Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:27

No Internet after Windows 1607 update?

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Windows 10 update 1607 which was issued on 14 December in Australia may cause intermittent issues in connecting to the Internet.

Some Windows users in Europe have reported that Windows 10 update 1607 caused difficulty in connecting to the Internet. The cure is to restart the computer (not shutdown). If that does not work, use ipconfig in the command line to release and renew your IP address to the router. In some cases, flushdns is helpful.

Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and released KB3206632 overnight that apparently has fixed the issue. On checking today both the writer's WIndows 10 devices had both updates installed and no Internet connectivity issues.

The exact cause of the issue is unknown, but basically, some Windows devices cannot get a new IP address from their Wi-Fi router. It is not known if this is a design fault of the brand of a specific network chip in the computer or the router.

Cumulative update 1607 does the following for both Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Improved the reliability of mobile device management (MDM) disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell.
  • Addressed issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in.
  • Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file.
  • Addressed issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer.
  • Addressed issue that causes the System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence.
  • Addressed issue that causes the loss of optional component (OC) state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after the upgrade.
  • Addressed issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that’s inconsistent with what’s stored on the Floppy disk.
  • Addressed issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands, like DIR and NET USE, to hang.
  • Addressed issue where customers cannot use directory cache sizes greater than 64 KB.
  • Addressed issue where Windows Explorer sometimes does not prompt for credentials when a user logs on using a Microsoft account.
  • Addressed additional issues with application compatibility and Internet Explorer. 

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Ray Shaw [email protected]  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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