Posts Tagged ‘windows updates’

How to Find out More about Windows Updates Before You Install Them

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

If Windows has been nagging you to update to Windows 10, you might find this article useful …

While there are certain categories of Windows Updates that I would call mandatory to install, security patches come to mind first and foremost, there are other updates that are not required to operate the system or beneficial to it. A prime example of this is the “get Windows 10” update that pushes the notification to machines running previous versions of the Windows operating system. Others include new telemetry updates for Windows 7 and 8, but also updates that may cause issues on some systems.


Windows 10 – What You Need to Know before You Upgrade

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

For me, the most interesting part of this article is the list at the end that describes features of previous versions of Windows that won’t be supported by Windows 10.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will be released July 29, 2015 for PC and tablets. The operating system will be provided as a free upgrade to the majority of existing Windows systems but also available through retail channels, for instance as system builder editions or pre-installed on devices. This guide provides you with an overview of information about the upgrade to Windows 10. It is as comprehensive as possible and will provide you with all information needed in regards to the upgrade.


Microsoft Patch Day November 2011 Overview

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Here’s what you can expect to find in Microsoft’s security patch this month …

Today Microsoft has released security updates exclusively for Microsoft Windows operating systems. Of the four bulletins released today, one has received the maximum severity rating of critical while the other three have received one of important. Maximum severity means that at least one Microsoft operating system has received the critical vulnerability rating.


Microsoft Windows Update Overview – All You Need to Know

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Here’s a helpful overview of Windows Updates …

Windows Update is a free computer service provided by Microsoft that provides Operating System (OS) patches and service packs to computers running the many versions of Microsoft Windows. These updates are either enhancements or corrections to OS features, or security updates meant to protect your system from malicious attacks and malware. Reliability, security and performance are the the most important reasons that all computers running MS Windows should use Windows Update. An option called Microsoft Update can be configured in this service to also provide updates for several other Microsoft software applications, such as the MS Office suite or the latest Internet Explorer browser.


Microsoft Security Bulletins October 2010

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Here’s a convenient summary of this month’s Microsoft security updates …

Every second Tuesday in a month is patch day over at Microsoft. What does it mean? Microsoft pushes out all security patches of a month on that day to all users of their Windows operating systems and other applications like Microsoft Office. Only highly critical vulnerabilities receive out of band security patches.


Microsoft Releases September Security Patches

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Looks like it’s time to update Windows again …

Microsoft has released this month’s security patches for their operating systems and applications. The patches and updates are already available via Windows Update and Microsoft Download, and it is recommended to update the operating system as soon as possible to protect it from exploits targeting those vulnerabilities.