Windows 10 grabs another Security Update and enhanced functionality today
If you are on Windows 10 for PCs, you may want to dive into Windows Update to grab KB 3074667, which is now live for all of those running the latest build of the OS.
Heading to Microsoft's support page reveals a little bit about the update, including the security ramifications.
Besides the patched security vulnerability there is the vague but reassuring bit about Windows 10 features:
What are those fixes? Who knows but we are always excited to see Microsoft spackle up the OS before its big debut next week.
As a small note, you will need to reboot after the update but you can schedule for a later time too.
Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab); Thanks, Christian J., for the tip!
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To verify that BITS is correctly configured and then start BITS, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
2. Double-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
3. In the Startup type box, click Manual, and then click Apply.
5. Click the General tab, and then click Start. If BITS starts successfully, run Windows Update or Microsoft Update to obtain updates. If you successfully obtain updates, follow steps 1 to 3 again. However, in step 3, click Automatic instead of Manual.
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