Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2020

Right on schedule, Microsoft’s latest batch of “Patch Tuesday” March 2020 updates are now rolling out for Windows 10. These cumulative updates don’t bring any new features, but they focus on security fixes and improvements. The updates are rolling out now via Windows Update for supported versions of Windows 10.

If your PC is running Windows 10 versions 1909 or 1903, you’ll see builds 18362.719 or 18363.719. Here’s a look at the highlights from the release notes https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4540673.

Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Updates for verifying user names and passwords.
Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras).

If your PC is on Windows 10 version 1809, you’ll see OS build 17763.1098. Here’s a look at the highlights.

Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Updates for verifying user names and passwords.
Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
Updates for storing and managing files.
Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras).

PCs on Windows 10 version 1803, the new release comes in at build number 17134.1365. Here are the highlights.

Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Updates for verifying user names and passwords.
Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
Updates for storing and managing files.
Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras).
Next is Windows 10 version 1709, which will see build 16299.1747. These are the highlights.

Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Updates for verifying user names and passwords.
Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
Updates for storing and managing files.
Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras).

Updates an issue that might prevent icons and cursors from appearing as expected.
Beyond Windows 10 version 1709, there are also updates available for versions 1703, 1607, and the original release version. For more, you can check out all of the release notes at Microsoft’s support page https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4018124.

How to manually check for Updates in Windows 10

Open Start Menu and click on SettingsUpdate & Security settings

Here, press on the Check for updates button.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2020

If any updates are available, they will be offered to you.

If Windows Update says that your PC is up to date, it means that you have all the updates that are currently available for your system.

If you are looking for details on the latest updates, click on the Details link. More details about the updates will then be shown to you.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, March 2020

If you need more information about the updates, click on the Learn more link. Every update comes with a KB number. Here for example you can see update KB3103688 being offered. You could search on your favorite search engine using this KB number. Relevant results about the update are sure to be offered.

You can make your Windows 10 receive updates for other Microsoft products and software, like Office, when you update Windows.