If you monitor the Windows 10 update history website over on Microsoft Support, you may have noticed that update KB3216755 is listed as the newest update for Windows 10 version 1607.
If you check Windows Update however then, you will notice that it is not offered through Windows Update. The update is not found, and it appears to be made available exclusively through Microsoft Update Catalog.
It is a bit puzzling, as Microsoft offers no explanation why that is the case. Anyway, you can download the update for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 from the Microsoft Update Catalog website:
If you want to install it, download the right version from the Microsoft Update Catalog website, and run the downloaded file afterwards.
KB3216755 is only available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Most Home users of Windows 10 will probably not be aware that the update is available.
It fixes several high profile issues, including failing file downloads in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, failure to clear the browsing history in Internet Explorer, XSS false positives after logging in to a site, network connection issues, and more.
The update brings the build number of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version to 14393.726. It replaces the previously installed cumulative update for the operating system.
Microsoft's new update methodology continues to be confusing. It is unclear why the cumulative update was released only on Microsoft Update Catalog. It does not seem to be a preview release, which would explain the exclusive release.
Now it appears that it is not sufficient anymore to rely on Windows Update to get all updates available for the operating system in time. The fixes will be included in the next cumulative update that Microsoft releases through Windows Update though.
Now You: What's your take on KB3216755?
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