Microsoft rolls out its first cumulative update (KB3081424) for Windows 10

Microsoft releases its first major update to fix issues in Windows 10 ahead of the Service Release 1 roll out.

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Only after a week of releasing Windows 10 to the masses, Microsoft begins to roll out the first significant update for the operating system. The update described KB3081424 is focus on fixing bugs in the operating system and it doesn’t include any new features.

“This update includes non–security-related changes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 through new features and improvements.” The KB support article explains.

“Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously-released fixes (see KB 3074683). If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.”

The announcement was made by Gabriel Aul, head of the Windows Insider Program on Twitter, who also said that the update is not the Windows 10 Service Release 1, which we’re expecting to roll out in the coming days.

In Windows 10, Microsoft is moving toward offering Windows as a Service (WaaS), meaning that development of the operating system is an ongoing process, as such major updates will happen constantly to improve the operating system, instead of waiting for big Service Packs or new upgrades every several years.

KB3081424 will install automatically on every Windows 10 PC, but you can also check manually by going to Windows Update inside the Settings app.

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