Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3213986

Along with a couple other cumulative updates for previous versions of Windows 10. Microsoft has marked the first Patch Tuesday of 2017 with the release of a new cumulative update for its OS.

This one is specifically aimed at the Anniversary Update, version 1607 of the operating system.

Three cumulative updates have actually made their way out the gates — namely, KB3213986, KB3210720, and KB3210721. The former of which is for the latest version of Windows 10, the most current one, the Anniversary Update.

It is also available for the mobile version of the OS.

However, most of the changes this new cumulative update brings are exclusive to the PC, including improvements to the reliability of certain apps like Groove Music, which now offers smoother playback in the background.

Performance of App-V video playback and Remote Desktop has also been upped.

Input devices, the Windows kernel, Windows Update, PCI bus drivers and software like Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer have also received improvements with this update.

Which brings us to bug fixes, of which there are many.

There is a patch that takes care of issues on devices with fingerprint authentication where it fails to turn the screen back on once the authentication is performed with the display off. This update also fixes a problem with license conversion of Server Core from evolution to retail.

A lot going on in this cumulative update, and there are no reports of failed installs, until now, that is.

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