Cumulative Update For The Windows 10 Version 1909 And 1903 Provides Many Improvements And Fixes But Carries One Known Issue

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Microsoft has shipped a new set of cumulative updates for the Windows 10 version 1909 (November 2013) and 1903 (May 2019). These updates are entirely optional for the users. However, these updates offer a variety of improvements, tweaks, and bug fixes. On the other hand, these updates do carry one known issue with hopes that it will be resolved with the upcoming updates.

Windows 10, versions 1903 and 1909 share a common core operating system and an identical set of files, so the update log/ changelog is the same for both versions. The only difference after the update will be the OS build 18362.693 for 1903 and 18363.693 for 1909.


Here’s a look at the highlights of the improvements, features and bug fixes and the issue carried forward.

Improvements and Bug fixes

  • Addresses an issue that may block DRM (digital rights management) video playback in the applications that depend upon older frameworks (Windows 8.0) for content protection.
  • Updates on an issue that does not allow the speech platform to open even after several minutes in a noisy environment.
  • Updates the copyright date of Windows 10, version 2004 to the year 2020.
  • Addresses an issue that might prevent the ActiveX platform from loading into the front ground or background.
  • Updates the issue that affected the image quality in Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) home environment.
  • Addresses an issue that causes the Notepad icon to appear in the start menu even after deleting the FOD (Feature on demand) version of the application.
  • Resolves an issue that may cause some systems to stop responding at sign in because many of the background apps and services are being hosted in the same services host process causing it to overload.
  • Addresses an issue with the Your Phone app that sometimes does not allow the copying of large files from your PC to the mobile platform. Owners of certain models of mobile phones face this issue.
  • Improves battery performance during the modern Standby mode.
  • Addresses an issue concerning the cellular data for certain mobile carriers that may prevent connectivity of the Surface Pro X device.
  • Resolves an issue when that causes the Microsoft Narrator to stop working when the session exceeds 30 minutes.
  • Addresses an issue that does not allow the user to pin the new Microsoft Edge browser app on the taskbar whenever the user creates a new profile on the device.
  • Addresses an issue that adds an un-wanted keyboard layout as a default layout after an upgrade even after removing the layout from the system.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the users from signing out of the windows because the user session has stopped responding.
  • Updates an issue that does not allow the Windows search box to render and function properly on the screen.
  • Updates an issue that prevents the printer settings user interface from working correctly and allows some applications to print on the network printers, which was not the case before due to an error.

Known Issue

  • Windows Narrator and NVDA users that seek the latest update of the chromium edge browser may experience some issues while navigating through some web pages. Users of the Legacy Microsoft edge users do not face these issues. Respective teams are aware of the problem, and work is in progress to resolve it. NVDA has released an NVDA 2019.3 that tries to resolve the issue at hand.

These are only the highlights of the improvements and fixes the new cumulative updates put forward. To read the full changelog, head over to the link here.


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