KB4517210: Compatibility Update for installing Windows 10 version 1903

Following the announcement that Windows 10 Version 1903 is stable enough to be installed in an enterprise environment, Microsoft has released a new update to ensure that  the upgrade process to version 1903 is smooth.

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KB4517210 is now available via the Windows Update system of the OS. It will be automatically installed on devices that haven’t been upgraded to version 1903 yet, and are not blacklisted.


KB4517210 includes the following changes:

  • Addresses an issue in the migration file (.mig) which may cause an error to occur after you upgrade.

  • Addresses an issue that causes a black screen when you try to create a new virtual machine (VM). This issue occurs after VMWare version 15.10 or an earlier version is installed and then you upgrade.
  • Addresses incompatible third-party drivers that may cause issues when you upgrade.
  • Addresses an issue during the upgrade in which Korean characters may be clipped or unreadable.

  • Addresses an issue that causes the ESD file to be unnecessarily redownloaded during the upgrade.
  • Addresses hard link issues when you perform an offline upgrade.

Windows 10 should automatically download and install the update, without user interaction.

If you are not familiar with new features which Windows 10 version 1903 offers, see the following post.

What’s New In Windows 10 version 1903

It is worth mentioning that Microsoft is expected to make Windows 10 version 1909 (the next feature update) available to consumers in October 2019.

Also, keep in mind that there are several known issues with the 1903 release, and some of them are still not resolved. Certain issues in the list can only be mitigated but not fixed yet.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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