Windows 10 Gets Yet Another New Update (KB3074679) Updated

Windows 10 is set to be released in just five days, and late last night we got word that yet another new update is available (KB3074679).

Windows 8 LogoWindows 10 is set to be released in just five days, and we’ve seen several updates roll out. Just this week the company rolled out a Hotfix rollup (KB3074674). Another update was announced by Gabe Aul on Twitter and you can download it now by going to Windows Update.

Since releasing the so called “RTM build” Microsoft has followed that up with three additional updates for the OS. These updates include a security update, and emergency patch that affected all versions of Windows, and another update three days ago.

This latest updates include (KB3074679) which is the main one being reported, and I also received (KB3074686) which is a cumulative security update, and contains “non–security-related changes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10”. There won’t be anything flashy with this update, but your graphics drivers and overall experience should work better, and you’ll have improved security under the hood.

Windows 10 Updates (KB3074679) and (KB3074686)

Update 7/24/2015: Here is a look at what each of these updates contain according to Microsoft Support pages:

KB3074686: “This update improves the Windows 10 out-of-box experience (OOBE). This update applies only to the Windows 10 OOBE process and will be available only at the time that OOBE updates are installed.”

KB3074679 is a cumulative security update: 

  • The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-078.
  • The vulnerability impacts Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer. To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft security advisory 2755801 and Adobe Security bulletin APSB15-18.
  • The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if the Windows Installer service incorrectly runs custom action scripts.

Additionally, this update includes non–security-related changes to enhance the functionality of Windows 10 through new features and improvements.

After installing the updates, a restart of your computer is required. After installing the update, leave a comment below if you notice anything of importance.

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  1. Joe L

    July 24, 2015 at 10:29 am

    These updates were successfully installed on my Lenovo K3 tablet with docking system. However my old Compaq A 931NR a 32 bit system has not received any updates to windows 10 for a long time. The last upgrade was build 10162. Since then thie updates I’m receiving and succefully installing are the defender updates. Although in checking my installed it is not the one shown in this blog, but KB 2267602 definition 1.203.357.0.
    Have I come to a wall regarding the installation of win10 because of the age of this computer.
    I must say the last build 10162 really works well on this aged notebook.
    Anyone have any thoughts on my dilemma?

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