KB4089848 for Windows 10 version 1709

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 22, 2018
Updated • Mar 22, 2018
Windows, Windows 10

KB4089848 is a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) that increases the version of the operating system to build 16299.334 after installation.

The update fixes issues in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and comes along with the dreaded "update failed to install" message even though that is not the case.

The support page on the Microsoft website lists key changes only which indicates that the update may include other changes that Microsoft did not list. That's a standard phrase, however, that Microsoft uses regularly in update descriptions.

Note: We suggest you back up the entire Windows 10 partition before you install any update on the system so that you may restore it to a previous version if you run into issues after installation of the update.

KB4089848 is distributed through Windows Update but it is also available as a standalone download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website. The Microsoft Update Catalog download has a size of 401 Megabytes for the 32-bit version and 735 Megabytes for the 64-bit version.

The Windows Update version should be considerably smaller.

  1. Use Windows-I to open the Settings application.
  2. Select Update & Security.
  3. Activate the "check for updates" button to run a manual update check.

Windows Update should download and install the cumulative update KB4089848.

KB4089848: the changes

kb4089848 windows 10

The following issues are fixed when you update the system using the patch KB4089848:

  1. Fixed GDI handle leak in the Windows Ribbon control.
  2. Bluetooth devices did not receive data after restarts, and Bluetooth card readers did not work after a restart.
  3. Fixed Encrypting File System (EFS) file corruption issue during Bitlocker decryption or encryption tasks.
  4. Upgrading to Windows 10 version 1709 from version 1607 did not preserve the Start Menu tiles sometimes.
  5. Press and hold feature issue when using a pen in tablet mode.
  6. Addressed touch keyboard issue when editing web password fields.
  7. Fixed Microsoft Edge PDF rendering issue if documents used backgrounds created using various third-party tools.
  8. Changing cameras rapidly on a device stopped the media platform from responding.
  9. Addressed another media platform stops responding issue that affected Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  10. Fixed spatial audio issue when used with Dolby Atmos for headphones.
  11. Fixed a credential prompt requiring elevated rights issue with devices set up with Windows AutoPilot.
  12. Group Policies might fail if the Windows Defender Firewall policy rule exceeds 260 characters.
  13. Fixed error message "Requested value ‘SeDelegateSessionUserImpersonatePrivilege’ was not found" by the new privilege "Obtain an impersonation token for another user in the same session".
  14. Fixed cluster failover issue triggered by an iSCSI Reset.
  15. Fixed stop error issue if the disk is pending removal during pass-through SCSI requests in MPIO.
  16. Addressed error "Stop D1 in tcpip!TcpSegmentTcbSend"  during file transfers.
  17. Fixed file access errors when accessing WebDAV files or folders on a SharePoint site if the name contains multibyte characters.
  18. Fixed corruption issue of the Remote Desktop License Report if it exceeds 4 Kilobytes.
  19. Azure point-to-site VPN connections that use IKEv2 may fail if the device has a large number of trusted root certificates.
  20. Windows Server version 1709 issue where users can't activate OK after entering credentials in the command line.

In other news:

Microsoft released KB4088891  for Windows 10 version 1703 which is a cumulative update for the Creators Update version of Windows 10. It fixes fewer issues:

  • Addresses issue with a GDI handle leak in the Windows Ribbon control.
  • Addresses issue where, during BitLocker decryption or encryption of a drive, files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) may become corrupted
  • Addresses issue where, when an iSCSI request contains an incomplete header in the first packet, iSCSI may not recognize when a request has been sent.
  • Adds support in stornvme for additional SSDs.
  • Addresses issue where the Japanese keyboard layout was not functioning properly during a Remote Assistance session.
  • Addresses rendering issue in Microsoft Edge for PDF documents with backgrounds created using various third-party publishing tools.

Microsoft released KB4088825  for Windows 10 version 1703 as well. It is a Servicing Stack Update and is rated critical.

Windows 10 version 1607 systems have update KB4088889 which they may download. It fixes a lot of issues, most of which are Windows Server 2016 related.

And, then there is KB4089510 which is a Servicing Stack update for Windows 10 version 1607.

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  1. Philip Brownlow said on April 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    This failed for me. Got to 100% then rolled back. Now the computer cannot contact the activation server anymore.

