Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update build 16299.64 (KB4048955)

Microsoft have released an update to the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update taking the build to 16299.64. The update KB4048955 includes fixes issues with the Mixed Reality Portal, gaming DVR and other minor issues:

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch.

Addressed issue that causes a black screen to appear when you switch between windowed and full-screen modes when playing some Microsoft DirectX games.

Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.

Addressed issue where the functional keys stop working on Microsoft Designer Keyboards.

Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.

Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn’t assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.

Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.

Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Additionally, applications that the Store app show as installed don’t appear on the application list of the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread “Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update“. Microsoft will release and document an additional solution in a future release.

Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge cannot create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout. During the timeout period, users cannot navigate or interact with the requested page.

Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel, Internet Explorer, and Windows Media Player.

About the author Ian Dixon:

Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.


  • dafrogman

    Damn Win Updates. Lost my game apps, can’t open system restore…deleting this update!

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