Even though Windows 10 updates usually do much more harm than good, the latest Windows 10 version 1903 update is an exception to that rule. Microsoft realized that there are many issues that it needs to take care of and instead of focusing on introducing new features, the tech giant has decided to bundle the new update with a bunch of software tweaks and bug fixes that take care of various issues.
Windows 10 1903 Cumulative KB4497935 Update
The new update was released last week for Windows Insiders to test and it is titled “2019-05 Cumulative Update for Windows Server, version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4497935)”. Despite being packed with a bunch of software tweaks and bug fixes, the update doesn’t introduce any new security patches. Nonetheless, let’s go over the full list of changes that the new update introduces.
Full List of Changes
- Addresses an issue that may prevent Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers from starting the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer.
- Addresses an issue that prevents certain apps from launching when you set folder redirection for the Roaming AppData folder to a network path.
- Addresses an issue that my turn off Night light mode during display mode changes.
- Addresses an issue that may distort the rendering of a full-screen game when the Microsoft Game bar is visible on top of the game.
- Addresses an issue that prevents the removal of Bluetooth® peripheral devices from some systems with specific Bluetooth radios.
- Addresses an issue that may cause event 7600 in the Domain Name System (DNS) server event log to contain an unreadable server name.
- Addresses an issue in which the dots per inch (DPI) of the guest does not match the host.
- Addresses an issue that may cause an external USB device or SD memory card to be reassigned to an incorrect drive during installation. For more information, see “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10” error on a computer that has a USB device or SD card attached.
- Addresses an issue in which a File Share Witness does not remove Server Message Block (SMB) handles, which causes a server to eventually stop accepting SMB connections.
- Addresses an issue that prevents an application protocol URL from being opened when hosted on an intranet page.
- Addresses an issue with BranchCache when it is in distributed cache mode. BranchCache may use more disk space than assigned for the republication cache. To fully address the issue, devices that have exceeded the disk space assignments should empty BranchCache using the netsh branchcache flush command.
- Addresses an issue that may prevent some Direct3D applications and games from entering full-screen mode if the display’s orientation has been changed from the default.
- Addresses an issue with creating a Windows catalog file on an x64 system using Windows System Image Manager. For more information, see What’s new in ADK kits and tools.
- Addresses an issue that causes a delay when loading many unsigned Domain Name System (DNS) zones related to the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) feature. This issue occurs after configuring the following registry setting:
Compatibility and Service Stack Updates
Since this is a cumulative update, ts also introduces the KB4498523 service stack update which takes care of issues that sometimes caused Windows updates to fail to install.
Therefore, this second update is making sure that Windows 10 users can install all updates without encountering any problems. Let’s check out the issues that this update takes care of.
- Addresses an issue that may prevent user profiles from loading correctly on restart after installing certain updates.
- Addresses an issue which may occur when a Language Pack is installed while an update is pending. The update may fail to install, and you may receive the error, “0x800f0982.”
- Addresses an issue which may occur when an optional feature, such as .Net Framework 3.5, is installed while an update is pending. Installation of the feature may fail, and you may receive the error “0x800F080C.”
- Addresses an issue in which updates may fail to install after the /resetbase command in DISM is run.