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Fingerprint / Windows Hello not working on P70 after Windows Creators update to build 15063

Q: Fingerprint / Windows Hello not working on P70 after Windows Creators update to build 15063

Hi Similar to other posts I have had this problem, but have been unable to solve it. I have updated the drivers, disabled and re-enabled the fingerprint reader device, removed my set of fingerprint scans, and tried setting up the new ones, either by creating a new account and/or PIN before starting the scan (Windows Hello then doesn't continue with the setup sequence), and by doing the scans and then creating the PIN (Window Hello exits without saving the scans or PIN). As suggested on other posts, it may be a problem with how the fingerprint works with the PIN, but in my case does not seem to be solvable. I have tried removing all cached information via the BIOS. Is there anything else I can try other than just hoping future updates will sort the problem?John P70, Xeon E3-1505 v5, 20ERCTO1WWWindows 10 Home 64-bit, version 1703, build 15063.54Finger print reader driver Synaptics WBDI(SGX enabled) version 5.1.325.26

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Preferred Solution: Fingerprint / Windows Hello not working on P70 after Windows Creators update to build 15063

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


Hi, I recently update my ThinkPad W550s from Win10 Version 1607 to Win10 Version 1703 build 15063.540 (Windows 10 Creators Update).Fingerprint is not working after upgraded. I just get "Your credentials could not be verified". I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver (and I'm on the latest version), removing and re-registering my fingerprint... Has anyone had this problem and managed to fix it? Can you help me?

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The Windows 10 Media Creation Tool has been updated to give installation .isos to the newest mainstream build of Windows 10 build 15063. This is also known as version 1703 (March 2017) or the Creators Update.
The Media Creation Tool may be found on Microsoft's website:

Multi-Edition Installation .iso
The Windows 10 .iso and Windows 10 Single Language .iso are the same multi-Edition .iso which incorporate: Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home Single Language and Windows 10 Education.
The European Commission Windows 10N .iso incorporates Windows 10 HomeN, Windows 10 ProN and Windows 10 EducationN. There is no Windows 10 Home Single LanguageN as the European Commission has no Single Language.

Product Key and Activation

The Windows 10 .iso automatically inputs Windows 8.x OEM SLP keys and Windows 10 OEM SLP keys embedded in the MSDM ACPI table of the UEFI BIOS.
The Windows 10 .iso will allow one to manually input a Windows 7 OEM key printed on a COA.

This build accepts Windows 7 OEM keys during installation or if skipped in settings → Update & Security → Activation post installation. This build still activates using Windows 7 OEM keys on systems that have never been made a Windows 10 Edition Device before.
One may skip key if the system is a Windows 10 Edition Device and install Windows 10 Edition. It will reactivate when online.

I have tested an OptiPlex 790 which h... Read more

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Improvements and Fixes for Windows 10 v1703

This non-security update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. See all the improvements and fixes here


A:Windows 10 Update: June 27, 2017—KB4022716 (OS Build 15063.447)

Today isn't Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft still released cumulative updates for all versions of Windows 10. The firm seems to be doing it twice a month now, as the last set of builds arrived on June 13.

As usual, there are no new front-facing features. Instead, all of these updates focus on various fixes.

If you're on the Creators Update, you'll see build 15063.447, or KB4022716. You can download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog here.
This is what got fixed:
Addressed an issue introduced by KB4022725 where Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge printing from a frame may result in 404 not found or blank page printed.
Addressed issue where network printers may fail to install when using the printer vendor?s setup software on machines with less than 4 GB of RAM. These printers will install properly if you install using the Settings app or from Devices and Printers in Control Panel.
Addressed issue that causes high memory usage for the Camera app on mobile platforms, which reduces battery life. Any app that uses a media capture element (MCE) or media element (ME) and plays 1080p will consume a lot of power, which will significantly reduce battery life.
Addressed issue where, after updating to the Creators Update, devices that have Receive Segment Coalescing (RSC) enabled have significantly low wireless throughput.
Addressed issue (Error 0x7F) with Windows Forms (WinForms) that causes the system to crash after upgrading to the Creators Update.
Addressed issue... Read more

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Cumulative Update KB4032188 Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063.502
Improvements and fixes

