Get the Windows 10 March Patch Tuesday updates today

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  • Microsoft will soon release their monthly Patch Tuesday updates today.
  • While last month's updates hit live with a bit of a delay, they usually arrive at 10 AM PST.
  • The issue with these updates is that most users don't really know what to expect.
  • Judging by the past updates, we will try to figure out what the March updates might bring.
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The 9th of March is finally here, and for those of you that like keeping your PC updated with the latest and greatest changes this means only one thing: Patch Tuesday is here!

Like all other Patch Tuesday updates since the beginning of the Windows OS, they are aimed at improving your PC’s performance by tweaking the system, fixing any errors, adding new features, and providing better security against digital threats.

That’s what everyone is expecting this month as well, and we will be looking over what might arrive this week.

What the March Patch Tuesday updates might bring

Besides the security improvements, one focus of the Patch Tuesday updates is to fix whatever might have been broken in the past updates.

For example, the February Patch Tueday updates were riddled with certificate-related issues for Windows 10 v20H2 and v2004:

System and user certificates might be lost when updating a device from Windows 10, version 1809, or later to a later version of Windows 10.

Devices will only be impacted if they have already installed any Latest cumulative update (LCU) released September 16, 2020, or later and then proceed to update to a later version of Windows 10 from media or an installation source that does not have an LCU released October 13, 2020, or later integrated.

This primarily happens when managed devices are updated using outdated bundles or media through an update management tool such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager.

This might also happen when using outdated physical media or ISO images that do not have the latest updates integrated.

When using the Microsoft Japanese Input Method Editor (IME) to enter Kanji characters in an app that automatically allows the input of Furigana characters, you might not get the correct Furigana characters.

You might need to enter the Furigana characters manually.

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.

Of course, there is no guarantee that is precisely what will be fixed this month, although, given the severity of the issues, and the fact that part of this problem has been present for two months already, there is a high chance that it might get fixed.

However, speculations aside, users will just have to wait until 10 AM PST, since that is when the updates will hit live.

What are your expectations for this month’s Patch Tuesday updates?

Let us know what you hope to see by leaving your feedback in the comments section below.

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