Download the Windows 10 April Patch Tuesday updates today

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  • On April 14 at around 10 AM PST Microsoft released the 4th major round of cumulative updates of 2020 called the April Patch Tuesday updates.
  • These updates include plenty of bugfixes, new features, improvements of the older features, as well as security patches.
  • These updates can be easily downloaded through the Windows Update menu, but there are other methods that you can try if you are interested in specific updates.
  • For more great articles on the topic, check out our dedicated Patch Tuesday page.
Windows 10 April Patch Tuesday updates

The 4th batch of major cumulative updates for the year 2020 from Microsoft have hit live arrive today, and they are called the April Patch Tuesday updates. As usual, these updates include fixes, improvements, new features, and much-needed security updates.

More so, the updates are available for all versions of Windows 10 regardless of how old they are. As such, if you run the Windows 10 OS on your PC, download and install the latest update as soon as Microsoft releases them in your region.

UPDATE: The April 2020 Patch Tuesday Updates are as follows:

  • KB4549951 for Windows 10 Version 1909 and 1903
    • You can read more about these updates here.
  • KB4549949 for Windows 10 Version 1809
  • KB4550922 for Windows 10 Version 1803
    • You can read more about these updates here.
  • KB4550927 for Windows 10 Version 1709
  • KB4550939 for Windows 10 Version 1703
  • KB4550929 for Windows 10 Version 1607
  • KB4550930 for Windows 10 Version 1507

If you want to read a complete list of patch notes covering the Cumulative Updates that came with the April Patch Tuesday Updates, check out this article.

Patch Tuesday is coming despite the COVID-19 threat

Probably the biggest change in our lives in recent history, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting pretty much everything and everyone.

However, despite the changes and the fact that most Microsoft staff were required to work from home, the Patch Tuesday schedule doesn’t seem to be affected.

More so, security threats are on the rise due to everyone being at home and using their PCs more intensively.

One good example is how this round of Patch Tuesday updates brought fixes to 118 different CVEs, 113 of which were Microsoft-related, and 5 of which were Adobe-related.

FAQ: Learn more about Patch Tuesday updates

  • How do I install the April 2020 Patch Tuesday updates?

Despite their greater importance, Patch Tuesday updates are installed just like any other update that Microsoft releases.  That being the case, if you want to update your Windows 10 to the latest OS, simply use the Windows Update menu, the Windows Update Catalog or the Windows Server Update Services.

  • Why are Patch Tuesday updates called that way?

These series of cumulative updates are called Patch Tuesday updates because they have been traditionally released on the second Tuesday of every month since 2003.

  • What time do Patch Tuesday updates become live?

The exact time depends on what Timezone you are in, but in general, they are released at around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

It is important that you always have a backup of all of your data before performing a big set of updates like the ones on Patch Tuesday.

Editor’s Note: If you want to know everything there is to know on Patch Tuesday, check out this in-depth guide.