Microsoft Patch Tuesday February 2015 fixes 56 issues and Windows 10 gets two updates

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Today, February 10, Microsoft is rolling out another wave of updates for its products as part of a new Patch Tuesday. February Patch Tuesday brings nine security bulletins, three of the updates are rated as Critical and the remaining six are rated as important. All nine updates patch 56 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Server, and Microsoft Office.

As part of this new Patch Tuesday, Windows 10 build 9926 is also getting a couple fixes in February, to address Flash Player in Internet Explorer and other issues within the operating system.

  • KB303797: Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows Technical Preview
  • KB3038357: Update for Windows Technical Preview

Those running Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime, be aware that there is an issue installing KB3001652, as many users are reporting that the update is causing locking up their PC while installing.

Microsoft is aware of the issue and has pulled the update for Windows Update and it should return once the company fixes the issue.

Thus far it appears that Microsoft won’t be releasing a new firmware update for Surface tablets on February, not even for Surface Pro 3.

Like always, if you have enabled automatic update, these updates will install automatically. However, you can always go to Windows Update from the Control Panel and install all the February updates manually. Those running Windows 10 build 9926 have to open the Settings app, click Update & recovery, and Windows Update to download the new patches as the company has removed updates from the Control Panel.

Update: Yesterday, we noticed that the KB3001652 was causing problem during the February 2015 Patch Tuesday update. The problem began to spread to the point Microsoft had to pull it out from Windows Update. Today, just a few hours later, the update is back, which only indicates that Microsoft has fixed the issue with the KB3001652.

Source Microsoft