Windows 10 v1703 KB4499181 is all about security improvements


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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Microsoft releases Patch Tuesday Updates every month to fix known issues and security flaws affecting Windows operating systems.

This month, the Redmond giant is back with a new round of Windows 10 cumulative updates. More specifically, Microsoft released KB4499181 for Windows 10 v1703. The company completely focused on improving the security of Windows components, including the system’s built-in IE and Microsoft Edge browsers.

However, we recommend to pause the updates for around 2-3 weeks until a stable release is available. Sometimes, Windows 10 updates may bring along some major bugs that Microsoft’s engineers failed to detect before the official rollout.

Furthermore, you should enable the system restore option before installing the update. In case you experience any issues, you can use the system restore options to rollback to a working OS version.

Let’s have a brief look at what KB4499181 brings in terms of improvements and bug fixes.

KB4499181 changelog

Fix for Visual Studio Simulator launch issues

Previously, Windows 10 users were unable to launch Microsoft Visual Studio Simulator. Microsoft fixed all these issues in KB4499181.

Japanese fonts bug fix

Microsoft Excel users pointed out that some Japanese fonts are triggering MS Excel formatting issues. The company promised to release a fix in the upcoming release. Finally, KB4499181 fixes all such issues.

A series of security patches

As a part of the Windows 10 cumulative update KB4499181, Microsoft rolled out a series of security patches for most of its products. To learn more about these patches, you can check out the official update page.

Download KB4499181

You can download Windows 10 cumulative update KB4499181 automatically on your system.

However, if you have not yet received the update, you can navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for updates.

Alternatively, you can manually download the update from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

As a quick reminder, a new Windows 10 version is just around the corner. Microsoft is ready to release Windows 10 version 1903 aka the May 2019 Update later this month.

Windows Insiders are currently testing the build. The company wants to make sure that no major bugs make their way to Windows 10 users. That is the reason Microsoft delayed the official release and preferred last-minute testing. 

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