KB4284835 Update for Windows 10 Makes OS More Secure Than Ever

News broke several days ago regarding user difficulties involving installing the KB4284835 update for Windows 10’s April 2018 build. Users who receive a 17134.112 version number when they run the winver command have correctly installed the update, but many reported that they were unable to complete the installation amid constant requests for restarts.

Now it seems that as of June 17, users have been able to take advantage of all the security and performance updates that KB4284835 has to offer.

It seems that those who’ve installed KB4103721, KB4100403 and KB4338548 along with the previously mentioned packages have corrected all of the issues that made the previous update difficult to install. This includes challenges with loading it on machines that boot from Toshiba and Intel solid-state disks.

Considering that a decent number of users haven’t been able to patch vulnerabilities, many offices may experience a flood of software corrections come Monday morning.

Most importantly, the Microsoft Edge browser is receiving much needed security fixes that should patch an overwhelming majority of serious security issues that have plagued the browser for some time. Patches to Internet Explorer, the NT kernel and the Windows Scripting engine mean that Windows 10 will be more secure after updating than at any other point in its history.

While Edge might have taken some criticism as a result of previous security and privacy flaws, the changes from Microsoft’s engineers have given it the ability to take its place among the most modern browsers. This is excellent news for those who’ve preferred Edge’s degree of integration with other aspects of the Windows 10 interface.

Even the earliest versions of the patches also fixed problems related to blank screen boots caused by the original April 2018 package. Technicians figured out that some systems would boot to a blank interface because some versions of the Spring Creators Update weren’t compatible with certain utilities.

Graphics component updates have also helped to fix these issues, which has lead some in the industry to say that Windows 10 is also more stable at this point than it has been at any other period of time.

John Rendace
John is a GNU/Linux expert with a hobbyist's background in C/C++, Web development, storage and file system technologies. In his free time, he maintains custom and vintage PC hardware. He's been compiling his own software from source since the DOS days and still prefers using the command line all these years later.