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
Addressed issue that causes a Microsoft Installer (MSI) application to fail for standard (non-admin) users when installed on a per user basis.
Addressed issue to enable support in the DevDetail Configuration Service Provider (CSP) to return the UBR number in the D part of the SwV node.
Addressed issue where NTFS sparse files were unexpectedly truncated (NTFS sparse files are used by Data Deduplication?deduplicated files may be unexpectedly corrupted as a result). Also updated chkdsk to detect which files are corrupted.
Addressed issue where the IME pad was not launching correctly in the Microsoft Edge browser for certain markets.
Addressed issue to allow Win32 applications to work with various Bluetooth LE devices including head tracking devices.
Addressed issue in the Mobile Device Manager Enterprise feature to allow headsets to work correctly.
Addressed issue where device drivers are not loading.
Addressed a reliability issue when playing specific types of spatial sound content.
Addressed issue with a dropped key on Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Microsoft Surface Ergo Keyboard, and addressed Wacom active pen connection failures.
Addressed issue to improve stability for USB type C during device arrival and removal during system power changes.
Addressed US... Read more

A:Cumulative Update KB4032188 Windows 10 v1703 Build 15063.502

The most updates are for the Windows Store Apps and the drivers. A few bugs lesser.

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Hello Folks,
I have a XPS 13 9360, 16 GB with an upgrade Samsung 960 Evo NVMe 1TB drive. I'm running Windows 10 Pro Build 1703, and the system runs nicely. However, yesterday Windows Update made me upgrade to 1709. The upgrade process ran smoothly, but afterwards I had the following problems:

When I tried to save a Hyper-V VM, my system sometimes crashes with a blue screen
When shutting down windows, the system gets stuck on the "Shutting down..." screen and can only be switched off by long-pressing the power-button. After that, the system boots into maintenance mode, when rebooting again it boots normally.

I forced a downgrade to 1703 and the problems disappeared again. Now I have disabled upgrades and am trying to find out how to fix this.
Has anyone run into problems with the 1709 update? Any suggenstions?

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Today, at Build 2017, we announced the next wave of Windows 10 innovations built to empower the creator in all of us ? the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Available later this year, the Fall Creators Update delivers new experiences for more than 500 million Windows 10 devices: A new design system for the next wave of creativity across devices; experiences that move with you across Windows, iOS, and Android; iTunes, Spotify, SAP Digital Boardroom are coming to the Windows Store; new tools that make Windows home for all developers; and the world?s first Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers ? no markers required.

The spirit of creativity lives in each of us. So often our lives are changed by creating something out of nothing, from a big idea, a dream, or just a simple thought.

Like the incredible developers here at Build, I experienced my own personal creativity in software development. I remember what it was like to wait as my code compiled, then seeing it come to life on the screen for the first time. There is an amazing feeling of creativity that comes from software development. I love seeing that spark of creativity in our Windows developer community.

The Windows 10 Creators Update began rolling out last month to more than 500 million Windows 10 devices around the world. It?s exciting to see more than 300 million people using Windows 10 every day for more than 3.5 hours a day on average. With all of this engagement, we?re most proud that Windows 10 c... Read more

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Dear All, I am using HP Elitebook 8440P with Windows 10 Aniversary build 1607.But HP ProtectTools Security Manager not support for windows 10. so, Ive tried install the HP Client Security Manager but I get an error on Powershell near the end of installation, Error 1722.Have you any solutions for my problem? Many thanks in advance for your time and advice. Duy An  

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While Microsoft had announced that the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update was coming today, things haven't turned out that way so far. And while it was actually offered to the Release Preview ring, the company also quietly rolled out an update for Windows 10 PCs, build 15063.250.

This one is available to everyone, rather than just Insiders. Here's the full range of fixes listed in the changelog:

Addressed issue where VMs might experience loss in network connectivity while provisioning IP addresses.

Addressed issue that does not initiate a remote ring on the device when RemoteRing Configuration....

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 64 bit today which includes the Creator's Update. I downloaded and installed the Conexant audio drivers from the HP website (which include Band & Olufsen control panel). Now, when I open the Bang & Olufsen control panel and choose "output", when I choose between Music, Movies, etc. the sliders underneath no longer move to their pre-designated setting. I tried installing the sound driver again, rebooting, and still get the same thing. Will HP be updating this driver soon so that it works with the Creator's Update of Windows 10?

