Microsoft released a new cumulative interim update tonight with the KB4073290 update for Windows 10 Version 1709 Fall Creators Update . This update KB4073290 appears out of sequence, but apparently was necessary due to the problems of update KB4056892 . This update for the Fall Creators Update, which was delivered on January 3, 2018, causes apparently massive problems with PCs equipped with an AMD CPU .
Problems with the boot process can occur with AMD PCs , Microsoft has already published an article on this, which you can find under the name ” Unbootable state for AMD devices in Windows 10 Version 1709 “. This new update KB4073290 for Fall Creators Update should now fix this problem.
However, this new update is again a cumulative update, which includes all changes and improvements since the release of Windows 10 version 1709. It’s not that it’s just a hotfix that fixes the AMD boot issues on Windows 10 . However, the CPU problems only seem to express themselves in the Windows 10 64-bit version, because no new update KB4073290 was released for the 32-bit variant of the Fall Creators Update .
After installing the update, the build number of your Windows 10 installation has also changed a little. The build number is now 16299.164 and no longer 16299.162 . If you want to see a complete overview of all Windows 10 build numbers and available Windows updates, you should have a look at our article ” Overview of Windows 10 build numbers and Windows updates “. This Windows 10 update overview is always kept up to date.
Below you can see the new Windows version of the “WINVER” display .
You can find the appropriate downloads for update KB4073290 here:
– 2018-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4073290)
– 2018-01 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 (1709) for x64-based Systems (KB4073290)