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Windows Updates

Do you have a Windows operating system and wondering if there are Windows updates for your computer? We highlight new releases, what they do, where you can find them, and how to download them. We’ll also discuss why you need them on your device.

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Microsoft releases KB4535996 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909

Microsoft has released a new (optional) cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system versions 1903 and 1909. KB4535996 is available as an optional update via Windows Update, via Windows Server […]

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It appears that the Windows 7 ESU Bypass is indeed working

Support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system ended on January 14, 2020 officially. Home users cannot extend support for the operating system while business and Enterprise customers may extend support by up […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

Welcome to the February 2020 overview of the Microsoft February 2020 Patch Day. It is a special Patch Day, as it is the first after support for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows […]

KB4532695 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 fixes File Explorer Search issue

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4532695 for the company's Windows 10 operating system that fixes several issues including the File Explorer Search issue. The update is available for Windows 10 version 1903 […]

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Microsoft releases KB4534321 and KB4534308 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803

Microsoft has released two updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4534321 for Windows 10 version 1809 and KB4534308  for Windows 10 version 1803 include non-security improvements and changes only. Both […]

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Did Microsoft release another Windows 10 update by mistake?

Back in October 2019, Microsoft released an update intended for Autopilot-powered devices to its entire userbase; the company pulled the update soon thereafter. It appears that Microsoft made a similar mistake in […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2019 overview

Welcome to the overview of the last Patch Tuesday of 2019. Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all supported products on December 11, 2019. Our monthly series provides system administrators and […]

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Microsoft rolls out Unified Update Platform preview update KB4529943

Microsoft released KB4529943 yesterday to devices that participate in the Unified Update Platform preview. The update will be released later to devices that run Windows 10 and don't participate in the UUP […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2019 overview

Microsoft released security and non-security updates for the Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products on October 8, 2019. Our overview of the monthly release of patches provides administrators and home […]

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Windows Automatic Updates Manager review

Windows Automatic Updates Manager (WAU Manager) is a free software program for Microsoft Windows devices that gives administrators control over the updating process. Microsoft removed some of the controls that administrators had […]

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Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry

Microsoft released security updates and regular updates for all versions of Windows on yesterday's September 2019 Patch Tuesday. It does not take long, usually, before an assessment can be made on the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

It is September 10, 2019 and Microsoft has just released security and non-security updates for its Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products. Our overview of the September 2019 Patch Day […]

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KB4512941 for Windows 10 version 1903

The second cumulative patch for the current version of Windows 10, in this case Windows 10 version 1903, is always late to the party. Microsoft released updates for earlier versions of Windows […]

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Microsoft releases KB4512478 and KB4512514 previews

Microsoft released the monthly rollup previews KB4512478 and KB4512514 for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 this weekend. The release on a Saturday is a deviation […]

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KB4512534 for Windows 10 version 1809 fixes VB bug and more

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4512534 for its Windows 10 version 1809 operating system on August 17, 2019. The update follows the release of the updates KB4517297 for Windows 7 and Windows […]

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First updates released that fix the Windows VB bugs

Microsoft released updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 version 1709, as well as Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 that addresses the recently discovered Visual Basic […]

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Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates

Microsoft added a new known issue to all cumulative updates that it released for Windows client and server versions in August 2019. The issue states that applications may stop responding if they […]

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If you get Windows Update error 0x80092004 on Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 do this

Microsoft released updates for all supported versions of Windows -- client and server -- on the August 2019 Patch Day. You can check out our overview of the updates if you have […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2019 overview

Today is the August 2019 Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company released security and non-security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products today. We publish detailed […]

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Update KB4505658 for Windows 10 version 1809 is out

Microsoft released the long-awaited KB4505658 update for Windows 10 version 1809 on July 22, 2019. The update is the second cumulative update for the month following KB4507466 and KB4507465 for Windows 10 […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for Microsoft Windows (client and server) and other company products on the July 9, 2019 Patch Day. Our overview provides system administrators, organizations, and home […]

