Second Tuesday of the month, and here we are with a new Patch Tuesday update cycle. This is rather special, as far as updates go, for it is the last one for a couple of the company’s products.
The focus of the March 2021 Patch Tuesday cycle is on addressing security problems in the OS and its preloaded modules. To that end, Redmond has shipped fresh updates for all Windows 10 versions released so far — with the exception of version 1709, which has already reached end of support.
Speaking of things reaching end of support, we also have version 1703 which does so today, meaning the cumulative update it gets as part of this rollout will be the last one.
Same goes for Edge Legacy, which is also being retired, and the security patch it receives today is the last one it will.
The following cumulative updates are available:
- Windows 10 version 1507 — KB5000807 (OS Build 10240.18874)
- Windows 10 version 1607 — KB5000803 (OS Build 14393.4283)
- Windows 10 version 1703 — KB5000812 (OS Build 15063.2679)
- Windows 10 version 1709 — EOS
- Windows 10 version 1803 — KB5000809 (OS Build 17134.2087)
- Windows 10 version 1809 — KB5000822 (OS Build 17763.1817)
- Windows 10 version 1909 — KB5000808 (OS Build 18363.1440)
- Windows 10 version 2004 and 20H2 — KB5000802 (OS Builds 19041.867 and 19042.867)
For those of you who like to live on the cutting edge, and have already deployed the latest version of the operating system, then KB5000802 is the one waiting for you.
It includes a number of security improvements for the Windows Shell, the Windows User Account Control, the Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, and of course the abovementioned Edge Legacy, which is headed for sunset.
You can see the changelog of each update by clicking the links above.
And the updates themselves will start showing up on your device via Windows Update.