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Hi, I have a P50 recently updated Windows 10 Fall creators update. After the update I no longer have a cellular connection option in the network menu after clicking the network icon in taskbar tray. I also have no cellular connection section in the networking settings. Device manager no longer lists Sierra Wireless device under the Network Adapters category and there is ther is no longer a cellular connection shown in the network connections control panel under network and internet. What does show up is a Sierra Wireless Location Sensor in the device manager under the sensors category type.What does show up in device manager is a 'Sierra Wireless Location Sensor' under the Sensors category.I did try to install the Sierra Wireless softwar from here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/tp07_en. But it didn't help.I do not know if any of this has to do with the recent FCU of W10.Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

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Microsoft has just released the first Windows 10 build to the Fast ring this week, build 15063, which comes to both PCs and phones. This build comes just a few days after the last build was released for Windows 10 PCs on the Fast ring, which was build 15061, made available last Friday.

We may now be a couple weeks from the RTM version of Windows 10, since it is expected to be released in early April. So, don't expect any new feature for this build, but only improvements and bug fixes.

Here are the fixes for PCs:

We fixed a reliability issue from Build 15061 resulting in Microsoft Edge hanging and becoming completely unresponsive.
We fixed an issue for Insiders where the localized files and registry keys associated with any additional language packs on the system would not be installed after enabling .NET Framework 3.5.
Here are the known issues for PCs:

The upgrade path from the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393) to this Windows 10 Creators Update build is not yet live and will be live tomorrow morning.
You will be unable to download new (additional) language packs on this build. Currently installed language packs will not be impacted. These will go live later this week.
If your PC fails to install this build on reboot with the error 8024a112, reboot manually again. If your PC appears to hang during the reboot, power your PC off and back on and the install will proceed.
Some Insiders have reported seeing this error ?Some updates were cancelled. We?ll kee... Read more

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Although the long-awaited Windows 10 "Creators Update" upgrade isn't scheduled to be released until April 11th, its ISO files are on the Microsoft servers and can be obtained through alternate methods.

After I downloaded and saved the appropriate ISO file and created a bootable DVD earlier today, I did a clean install in one of my computers.

The install process went fine, and it finished quicker and easier than previous versions.

Windows Defender is now Windows Defender Antivirus, and is a full security suite.

The upgrade is Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.0).

As with previous Windows 10 versions, it came with 30+ apps that I have no use for and uninstalled.

It's too early yet for me to say if this is a more improved and more stable upgrade.


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For whatever reason, the Windows FALL Creators update was just launched to my Yoga 3 Pro and now I cannot use my touchpad. I have checked and it is enabled. I have tried multiple fixes I've read about online and nothing has worked so far. Looking for any and all suggestions.

A:Touchpad and mouse not working after Windows 10 Fall Creators update!

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Microsoft is working at full speed on getting the Creators Update ready for an early April release, but while the company remains tight-lipped on information regarding the RTM build, we finally got an early confirmation of a rumor that?s been swirling around the web lately.

Windows 10 build 15063 is Creators Update RTM, and this info is confirmed by Microsoft?s own Windows 10 Update Assistant tool that got leaked earlier today.

Previously, we only knew that the Windows 10 Creators Update RTM build was supposed to be shipped to insiders in mid-March, and while there were indeed rumors that build 15063 might be the one, there was absolutely no hint from Microsoft that this was indeed the case.

?Latest version is 15063?
And yet, the Windows 10 Update Assistant finally confirms that build 15063 is RTM, as its purpose is to help users upgrade to the Creators Update easily. A message displayed when launching the app and showing up after performing a system scan to determine OS version indicates that the Update Assistant, which itself got updated to support the Creators Update, can upgrade systems up to version 15063.

?One of the best features of Windows 10 is that it keeps getting better with every update. This PC is currently not running the latest and most secure version of Windows 10. This PC is running version 14393. The latest version is 15063,? this message reads.

The Windows 10 Update Assistant will be just one of the ways to upgrade to the Creators ... Read more

A:Leak Confirms Windows 10 Build 15063 Is the Final RTM Version

They still have Known issues to fix though...unless those will be fixed through windows updates

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Hi Everyone, I am using default HDMI port ( I removed faulty graphics card long time ago). It suddenly stopped working after updating my OS to windows 10 creators update. I tried to update the drivers for the integrated graphics card ( Automatically and manually) but not succeeded as I am getting the error message saying cannot update the driver as it is propritory and may lose its current functionality. Any help on this is really appreciated as I am using VGA to get the display. Thank you,Manohar

