The Tuesday patch update KB4480978 is now available for all users of Windows 10 version 1709 Build 16299.904. In this update, Microsoft has made essential changes and fixes related to this OS. In this release, Microsoft has taken extra care upon the security issues that are known to affect your PC.
The KB4480978 release is centered to protect your personal data and system files while downloading and updating the update. This patch up file will be delivered to the Windows 10 OS version 1709 support different architectures like ARM64/ x86/x64-based Systems.
Improvements and fixes in Cumulative Update KB4480978
There are new key features and improvements made in this KB4480978 update. Microsoft has brought these changes to enhance system performance and smooth operation. The changes made are as follow-
Earlier PowerShell was available to the Administrator Account. The users not having the authorization can configure some settings to access PowerShell. Moreover, the Company has now completely banned doing this. Now if you are having a Non-administrator account and try to open PowerShell, you will receive the following error message:
New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
New Security updates are now available for different Browsers and Windows Components. The Components which have received the Security updates are Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and File-systems, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows MSXML, Windows Virtualization, and Windows Linux.
Note: Windows users may download and install only those fixes that came along with this release. To get more information related to this, you can have a look at the Security Update Guide.
How to install this update
To download the Cumulative Update KB4480978 on your Windows 10 device, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website and click on the download button. This will automatically store and install the Windows Update.
If any cannot get the patch up file, you can download it manually too. To do this, navigate to the below path and download the patch up file.
Settings-> Update & Security-> Windows Update-> check for updates.
Here is the list of pending available updates. Click on the download button and make your system lashed with the latest update.
Once the process is over, restart your PC.
Before installing this update
If you are reluctant to apply this LCU i.e. KB4480978 package on your System, make sure to install the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU) on your Operating System.
Installation of the latest SSU makes your system competent enough to remove the potential bugs which could try to come into effect while applying the latest LCU to your OS. Take a look at Servicing stack updates to get more information.
One needs to download the latest SSU for KB4480978 before applying this patch on his/her PC. However, you can get the Stand Alone Package by visiting Microsoft Update Catalog.
To get the list of files that exist in this package, you should download the file information for cumulative update 4480978.