The second Tuesday for April 2017 has arrived, meaning it’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ and time to install this months Windows Updates.
This months patch Tuesday also marks the release of ‘Creators Update’ for Windows 10. It is the third major update to Windows 10 since its release in July 2015.
It also marks the end of support for Windows Vista. Those still running Vista should consider an upgrade to a modern and secure operating system as soon as possible.
This months patches vulnerabilities in a range of Microsoft Products including: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, .NET Framework, Silverlight, and also includes updates for Adobe Flash Player.
Updates should install automatically, but I recommend manually checking to ensure you stay secure. Steps to check for Windows Updates can be found below.
- On your keyboard, hold the windows key and press R. This will display the run dialog box.
- Type in “control update” and press enter
- Click “Check for Updates”. This may take some time as Windows Update searches for the latest patches.
- Click on Install Updates, update will install, after which Windows will need to restart.