Microsoft looks set to shake up the way it issues Windows 10 update releases following the disclosing of a brand new sort of download.
The firm has issued a cumulative Windows 10 update that brings collectively a spread of upgrades and fixes in a single package to make it simpler for buyer programs to put in.
It is hoped that this new technique of bundling and releasing Windows 10 updates will improve the success price of obtain and installs, as well as preventing doable upgrade points typically seen up to now.
Microsoft does typically problem servicing stack update (SSU) downloads, which incorporate essential adjustments to the update course of itself, on particular events, binding collectively upgrades and fixes for any points that may stop a bundled Windows 10 replace putting in appropriately.
“Servicing stack updates (SSU) makes certain that you have a sturdy and dependable servicing stack so that your units can obtain and set up Microsoft updates,” the corporate famous in its newest replace launch notes.
The firm revealed final 12 months that it will embrace SSUs as a part of its usual cumulative updates for the working system, as SSUs had been previously put in individually, typically resulting in a scenario the place a cumulative replace couldn’t be installed on a PC because the relevant SSU was a prerequisite, and wasn’t present.
This is an issue more likely to be encountered by a system administrator overseeing a bunch of machines and dealing with the complexities therein, though a single PC consumer might potentially encounter this pitfall when manually installing updates.
The first such mixed release released to the public by way of Windows Update was the Windows 10 2004/20H2 optional KB4601382 cumulative update preview.
“Starting with this launch, Microsoft will mix the latest servicing stack update (SSU) on your operating system with the newest cumulative replace (LCU). To make the most of this enchancment, set up the most recent standalone SSU (KB4598481) earlier than installing this LCU,” Microsoft said in its launch notes.