January 15, 2019—KB4480967 (OS Build 16299.936)

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1709

Improvements and fixes


This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft Edge that fails to trigger the focusin event if the focus event listener of an element shifts focus to another element. 
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent some applications from displaying the Help (F1) window correctly. 
  • Addresses an issue that may cause an application to stop working when converting long Kana to Kanji using a combination of predictive and non-predictive input. 
  • Addresses an issue in a multi-monitor configuration that causes a window to unexpectedly move to a different monitor when reconnecting to an existing user session. 
  • Addresses an issue in which the desktop wallpaper image set by a group policy will not update if it has the same name as the previous image.
  • Addresses an issue that causes BitLocker Network Unlock to fail on generation 2 virtual machines when it’s used in a network that only supports IPv4. 
  • Addresses an issue that causes catalog signed scripts, including those shipped as part of Windows, to incorrectly generate a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) failure audit event.
  • Addresses an issue that causes Scheduled Tasks created in a disabled state to not run. 
  • Addresses an issue that prevents you from overwriting a file in a shared folder because of an Access Denied error when a filter driver is loaded.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause third-party applications to have difficulty authenticating hotspots. 
  • Addresses an issue that may cause a blue screen to appear when a Thunderbolt storage device is attached.
  • Addresses an issue that may display the error code “0x139” for the RNDISMP6!KeepAliveTimerHandler when connecting to a Remote Network Driver Interface Specification (RNDIS) device.

  • Addresses an issue that throws an exception when instantiating SqlConnection after you install the August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018 .NET Framework update.

  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character as the abbreviation for the Japanese Era name. For more information, see KB4469068.

 If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
Applications that use a Microsoft Jet database with the Microsoft Access 97 file format may fail to open if the database has column names greater than 32 characters. The database will fail to open with the error, “Unrecognized Database Format”.

This issue is resolved in KB4486996.

After installing KB4480978, some users report that they cannot load a webpage in Microsoft Edge using a local IP address. Browsing fails or the webpage may become unresponsive.

This issue is resolved in KB4486996.

After installing this update, the first character of the Japanese era name is not recognized as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.

Modify the registry with the two-character abbreviation for Japanese eras as follows:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Nls\Calendars\Japanese\Eras]

"1868 01 01"="明治__Meiji_M"

"1912 07 30"="大正__Taisho_T"

"1926 12 25"="昭和__Showa_S"

"1989 01 08"="平成__Heisei_H"

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update


Before installing this update

Microsoft strongly recommends you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU). SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the LCU and applying Microsoft security fixes. For more information, see Servicing stack updates.

If you are using Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB4477136) will be offered to you automatically. To get the stand-alone package for the latest SSU, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Install this update

To download and install this update, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for cumulative update 4480967.