Microsoft will release new Windows 10 cumulative updates later today as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle.
As usual, all Windows 10 versions can get such updates, albeit so far as consumer products are concerned, just the latest releases are supported.
Important to note is that Windows 10 version 2004 can also be obtaining a new cumulative update, as its gradual rollout advances. Microsoft hasn’t yet announced general availability with this particular OS version, but when everything goes based on the plan, it ought to be reached rather sooner than later.
Windows 10 version 2004, or Windows 10 May 2020 Update, is the most recent version of the operating-system. Its rollout were only available in late May and happens in stages, with devices across the world setting it up on Windows Update gradually.
New updates with the concentrate on security improvements
The new cumulative updates will include all the improvements that Microsoft previously tested as part of the preview updates shipped a week ago for Windows 10 version 1903 and 2004. However, additional security fixes will also be included, because this is the purpose of Patch Tuesday in the first place – to address security vulnerabilities within the OS and the pre-loaded apps and components.
In other words, expect new security fixes for Windows 10, the Windows kernel, Microsoft Edge and Ie, the Scripting engine and also the typical components that get patched every month.
As it happens every time, the updates will go survive Windows Update as automatic downloads for everybody, but probably be published around the Microsoft Update Catalog. Of course, the updates will also be offered via WSUS.
The rollout will start in several hours, and more information, together with a closer consider the change of every update, is going to be published once the patches go live.