Get the Windows 10 April Patch Tuesday updates today

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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  • Today at 10 AM PST Microsoft is scheduled to realize their monthly Patch Tuesday updates.
  • We will be looking at what last month's updates brought to see what to expect for today.
  • The Patch Tuesday updates have had a long history of fixing, enhancing, and adding new features to the Windows OS.
  • Security improvements are probably the most expected part of the Patch Tuesday updates.

Today at approximately 10 AM PST Microsoft will release their 4th round of major updates for 2021 called the April Patch Tuesday Updates, just as they did with every other second Tuesday of each month.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with these updates, they are meant to fixes all of the most major issues with the Windows OS, bring great improvements to it and, most importantly, enhance its security.

Last month’s Patch Tuesday updates weren’t all that eventful, except for the CVE report that included 97 different vulnerabilities covering both Adobe and Microsoft products.

However, there’s no telling what this month’s updates will bring until you actually apply them.

What to expect from this month’s Patch Tuesday updates?

One of the highlights of last month’s updates was an improvement bought to network traffic while performing Windows updates.

On the flip side, they still didn’t manage to fix the certificate issues that have been plaguing many users since the beginning of the year.

Well, following March’s Patch Tuesday updates was yet another round of smaller patches, yet those didn’t manage to fix the certificate issues either.

However, some smaller changes were indeed included, and most of them work as intended:

  • Updates an issue with zoom that occurs when using Microsoft Edge IE Mode on devices that use multiple high-DPI monitors.
  • Updates an issue that makes high dynamic range (HDR) screens appear much darker than expected.
  • Updates an issue that causes video playback to be out of sync in duplicate mode when you use multiple monitors.
  • Updates an issue that displays nothing or shows “Computing Filters” indefinitely when you filter File Explorer search results. 
  • Updates an issue that makes the split layout unavailable for the touch keyboard when you rotate a device to portrait mode. 
  • Informs users when a child account in the Family Safety plan has administrative privileges. 
  • Updates an issue that prevents you from closing Toast Notifications using the Close button on touchscreen devices. 
  • Updates an issue with 7.1 channel audio technology. 
  • Updates an issue that causes a device to stop working if you delete files or folders that OneDrive syncs. 

With some luck, maybe Microsoft will have finally fixed the issue this month, although tests from the Insider program alluded to nothing of the sort.

Lastly, users await to see this month’s CVE report, as they are curios whether 2021 will see a rising trend like in 2020, or a decrease.

What do you expect to see in this month’s Patch Tuesday updates? Let us know by leaving your messages in the comments section below.

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