Download KB4490481 for Windows 10 version 1809 build 17763.404

With the update KB4490481 , Microsoft released another cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809 , somewhat surprisingly, that night . The update raises the Windows 10 version number to build level 17763.404 .

The appropriate download links from update  KB4490481 can be found at the end of this entry . Otherwise this update KB4490481 can be called up via Windows Update as well as via the Windows Update Catalog.

Microsoft has incorporated numerous bug fixes in this update KB4490481. Below is the extensive list of bug fixes.

  • The KB4490481 update resolves an issue that occurs on computers with multiple audio devices. Applications that offer advanced options for internal or external audio output devices may no longer work properly. This problem occurs for users who choose an audio output device other than the default audio device. Examples of applications that may no longer work are Windows Media Player, Realtek HD Audio Manager, and the Sound Blaster Control Panel.
  • It includes a game mode update to ensure that the feature no longer interferes with your experience when using the industry’s leading streaming and recording software.
  • It enables activation of Windows 10 Enterprise insider builds for virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is the only tested and supported Windows 10 Enterprise virtual desktop hosting platform that is an integral part of Windows Virtual Desktop.
  • Addresses an issue that could result in loss of favorites or reading lists in Microsoft Edge after upgrading the operating system .
  • Fixes an issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working while browsing.
  • Addresses an issue with ActiveX content scrolling in a window in Internet Explorer 11 during a user-initiated scrolling process.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the operating system from loading new symbol files when a badly formatted symbol file occurs.
  • Updates time zone information for São Tomé and Príncipe, Kazakhstan, and for Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Addresses an issue where the “Disable app notifications on the lock screen” policy does not work. The path is “Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Logo”.
  • Update KB4490481 fixes a problem in which the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) DeleteObject () causes the calling process to stop working if both of the following conditions are true:
    – The calling process is a WOW64 process that stores memory addresses with more processed as 2 GB.
    – The DeleteObject () is called with a device context that is compatible with a printer device context.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents applications and callers from connecting to target endpoints when using network interfaces that do not have a standard gateway. This problem affects the following:
    – Internet access fails on devices with DSL modems and PPPoE dial-up Internet connections (often used with DSL modems).
    – Modern and Microsoft Store apps behave as if there is no internet access on devices with DSL modems.
    – Web browsers and Win32 applications that are connected to the Internet are not affected by this problem.
  • Addresses an issue that caused Windows to reuse an expired Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lease if the lease expired while the operating system was down.
  • Resolves an issue causing the RemoteApp window to come to the foreground and always remain active after a window is closed.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents the authentication credentials dialog box from appearing when a corporate web server tries to connect to the Internet.
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent modern apps icons from appearing in the taskbar and task switcher during a RemoteApps connection.
  • The KB4490481 update addresses an issue that is causing certain Microsoft Store applications to not start or stop working, including WeChat on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).


  • It fixes an issue where USB cameras do not register correctly for Windows Hello after OOBE (Out of Box) installation.
  • It adds a new Group Policy setting: “Enable Windows to disconnect a computer from the network”. This determines how Windows disconnects a computer from a network when it is determined that the computer should no longer be connected to the network.
    – If this option is activated, Windows disconnects a computer from a network (the disconnection is not immediate or abrupt).
    – If disabled, Windows immediately disconnects a computer from a network.
    – If not configured, the default behavior is soft disconnect. For more information about soft disconnect, see Understanding and Configuring Windows Connection Manager.
    Path: Computer Configuration Policies Administrative Templates Network Windows Connection Manager
  • Addresses an issue that prevents a virtual smart card from starting when run in conjunction with Citrix 7.15.2000 Workstation VDA software.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from configuring their screens to play High Dynamic Dynamic Range (HDR) videos.
  • Addresses an issue with the Windows lock screen that allows users to unlock a device after multiple smart card users use the same device. This problem occurs when you try to use a workstation that another user has locked.
  • Addresses a memory leak that occurs when a system processes logon sessions.
  • The update fixes an issue where Always-On VPN exclusion routes only work for link-local exclusions.
  • KB4490481 resolves an issue that could cause certificate renewal to fail when using CERT_RENEWAL_PROP_ID with the ICertPropertyRenewal interface.
  • It addresses an issue where the sound of single use applications typically used in kiosk scenarios is muted after the system resumes from sleep.
  • Resolves an issue to meet the GB18030 certificate requirements.
  • It addresses the issue that affects server performance or causes the server to stop responding due to numerous Windows Firewall rules . To activate this solution, change the following with regedit and set it to 1:
    Enter the following: “DeleteUserAppContainersOnLogoff” (DWORD)
    Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Services SharedAccess Parameters FirewallPolicy
  • Addresses an issue that prevents data decryption with Windows 10, version 1703 or later versions of Windows. This problem occurs if you have encrypted this data with DPAPI-NG or a group-protected PFX file on Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016 or earlier versions of Windows.
  • Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to ensure that application and device compatibility is ensured for all updates to Windows.
  • The KB4490481 update fixes minor problems with unknown options (unknown OPT) in the extension mechanisms for DNS (EDNS) for the Windows DNS server role.
  • Addresses a timing issue that could result in an access violation when configuring Switch Embedded Teaming (SET).
  • Addresses an issue with the Remove-StoragePool PowerShell cmdlet that does not delete pool metadata on NVDIMM physical disks.
  • It enables X2APIC support for AMD platforms to support 256 or more logical processors on Windows Server 2019.
  • The update fixes an issue that prevents date savers from converting future and past dates (Gregorian and Japanese) in compound documents (formerly OLE) to a relevant date in the Japanese era. See KB4469068 for more information.
  • Addresses an issue that prevents users from activating the Japanese era support. See KB4469068 for more information.
  • It fixes an issue that results in slow screen refresh rates when an application creates and destroys many child windows.
  • Fix an issue that will cause the Start menu layout to reset or reset every time you sign in after upgrading directly to Windows 10 version 1809 from previous versions of Windows.
  • Fixes an issue where Wdiwifi.SYS no longer works with the error “7E (0xc0000005)”. This problem occurs when a client device switches between WLAN access points (WAP) with the same BSSIDs in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

Below we have listed the direct download links from update KB4490481 for your Windows 10 version.

– 2019-03 Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809 for x64-based systems (KB4490481)
– 2019-03 Cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1809 for x86-based systems (KB4490481)
– 2019-03 Cumulative update for Windows Server 2019 version 1809 for x64-based systems (KB4490481)

Microsoft has already released some known bugs related to update KB4490481. You can find extensive information on the Knowledge Base article KB4490481 directly from Microsoft. If you should find any further problems or errors, please leave a comment at the end of this article.