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Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 14393.479 to Production Ring
Windows 10 Build 14393.479 improves the reliability of PowerShell and fixes several issues with Windows Explorer, Windows Hello, Super-Floppy devices and more.
December 9, 2016 6:55 pm CET
Microsoft is rolling out a new cumulative update, and this time it’s coming to all users. Windows 10 Build 14393.479 rolled out to Insiders on November 29th and contains several minor improvements.
Unfortunately, mobile users are out of luck this time around. This update caused some issues, breaking tap-and-pay on some devices. It seems like a good reason for Microsoft to hold back the build, and hopefully it’ll be coming soon. Updates usually roll out on the second Tuesday of each month, so a release on the 13th is possible.
Windows 10 Build 14939.479 Changelog
This build contains some strange but important fixes, including issues with floppy disks, shared DVD drives, Explorer inconsistencies, and more. Here’s the full list:
- “Improved the reliability of mobile device management (MDM) disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell.
- Addressed issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in.
- Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file.
- Addressed issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer.
- Addressed issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence.
- Addressed issue that causes the loss of optional component (OC) state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after upgrade.
- Addressed issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that’s inconsistent with what’s stored on the Floppy disk.
- Addressed issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands, like DIR and NET USE, to hang.
- Addressed issue where customers cannot use directory cache sizes greater than 64 KB.
- Addressed issue where Windows Explorer sometimes does not prompt for credentials when a user logs on using a Microsoft account.
- Addressed additional issues with application compatibility and Internet Explorer.”
Non-Insiders will want to go to Settings>Update & Security>Check for Updates to get hold of this build. It should be labeled KB3201845. You can find more information on the Microsoft support site.