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If you were used to downloading your own Windows security updates manually, know that your days may be numbered as Microsoft is implementing changes and restricting direct downloads after May 10th.
Microsoft is now pushing Windows 10 upgrades as a 'recommended' update for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, rather than an 'optional' one, but users will still have the final say on whether or not to install.
Microsoft has yet again rolled out a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 1511. This is the third of such updates to hit the newest version of Windows 10 that is less than a month old.
In an attempt to address complaints regarding graphics stability issues, Microsoft has released a new firmware containing updated drivers for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft suddenly, and without explanation, pulled its recently-released Windows 10 November update from the Media Creation Tool that it had previously recommended - but has since issued a statement.
Microsoft has rolled out a cumulative update for Windows 10 bringing the OS version up to 10586.11 (up from .3), and it now means that the PC, Mobile and Xbox releases all share the same build number.
After a previous report prophesying a November 2 launch was proved false, a Microsoft Support site now suggests that the 'Fall Update' to Windows 10 will be released next Tuesday.
Following over 110 million downloads and months of feedback from customers, Microsoft is making several changes to Windows 10 upgrade paths, making it a simpler and more user-friendly process.
Users won't have to wait long for the first big feature update to Windows 10. 'Threshold 2' or the fall update, as it is being called by some, is reportedly slated for a November 2 launch.
Microsoft has pushed out KB3103470 to Insiders, which has been identified as the "October Update for x64-based Systems", bringing improvements to the functionality of Windows 10.
Microsoft says a "mistake" on its part resulted in the optional 'Upgrade to Windows 10' checkbox in Windows Update being pre-ticked, which led to multiple reports of the OS installing automatically.
After a highly suspicious entry appeared in Windows Update on Windows 7, many assumed Microsoft had been hacked - but the company says it was due to the erroneous publishing of a 'test update'.
Microsoft has started pushing the latest cumulative update KB3081455 for Windows 10 through Windows Update, but as announced earlier, hasn't provided a changelog for the patch.
While users of Windows 10 Home were initially unable to defer updates to Store apps, it now looks like Microsoft has gone back on that policy and enabled the option in cumulative update KB3081448.
Microsoft seems to have taken away user choice in deferring updates to Windows Store Apps, after the company had already made OS updates mandatory for Windows 10 Home users.
With a day before the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has started pushing Windows 10 files to Windows 7 and 8 users who reserved a copy already for installation tomorrow.
The company has famously announced that updates to its new operating system will be automatic and mandatory but, now, a tool allows you to hide/block at least some of them.
Microsoft has pushed out two updates to Windows 10 over the weekend, KB3074681 and KB3074678. Some users have, however, reported crashes after installing the former.
After a flurry of updates and hotfixes, it looks like Microsoft is in no hurry to cool down, with another update already being pushed out to Windows 10. It also fixes a update error for Surface.
Head of the Insider Program, Gabriel Aul, has announced that Microsoft is pushing out yet another hotfix (KB3074674) for all insiders using Windows 10 Build 10240.
Gabre Aul announced today that, prior to the company's launch of Windows 10 on July 29, it will push out a minor security and bug fixing update to build 10240 of Windows 10.
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After users discovered what Samsung was up to, the company finally caved and decided to do the right thing and keep its users safe - by re-enabling Windows Update on its devices.
Samsung, through its driver and software update program, disabled Windows Update on numerous machines to "help your configuration settings". The move likely left users more vulnerable and less secure.
Microsoft has issued a patch that fixes the non responsive flyouts in Windows 10 build 10130 - which, incidentally, is definitely not heading to the Surface 3 due to a bug.
The language used in the upgrade details for those that qualify for the Windows 10 Home edition appear to suggest that users on that SKU will not be able to opt out of automatic updates.
If you upgraded to Windows 10 build 10130 and have experienced sync issues with Outlook Mail and connectivity issues with Wi-Fi, there's a patch for that, available now on Windows Update.
Microsoft has confirmed that with Windows 10 Mobile, it will be moving to the same OS update model as the PC, with far more regular updates delivered direct from the company itself, not the carriers.
At its Ignite conference in Chicago today, Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella, took to the stage and announced a new update service for the enterprise that will be coming with Windows 10.
A new version of Windows 10 - build 10074 - has been discovered on Microsoft's Windows Update servers - and this one carries an 'Insider Preview' watermark, rather than 'Technical Preview'.
Microsoft has released a patch for the latest insider version of Windows 10, which fixes a bug that made the lock-screen almost unusable on a number of devices. The fix is available on Windows Update.
If you installed the leaked 10056 build, you will be prompted that the only available upgrade is to build 10066, which fails every time unless you are a Microsoft employee - but here's a workaround.
Though Patch Tuesday has already come and gone for this month, Microsoft will push an impressive number of patches out today. Admins and mobile users might want to keep a close eye on Windows Update.
Microsoft has released a patch via Windows Update that will notify users of older versions of Windows, such as 8.1 and 7 SP1, to update to Windows 10 once the OS becomes available.
Microsoft has pushed out a new patch for Windows 10 users and this one comes packed with updates that fix everything from the Start menu not launching to better battery life.
Microsoft will be adopting a slightly different way of delivering updates to businesses running the Enterprise version of Windows 10, which the company has tried to explain on its blog.
A hole was discovered that allowed anyone to download several Windows 10 builds, not officially available through Windows Update, all of which are in the 99xx range, till Microsoft patched it.
Microsoft pushed out a new update for Windows 10 build 9926 and after installing the patch, the OS tries to download build 9931 but keeps failing.
With the launch of the January Technical Preview of Windows 10, users have a new way to update to the latest version of the OS: by using Windows Update. This works for Windows 8 as well as Windows 7.
Microsoft has released an update for Windows 10 that will fix any power/sleep issues that your install of Windows 10 may have experienced and you can grab it now from Windows Update.
Microsoft will be releasing incremental updates to Windows 10 and if you don't know how to update your install of Windows 10, we have all the steps you will need to take to grab the new bits.
Microsoft released an update to introduce the SHA-2 hashing algorithm in Windows, however, the patch has been pulled from Windows Update while the company is investigating the issues caused by it.
If you have Windows 10 installed and you download an update that causes your machine to crash, Microsoft has included an easy way to remove newly installed updates from your machine.
With thousands of users now running Windows 10, folks are beginning to tweak the underpinnings of the OS and with a simple registry change, you can enable more Windows Update options.
Microsoft has fixed and re-released the patch that was pulled from Windows Update after reports of boot issues from users post-installation of the August update earlier in the month.
Microsoft has withdrawn a security update from Windows Update after users reported a number of random BSOD occurrences following the update since it was released four days ago.
Microsoft has released a set of optional updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 as part of the July update rollup to fix issues with the various platforms..
Microsoft has announced that it is updating its Windows Update / Microsoft Update client with the new version already rolling out to users, delivering "additional protection for customers".
Microsoft has released a new update to Windows 7 that allows users to get rid of older Windows Updates via a new Disk Cleanup wizard that should free up some disc space.