Windows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 released

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 21, 2019
Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft released the cumulative updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system and Windows Server 2016 in the past couple of days.

The updates, for Windows 10 version 1607 to 1803, but not Windows 10 version 1809 or Server 2019, address several issues. While they do fix issues, they have known issues as well that users and administrators need to be aware of.

Windows 10 version 1703 -- KB4480959

KB4480959 was released on January 15, 2019. It is a cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703 that increases the version of the OS to 15063.1596.

It includes the following fixes:

  • Fixed a hotspot authenticating issue that affected third-party applications.
  • Addressed a file overwriting issue in shared folders when filter drivers were loaded.
  • Fixed a 30-second delay when deleting or renaming links in a Distributed File System (DFS) Namespace.
  • Fixed a issue that caused signed scripts, even those included natively in Windows, to generate Windows Defender Application Control failure audit events.
  • Fixed Bitlocker Network Unlock failing on 2nd generation VMs if the network supports only IPv4.
  • Fixed Help window (F1) display issues.
  • Fixed a focus event issue in Microsoft Edge.
  • Fixed an issue that caused downloads to fail.
  • Fixed an exception issue with SqlConnection.

Known Issues:

  • A issue with Microsoft JET databases that use the Microsoft Access 97 file format. Database won't appen if columns exist that have names with 33 or more characters. Check the workarounds posted on the support website.
  • Some users report loading webpages with local IP addresses in Microsoft Edge. A workaround has been published.

Windows 10 version 1709 - KB4480967

KB4480977 windows 10

The update shares most of the fixes and all known issues with KB4480959.

The unique fixes are:

  • Applications may stop working when long Kana is converted to Kanji.
  • Fixed an issue in multi-monitor environments that caused a program window to be moved to a different window when a user reconnected to an existing session.
  • Fixed a wallpaper update issue if configured using the Group Policy Editor.
  • Fixed an issue with scheduled tasks not running if created in disabled state.
  • Fixed issues that could cause bluescreens when connecting Thunderbolt devices.
  • Fixed error 0x139 when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.

Windows 10 version 1803 - KB4480976

The new update for Windows 10 version 1803 shares most fixes with Windows 10 version 1703 and 1709 and all known issues-

The unique fixes are:

  • Fixed sharing and timeline features, and roaming settings did not work correctly from accounts that use Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages.
  • Fixed an issue that caused power options to appear on the Windows security screen when the option to hide them was enabled in the Group Policy.
  • Fixed an issue that caused links for certain "compressed file formats" from resolving.
  • Addressed an privacy issues with applications that could obtain BroadFileSystemAccess  without consent.
  • Fixed an application stop working issue with WAM loggin.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Windows Driver Frameworks to cause high CPU usage.

The unique known issue is:

  • Some users may not be able to pin web links to the Start menu or taskbar.

Windows 10 version 1607 and Server 2016 - KB4480977

The updates share some of the fixes described above.

The unique fixes are:

  • Fixed an issue that caused lockscreen images from not updating under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a File Explorer stop working issue after several days of uptime.
  • Fixed boot failure issues "that occur when you restart certain hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) virtual machine".
  • Addresses issues with taking snapshots on hyperconverged Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster nodes.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents volumes from going online as expected when you add back drain nodes during maintenance.
  • Addresses an issue that fails to decrement the dirty region tracking reference count when a storage repair job is running on hyperconverged Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) cluster nodes.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) pull server to return “ResourceNotFound (404)” after the Internet Information Services (IIS) application pool is recycled.
  • Fixed a visibility issue with RemoteApp windows.

The update has several known issues including the Microsoft Jet database issue described above:

  • Infrastructure management issues after VMM refresh for System Center Virtual Machine Manager managed workloads. Workaround is available.
  • Instant Search in Microsoft Outlook clients may fail with "Outlook cannot perform the search". Workaround available.
  • Windows may fail on Lenovo laptops with less than 8 GB of RAM. Workaround available.
  • Taskbar icon issue after changing file association defaults.

Closing Words

The update for Windows 10 version 1809 is being tested in the Release Preview ring currently.

Windows 10 updates KB4480977, KB4480959, KB4480967 and KB4480976 released
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  1. Dan Donx said on January 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What mental age of reader are you targeting with the first sentence? 10?

    Why not write an article on how to *avoid* upgrading from W10 to W11. Analogous to those like me who avoided upgrading from 7 to 10 for as long as possible.

    If your paymaster Microsoft permits it, of course.