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Hello everyone, Since monday I have some problems with fingerprint authentication via Windows Hello. It seems to have stopped working for some reasons I don't know. At the beginning, I thought it was a hardware issue but it doesn't seems to be. I'll explain why. Problem description:  When I try to authenticate via fingerprint, OS redirects me to PIN authentication automatically.So I removed my saved fingerprint and tried to set the same fingerprint (and others). But now I can't add a new fingerprint, Windows Hello seems to be inert. My fingerprint device doesn't work.When I removed my PIN and retried to set a fingerprint, my fingerprint device works and detects my finger. Then I've added a new PIN to enable Windows Hello. But neither my PIN nor my fingerprint was saved.  Attempts to fix the problem: - I tried to update driver, I have the last one (5.1.324.26). I tried to uninstall it then reboot, nothing happens;- Via administrative templates, try to enable it on Windows Components, nothing happens;- Reset fingerprint settings into BIOS/ Security then F10, nothing happens;- Tried to recover Windows with keeping files, nothing happens. I've made some snapshots of what I'm explaining : Click on Set up fingerprint. Set with PIN already registered. I just have a cancel button and nothing else.Removed PIN before. Fingerprint device worksAdd New PINBut nothing was saved... I'm totally confused. I think it's a software prob... Read more

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Battery keeps charging despite any number i put in... this is not working! (x260)

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Hi, I have a P50 recently updated Windows 10 Fall creators update. After the update my system no longer shows my wwan hardware (Sierra Wireless EM7455).I no longer have a cellular connection option in the network menu after clicking the network icon in taskbar tray,no cellular connection section in the networking settingsNo wwan device in Device Manager under Network AdaptersNo cellular connection shown in the Network Connections control panel under Network and Internet. What does show up in device manager is a 'Sierra Wireless Location Sensor' under the Sensors category.I did try to install the Sierra Wireless softwar from here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/tp07_en. But it didn't help.I do not know if any of this has to do with the recent update on Windows 10 but if anyone else has experienced this please share your situation and solution if any.Any help is appreciated, Thanks.

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Hello, above Problem accoured on my thinkpad T470.I work with this notebook 1 1/2 month on a daily basis and all fine, until now. After a windows 10 update I can not use the fingerprint anymore for log in.I can register new fingers, but its not showing anymore. I found this hint from Lenovo, but the shown way is not working, because there is no software, I can deinstall, like descripted. https://support.lenovo.com/th/de/solutions/ht104227 So, how can I get the fingerprint again, please. Regards Torsten

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Fingerprint scanner is not working after windows update - Lenovo X1 Yoga.In device manager I can see that there is corrupt type symbol for Biometric Devices -> Synaptic WBDI(SGX Enabled) I tried updating all the drivers, also uninstallated and reinstalled this particular driver but no luck.Please help. Thanks.

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Windows update caused this problem on 22-12-2008 and I noticed this error last week.

Problem with Video Driver :
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Video Driver -
This is the video driver version for my HP tablet(HP Website). But windows update installed the latest version( from NVIDIA. From that time onwards, my touch screen stopped working.
I contacted HP care and they advised me to follow these steps.
1) Uninstall the latest driver and install the driver by giving the video driver (devicemanager ->display adapter -> Nvidia 6150 -> uninstall)
2) Bios Flash (they provided the software)
3) Calibrate
I am done with the first two steps but still my touch screen is not recognizing the pen. So I couldn't calibrate.
When I contacted the HP care again, they are telling it may be because of hardware failure. My notebook is working perfectly except this touchscreen problem.

Again they asked me to do the driver installation in safe mode.
(Add/Remove Programs -> Remove only display adapter)
Driver installed successfully but in device manager it is showing the latest version.
I tried two times, but couldn't help. I can't install the older driver. pls help.

Problem with Fingerprint reader :
Finger print reader has not detected.
I contacted HP care and they advised me to install the driver for fingerprint reader.
After reinstall and restart, I am able to see that driver is installed ( through control panel -> add/remove p... Read more

A:touch screen and fingerprint reader not working after windows update

Full system recovery solved the problem.

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Have seen several posts but no solutions. After a windows 10 update a couple of months ago, the fingerprint scanner stopped working. It recognises me but then says "your credentials could not be confirmed".
Microsoft have sent endless messages blaming the driver, the scanner etc etc. Finally they say it is an issue with the update, but they have not solution at this time. Good old Microsoft and their helpful updates, which you cannot avoid.
Anyone have the same problem and how did you fix it??

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Improvements and fixes

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

Addressed issue where the color profiles do not revert to the user-specified settings after playing a full-screen game.

Updated HDR feature to be turned off by default in the OS.

Addressed issue where you can't open the Start menu when you add a third-party IME.

Addressed issue with scanners that rely on inbox driver support.

Addressed issue in a Mobile Device Manager Enterprise feature to allow headsets to work correctly.

