode drivers, Microsoft Windows PDF, Windows Structured Query, Adobe Flash Player, JScript and VBScript, and Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol (WPAD).

Your computer probably installed the update by itself already, but you can check for updates just in case. To do so, go to Settings > Update & security, and check for updates. If you want to find our more about this update, as well as all other previously released updates for Windows 10, check Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update History page.

In case you encountered some problems upon installing this update, feel free to let us know in the comments, and we’ll write a report about them.

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