Lets Talk About: New Features in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3200970


Microsoft has just released new cumulative updates for Windows 10, including for the Anniversary Update (version 1607) which was released to users in August this year.
The cumulative update aimed at this release is KB3200970 and pushes Windows 10 version to 14393.447, bringing both security updates and improvements for the operating system and the pre-installed apps.

According to the official changelog, which you can read in full below, KB3200970 improves the reliability of multimedia audio, Remote Desktop, and Internet Explorer 11, while also fixing a bug that prevents users from connecting to a VPN.
Microsoft says that it also fixed a problem “with Windows devices that disconnect from the Internet prematurely before users can complete their paid Wi-Fi purchase” and a glitch impacting the system tray showing no Wi-Fi connection even when Wi-Fi is connected.
Security improvements
Furthermore, there are bugfixes for undisclosed issues in a number of other Windows 10 features and apps, including Windows Shell, graphics, and even Microsoft HoloLens.
In terms of security patches, this cumulative update comes with plenty of them, targeting not only Windows 10 itself, but also kernel-mode drivers, Edge, IE11, Windows authentication methods, and the Graphics Component (which has proved to be vulnerable several times before).
For the moment, we are not aware of any issues reported with this cumulative update, as long-time Windows 10 users might know that previous updates failed to install, but we’ll find out more in the coming weeks, as more machines receive the new bits.
Keep in mind that this cumulative update requires a system reboot, which means that work needs to be saved first. Also, given the fact that so many cumulative updates failed to install and others caused issues post installation, it’s important to create a restore point that should help you go back to a working configuration should anything go wrong.

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