Addressed issue where some machines fail to load wireless WAN devices when they resume from Sleep.

Addressed issue where Windows Error Reporting doesn't clean up temporary files when there is a redirection on a folder.

Addressed issue where revoking a certificate associated with a disabled user account in the CA management console fails. The error is "The user name or password is incorrect. 0x8007052e (WIN32: 1326 ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE)?.

Addressed issue where LSASS is leaking large amounts of memory.

Addressed issue where enabling encryption using syskey.exe renders the system unbootable.

Updated the BitLocker.psm1 PowerShell script to not log passwords when logging is enabled.

Addressed issue where saving a credential with an empty password to Credential Manager causes the system to crash when attempting to use that credential.

Updates to Internet Explorer 11?s naviga... Read more

A:Sept 12, 2017—KB4038788(OS Build 15063.608) & Adobe Flash Player Security Update(KB4038806)

Security update for Adobe Flash Player: September 12, 2017 (KB4038806)

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player that is installed on any supported edition of Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 10 Version 1511, Windows 10 Version 1607, Windows 10 Version 1703, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1.


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Yay, another major windows update... another round of driver problems! Fun! After yesterday's big Windows update (Windows 10 version 1803, aka the Spring 2018 feature update) the Synaptics fingerprint reader doesn't work. Uninstalling and re-intalling the driver didn't fix anything. Device manager says:This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful. Has anyone found a work around? Thank you. setup:YOGA 720-15IKB Signature EditionWindows 10 1803 (OS Build 17134.1)newest fingerprint reader drivers straight from the website   

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I am not trying to make anyone feel bad, especially since I have done my share of suffering, but my original Sprout is running with the version of Windows 10 listed in the title.  Every time I upgrade Windows, I go through the same pain:  Sprout Service is missing, Workplace can't load, etc., etc., etc.  When Workplace does load, the scan or capture or something doesn't work, and I don't know where "Sprout Create" is. Every time, I sit around doing the same thing: turn the computer off and on, restart the computer, push all the buttons over and over again.  Eventually, things start running, for no reason that I can see.  I am happy it finally runs correctly, but why do we have to go through this nonsense?  Crap ! There's been discussion here about doing clean reloads, etc., etc.  I might suggest the following instead: if your computer still runs, keep updating it.  Also, just sit there and power up and down and restart.  Maybe the magic will happen. Those of us with the original Sprout should not be abandoned.  The new Sprout looks cool, but I spent my fortune on the original.   HP: help us out here with read, coninuing support. 

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It's unbelievable trouble with update on my notebook. I've installed win10 10586 and everything was OK. But then Windows started to upgrade to 15063 - downloaded it automatically and installed. It takes almost 2 hours. But the problem is - ALWAYS error on 40% when installing. I cannot cansel the process, so it is very big problem for me. I tried to update manually, it has installed - but no Wifi, no LAN has worked and no driver helped me with it. Please help me, it really makes me mad!  

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Hello. . .
I use the fingerprint reader to login to my Latitude E5550 every time.  However, I was unable to do so after the latest Windows 10 update (version 1607).  

It did still show in the Windows Device Manager (i.e., no "Unknown Device" listed)
I went into the DDP Console to try to register a new fingerprint (for troubleshooting), but it wasn't reading the swipes
I attempted to update to the latest firmware/drivers, but that only caused unknown devices to show up in the Device Manager (ControlVault Firmware v3.3.15.0 and ControlVault Drivers v3.3.14.68)
Switched back to the older driver (v3.0.48.26) and all devices were once again recognized

Any suggestions for how to get around this?  It's not the end of the world, but I *really* like using the fingerprint reader (I paid extra for) to login.  If I can provide additional helpful information, please let me know.

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It's Patch Tuesday, which means that it's time for Microsoft to roll out new cumulative updates for all versions of Windows 10. It's also a special day because the Windows 10 Creators Update began rolling out to select PCs, which means that for the first time, there are updates for four different versions of the OS.

We'll start with the newest version first, which is the Creators Update. Upon upgrading to the new feature update (or if you already have), you'll find build 15063.138 waiting for you. Also, while the Creators Update isn't rolling out to phones until the 25th, today's cumulative update is available in the Slow and Fast rings for those that are in the Windows Insider Program.

The wording of the update has finally been changed for phones. Instead of calling it a "Technical Preview for phones", it now says "April 2017 Update for Windows 10 Version 10.0.15063.138 for arm-based Phone Devices". Capitalization issues aside, the change is long overdue, since the Technical Preview became the Insider Preview long ago.Click to expand...