  2. Jon said on March 26, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I left my PC updating, I fall asleep, and when I woke up, my PC does BSoD. After I press the restart buttom, my BIOS seems longer loading the IDE drives (my HDD’s), and then the next secondary boot, they say: “Disk Boot Failure, insert system disk.” Does the update probably the cause of this problem?

    1. AAA said on April 8, 2018 at 11:51 pm

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  3. Michael said on March 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Hi I wonder if anyone can help me Please with this update issue?

    I try doing a Manual Catalog install of KB4089848 and then system asks to restart.

    1) When I restart you can tell that Windows is not begging the FINISHING of this update as there is no progress completed before or after the BIOS beep denoting the reboot of the system.

    2) So basically it is unable to do this major update as this update and the rest below show requires and update that just doesn’t seem to trigger an actual update to Windows.

    3) these are files that say requires a restart to finish
    KB4088785 (9 times)
    KB4088776 (31 times)

    4) It seems to me that the restart install to finish does not trigger an actual install of the updates listed above.

    Any help appreciated.

  4. adsa said on March 25, 2018 at 7:45 am

    out of curiosity.. did anyone else’s taskbar calender not pop up anymore when clicking on the time? wondering if it’s a clock change to summer time thing or if it’s something else.

    1. adsa said on March 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      half a day later, it works fine. so probably clock change related.

  5. Croatoan said on March 23, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Is it me or Win 10 update system is broken.

    It generates to much problems.

    1. Bobby Phoenix said on March 23, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      It’s you. My three machines have had zero issues since Windows 10 came out. When I set them up I simply selected recommended settings, installed my programs, and let Windows do it’s thing. Best OS I’ve ever used from ease of use to stability to automatic updates.

      1. John Fenderson said on March 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm

        Just because it works well for you doesn’t mean it works well for everybody.

      2. Bobby Phoenix said on March 23, 2018 at 4:37 pm

        I agree. I was just answering Croatoan’s question. “Is it me or Win 10 update system is broken.(?)” Windows 10 update system is not broken. Some will have issues, but it’s far from “broken”.

      3. Croatoan said on March 23, 2018 at 4:49 pm

        I was thinking “broken” by design.

        Every year you need to install OS twice (upgrade), updates are enormous (especially if you don’t have flat internet), updates are changing settings and menu positions.

      4. Bobby Phoenix said on March 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm

        That I agree 100%. I can’t stand the twice a year “feature” updates. I’m dreading the next one next month.

  6. Anonymous said on March 23, 2018 at 5:28 am

    please remove all lock apps

  7. Lenny said on March 23, 2018 at 4:39 am

    After the installation my wifi network card just disappeared out of thin air…. I have a HP notebook with F12 key used to switch on/off wifi card, and the orange light was stuck!
    After 2 reboots, the wifi card magically reappeared! WTF Microsoft?

  8. ecsjjgg said on March 23, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Mine also installed fine, but upon reboot, my computers, both a desktop and a laptop, didn’t start explorer.exe, so I had to start it manually from the taskmanager…

    Other than that I don’t have any issues with this update!

  9. cinikal said on March 23, 2018 at 1:53 am

    KB4089848 installed without any problem.

  10. Paul(us) said on March 23, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Really easy to read because it’s such a fluently informative article who coached me to the update from main windows10 pro version 1709 to the 16299.334 version.
    The download time, unpacking, installation and restarting were all going quite fast and up to right now without hiccups. Hopefully, it will stay like this.
    Then the only thing that remains is the wish that this fix for the fall update concerning: the error “update failed to install” message, and the other 20 included fixes will keep on doing there job correctly.

  11. chg said on March 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    there’s a fix not mentioned, they screwed up exploit guard ui in one of the previous patches for non en-us locale. fixed in this

  12. Franck said on March 22, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks a lot for the great article !

  13. chesscanoe said on March 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I manually initiated WU for KB4089848 which brought me to Win 10 Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.334) without any issues for me. In fact auto start for Magnifier now works as I want it to. Previously I had to exit Magnifier and then start it again to work the way I wish.

  14. Troy said on March 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Be aware that if you have Superfetch service disabled as I did, this update with re-enable it. Only thing I saw after installing this update.

    1. Tony said on March 23, 2018 at 3:15 am

      Thanks for that. However, I just installed the update and my Superfetch was still disabled.

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