• Bingo! Microsoft finally releases this month’s cumulative update for Win10 version 1809, KB 4476976

    It’s finally out. The first Win10 patch (to the best of my knowledge) that’s been thoroughly tested in the Windows Insider Preview Ring — and I’d be willing to bet that it’s pretty stable.

    Don’t be fooled by the Microsoft Update Catalog date stamp of Jan. 18. The KB article speaks the truth, it was released this afternoon.

    It still has the Jet database (Access 97-style) error and the Edge loading a local IP error. But it claims to fix the Japanese era date problem and the hotspot authentication error, which was an acknowledged problem with the last 1809 update.

    You can install the patch by clicking “Check for updates” (BOOO! HISSSS!) or by manually downloading and installing it from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    Raise a glass of cheer. We may be witnessing a fix to Microsoft’s fumbled fixing method.