Update Windows 10 or Server 2016 to KB3197954, a Critical Update that includes improvements and fixes to enhance the system’s functionality.
- Cumulative Update for Windows 10
- Version : July 18, 2017
- License :Freeware
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Microsoft
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Description
Released by Microsoft on October 27, 2016, this package (KB3197954) enables you to download and install the OS updates for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016, in order to improve its functions. It succeeds the KB3194798 update that was released on October 11, 2016 (also available for Windows Server 2016). Under normal circumstances, this update gets downloaded and installed automatically via Windows Update. However, you can manually get this package to copy it on an external drive and update the OS of an offline computer.
There are no new features. On the other hand, you can take advantage of some quality enhancements. For example, Internet Explorer 11, File Explorer and Start along with the graphics, action center and Windows kernel have been all improved when it comes to reliability.
The HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload list was updated to enhance support for websites while contextual alerts were activated in File Explorer for the reliability and stability of the notification framework. IT administrators now have better control over the Group Policy to prevent users from updating the system from Windows Update.
More issues were addressed as well, such as those involving USB, setup, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, licensing, clustering, Microsoft Edge, COM, and PowerShell. There should be no more errors with System Center Configuration Manager when attempting to uploading content to the inventory using the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) when Encrypting File System (EFS) was disabled. More information can be viewed on KB3197954 on Microsoft’s website, including a CSV document with all affected files.
The package includes two MSU files for both x86 (443MB) and x64 (827MB) versions of the operating system, so make sure to get the one that corresponds to your architecture type (x64 for Server 2016). Since Windows 10 updates are cumulative, it should contain all fixes that were previously released by Microsoft and install only the ones you don’t already have. There are no prerequisites involved but it’s necessary to restart the PC after installation to apply the modifications.
You can also download Windows 10 or Windows 10 with Anniversary Update from Softpedia.