Cumulative Update for Windows 10: January 12, 2016

Summary

This security update for Windows 10 includes improvements in the functionality of Windows 10 and resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows:

  • 3124605 MS16-008: Security Update for Windows kernel to address elevation of privilege: January 12, 2016

  • 3124901 MS16-007: Security Update for Windows to address remote code execution: January 12, 2016

  • 3124584 MS16-005: Security Update for Windows kernel-mode drivers to address remote code execution: January 12, 2016

  • 3124904 MS16-002: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: January 12, 2016

  • 3124275 MS16-001: Security update for Internet Explorer: January 12, 2016

  • 3118753 Microsoft security advisory: Updates for ActiveX kill bits

Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes. If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.

Known issue in this update

Customers running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Version 1511 who have Citrix XenDesktop installed will not be offered the update. Because of a Citrix issue with the XenDesktop software, users who install the update will be prevented from logging on. To stay protected, Microsoft recommends uninstalling the incompatible software and installing this update. Customers should contact Citrix for more information and help with this XenDesktop software issue.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.


How to get this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows UpdateThis update will be downloaded and installed automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Update CatalogTo get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart informationYou have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement informationThis update replaces the previously released update 3116869.

File hash information

File name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows10.0-KB3124266-x86.msu

C17F03BF21CB249CFA05F52664B2330806EA7216

B3638E86494F0FEE0F64243654AF3C008A7D8867D344942CF3023721441869DE

Windows10.0-KB3124266-x64.msu

1FEA6012FCB0F2F6162192C9BA1C9BFB24E4E442

EF02CBD45AAE1AAE87A356179D7D6D785DF45146B43675A26A0B382CB852BA23

File informationFor a list of the files that are provided in this cumulative update, download the file information for cumulative update 3124266.

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