How often do new updates appear?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Katzenfreund, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    In the old (XP) days, I remember that updates used to come out every 2nd Tuesday of the month.

    This doesn’t seem to be the case with Windows 10. For example, though I had installed the Anniversary Update on August 2, today August 24, I manually checked and new updates were found and installed. This happened to me last month too.

    So is there a pattern of when new updates come out?
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    No

    what difference does it make if there is one? :rolleyes:
     
  3. lucidus

    lucidus MDL Member

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    It's a new release so patches seem to be quicker, and it's welcome imho :p After a month or two I would guess they would stick to patch Tuesdays and leave the extra patches to release preview.
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Patch Tuesday is for security patches. They usually release a cumulative update on that date regardless of wanting to fix other issues.
    Sometimes they feel like it's good enough to roll out an update if enough people are having issues. *shrug*
    Do you need them? No, not if your system is running fine. For some people, they aren't.
     
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  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    I need them to patch my webcam just another bad choice from microsoft to change the protocol on webcams formats :D
     
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  6. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Two updates per month would be a good arrangement, the second one putting right the things the first one messed up.
     
  7. naxal

    naxal MDL Junior Member

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    Heck..

    They even took away that Windows 7 option to pause WU..

    With Windows 10, WU always enable (at-least for the normal versions, unless you are on some domain with AD and such to defer and do manual deployment)
     
  8. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    I do have automatic updates enabled, but have noticed for the second time running that they're not applied immediately. So, if I check manually and get lucky, I can get them earlier.
     
  9. david_xross_2

    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Anyone noticed, WU seems to download the complete update package (of each KB) in Anniversary Update as opposed to downloading only the new fixes (as was the case in 1511), kind of defeats the purpose of Cumulative Updates o_O
     
  10. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    There was a new cumulative update today, only about a week after the last one. So it seems that at the moment updates come out as they become available. This may be a good thing. But as last time, I haven't noticed any changes yet, just the slightlly agreeable feeling that my system is getting better, to which I should add "hopefully".