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Microsoft yesterday released a new cumulative update for devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). The update bumps OS build number to 17134.137 and it introduces a long list of fixes. According to the release notes, the update also fixes Google Chrome crash issue.

It appears that Microsoft was aware of the crashing issues with Google Chrome on Windows 10 April 2018 Update and deploying the patch should fix this unexpected behaviour that occurred for no clear reason.

“Addresses an issue that causes the latest versions of Google Chrome (67.0.3396.79+) to stop working on some devices,” Microsoft explains in the changelog.

Windows 10 cumulative update is all about bug fixes. The update also resolves a glitch in Microsoft Edge that may cause the browser to stop working when it starts the download of a font from “malformed (not RFC compliant) URL”.

You can find the full changelog below.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the Video Settings HDR streaming calibration slider to stop working. This is caused by a conflict with the panel brightness intensity settings configured by certain OEMs.
  • Addresses streaming compatibility issues with certain live TV streaming content providers.
  • Addresses an issue where media content previously generated by Media Center doesn’t play after installing the Windows 10 April 2018 update.
  • Addresses an issue in which SmartHeap didn’t work with UCRT.
  • Addresses performance regression in App-V, which slows many actions in Windows 10.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Appmonitor to stop working at logoff if the Settingstoragepath is set incorrectly.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Appmonitor to stop working at logoff, and user settings are not saved.
  • Addresses an issue where client applications running in a container image don’t conform to the dynamic port range.
  • Addresses an issue where the DNS server might stop working when using DNS Query Resolution Policies with a “Not Equal” (NE) condition.
  • Addresses an issue with T1 and T2 custom values after configuring DHCP failover.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the latest versions of Google Chrome (67.0.3396.79+) to stop working on some devices.
  • Addresses issues with the Remote Desktop client in which pop-up windows and drop-down menus don’t appear and right-clicking doesn’t work properly. These issues occur when using remote applications.
  • Addresses an issue that causes a connection failure when a Remote Desktop connection doesn’t read the bypass list for a proxy that has multiple entries.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Microsoft Edge to stop working when it initializes the download of a font from a malformed (not RFC compliant) URL.
  • Addresses an issue where some users may receive an error when accessing files or running programs from a shared folder using the SMBv1 protocol. The error is “An invalid argument was supplied”.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Task Scheduler tasks configured with an S4U logon to fail with the error “ERROR_NO_SUCH_LOGON_SESSION/STATUS_NO_TRUST_SAM_ACCOUNT”.

Microsoft says that the update will be downloaded and installed automatically, but you can always check for updates from Settings -> Update & Security -> Windows Update. It can be manually downloaded here.

Microsoft is not aware of any known issues in this cumulative update, and it’s likely that the patch will install correctly for everyone. Microsoft is already working on next batch of patches for Windows 10, and it will be released on July 10 with a long list of security and non-security improvements to address bugs in the operating system and apps.

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Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.