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It's Patch Tuesday, which means that it's time for Microsoft to roll out new cumulative updates for all versions of Windows 10. It's also a special day because the Windows 10 Creators Update began rolling out to select PCs, which means that for the first time, there are updates for four different versions of the OS.

We'll start with the newest version first, which is the Creators Update. Upon upgrading to the new feature update (or if you already have), you'll find build 15063.138 waiting for you. Also, while the Creators Update isn't rolling out to phones until the 25th, today's cumulative update is available in the Slow and Fast rings for those that are in the Windows Insider Program.

The wording of the update has finally been changed for phones. Instead of calling it a "Technical Preview for phones", it now says "April 2017 Update for Windows 10 Version 10.0.15063.138 for arm-based Phone Devices". Capitalization issues aside, the change is long overdue, since the Technical Preview became the Insider Preview long ago.Click to expand...

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This focused security investment combines the best of Windows Defender ATP and the Windows security stack. We integrated Windows 10?s new prevention technologies, enhanced our built-in sensors to better detect script-based attacks, added new response capabilities and opened up powerful analytics.

So now, let?s see what we are lighting up in more detail:
Windows security features working in unison ? Get visibility into security alerts coming from the combined stack of Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR), Windows Defender Antivirus (AV), Windows Defender Firewall, Windows Defender SmartScreen, Windows Defender Device Guard and Windows Defender Exploit Guard. See events reported across the stack in each machine?s timeline. Here are some of the new things Security Operations (SecOps) would be able to achieve:
See alerts and events from Windows Defender SmartScreen that show if an employee within the company clicked on a specific URL despite receiving warning message
See Windows Defender Device Guard events surfacing attempts to run unauthorized applications that have been restricted from running in the organization
See applications blocked or audited by the Windows Defender Exploit Guard protection rules
See Windows Defender Antivirus detections and Windows Defender Firewall blocks
View security events and alerts information for sessions taking place within the Windows Defender Application Guard isolated containers (Figure 1)
In addition, we are providing a central... Read more

A:Windows Defender ATP Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now open for public preview

As usual, Microsoft makes an announcement that does not include a lot of pertinent details that will result in mass confusion.

This is for Windows Enterprise and Education only; it will not be shipped with Windows Home and Pro versions.

In fact, Windows Defender ATP is not included with Enterprise and Education by default. ATP requires the purchase of a subscription.

Pay attention to Microsoft's caveat:


Some information relates to prereleased product which may be substantially modified before it's commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information provided here.

They list Windows Pro and Pro Education, but ATP cannot be purchased for Pro at the home-use level. It is for enterprises and other institutions that have opted to use Windows Pro at the volume level.

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In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Device Portal now offers several new tools from across Windows to help you location test your UWP, explore Mixed Reality, build new hardware peripherals and test your apps new installation pipeline. It?s a little bit of goodness for everyone, and we?re excited to share these with you.

If you?re not familiar with Device Portal, you can check out the blog posts below to see what other tools you can find in Device Portal, or look at the new docs.microsoft.com to learn how to enable it.

And as always, all of these tools are backed by a REST API, so that you can use it from a scripting or client application environment using the Device Portal Wrapper.

Location Based Testing
Most of us don?t have the travel budgets to test our apps across the world ? but pretending to travel is almost as good! The Location tool in Device Portal lets you easily change the location that Windows reports to apps. By tapping the ?Override? check box, you can swap out the device location for whatever you set using the map or lat/long text boxes. Be sure to uncheck the box when you?re done so that your location (and timezone) come back to reality ? every vacation must end?

Figure 1: The News app keeping me up to date with local headlines!​
This also works for web pages in Microsoft Edge, letting you test your webpages in different parts of the world.

Some notes on what this tool can and cannot do:
This doesn?t change the locale... Read more

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It was an amazing day today at Build 2017. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we continue to grow the Windows platform so that Windows is home for all developers. As I reflect on the day, I want to highlight how Windows and VS are creating the best end-to-end development process and enabling developers not only to maximize their code reuse, but also to create experiences that are engaging, powered by intelligence and connected across devices.

.NET Development Improvements
With today?s announcement that .NET Standard 2.0 for UWP and XAML Standard will be coming later this year, .NET is now the most complete cross-platform development framework. This combination, along with Visual Studio, makes it easier than ever before to write fully native and full-featured apps for all your target platforms in C#, including Windows, iOS, Android, Linux and, of course, the cloud!

