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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 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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Beware: Update KB4046355 removes Windows Media Player

The Windows 10 update KB4046355 for the Fall Creators Update -- listed as FeatureOnDemandMediaPlayer - Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB4046355) removes Windows Media Player from the operating system. The update has […]

Microsoft September 2017 Patch Day: issues overview

Microsoft released updates for all versions of Windows and other company products on the September 2017 Patch Day. The company listed only three known issues related to updates that it released on […]

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Microsoft Security Updates September 2017 release

Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft products have been released on September 12, 2017. This guide offers extensive information on the release; important to get a […]

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Windows 10 Version 1703 KB4032188 Cumulative Update

Microsoft released KB4032188 today, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703, the Creators Update version of the Windows 10 operating system. The cumulative update is already distributed through Windows Update, […]

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Microsoft Security Updates July 2017 release

Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on July 11, 2017. The following guide provides you with in-depth information on the July 2017 Microsoft […]

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Windows 10 KB4022716 for Creators Update

Microsoft released the update KB4022716 for the Windows 10 Creators Update version of Windows 10 yesterday evening. The cumulative update brings the version of the operating system to 15063.447, and is available […]

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Windows 10 KB4020102 released

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1703 -- the Creators Update -- yesterday evening through Windows Update. The update raises the build version of Windows 10 to 15063.332 […]

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KB4020001 and KB4020002 for Windows 10 1703 released

KB4020001 and KB4020002 are two new updates for Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) that Microsoft released today. These two updates are released on Microsoft's Update Catalog website right now, and will […]

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Windows 10 Version 1703 KB4016240 Update released

Microsoft released KB4016240 just a moment ago (on April 25th, 2017), a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703 (also known as the Creators Update). The update is already available via […]

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Run Windows Update on Windows 10 manually only

Windows Update Mini Tool Wrapper Script, or short WUMT Wrapper Script, is a free script for Windows 10 to control Windows Updates. Microsoft seems to tinker with the Windows Update service with […]

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KB4106250: cumulative update for Windows 10 to build 15063.11

And so the patching of the Windows Creators Update before release of the final version of the Windows 10 Creators Update begins. As I have mentioned earlier, it may be a bit […]

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Windows 10 KB4016635 Update released

Microsoft released a new cumulative update for the company's Windows 10 operating system, KB4016635 that patches two issues. The update is not available through Windows Update, but exclusively available on the Microsoft […]

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Windows 10 KB4015438 fixes crashes and hangs

The new cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1607 (Anniversary Update) KB4015438 patches two issues introduced by last week's Patch Day. This raises the version of the Anniversary Update version of Windows […]

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SMB Zero-Day affects Windows 8, 10 and Server

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) published a vulnerability note yesterday about a new zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows 8, 10 and Server editions. It reads: Microsoft Windows contains a […]

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Windows 10 KB3216755: Important fixes, Update Catalog exclusive

If you monitor the Windows 10 update history website over on Microsoft Support, you may have noticed that update KB3216755 is listed as the newest update for Windows 10 version 1607. If […]

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Windows 10 Version 1607 update KB3211320

Microsoft has released KB3211320 for Windows 10 Version 1607 today through Windows Update and the Microsoft Update Catalog service today. The Knowledgebase page of the update is not live yet, which makes […]

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Windows 10: Cumulative updates KB3213522 and KB3206309

Microsoft has been busy yesterday; the company released the two new cumulative updates for Windows 10 KB3213522 and KB3206309. More precisely, KB3206309 was released for the latest Windows 10 Insider Build, while […]

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KB3206632 fixes Windows 10's connectivity bug apparently

The past week or so was filled with user reports stating that Internet connectivity was dropped on their Windows 10 machines. While I'm usually not affected by those, I experienced the issue […]

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Windows 10 Update KB3201845 (DHCP issues)

Microsoft pushed out the new cumulative KB3201845 update for the Windows 10 release channel yesterday that delivers a range of fixes for the operating system. Note: It seems that the update is […]

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Windows 10 updates KB3197954, KB3199986 and KB3190507

