Microsoft has just released Windows 10 cumulative update KB4490481 for production devices, only one day after the company previously shipped it to insiders within the Release Preview ring.
The update is available exclusively for Windows 10 version 1809, also referred to as the October 2018 Update, and it boosts the OS build number to 17763.404.
The changelog is absolutely huge, and you can check it in full within the box after the jump.
However, it’s worthwhile to learn that this update corrects an element that affected computers with multiple audio devices installed. This can be a bug that was acknowledged by Microsoft in the last cumulative updates.
“Applications that provide advanced options for internal or external audio output devices may cease working unexpectedly. This issue occurs for users that select an audio output device different from the “Default Audio Device”. Examples of applications that could stop working include Windows Media Player, Realtek HD Audio Manager, and also the Sound Blaster Control Panel,” the changelog reads.
“No new known issues versus the previous update”
Additionally, Microsoft says it’s resolved an insect that caused the Start menu layout to reset at each log-on after an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809. Quite simply, after upgrading from a mature Windows 10 version towards the October 2018 Update, the beginning menu previously lost its settings, which means this cumulative update addresses this unexpected behavior.
There’s additionally a bugfix aimed at users who installed KB4469068 and ended up with Japanese Era problems.
Cumulative update KB4490481 doesn’t bring any new known issues versus its predecessor, but we’ll continue to monitor reports online to determine if any other bugs change up the experience with it.
At the time of penning this article, there aren’t any reports of failed installs, and everything worked smoothly on our devices here at Softpedia. The full changelog will come in this area below.