.NET Standard 2.0 and XAML Standard
.NET Standard 2.0 is expanding the UWP surface by over 20,000 APIs to make sure your code is more interoperable than ever. We also know that about 70% of NuGet packages are API compatible with .NET Standard 2.0. Your most requested APIs for UWP, such as Reflection and SqlClient, will be fully accessible to you from the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. In addition, XAML Standard allows you to keep much of your UI code common and still maintain a native look and feel across Windows, iOS, and Android. Your experience on Windows will automatically provide Fluent UI an... Read more

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Since its original debut with the Windows 10 November 2015 update, Windows.UI.Composition has been empowering developers to build fast, beautiful, sweet user interfaces in UWP and has been providing enhancements with every subsequent Windows release. At Build 2017, we revealed what all of this continuous work has been leading up to: The Fluent Design System (aka ?Project Neon?).

Moving from classic ?Flat Design? to Fluent Design requires the visual and performance capabilities that the Composition APIs offers along with the interop features that let you draw on this power from your XAML layer. In case you are not yet familiar with the concepts behind the Composition APIs, here?s a quick refresher on what the Composition APIs are all about.

The Windows.UI.Composition namespace allows Universal Windows Platform (UWP) developers to use a new Visual Layer that will get them closer to the metal, graphically speaking, while still using familiar technologies like XAML and C#. By getting closer to the metal, actually down to the system compositor level, developers are able to get great visual performance and custom UI experiences. By working through the XAML layer, developers get the ease of use they have come to expect out of UWP. This is basically a best of both worlds scenario that puts great responsibility in the developer?s hands. And with great responsibility, as we all know, comes great power.

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With the Creators Update, the Movies & TV app* expands your viewing horizon from 2D video to 360 video. You can explore new immersive 360 video content from partners like GoPro, Baobab Studios, LIFE VR, NextVR, Littlstar and more. Go skydiving with a bombsquad, see a rocket launch from up close, visit Portugal, watch the NBA games from the best seats courtside, or even climb Mount Everest; a few of the many immersive experiences featured in the app. Stay tuned as content refreshes frequently. Want to create your own stories? Windows 10 supports a variety of 360 cameras for capturing your own content, so now you can also watch your personal 360 video creations in the Movies & TV app.

Here?s how to get started:

Launch the Movies & TV app, and head to the ?360 videos? section.


Click on a video to start playing it. If you?re viewing from your Windows 10 PC, simply drag your mouse around to view the 360 videos.

If you?re on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 tablet, you can swivel around in all directions to enjoy 360 of video. Come Holiday 2017, you can take it up a notch and step into mixed reality entertainment with your Windows Mixed Reality headset.**

Have a great week!

*App availability and experience may vary by region and device; some content sold separately.
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Can someone out there help me with this very annoying problem please?
Today i went to Settings>Security & Update>Check for Updates Now and i keep getting the same message that reads like this: We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the internet.
What the hell does that mean? I am most definately connected to the internet and i use fibre broadband.
In Settings i have set my updates to be downloaded automatically and because i am a Windows Insider i have set the speed at which i receive any updates from Slow to Fast.
How can i get the Windows Update working again?
Oh, i have downloaded the Windows Update Repair Tool and run it ok and according to this tool there is nothing wrong with the Windows Update at all! Any idease? Anyone else having the same problem?

A:Windows Update not working since installing the November build to Wind

Well. I tried something else since posting. I ran an app that i have on my Desktop and that is Driver Update and sure as hell there was an outdated driver that needewd sorting out. Sorted that out and my Windows Update is now working ok. Thank goodness.

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The PCs we?re sharing today range in a variety of form factors and price points, so whether you?re an artist, student, or gamer, there?s a device for you. Purchasing a new Windows PC is a great way to take advantage of all the new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Microsoft Store can help with free workshops and personalized assistance to get your PC set up. To learn more about what?s new in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, visit this blog post.

11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
Acer Spin 5
Acer Predator 21 X
ASUS Zenbook Flip S UX370
ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA (Available at Best Buy, com or Amazon)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
HP Omen 15 (Available at Microsoft Store and com)
HP Spectre x360 13??
Lenovo Yoga 920
Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower
Samsung Galaxy Book 10??

Acer Spin 5

Lightweight and portable, the Spin 5?s versatile, convertible form factor makes it a great platform to create and share content, while also utilizing productivity. The Spin 5 features 8th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 13 hours of battery life. It also works with an optional Acer Active Stylus that offers creativity and stability through Windows Ink. (13-inch & 15-inch models starting at $799.99) Available from Acer.com
Acer Predator 21 X

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A:11 Windows PCs that light up the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

A couple of those look interesting to me, but as you know I game, and I can tell you that 8 grand for a "Pre-fab" gaming PC or Laptop is criminal.

