October Windows 10 'Patch Tuesday' updates now rolling out

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It's the second Tuesday of October, which means another set of "Patch Tuesday" updates are headed out for Windows 10 PCs. Like previous releases, these are cumulative updates that don't contain any new features, but provide fresh fixes and security updates for supported versions of Windows 10.

If you're running the recently released October 2018 Update, you'll snag just a couple of fixes with OS build 17763.55. Here's a look:

  • Addresses an issue affecting group policy expiration where an incorrect timing calculation may prematurely remove profiles on devices subject to the "Delete user profiles older than a specified number of day."
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Linux, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows MSXML, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Peripherals, Microsoft Edge, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.

For April 2018 Update and Fall Creators Update PCs, you'll pick up build 17134.345 and 16299.726, respectively. Both contain the following single fix:

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Peripherals, Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Linux, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

And for those who happen to still be on the Creators Update, you'll find a single security update with build 15063.1387.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Microsoft Scripting Engine.

A similar set of security updates are also rolling out to the Anniversary Update as build 14393.2551.

Each of the above updates is now rolling out via Windows Update. And while the list of fixes is relatively small for each version, it's likely we'll see more fixes rolled out for supported Windows 10 versions throughout the rest of October.

For more, you can check out Microsoft's full release notes.

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