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 Windows Security Updates December 2020 overview

Today is the last Microsoft Patch Day of the year 2020. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported client and server versions of the company's Windows operating system, and […]

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Microsoft .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Update

Microsoft announced this week that .NET Core updates will be offered via Microsoft Updates on Windows as of December 2020. The terminology may be confusing, especially to home users who may only […]

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Microsoft will slow down update releases in December 2020

Microsoft announced this week that update processes will change in the month of December 2020 for its Windows operating system. December is a month in which development slows down in many tech […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates November 2020 overview

Microsoft has released security updates for all support client and server versions of Windows as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. Our November 2020 […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates October 2020 overview

It is the second Tuesday of October 2020 and that means that it is Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system as […]

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Windows 10 may soon be more helpful in regards to update blockers

If you administrate a Windows 10 device, chance is relatively high that you encountered one or multiple update blockers ever since you started using or administrating the device. Update blockers prevent updates […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2020 overview

Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Patch Day overview for September 2020. Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported client and server operating systems. Other company products have received security […]

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Microsoft pushes out KB4023057 again to enforce Windows 10 upgrades

Windows 10 users who run consumer versions of the operating system and want to stay on a particular version of Windows 10 that is not the recent version, may want to avoid […]

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Optional updates KB4571748 and KB4566116 for Windows 10 released

Microsoft released the optional updates KB4571748 and KB4566116 for Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903 and 1909 on August 20, 2020. The preview updates are non-security in nature and designed for testing purposes […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates August 2020 overview

Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of the company's Windows operating system, client and server, as well as other company products such as Microsoft Office on the […]

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There are only a few reasons to install Windows 10 update previews

Microsoft stopped releasing previews of updates for the company's Windows 10 operating system and other operating systems that it maintains in March. It did so because of the "public health situation" at […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2020 overview

It is the second Tuesday of the month and that means that it is Patch Day for Windows and other Microsoft products. The Microsoft Windows July 2020 Patch Day brings security updates […]

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Critical Windows Codecs security issue affects Windows 10 and Server

Microsoft published details about two recently discovered security issues in Windows Codec that affect Windows 10 client and server versions. The issues were found in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, more precisely […]

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Microsoft releases out-of-band update to fix Windows 10 printing issues

Microsoft acknowledged several bugs in Windows earlier this week. One of the issues affected printing on some devices and the company stated that it was investigating the issue at the time of […]

Delivery of optional non-security updates for Windows 10 and Server to resume in July

Microsoft paused the release of so-called "C" and "D" updates for Windows 10 and Windows Server in March 2020 because of the global pandemic caused by the Coronovirus. The company plans to […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft's June 2020 security patch day. Microsoft releases security updates for all its products on the second Tuesday of the month. This overview provides you with detailed […]

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Windows Update stuck? Here is what you may do to fix it

Over the years, I ran into several issues regarding updates on Windows devices. A common issue that I experienced regularly was that updates appeared stuck after the initial reboot. Windows would display […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates May 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's May 2020 Patch Day; Microsoft released security updates and non-security updates for all supported versions of Windows -- both client and server versions -- on May […]

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Microsoft releases KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system. KB4550945 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 brings the builds of the two versions of Windows 10 to […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates April 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's April 2020 Patch Day; Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of the Windows operating system -- client and server -- as well as other […]

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Microsoft releases out-of-band update for Windows connectivity issues

Microsoft has published out-of-band updates for the Windows connectivity issue that it acknowledged last week-The updates are not available via Windows Update, WSUS or other update management systems at the time of […]

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KB4541335 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909 released

Microsoft released the optional non-security update KB4541335  for the company's operating systems Windows 10 version 1903 and version 1909 on March 24, 2020. The company announced earlier that it will pause the […]

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Microsoft is pausing optional Windows update releases

Microsoft announced yesterday that it plans to pause the release of optional Windows updates from May 2020 onward. The company releases so-called C and D releases in the third or fourth week […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333

Microsoft released so-called C-D Week updates for older versions of the company's operating system Windows 10 on March 17, 2020. The updates KB4541329, KB4541330, KB4541331 and KB4541333  are considered preview updates and […]

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Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's March 2020 Patch Day; the company released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows as well as other company products. The overview provides you […]

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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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