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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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Microsoft Security Bulletins For June 2014 overview

This is the Microsoft Security Bulletins for June 2014 overview. It offers information about all security bulletins and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since May 13, 2014. This month, a total […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For May 2014 overview

Welcome to this month's overview of security bulletins and updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, and other Microsoft products. This is the first month after end of support for the popular Windows XP […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For April 2014 overview

Welcome to this month's Security Bulletins summary. The guide provides you with all information about this month's security updates for client and server Windows operating systems. This month is special for two […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For March 2014 overview

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month's patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For February 2014 overview

Yes, it is this time of the months again. Microsoft has just released this month's security bulletins for its Windows and Office products. The company has released a total of seven bulletins […]


Microsoft Security Bulletins For January 2014 overview

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft's January 2014 patch Tuesday. Microsoft has released a total of four bulletins on the first patch day of the year 2014, all of which have received […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For December 2013 overview

The last Microsoft patch day of 2013 is here and Microsoft has just pushed the new updates to Windows Update. If you check for new updates right now, your installation of Windows […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For November 2013 overview

Microsoft is about to release this month's security updates and patches for Windows client and server operating systems. A total of eight bulletins are released this month. Three of the bulletins have […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For October 2013 overview

Microsoft has released a new set of updates and patches for its software product a couple of seconds ago. The company releases security updates in one go on every second Tuesday of […]

Microsoft Security Bulletins For September 2013 overview

Microsoft has released this month's security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other company products just a second ago. This month's updates bring 13 bulletins that fix a total of 47 […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For August 2013 overview

Welcome to our analysis of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday of August 2013. The company has released a total of eight bulletins this time that patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Server Software, and […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For July 2013 overview

On today's patch day, Microsoft has released seven security bulletins fixing a total of 32 different vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, the Internet Explorer browser, the Microsoft .Net Framework, Silverlight, GDI+ and Windows […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For June 2013 overview

Microsoft released a total of five security bulletins addressing 23 different vulnerabilities today of which four affect client and server versions of the Windows operating system while one is affecting Microsoft Office. […]

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Portable Update: search, download and install all (missing) Windows Update

Most Windows users use the operating system's automatic update feature to keep their system up to date. While that is a very comfortable thing to do, it is sometimes not the appropriate […]

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Download Windows patches with Windows Hotfix Downloader

If you do not want to or can use Windows Update to keep your operating system up to date, you have a couple of alternatives at your disposal. We covered most of […]



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