Windows 10 1809 KB4490481 rolling out with multiple fixes, still plagued by the main issues of the previous update
Windows 10 1809 received the second cumulative update for March yesterday, but this shouldn't be much of a problem for anyone. After all, this happened because the Redmond-based tech giant decided to test the update for a few more days before releasing it to the general public.
Available directly via the Windows Update section in Windows, the new cumulative update — labeled "KB4490481" — can be also grabbed manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Depending on the operating system it will be applied to, the update comes as a single download with sizes ranging between 52.1 MB (x86 Windows 10) to 191.2 MB (ARM64 Windows 10). Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 1809 (x64) apparently get the same package, since the package for both has 164.4 MB.
As shown by the official Windows Support page, this update comes to iron out quite a few issues. Sadly, five older problems are still present, including the authentication issues that have been messing with Internet Explorer 11 and other applications that use WININET.DLL, various problems when using the Preboot Execution Environment to start a device from a WDS server configured to use Variable Window Extension, MSXML6-related unresponsive applications, or a blue screen that appears at startup when enabling per font end-user-defined characters.
Speaking for myself, I installed the update earlier today via Windows Update and everything seems all right so far. What about you? Have you encountered any serious problems with other Windows 10 updates in the past?