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Windows 10 August 'Patch Tuesday' updates arrive with security fixes galore

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What you need to know

  • The latest monthly "Patch Tuesday" updates are now available for Windows 10.
  • These updates cover Windows 10 versions 2004 and older.
  • The updates are available now via Windows Update.

Right on time, Microsoft shipped out its latest monthly round of "Patch Tuesday" updates for supported versions of Windows 10 today. These latest updates are available for Windows 10 versions 2004 and older. As usual, the cumulative updates don't bring any new features, but they instead focus on fixes.

This month, Microsoft has included a lot of security updates related to input devices, various applications, and more. Here's a rundown of the highlights from the update for Windows 10 version 2004:

  • Updates to improve security when using input devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, or pen).
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates for storing and managing files.
  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge Legacy.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.

For Windows 10 versions 1909 and 1903, you'll see a similar set of highlights:

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge Legacy.
  • Updates to improve security when using input devices (such as a mouse, keyboard, or pen).
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
  • Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.

Windows 10 versions 1809 and older (opens in new tab) all include a similar mixture of highlights related to Internet Explorer and Edge Legacy, security for input devices, and more.

For the full list of fixes in each build, you can check out Microsoft's support notes (opens in new tab) for each build receiving an update. Otherwise, the cumulative updates for August are available to download now via Windows Update.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.