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  • Yet another reason why you should avoid Automatic Update – KB 4039396

    If you’re running Win10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft released a fix yesterday that’ll clean everything up — as long as you didn’t install the original cumulative update, which was released on August 8.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

  • New cumulative update for Win10 1607 fixes bugs in the old one

    I think.

    MS released KB 4039396 a few hours ago, bringing Win10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) up to Build 14393.1670.

    According to the KB entry:

    • 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.

    Those are two important bugs in the old cumulative updates for 1607.

    I hope you’ve been following along here and haven’t installed the August update for 1607 as yet. Can anybody out there confirm that installing this cumulative update, and not the earlier ones, will maintain Update History? I’m away from my test machine and would appreciate any confirmation…