Microsoft Releases Third Major Set Of Updates For Windows 10

Microsoft is releasing a third major set of updates for Windows 10 since its release. Two of those updates occurred within just three days of each other. The program has only been available for install since the end of July.

The first major set of updates was sent out just days after the package hit stores. It’s known as KB3081424, and it involved updates to the system to improve functionality rather than security.

According to Microsoft Support, “This update includes non-security-related changes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 through new features and improvements.Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously-released fixes (see KB 3074683). If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.”

The second update, dated August 11, included a set of updates to improve the security. It took care of several functionality issues as well as provided solutions for several vulnerabilities to the system. This cumulative update included six new patches in order to solve the problem.

Several of these patches focus on the security of the Wi-Fi and hint at disabling the ability to play pirated games and use competitor-made controllers under the End User License Agreement.

The newest overhaul, released August 14, is supposed to be a replacement update for the set of patches released August 11. But Microsoft is keeping mum on the exact reason behind this update released just three days after the original. The only thing that Microsoft will say about it is that it “includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.”

It begs the question why the Windows 10 operating system would need a replacement update so soon after the original was released. Those who have been following the progress of Windows 10 since its release might note that the patching process has not been going well.

Several of their patches have resulted in consequences that must be fixed quickly, and it can be assumed that this third update is one of those solutions. Since Microsoft is making no comment, experts are weighing in to discuss their opinions on the matter. Many believe that trusting Microsoft’s judgment in this vein is the best bet. Others say we should question their tactics and fix a broken machine.

Either way, it’s looking like Windows 10 is going to be another headache for IT professionals who will be processing request after request in order to resolve many of the resulting Windows 10 problem, which won’t be the only problems we see from the program. Microsoft’s release of the third update to Windows 10 since its debut sets the stage for even more issues in the future.

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