Windows 10 KB3216755: Important fixes, Update Catalog exclusive
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:
- Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3216755), has a size of 1046.7 Megabyte
- Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB3216755), has a size of 562.9 Megabyte.
If you want to install it, download the right version from the Microsoft Update Catalog website, and run the downloaded file afterwards.
Windows 10 KB3216755
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.
Here is what it fixes
- Addressed known issue called out in KB3213986—Users may experience delays while running 3D rendering apps with multiple monitors.
- Addressed issue that prevents the conversion of a 24-bit image to 32 bits.
- Addressed issue that causes the loss of Windows Firewall rules after upgrade from RTM to 1511 or 1607.
- Addressed issue that causes a file download from a webpage to fail in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.
- Addressed issue that prevents the use of the Delete Browsing History feature in Internet Explorer.
- Addressed issue that loads websites that bypass the proxy server in the local intranet zone when the Intranet Sites: Include all sites that bypass the proxy server (Disabled) is set.
- Addressed issue where an XSS false positive prevents a webpage from loading after logging in to a site.
- Addressed issue that prevents users from connecting to a network
- Addressed issue that causes the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) to fail if
- Active Directory Federated Systems is using the Japanese language set
- Addressed issue that causes System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) scenarios to fail
- Addressed issue that prevents user-built keyboard events from working.
- Addressed issue that causes incorrect tabledimensions in SAP® applications
- Addressed issue that overwrites a <br>element when users select a line that is enclosed by a <span> element.
- Improved reliability of Internet Explorer, Xbox, and Skype
- Addressed additional issues with Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, engaged reboot, clustering, Internet Explorer, Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), Windows Shell. Networking, storage, fonts, Xbox, encryption, Group Policy, Point and Print, wireless networking, virtual disk, disk operations, multimedia, Work Folders, encryption, enterprise security, deduplication, domain controllers, Audit File System, Debug Memory Manager, Virtual Machine Management Service (VMMS), Remote Desktop, Task Scheduler, Microphone Wizard, .NET, font cache, system boot, and Surface Studio
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?