Microsoft just released Windows 10 cumulative update KB4490481 for production devices, just one day after the organization previously shipped it to insiders in the Release Preview ring.
The update can be obtained just for Windows 10 version 1809, also referred to as the October 2018 Update, also it boosts the OS build number to 17763.404.
The changelog is completely huge, and you may check it entirely in the box following the jump.
However, it’s worthwhile to learn 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 previous cumulative updates.
“Applications that offer advanced options for internal or external audio output devices may cease working unexpectedly. This problem occurs for users that select a sound output device different from the “Default Audio Device”. Types of applications that may stop working include Windows Media Player, Realtek HD Audio Manager, and also the Sound Blaster User interface,” the changelog reads.
“No new known issues in comparison to the previous update”
Additionally, Microsoft says it has resolved a bug that caused the Start menu layout to reset at every log-on after an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 version 1809. In other words, after upgrading from a mature Windows 10 version towards the October 2018 Update, the Start menu previously lost its settings, so this cumulative update addresses this unexpected behavior.
There’s also a bugfix targeted 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 find out if any other bugs change up the experience with it.