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KB3116908 Windows Update rolls out to Windows 10 Build 10586.14 1511, patches it to Build 1511.17

KB3116908 Windows Update rolls out to Windows 10 Build 10586.14 1511, patches it to Build 1511.17

by AshwinDecember 4, 2015

Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows Update for Windows 10 Build 10586 1511.

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It is a cumulative update, which brings in some random fixes to the November Update build.

As usual Microsoft was kind enough to provide a detailed change log, (thank you Redmond).

Here it is the big list of fixes:

“This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1511.”

That was a long change log, wasn’t it. And for once even the Knowledgebase article was completely useless too, you can read it at the official website. So we dug a little deeper to find what’s new. The list of files changed include several instances of Cortana’s components, and also those of Microsoft Edge, DirectX, Settings and more.

The KB3116908 Windows Update seems to have a lot of issues. Surprisingly, this also happens to be the time, we ran into our first major bug with Windows Update.

For some odd reason, my download never started, even though I kept the PC running for several hours. So, I had to manually download the packages from the Update Catalog and install it. In case you are unable to download KB3116908 Windows Update, you too can use the same method.

Remember, you have to use Internet Explorer to add the update to your download basket and then download it, cecause that’s how the Windows Update website is designed to work. (No registration required)

The downloaded file will be saved to a folder named “Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3116908)”. Run the msu file insiode the folder, and it should install the update.

X64 (64-bit PCs)

x86 (32-bit PCs)

And yes, you will have to restart your computer after installing the update.

More issues with the update? You betcha. Some users on Reddit are reporting issues about the update failing to install on their PCs, with no workaround available whatsover. And it doesn’t get any better from here. People who managed to downoad it, also ran into problems. The reported issues caused by the update include broken WiFi, crashes in Chrome and some random issues with settings.

If the update fails to install for you, open the command prompt and enter “sfc /scannow” without the quotes, and hopefully the System File Checker will fix any corrupt or missing files on your PC.

Have you installed the KB3116908 Cumulative Windows Update on your PC? Do share your experience with us by dropping a comment below.