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February 2018 update for Windows 10 starts rolling out

Windows 10 Mobile and PC Desktop
  • On February 14, 2018

Supported Windows 10 devices gets the cumulative update for February

Microsoft yesterday started rolling out the February 2018 cumulative update for Windows 10. New OS updates should be available for all Windows 10 versions, including 1511, 1607, 1703 and 1709, for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, although the update for version 1709 for Mobile hasn’t shown up on my device at the time of writing. As usual with these patch Tuesday updates, the changelogs are common for PC and Mobile. 

[Update: 14 February] The Windows 10 Mobile update for version 1709 is now available with build number 15254.248. Along with the improvements mentioned below, the update also fixes an issue where the touch screen would remain unresponsive. Unfortunately, this build has a bug that prevents you from opening PDF files with the browser. You have to install a standalone PDF-reader from the Store until Microsoft fix this issue. 

Windows 10 PC version 1709 gets an update to build 16299.248, while Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 and version 1703 gets an update with the following changelog from build 15063.909 (creators update):

Addresses issue with a fragment identifier contained in links opened using the Enterprise Mode Site List to redirect from Microsoft Edge to Internet Explorer.

Addresses issue with scrolling through customer applications in Microsoft Edge.

Addresses a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.

Addresses issue with launching files using linked shortcuts in Internet Explorer.

Addresses issue with rendering graphics elements in Internet Explorer.

Addresses issue in Internet Explorer where pressing the Delete key inserted a new line in input boxes in an application.

Addresses issue where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge.

Updates time zone information.

Addresses issue where telemetry data couldn’t be uploaded using UTC because of networking environments that prevent access to the necessary CRL servers.

Addresses issue where the certutil.exe -MergePfx feature couldn’t produce a merged EPF file for multiple V1 certificates.

Addresses issue where MMC application snap-ins—such as Services, Local Policy Admin, and Printer Management—fail to run when Windows Defender Application Control (Device Guard) is turned on. The error is “Object doesn’t support this property or method.”

Addresses issue where booting with Unified Write Filter (UWF) turned on may lead to stop error 0xE1 in embedded devices, particularly when using a USB HUB.

Improves performance of Intel processors that have Hardware P-States (HWP) enabled.

Addresses issue where customers sometimes see the error message “Something went wrong” after completing the out-of-box experience.

Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows Search component, Windows Kernel, Device Guard, Windows storage and file systems, and the Common Log File System driver.

Windows 10 for PC and Mobile version 1607 (Anniversary Update) have been updated to build 14393.2007. Phones like the Lumia 1520 and 930 should get this update with the improvements listed here.