Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4480967, KB4480976 and KB4480959

The second Tuesday patch of Jan’19 is now live and has brought several fixes to the previous update. The new releases are now rolling out for different versions of Windows 10 under a different name and you can grab the same from the official webpage of Microsoft Update Catalog. On this website, you can find cumulative update KB4480976, KB4480967, and KB4480959 which correspond to Windows 10 version 1803, 1709 and 1703 respectively.

Here in this article, we will discuss what’s new in store for Windows 10 v1803, v1709, and v1703 in their corresponding update i.e. KB4480976, KB4480967, and KB4480959. We will also make you aware of the known issues in this release along with some necessary precautions before installing them on your System.

KB4480976, KB4480967, KB4480959

Known Improvements in KB4480976, KB4480967 and KB4480959

The Second Tuesday Jan’19 update brings some quality improvements. There are no features related to the operating system that are brought in this patch update. The new features which are added on KB4480976, KB4480967, and KB4480959 are same, hence they are written together and described below:

KB4480976, KB4480967, KB4480959

  1. Microsoft has now resolved the issue which prevents the sharing as well as timeline features and roaming settings from working on Windows Accounts using Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.
  2. Third-party apps having trouble when they try to use hotspots and authenticate the same is now completely rectified.
  3. When you try to overwrite a file inside a shared folder earlier, the system denies this request and generates Access Denied Error is now solved.
  4. Earlier when the focus event listener of an element changes its focus to some other element, it starts focusing error in the Microsoft Edge. This edge doesn’t occur anymore with this update.
  5. The issue which causes a delay of 30 seconds when you try to rename or delete a link in the DFS short for Distributed File System Namespace is now addressed by Microsoft. The File Explorer Stops responding issue due to the same reason won’t occur now.
  6. Previously when you try to open the Help section using (F1) on some apps, Help Window gets restricted due to some internal issue. This has now been resolved too.
  7. The appearance of Power options on the Windows Security Screen even after disabling this feature in the group policy is adjusted now and you will not get this trouble.
  8. Microsoft has addressed the Windows Driver Frameworks issue that leads to high CPU Usage.
  9. The Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) fail audit event generated incorrectly due to catalog signed scripts which might have occurred due to some internal issue that has now been resolved and will no longer occur on your PC after this update.

There are numerous other features that have been brought with this update. However, since it is not that much important, they have left them here. If you wish, you can have a look at them at Microsoft Support.

Note: Only the new features available on this update will be downloaded and applied to your system.

Known issues in this release

We have found that most of the known issues are common for different knowledge Base released on the 15 Jan’19 Tuesday update. They are dully mentioned below:

Issue #1:

Earlier, instantiation of SQL Connection can throw an exception that had started to occur after the installation of August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018, .NET Framework update.

Solution: Currently the work is going on for a resolution and the same will be provided in the upcoming release by Microsoft.

Issue #2: (Only on KB4480976 on v1803)

Some users are now not able to pin a web link on the Start Menu or the Taskbar after installing this update on their System.

Solution: Microsoft will provide a resolution to this bug in its upcoming update.

Issue #3:

It has now been found that certain Applications might fail to open if there are more than 32 characters in the column names of the database. This issue is occurring only on those applications which are using Microsoft Jet Database with Microsoft Access 97 file format.  In this case, users will receive the “Unrecognized Database Format”.

Solution: Microsoft has provided three methods to resolve this issue. You can follow them one by one in chronological order:

Method 1: You can use less than or equal to 32 characters in the column names of the database to resolve this bug.

Method 2: You can change the database extension to the .accdb file format. In this method, you have to modify the connection string after conversion as well. As per Microsoft, you can use Microsoft Access 2010 or earlier to do the same. The steps are as follows –

  • At first, open the database having an older file format on Microsoft Access.
  • A prompt will appear asking which file to convert. Hit Yes, then save the database using .accdb extension.

Method 3: This is similar to that of the previous method. Only this time, change the file format of the database to the .mdb extension. In this case, modification of the connection string is not required. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the old database using Microsoft Access.
  2. If it prompts to convert, click yes and save this file using .accdb file format.
  3. Again open the newly created database and from the file menu, hit save as option then select Access 2002-2003 database.

The resolution for this issue will be provided by early February.

How to get this update

Read this carefully before installing the update:

You have to install the latest SSU (short for servicing stack Update) on your computer before proceeding to install the LCU. LCU stands for the latest cumulative update. SSUs are basically there to improve the reliability of the LCUs update so that everything goes as planned by Microsoft in addition to applying the security fixes. To get more information, see Servicing stack updates.

For more information on the stand-alone package of the latest SSU as per the applicability of the LCU, have a look at the Microsoft Update Catalog.

How to download & install the Knowledge Base as per your version of Windows

Whether you are using Windows v1803, v1709 or v1703, it doesn’t matter. Indeed you have to download KB4480976, KB4480967 or KB4480959 respectively on your system. However, the procedure is the same and is quite simple. Just follow these steps –

At first, navigate to the following path to download and install the patch for your system.

Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and select Check for updates.

If you want to have the stand-alone package of the Knowledge Base update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

That would be All!!