November 2, 2017—KB4049370 (OS Build 15063.675)

This release is intended for Microsoft Surface Laptop audiences only. This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addressed issue where after installing KB4038788, some Microsoft Surface Laptops boot to a black screen. Additionally, you must press the power button for a long time to recover.

Known issues in this update

Symptom Workaround
Installing KB4034674 may change Czech and Arabic languages to English for Microsoft Edge and other applications. Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is, “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)”.

Download and install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, and then modify the DB connection strings in Microsoft Excel to use ACE as a provider. Example: Change Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 to Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications that use JavaScript and asm.js may stop working after installing KB4041676.

Uninstall the application. Once this is complete, reinstall it.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Even after successfully installing the update and rebooting, you may see the message “Update needs a restart” in the Control Panel UI.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

How to get this update

 

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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How to block Microsoft Store using Group Policy

These policies are applicable to users of the Enterprise and Education editions only.Not supported on Windows 10 Pro, starting with version 1511. For more info, see Knowledge Base article #3135657.

  1. Type gpedit in the Start search box.
  2. In the console tree of the snap-in, click Computer Configuration, click Administrative Templates , click Windows Components, and then click Store.
  3. In the Setting pane, click Turn off Store application, and then click Edit policy setting.
  4. On the Turn off Store application setting page, click Enabled, and then click OK

How to get rid of “Organize Your World” in Outlook

When you will open Outlook in Windows 10 you will find the following blue banner “Organize Your World”

https://i.stack.imgur.com/tJ3BH.jpg

This is really annoying and as it is controlled by a Manifest stored on Microsoft’s servers so as such we can’t control it.

But there is a workaround.

1. Right click on a blank space of your desktop.

2. Select  New > Shortcut.

3. In the blank box type the following:

https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1

4. Give a name to the shortcut.

5. Click Finish.

6. Now this shortcut will open in your default web browser and take you directly to your. webmail

7. If you have more than one browser, you can also just type or paste: https://outlook.live.com/owa/?nlp=1 into its address bar then press Enter

Fixing missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Problem:

After installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update there are reports that some apps are missing from the Start Menu on some devices.  The missing apps are no longer pinned in the Start Menu and they are also missing in apps list.

Resolution:                                                                                                                                             Here are the temporary workarounds until Microsoft comes out with a permanent solution.

  1. Repair or Reset the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Advanced options (if available).
    • If a Repair option is available, click Repair.  If this option is not available, or if Repair does not resolve the issue, you may also try the Reset option, though you might lose any app data that was saved.
    • Once the repair or reset is completed, the app should again appear in the app list and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  2. Uninstall and reinstall the missing apps
    • Open Settings, and select Apps
    • On the Apps & features tab, find the name of the missing app.  Click the app and select Uninstall.
    • Open Store and then reinstall the missing app.  Once installed, the app should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.
  3. Re-register the missing apps using PowerShell – If you have a lot missing apps, advanced users can instead attempt to restore all of them at once using the following PowerShell commands.  Note, however, that if Steps 1 and 2 were already attempted and did not restore your missing apps, this PowerShell solution will also likely not succeed.
    • In Cortana, type PowerShell.  In the search results, right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
    • In the Powershell window type the following commands.  These steps may take a few minutes to complete.
      • reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\TileDataModel\Migration\TileStore” /va /f
      • get-appxpackage -packageType bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}
      • $bundlefamilies = (get-appxpackage -packagetype Bundle).packagefamilyname
      • get-appxpackage -packagetype main |? {-not ($bundlefamilies -contains $_.packagefamilyname)} |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmanifest.xml”)}
    • Once the PowerShell commands are completed, the apps should appear in the app list, and can be pinned to the Start Menu.

 

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How To Configure Startup Apps in Windows 10 Fall Creator Update Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 RS4

Microsoft has added Startup  tab within Settings in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17017.1000 RS4 .

The key benefit of this is you can easily configure the start up apps when you log in.

You can see the impacts of these apps also-High, Medium and Low. Just move the slider to On or Off positions against each of them and configure accordingly.

To open Startup tab:

  • Click Settings
  • Apps
  • Startup

StartUp

 

Surface Book Drivers and Firmware

There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.

Surface Book required for compatibility with these drivers. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions.

 

 

Surface Pro 4 Drivers and Firmware

These updates released on 12th October,2017. These drivers and firmware are compatible with Windows 10, including Enterprise versions.

Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need