Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 2, 2017
Windows, Windows Updates

Busy Microsoft released a total of four updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; one cumulative update that addresses several issues, two dynamic updates and a servicing stack update.

KB4051963 is the major update for Windows 10 version 1709. It brings the build of the operating system to 16299.98, and was released on November 30, 2017.

The update is distributed via Windows Update but can be downloaded as a standalone update from Microsoft Update Catalog as well (where it was released a day earlier, on November 29, 2017).


The update addresses the following issues:

  • Fixes the Epson SIDM and TM printer issue that failed to print.
  • Manually changing the time zone without logging off or restarting shows the old time on the lockscreen clock.
  • Issue where RNDIS5 networking devices don't get valid IP addresses, or don't show network connectivity. Microsoft notes that the issue may persist after update installation, and that admins should remove and install the Remote NDIS adapter anew using the Device Manager to correct the issue.
  • Changes to Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics were not saved.
  • Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3 won't run on select high-end gaming laptops.
  • Performance regression when running fullscreen DirectX 9 games and applications.
  • Applications stopped responding on systems with Internet or web proxies enabled through PAC script configurations. Could result in a number of issues, for instance Outlook not being able to connect to Microsoft Office 365, or IE or Edge not able to render any content successfully.
  • Lost location-hash when navigating back if "you previously navigated to an invalid URL".
  • Form submission issue in Internet Explorer.
  • Rendering graphics elements issue in Internet Explorer.
  • Issue with the IME text input window for Internet Explorer.
  • Script-related issue that would cause Internet Explorer to stop working.

The update does not resolve the following known issue:

  • IE11 users who use SQL Server Reporting Services may not be able to scroll through drop-down menus using the scroll bar. Workaround is to press F12, select Emulation, and switch the document mode to 10.

The two compatibility updates KB4055237 and KB4052342 are dynamic updates that improve the compatibility for upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1709. Microsoft does not go into details besides that, and it is unclear if they address any issues that prevent users from upgrading their systems to the newest version of Windows 10.

Update 4054022 is a servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1709. It is distributed through Windows Update, but also available as a standalone download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Servicing updates cannot be uninstalled once installed, and not installing them prevents Windows from picking up any updates released after the release of the servicing stack update.

Additional information are available on Günter Born's website, and on Computerworld.

Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709
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Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709
Microsoft released updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; one cumulative update, two dynamic updates and a servicing stack update.
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  1. TelV said on December 2, 2017 at 10:43 am

    So does this mean Patch Tuesday is no longer relevant, or is this just a set an out-of-band updates?

  2. someone said on December 2, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    “Changes to Settings > Privacy > Feedback & diagnostics were not saved.”…and that was not intentional at all. right. at this point the only way to be sure that Microsoft is not collecting your data is to have your own hardware firewall manually blocking Microsoft.

    1. Sophie said on December 3, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Not quite….I’ve stamped on Feedback and Diagnostics, some time ago (April?). It’s turned off and greyed out. I think it was a registry hack, but it was ages ago. Also with no updates allowed EVER on my Win10, MS$ can’t turn it back on again. Of course, there’s a chance its still doing something………..who can ever be 100% sure?

      1. Anonymous said on January 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

        Turning off updates is a pretty poor solution.

  3. Pierre said on December 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    There was a terrible bug in some installations in one of these releases : system character size
    I hope it will be fixed, for instance in fall creator update

  4. dark said on December 2, 2017 at 11:40 pm


    Or install Linux Mint or Manjaro, then install VirtualBox and jail Windows 10 to it and keep Windows 10 VM always offline.

  5. jim said on December 3, 2017 at 2:14 am

    epson printer turn to be OK

  6. RUTH SEBER said on December 3, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    What is with the 100% disc use when I bring up Task Manager? Our laptop is useless and makes molasses seem like running water it is so choked up. Internet searches say this is a freq problem with Win 10. What gives? Any quick way to fix it? Most remedies require going into command prompt and giving special codes. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    1. ThuGie said on December 4, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Without knowing what exactly is causing the harddisk usage hard to say what you can do to solve it.\
      Like what application is running and using it all up.

      Could even be your virus scan running in the background.

  7. Franck said on December 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks a lot Martin !
    Windows Update doesn’t offer me those updates oddly…

  8. Chuck said on December 5, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    KB4051963 Totally lunched my machine and killed the functionality of the installed EVGA 1080Ti video card.
    Had to Uninstall once I finally got the PC back in a place where it wouldn’t immediately go into sleep mode after every attempt to boot out login.
    Really getting sick of MS launching updates that aren’t vetted – might as well be viruses disguised as updates.
    Seems NO tech company will slow down enough to actually release quality anymore. WTF.

    Soon, pen and paper will be faster if this trend continues…

  9. Anonymous said on December 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I installed three updates yesterday and one of them KB4054022 has killed my 2003 version of Outlook. I was able to easily uninstall the other two except this one MS techs have no idea what is going on and promised a level 2 tech to get back to me in a week. Totally unacceptable! Help!

    1. Derek G said on December 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Hahaha Outlook 2003 was end of life in April of 2014, save yourself the trouble and upgrade already.

      1. JD70LPStandard said on December 11, 2017 at 11:29 pm

        Didn’t plan to fix what wasn’t broken. This is akin to a mechanic breaking into your car at night, without your knowledge, and breaking things that worked just fine.

    2. Molly said on December 10, 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Yep! me too. It has also set up my unused hotmail account into ‘Mail’ without asking. Screen resolution is now rubbish and I can’t alter it. It apparently won’t recognise my graphics card and won’t update drivers.

    3. JD70LPStandard said on December 11, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Me too. Now get “The operation failed” error message when sending/receiving emails. Nice…

    4. Molly said on December 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      Me too! have you got an answer yet?

  10. Rene B said on December 7, 2017 at 2:50 am

    December 2nd updates appear to be causing my Dell 5830 Venue 8 Pro to regularly lock up its bluetooth keyboard and WiFi chipset. Today also saw a lockup of the Windows button. Need to reboot multiple times per day. I am about to uninstall these updates (3 of 4 are available for it). Yuck!

  11. Andrew said on December 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    update wiped out my wireless drivers. big headache.

  12. Amused said on December 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I have a Dell Latitude with 2 user accounts. I can log into one fine but the second one (the one i desperately need for work) logs in but then immediately returns back to the log in screen. I have tried to uninstall KB4054022 but can not. I am also now having a problem getting Act! Pro V13 to open on the log-in that will open. Please let me know how to resolve this.

  13. Frustrated said on December 18, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and was getting angrier by the day after the above patches were installed and the dreaded ‘Blue Screen’ started appearing on a regular basis. I uninstalled ‘One Drive’ as you advised, and no more ‘blue screens’. Thank you.

    ‘One Drive’ can be reinstalled if uninstalling the app doesn’t work for you.

    Settings>Apps & features>scroll down until you see ‘One Drive’ then uninstall.

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