Microsoft Unleashes The July 2020 Patch Tuesday Updates

Patch Tuesday

The second Tuesday of the month is here, and with it are the Patch Tuesday updates for July 2020. This time around, the focus is on fixing security vulnerabilities in Windows 10, as well as the preloaded apps and modules in the OS.

These are part of the company’s patch cycle, of course. And all versions of the Windows 10 operating system are getting refreshed via these cumulative updates.

And as is often the case, the updates this month come in two variants — you have a Monthly Rollup that includes both security updates and other general fixes, and then there is an update focused on just the security aspects.

This is for folks who want the least possible amount of changes made to your system.

The Monthly Rollup, of course, installs automatically through Windows Update, while you will have to go and seek the security only update manually if you want to deploy it. But on the whole, this is a simple enough process.

What you are looking for are the following updates that are part of this rollout:

  • Windows 10 version 1507 — KB4565513 (OS Build 10240.18638)
  • Windows 10 version 1607 — KB4565511 (OS Build 14393.3808)
  • Windows 10 version 1703 — KB4565499 (OS Build 15063.2439)
  • Windows 10 version 1709 — KB4565508 (OS Build 16299.1992)
  • Windows 10 version 1803 — KB4565489 (OS Build 17134.1610)
  • Windows 10 version 1809 — KB4558998 (OS Build 17763.1339)
  • Windows 10 version 1903/1909 — KB4565483 (OS Builds 18362.959 and 18363.959)
  • Windows 10 version 2004 — KB4565503 (OS Build 19041.388)

Hit up the links above for the release notes, and details about what is included in each update.

One important highlight is that Microsoft has introduced a few welcome fixes for the latest release of the operating system, Windows 10 version 2004, including for problems related to the OneDrive app that has been driving some folks nuts.

No reports of any failed installs or stability issues with these, so install them without any major concern.

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