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For the past several months, I?ve shared insights on our roll out approach for Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703). We?re now moving from a targeted offering to full availability for all compatible devices running Windows 10 globally via Windows Update. Similarly, our commercial customers should feel confident to deploy this release broadly across their organizations.

Predictable semi-annual release aligned with Office
In response to feedback for a more predictable feature update model, we are moving to a new twice-yearly release cadence called the Semi-Annual Channel that replaces the Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business (CBB). As we announced in April, Windows has aligned with Office 365 ProPlus to simplify IT deployment cycles, targeting releases in March and September. Both feature releases will be serviced for 18 months from the date of release. The Creators Update marks the first of our Semi-Annual Channel releases.

Empowering organizations to decide when and how to deploy
The new Semi-Annual Channel update cadence and life cycle model provides commercial customers with greater predictability and simplicity to take advantage of the latest capabilities and integrated security, as quickly as is practical for their organization. This predictable release cycle enables enterprises to plan combined servicing of Windows and Office and create deployment plans tailored to their needs.

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Spoiler (Highlight to read)IMPORTANT!!IMPORTANT!!Friends from Lenovo,Yesterday I did the update to the new version of Windows 10, called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or Windows 10, version 1709, and after the update was done I find out that the hotkey driver, that controls the Fn commands on the keyboard of my Lenovo ThinkPad X220, doesn`t work correctly with this new version of Windows 10. Therefore, I would like to know what can I do to fix this issue, so the hotkey commands work properly again in my notebook, or if it is going to be an update of this file (8jvu43ww.exe) that I could install in my notebook to fix this issue. Could you please tell me what can I do to make the Fn commands work properly with the new update of Windows 10 (Windows 10 Fall Creators Update) or if it is going to be an update of the hotkeys that is compatible with the new version of Windows 10?I look forward to hear your comments, and I hope you already have an idea, an answer to solve this issue. Yours truly,Cristin Palau

A:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Hotkey Update for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Intel 2nd gen CPU machines are not supported in Windows 10. 3rd gen (X230) is the first one.

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Microsoft Announces New Monthly Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft rolls out new cumulative updates every month on Patch Tuesday, including here not only security fixes targeting vulnerabilities in Windows 10 and installed Microsoft software, but also OS improvements and other tweaks refining the overall experience.

Today, the company announced that it would publish a second cumulative update for businesses running Windows 10 Creators Update, this time including non-security fixes.

Microsoft says that although it wants to release one such cumulative update every month (in addition to the security release on Patch Tuesday), there might be cases when more than a single extra cumulative update is shipped, depending on the bugs that it needs to fix.

These updates will be listed as ?Updates? in WSUS and Configuration Manager, with certain exceptions when critical issues affecting organizations are targeted, so the updates will be flagged as ?Critical Updates.?

Customers who use Windows Update for Business won?t have these updates installed automatically if options to defer quality updates are in place.

You can simply ignore these updates
The software giant explains that Windows 10 users getting these updates will be allowed to deploy them just like the updates that are shipped on Patch Tuesday, but at the same time, be provided with options to deploy each of them only to a subset of devices.

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Hallo,nachdem Windows 10 update 1709 geht einiges nicht mehr am X121e.Lenovo Companion App meldet "Lenovo Companion hat einen Fehler festgestellt, Aktualisierung"Wenn man Aktualisierung aufruft wird SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe heruntergeladen.Bei der Installation dauert die Ferigstellen Phase sehr lange und ein Neustart wird gefordert.Beim nchsten Start zeigt Companion die gleiche Nachricht.Msiexec hat mehrer logs in user.AppData.Local.Temp angelegt.Ein Fehler ist aber nicht zu sehen.Die Logs sind leider zu **bleep** und kann man nicht anhngen.Product: Runtime x64 for Power Manager -- Configuration completed successfully.Es gibt noch ein paar andere Probleme am Laptop.Beim Herunterfahren muss man immer zum Abschluss den Netzschalter drcken, weil die Netzlampe anbleibt.Windows scheint wichtige Lenovo driver berschrieben zu haben und ich wei micht wie man das beheben kann.Hat jemand eine Idee, wie ich weiterkomme?  

X121e, Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB , Intel Centrino Advanced N 6250 AGN, Windows 10 Pro

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