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July 'Patch Tuesday' updates now available for Windows 10

Surface Pro 6 with Aqua keyboard
Surface Pro 6 with Aqua keyboard (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • July's "Patch Tuesday" updates are now available for Windows 10 PCs.
  • The cumulative updates contain no new features, but pack several bug fixes.
  • The updates are available now via Windows Update.

Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" updates are being pushed out to Windows 10 PCs today. As is normally the case with "Patch Tuesday" updates, there are no new features. Instead, there are several updates and fixes rolling out. Updates are available for PCs running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update and older.

For anyone running the May 2019 Update, you'll pick up KB4507453 (opens in new tab). This update bumps the build number up to 18362.239. Here's what's included:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Mixed Reality users to see a tilted world after connecting their headsets.
  • Addresses visual quality issues some users may have seen with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets and Steam®VR content.
  • Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Server, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, Microsoft HoloLens, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Cryptography.

For PCs on the October 2018 Update, KB4507469 (opens in new tab) brings a BitLocker fix as well as some other fixes. It brings the build number to 17763.615. Here's a look:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause the system to become unresponsive when an application uses the CameraCaptureUI API.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
  • Security updates to Windows Server, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, Windows Cryptography, and Windows Fundamentals.

The April 2018 Update, meanwhile, will see KB4507435 (opens in new tab), pushing the build number to 17134.885. Here's what's included:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
  • Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Server, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Edge, Windows Cryptography, and Windows Fundamentals.

There are similar batches of fixes available for older versions of Windows 10. You can check out all of Microsoft's release notes at the Windows Support site (opens in new tab). Otherwise, you can pick up the latest Patch Tuesday fixes by checking Windows Update now.

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5 Comments
  • They still haven't fixed the lack of acrylic effect when you open notification center.
  • Do you mean when you open notification center and then the acrylic doesn't blur until the bar is completely open? I believe that's because acrylic doesn't seem to turn on if the window that uses it isn't in focus (has been clicked on).
    The apps I have that use it only use it when they're the top window. I would imagine same thing with the Notification panel, it's some kind of program or something that uses the same API. So someone forget to set it to focus properly when you click instead of after it's fully open. Which is odd because the start menu doesn't seem to have that problem. Edit: looking at it, it doesn't seem as bad as it used to. But definitely still weird.
  • Still haven't patched the issue with Windows Hello cameras...
  • Yeah, I hope that fix comes soon, it's a shame having the Hello camera and not being able to login with it. Luckily it still works as a regular camera and for Cortana.
  • I think this patch might have fixed the problem with games from Xbox Game Pass PC not launching.