KB4534318 updates Windows 10 1709 to Build 16299.1654 – 23 Jan 2020

Microsoft releases KB4534318 – a non-security patch for Windows 10 1709 users that increases its build number to 16299.1654. This cumulative update contains quality improvements and fixes for IMEs, UE-V apps, and others. Besides, installing the KB4534318 release on your device evaluates the compatibility status of the Windows Ecosystems.

After applying this patch, users will be able to sync their device settings across devices. This even allows adding objects to local groups using group policy preference “Local Users and Groups”. In addition to this, a few bugs do appear on this cumulative update to which Microsoft has provided temporary solutions. There are 3 different channels to get your hands on this release; access this month’s complete release list at Windows 10 Cumulative Updates.


KB4534318 – Fixes and Improvements

The key changelogs are as follows –

  • This build tweaks the reliability of the UE-V AppMonitor. 
  • Moreover, after installing this patch, users will be able to sync their default settings across devices. 
  • You may now start Internet Explorer even after using the Virtualization (UE-V) app to roam several favorites. 
  • The company improves the Windows Ecosystem compatibility status. This, in turn, ensures better compatibility for existing apps while installing recent patches on Windows 10 OS. 
  • Windows 10 users may now add objects to local groups with the help of the Group Policy Preference “Local Users and Groups”. Earlier, the policy returns an error message that reads –

“The object selected does not match the type of destination source. Select again” 

  • Switching to Build 16299.1654 resolves the issue wherein the system (having Asian IMEs installed) enters the OOBE* phase. 
  • This resolves the memory leak through apps like Virtualization (App-V) Streaming Driver (appvstr.sys). Usually, it occurs only when you enable the Shared Content Store (SCS) mode.

*OOBE – Out of Box Experience

Known issues on KB4534318

This cumulative update includes a few bugs as well that are as follows –

Symptom Workaround

You may receive an error while executing operations like – renaming of files and folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV). This reads –


To mitigate this bug, try any one of the following –

  • Sign in as an Admin to do this operation.
  • Or, Use a node that doesn’t require CSV ownership.

Microsoft is working on a permanent solution to this and may provide the same in an upcoming release.

How to download and apply this update

To download and apply KB4534318 on your Windows 10 1709 device; reach out to the following channels –

Note: Before proceeding ahead, install the latest servicing stack i.e. KB4523202 on your PC.  This will ensure the smooth upgrading of the existing operating system to the Build 16299.1654.

  1. Windows Update – Navigate to the path – Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and tap Check for updates button.
  2. Microsoft Update Catalog – Visit the Microsoft Update Catalog website to download the standalone package for this update
  3. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) – You can import this update into WSUS manually. See the Microsoft Update Catalog for instructions.

Release Note