Microsoft officially suspends Windows 10 optional update patch push

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Due to the recent coronavirus pandemic in several regions around the world, Microsoft today confirmed that it has suspended all Windows 10 optional patch updates in May. With more users working from home, it’s most important that Windows 10 devices remain reliable. However, Microsoft is suspending the optional update which it usually release in the third or fourth week of every month. This is to ensure that all unnecessary updates don’t affect users.


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Once again, Microsoft clarified that it will continue to offer the regular “second Tuesday” updates. This means that only optional updates are on hold for now. The changes are now in effect, but it’s unclear when Microsoft plans to resume rolling out optional Windows updates. Today Microsoft pushed a new Win10 version 1909 Build 18363.836 update, patch KB4556799. Microsoft’s new move affects all supported versions of Windows 10, including versions 1809, 1903 and 1909.

In the “Windows as a Service” era, feature or enhancement updates are released approximately every six months. Microsoft releases all supported Windows 10 version security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The company has also release optional update patches “C and D” in the third and fourth week of every month. These optional updates do not come with any security improvements.

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