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 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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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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