  2. Dexter said on January 15, 2023 at 11:14 am

    5. Rufus
    6. Ventoy

    PS. I hate reading these “SEO optimized” articles.

    1. cdr said on January 15, 2023 at 3:32 pm

      I used Rufus to create an installer for a 6th gen intel i5 that had MBR. It upgraded using Setup. No issues except for Win 11 always prompting me to replace my local account. Still using Win 10 Pro on all my other PCs to avoid the bullying.

  3. sv said on January 15, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    bit pointless to upgrade for the sake of upgrading as you never know when you’ll get locked out because ms might suddenly not provide updates to unsupported systems.

    ps…. time travelling?
    written. Jan 15, 2023
    Updated • Jan 13, 2023

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on January 16, 2023 at 5:49 am

      This happens when you schedule a post in WordPress and update it before setting the publication date.

  4. Anonymous said on January 16, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Anyone willing to downgrade to this awful OS must like inflicting themselves with harm.

  5. basingstoke said on January 16, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have become convinced now that anybody who has no qualms with using Windows 11/10 must fit into one of the following brackets:

    1) Too young to remember a time before W10 and W11 (doesn’t know better)

    2) Wants to play the latest games on their PC above anything else (or deeply needs some software which already dropped W7 support)

    3) Doesn’t know too much about how computers work, worried that they’d be absolutely lost and in trouble without the “”latest security””

    4) Microsoft apologist that tries to justify that the latest “features” and “changes” are actually a good thing, that improve Windows

    5) Uses their computer to do a bare minimum of like 3 different things, browse web, check emails, etc, so really doesn’t fuss

    Obviously that doesn’t cover everyone, there’s also the category that:

    6) Actually liked W7 more than 10, and held out as long as possible before switching, begrudgingly uses 10 now

    Have I missed any group off this list?

    1. Heinz Strunk said on September 19, 2023 at 3:57 pm

      You have missed in this group just about any professional user that uses business software like CAD programs or ERP Programs which are 99% of all professional users from this list.

      Linux doesn’t help anyone who is not a linux kid and apple is just a fancy facebook machine.

  6. ilev said on August 24, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Microsoft has removed KB5029351 update

    1. EP said on August 24, 2023 at 9:21 pm

      only from windows update though
      KB5029351 is still available from the ms update catalog site

  7. Anonymous said on August 24, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    1. This update is labaled as PREVIEW if it causes issues to unintelligent people, then they shouldn’t have allowed Preview updates ot install.

    2. I have installed it in a 11 years old computer, and no problems at all.

    3. Making a big drama over a bluescreen for an updated labeled as preview is ridiculous.

    This is probably another BS internet drama where people ran programs and scripts that modified the registry until they broke Windows, just for removing stuff that they weren’t even using just for the sake of it.
    Maybe people should stop playing geeks and actually either use Windows 10 or Windows 11, but don’t try to modify things just for the sake of it.

    Sometimes removing or stopping things (like defender is a perfect example) only need intelligence, not scripts or 3rd party programs that might mess with windows.

  8. john said on August 24, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    Windows 11 was a pointless release, it was just created because some of the Windows team wanted to boost sales with some sort of new and improved Windows 10. Instead, Microsoft cannot support one version well let alone two.

    1. John G. said on August 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Windows 11 is the worst ugly shame by Microsoft ever. They should release with every new W11 version a complete free version of Starallback inside just to make this sh** OS functionally again.

  9. EP said on August 25, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released a statement regarding the “unsupported processor” blue screen error for their boards using Intel 600/700 series chipsets & to avoid the KB5029351 Win11 update:–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–Error-Message-of-Windows-11-Update-KB5029351-Preview-142215

  10. EP said on August 29, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    check out the following recent articles:

    Neowin – Microsoft puts little blame on its Windows update after UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR BSOD bug:

    BleepingComputer – Microsoft blames ‘unsupported processor’ blue screens on OEM vendors:

  11. Leonard Britvolli said on August 30, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    While there may be changes or updates to the Windows 10 Store for Business and Education in the future, it is premature to conclude that it will be discontinued based solely on rumors.

  12. sembrador said on September 5, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    My advice, I left win 15 years ago. Now I’m a happy linux user (linuxmint) but there is Centos, Fedora, Ubuntu depending on your needs.

  13. EP said on September 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    motherboard maker MSI has recently released new BIOS/firmware updates for their Intel 600 & 700 series motherboards to fix the “UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR” problem (Sept. 6):–UNSUPPORTED-PROCESSOR–caused-BSOD-on-MSI-s-Intel-700-and-600-Series-Motherboards-142277

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