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KB5003690 For Windows 10 Released With Gaming Fixes – 2021 Guide

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The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released last week by Microsoft, and lots of gamers have been experiencing issues with the new OS. KB5003690 was released yesterday, and it fixes a number of issues with the OS for gamers.

Microsoft has finally released its KB5003690 update for Windows 10 Creators Update, the update that brought with it a lot of gaming fixes. Starting with Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) and continuing with Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), all Windows 10 systems will receive an update that makes the OS more stable.

The KB5003690 update is a cumulative update (also known as a CU) that includes new features, as well as fixes for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It was released to Windows Insiders on October 5th, 2017..

Read more about windows 11 and let us know what you think.Microsoft today released cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2 and 2004. They are part of the C/D versions for the supported versions. This means that they are optional and you have to install them manually if you want them. Windows 10 will not install them automatically. This will happen on the second Tuesday of July, when today’s patches will be updated during Patch Tuesday.

 

KB5003690 also includes a Flash removal utility that removes the 32-bit Flash plug-in from Windows.

You can install this optional update manually through Settings or download it from the Windows Update folder.

Patch KB5003690 increases the build numbers to 19043.1081, 19042.1081, and 19041.1081 for versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004, respectively. It comes with the following change log.

Emissions

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  • Issues with the update in a small group of users who experienced suboptimal performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) to suddenly stop working during input.
  • Fixed an issue where logging in with PIN did not work. Error Message: Something has happened and your PIN code is not available. Press to reset the PIN.
  • Fixed an issue that in some cases required you to close the exclusive virtual reality (VR) app and return to Windows Mixed Reality Home when you pressed the Windows button on the controller.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the text on the message key and the interests in the Windows taskbar to be blurred at some screen resolutions.
  • Fixed an issue with the search box in the Windows taskbar that occurs when you right-click on the taskbar and disable Messages and Interests. This graphical problem is especially noticeable when using dark mode.
  • Updates to an issue that prevented you from logging in with your fingerprint after booting or waking the device from sleep mode.

The good news is that Microsoft has fixed the game performance issues that were included in KB5000842. The delays and frame drops were extremely irritating.

General corrections and improvements

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  • Fixed an issue where communication between applications stopped working after the AppMgmt_COM_SearchForCLSID policy was enabled.
  • Fixes the MultiByteToWideChar() performance problem that occurs when using this function in a non-English speaking region.
  • Fixed an issue where sorting did not work correctly when using multiple versions of National Language Support (NLS) sorting.
  • Fixes the issue of a small group of users who experienced lower than expected performance in games after installing KB5000842 or later.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) to suddenly stop working during input.
  • Fixed an issue where WMIMigrationPlugin.dll gave an error when migrating offline.
  • Resolves an issue with the PowerShell cmdlet Set-RuleOption that prevents the Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) policy from treating files signed with an expired certificate as unsigned.
  • Resolves an issue causing Windows to stop working when AppLocker is used to validate a file with multiple signatures. The error is 0x3B.
  • Fixed an issue where BitLocker would enter recovery mode after updating the Secure Platform Module (SPM) firmware. This happens when you connect interactively: A policy has been established to lock computer accounts with thresholds and attempts have been made to use incorrect passwords.
  • Fixes an issue that causes Windows to generate many AppLocker or SmartLocker success events.
  • Resolve an authentication issue for a domain controller when Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard are enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where some screen reader applications would not start when Hypervisor Protected Code Integrity (HVCI) is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where the PIN code could not be used to log in. Error Message: Something has happened and your PIN code is not available. Press to reset the PIN.
  • Adds Windows support for system administration mode protection (firmware version 2.0 protection) for some processors that support Secure Launch.
  • Fixed an issue that in some cases required you to close the exclusive virtual reality (VR) app and return to Windows Mixed Reality Home when you pressed the Windows button on the controller. With this update, the Windows Start menu appears when you press the Windows key. Closing the Start menu will return you to the exclusive VR application.
  • Increases the accuracy and efficiency of analyzing sensitive data in the Microsoft 365 Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) classification engine.
  • Resolve a problem with the Internet Key Exchange (IKE) VPN service on remote access servers (RAS). From time to time, users cannot connect to the VPN server using the IKE protocol. This problem can occur hours or days after a restart of the IKEEXT server or service. Some users can connect, while many others cannot because the service is in DoS protection mode, which restricts incoming connection attempts.
  • Correct an issue causing Wi-Fi connections to fail due to an invalid message integrity check (MIC) during quad handshaking when management frame protection (MFP) is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed VPN to fail after updating the user’s auto-enrollment certificate. Error Message: No other files are available.
  • Fix for Tunneled Extensible Authentication Protocol (TEAP) that replaces external authentication with anonymous authentication even when authentication protection is not selected or disabled.
  • Resolves an issue that causes remote desktop sessions to become unresponsive when User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is enabled.
  • Adds support for the USB test and measurement class.
  • Resolves an issue in Adamsync.exe that affects the synchronization of large Active Directory subtrees.
  • Corrects the error that occurs when the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) binding cache overflows and redirects the LDAP client library.
  • Removes the stop redirection error caused by a race condition that occurs when the system removes link objects when connections are closed.
  • Fixed an issue where users could not install or retrieve disk quotas on the C drive.
  • Fixes a problem that causes 16-bit applications running on the NT Virtual DOS Machine (NTVDM) to stop working when you open them.
  • Fixed an issue causing fontdrvhost.exe to stop working when Compact Font Format Version 2 (CFF2) fonts are installed.
  • Fixed an issue where end-user defined characters (EUDC) could not be printed correctly due to font return settings.
  • Fixed an issue where the message key text and Windows taskbar interests were not clear in some screen configurations.
  • Fixed an issue with the Windows taskbar search box images that occurred when the taskbar context menu was used to disable messages and interests. This graphical problem is especially noticeable when using dark mode.
  • Fixes an issue that caused fingerprint logins to fail after the system was booted or woke up from sleep mode.

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By Sergey Tkachenko on 22. June 2021 in Windows 10.

About Sergei Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a Russian software developer who founded Winaero in 2011. In this blog Sergey writes about everything related to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter and YouTube.Microsoft has released KB5003690 for Windows 10, which contains fixes for a few issues in recent builds..

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