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Manage Windows Updates with ABC-Update

ABC-Update is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to manage and control when Windows updates are delivered to computers in a network. The application is available as a command line version […]

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Control Windows Updates with Sledgehammer (formerly WUMT Wrapper Script)

Windows Update, or more precisely maintaining full control over the update behavior of the Windows operating system, was the topic of many articles here on this site. On the one hand, there […]

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Windows 10 updates KB4493437, KB4493440, KB4493436 and KB4493473 arrive a week late

Better late than never, I guess. Microsoft released the usual second batch of updates that it releases each month for Windows 10 version 1607, 1703, 1709 and Windows 10 version 1803. The […]

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Microsoft explains why Windows Update did not work on January 29, 2019

Windows users and administrators reported that Windows Update was broken for them on January 29, 2019. Affected systems received an "error encountered" error message when Windows Update was used to search for […]

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Here is another reason to avoid "check for updates" in Windows 10

Windows 10 and updates, a never ending story. Michael Fortin, Corporate Vice President, Windows, revealed insights about the update testing and vetting process at Microsoft this week. Microsoft releases cumulative updates on […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2018 release overview

Today is the second Tuesday of the month and that means that Microsoft has just released security updates for all supported company products. The August 2018 Patch Day was rather uneventful, especially […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2018 release overview

Microsoft released security updates for Windows, Office, and other company products on the August 2018 Patch Tuesday (Update Tuesday). Last month's Patch Day was not the the smoothest of them all as […]

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KB4340917 update released for Windows 10 version 1803

Microsoft released KB4340917 for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, which brings the version of the operating system to 17134.191 after installation. It is the second update that Microsoft released for the […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2018 release overview

It is July 10, 2018 today and that means it is time for our monthly Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for company products on the second Tuesday of each […]

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Microsoft releases KB4284848 for Windows 10 version 1803

It took Microsoft a bit longer than expected but KB4284848, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803, has finally been released. Microsoft released cumulative updates for previous versions of Windows […]

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Why you should always read Microsoft's English update notes

Microsoft publishes update notes, support articles, and other information in English and in other languages. The main language for all content is English but content may also get translated into other languages […]

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Report: Windows 7 PCs without antivirus solution can't receive new updates

A report on Myce suggests that Windows 7 PCs without installed antivirus solutions can't receive new updates via Windows Update anymore unless a change is made to the Windows Registry. Microsoft identified […]

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How to install optional updates on Windows 10

Microsoft moved the update functionality from the Control Panel to the Settings application in Windows 10. If you compare the functionality, you may notice that Windows 10 lacks options to display or […]

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Microsoft Security Updates January 2018 release

Welcome to the first Microsoft Patch Day review of the year 2018. Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Windows and other company products on January 9, 2018. This overview […]

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Microsoft Security Updates December 2017 release

This overview offers information on security updates and non-security updates that Microsoft released for Windows, Office and other company products in December 2017. The guide is divided into different parts: it starts […]

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Microsoft releases KB4051963, KB4052342, KB4055237 and KB4054022 for Windows 10 version 1709

Busy Microsoft released a total of four updates for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update; one cumulative update that addresses several issues, two dynamic updates and a servicing stack update. KB4051963 is […]

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How to delete downloaded Windows Update files

Windows Update works for the most part pretty reliable. It is an automated system of Microsoft's Windows operating system that handles the downloading and installing of updates for the operating system. At […]

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Microsoft releases KB4052234, KB4052234 and Windows 10 updates

Microsoft released a whole bunch of non-security updates for its operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and several versions of Windows 10 yesterday. Update: Microsoft pulled KB4052234 and KB4052234. It is unclear […]

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Microsoft Security Updates October 2017 release

Microsoft released security updates for the company's Windows operating system, and other company products on the October 2017 Patch Tuesday. Our monthly series provides you with information on Microsoft's Patch Day. It […]


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