Microsoft released a number of updates for Windows 10 version 1607 yesterday: KB3197954, KB3199986, KB3190507 and the security update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows KB3201860. If you are running the latest […]

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KB3199209 yet another Windows 10 patch without information

Microsoft released a new update for its Windows 10 operating system today under KB3199209. If you run the release version of windows 10 and have installed the Anniversary Update already, then you […]

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Cumulative Windows 10 Update KB3194496 installation issues

Microsoft pushed out the new cumulative update KB3194496 for Windows 10 that -- again -- mixes lots of updates into a single massive 753 Megabyte patch (420 Megabytes for the x86 version) for […]

KB3184143 Update to remove Get Windows 10 offer out

Microsoft released the update KB3184143 "Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer" yesterday which uninstalls several related and no longer needed updates on machines running Windows 7 or Windows […]

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KB3150513 is another Windows 10 update patch

KB3150513 is yet another patch for Windows 7 and Windows 8.x operating systems that prepares those systems for the upgrade to Windows 10. Admins who manage Windows 8.x or 7 systems, or […]

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Security Update MS16-023 installs new "Get Windows 10" functionality

Mixing security updates with non-security content is never a good idea, but it is particularly worrisome when Microsoft pushes new "get Windows 10" functionality on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems that one […]

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Cumulative Update KB3140743 for Windows 10 released

Microsoft pushed out two new updates for stable versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system today. The updates KB3140743 and KB3139907 are available via the operating system's update service or as […]

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Beware, KB3135173 for Windows 10 may reset default apps (again)

Reports are coming in that the recent patch for Windows 10 with the identifier KB3135173 may reset default applications on systems it is installed on. We have talked about Windows 10 resetting […]

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Fix Windows Update issues with Reset Windows Update Agent

Reset Windows Update Agent is a lightweight command-driven program for the Windows operating system that you can make use of to correct issues with the updating functionality of the Windows operating system. […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 patches KB3081452, KB3081448 and KB3081449

Microsoft has just pushed out up to three new patches for the retail version of its Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 users who have not modified Windows Update settings may notice […]

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Windows 10 Update KB3081424 causing issues for some users

Microsoft pushed out the Windows 10 update KB3081424 last week. It is a cumulative update for Windows 10 that contains fixes released previously and new fixes. The Microsoft Knowledge Base article does […]

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KB3074681 highlights why mandatory updates on Windows 10 are not a good idea

If you run the latest insider build 10240 of Windows 10 you may have already received update KB3074681 which is a cumulative security update for Windows 10 that Microsoft released on July […]

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Massive optional Microsoft Patch-Day Incoming

Microsoft plans to release a massive number of optional patches for company products today only a week after this month's Patch Tuesday. If you thought you are done patching your operating system […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For April 2015

Microsoft has just released security updates for April 2015 on today's Patch Day. Security updates are published regularly by the company on the second Tuesday of each month. This guide offers information […]

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How to remove installed Windows Updates and block them afterwards

Microsoft releases updates for supported versions of the company's Windows operating system regularly. Some of these are pushed to devices automatically, others are provided as optional updates. Sometimes, updates may introduce issues […]

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Microsoft releases out-of-band critical security patch MS14-068 today

Microsoft released fourteen security bulletins last week on this month's patch day. If you read the patch notes or our summary, you may have noticed that two bulletins were mentioned but not […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For November 2014

Welcome to the November 2014 overview of Microsoft Security Bulletins and updates for all company products including client and server Windows operating systems as well as Microsoft Office. It offers an in-depth […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For October 2014

Welcome to the Microsoft's October 2014 Patch Day overview. It provides an in-depth analysis and information about all security bulletins and updates that Microsoft released for its products since the September patch […]

Microsoft Security Bulletins For August 2014

Welcome to the Microsoft Security Bulletin overview for August 2014. It offers information about all security and non-security patches released by Microsoft since the last release. A total of nine bulletins have […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For July 2014 overview

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for July 2014. It lists all information about this month's security and non-security updates for Microsoft operating systems and other company products. A total […]


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