- Every month at 10 AM PST Microsoft releases their monthly Patch Tuesday updates.
- These monthly roll-outs bring changes, tweaks, and security improvements to the Windows OS.
- The last round of Patch Tuesday updates caused some issues for certain cumulative builds.
- This month's updates are expected to fix those issues, as well as others from previous months.
Now that February 9th is here, it means that Windows 10 enthusiasts will be receiving their monthly Patch Tuesday updates that they waited for since the beginning of the year.
As always, these updates are expected to bring much-needed fixes, tweaks, and updates to the Windows 10 OS, as well as much-needed security improvements against common malware and CVEs.
What the February Patch Tuesday updates might bring
Back on January 12th, Patch Tuesday brought many fixes, but some of the cumulative updates also caused issues with the system and user certificates, problems that weren’t fixed with the minor updates from February 2nd.
Speaking of which, not only was the issue not fixed, but some of the cumulative updates from February 2nd affected the way Windows 10 behaves with certain games:
Microsoft and Discord have found incompatibility issues with some games using Direct3D 12 when the in-game overlay feature of Discord is enabled. When attempting to open affected games you might receive an error, or the game might close silently.
As expected, most users, especially gamers, will be looking forward to a fix for this issue. On the other hand, one could also simply get the latest version of the Discord app installed.
Whichever the case, the Patch Tuesday updates will hit live in just a couple of hours at 10 AM PST, so be ready to receive the latest changes and enhancements for your OS.
Don’t forget that there are many ways through which you can update your PC with the Patch Tuesday update:
- Having your System Administrator manually scheduling the update via Group Policies
- Downloading each update directly from the Windows Update Catalog
- Updating your PC normally through the Windows Update menu
- Using the Windows Server Update Service
What changes and fixes are you expecting this month from Microsoft? Let us know by leaving your feedback in the comments section below.