October Update

Microsoft has released optional cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update) to fix a host of annoying problems. The optional patch is shipping via Windows Update and direct download links for Windows 10 KB4522355 offline installers are also available.

Microsoft says this is an optional update and it won’t install automatically on consumers’ computer. The non-security update advances the system to Windows 10 Build 18362.449 and the OS version number remain unchanged.

The key highlight of Windows 10 Build 18362.449 is its Start menu fixes that troubled thousands of users over the past few weeks. In addition to Start menu problems, the update will also address issues with Windows Search, Taskbar and Microsoft Edge where these basic features stop responding on some configurations.

As always, you should be able to grab the patch by manually checking for updates and explicitly allowing Windows to download the package. You can also download the offline installer and manually deploy the cumulative update on Windows 10.

Download Links for Windows 10 KB4522355

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Windows 10 KB4522355 (Build 18362.449) Full Changelog

Build 18362.449 is the third cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1903 released in October. The first security-only patch for Windows 10 version 1903 was released on October 3 and Microsoft began shipping Patch Tuesday improvements on October 8, and today the first optional update of the month has been released.

Start Menu in version 1903

Installing today’s cumulative update will address more than 40 bugs in the operating system that affected Start Menu, Windows Search, Taskbar, VPN services and other core features.

For example, previous builds were experiencing various problems including an annoying bug that prevented a scroll bar from being selected. Another bug where users are locked from changing the window size of certain apps in some cases has been resolved.

Windows 10 KB4522355

There was also a glitch that prevented users from connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) and an issue that caused system stability problems on the sign-in screen. For unknown reasons, some users were having troubles when app thumbnails were displayed on high DPI monitors.

Unlike the previous updates, this one includes significant improvements for general consumers as well. For instance, a minor issue has been fixed where Microsoft Photos app tile may appear larger than expected.

Last but not least, Microsoft has ironed out another wrinkle where general updates may cause a black screen to appear at the sign-in screen.

The October 2019 patch, which resolves these problems, is rolling out via Windows Update and Microsoft Update Catalog.

At the time of writing this story, Microsoft says it’s not aware of any other critical bugs hitting the operating system.

SSU (Servicing Stack Update) released

The Redmond firm is also rolling out a Servicing Stack Update (KB4525419) with a fix for an issue where some installations of Windows cannot be serviced or updated.

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