KB3140741 servicing stack update released for Windows 10

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Yesterday, Microsoft released a new service pack update for Windows 10. The update, dubbed KB3140741, is only available for users who have the Threshold 2 update (1511 version) installed on their Windows 10 computers.

This is just a minor patch to the system as it only brings some stability improvements and enhancements, and Microsoft not even providing detailed information about the update. The update also doesn’t appear on Microsoft’s Update History page, so we assume it’s very tiny. To install the KB3140741 patch, head over to Settings > Update & security and check for updates. All users running the 1511 version of Windows 10 should have already received this update.

One interesting thing about the announcement of the update is that Microsoft provided details regarding the size of the update, which isn’t usual practice:

“This update makes stability improvements for Windows 10 Version 1511 servicing stack.
If you are installing a servicing stack update package for the first time, the package for the x86 version is 5 MB and the package for the x64 version is 11MB.”

This update is not a cumulative one as some users might think. This is just an ordinary patch for the system and it doesn’t contain fixes, improvements, and features of previous updates. (In case you’re not familiar with how cumulative updates work, here’s a quick reminder: a cumulative update contains all features and improvements from a previous cumulative update, so even if you missed installing one cumulative update, you’ll receive everything from the pack with the next one.)

Since this is just a minor update, it shouldn’t noticeably affect your system, therefore you shouldn’t encounter any issues. If you do, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll try to find a solution for your problem.

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