Microsoft releases update KB4039396 for Windows 10 version 1607

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Microsoft just issued the new cumulative update KB4034658 for Windows 10. The update is only available to users running Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607), as no cumulative updates for other versions of Windows 10 have been released so far. 

Since it’s not Patch Tuesday, this update is mainly focused on fixing some of the bugs caused by the previous update for Windows 10 version 1607, KB4034658. Therefore, cumulative update KB4034658 contains no security improvements, as we’ll have to wait until the next Patch Tuesday for that. 

According to Microsoft, umulative update KB4039396 deals with the known error in Windows 10 v1607 that deletes users’ Update History. Users have been reporting this issue since mid-August, and Microsoft finally released the fix now, arguably two weeks later.

Additionally, this update resolves the problem with lost updates, and prevents the issue with WSUS update metadata processing, that may cause a 0x8024401c to some clients.

Here’s the official changelog of cumulative update KB4039396 for Windows 10 version 1607:

  • “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.
  • Addressed issue with WSUS update metadata processing that can cause some clients to time out with a 0x8024401c error.”

To obtain cumulative update KB4039396 simply go to Settings > Windows Update, and check for updates. Since this is a minor update, with the main goal of addressing the known issues, we expect no further problems to be caused by it. But you never know for sure with Windows 10 updates.

In case you’ve encountered any issue upon installing cumulative update KB4039396, please let us know in the comments below.

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