Microsoft Releases July Patch Tuesday Updates for Windows 10

It’s “Patch Tuesday” again and Microsoft today is rolling out new cumulative updates for all currently supported versions of Windows 10. Here is a look at what you can expect.

Microsoft today is rolling out a new round of cumulative updates for supported versions of Windows for this month’s Patch Tuesday. If you are running the latest version, Windows 10 1903, aka “May 2019 Update,” your patch will come in the form of KB4507453. If you’re still on Windows 10 version 1809, aka “October 2018 Update,” then your new patch comes in the form of KB4507469 and will bump your build to 17763.615. As usual, there are no new features, but the patches do include security fixes and system improvements.

Windows 10 KB4507453 for Windows 10 1903 “May 2019 Update”

This is the most recent version of Windows 10, and the rollout started several weeks ago. But you can manually install now. However, your best option is to wait until Microsoft rolls it out to you via Windows Update. The company is being more cautious with this feature update and giving it to new systems first, followed by older PCs.

The update comes in the form of KB4507453 and, after installed, will bump your build to 18362.239. Here is a look at what’s included:

  • Updates an issue with a tilted world some Mixed Reality users may see after connecting their headsets.
  • Updates the visual quality issues some users may have when using Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets with Steam®VR content.
  • Updates an issue with BitLocker encryption recovery mode.
  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, wireless technologies, and Microsoft Office products.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause Mixed Reality users to see a tilted world after connecting their headsets.
  • Addresses visual quality issues some users may have seen with Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets and Steam®VR content.
  • Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Server, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Kernel, Microsoft HoloLens, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Cryptography.

All other currently supported versions of Windows 10 (sans 1151) are getting cumulative updates today, too. If you have automatic updates enabled, you should receive them in the coming days. Or, to stay on top of things, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to check.

Keep in mind that there are a few known issues with these updates, which vary depending on the version you’re running. Make sure to read Microsoft’s Windows 10 Update History page for release notes for your version.

Also, if you have issues that aren’t resolved with the documented workarounds, you can roll them back. For more on that, please read our article on how to uninstall Windows 10 cumulative updates.

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