Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update (KB3081424)

Microsoft today released its first cumulative update for Windows 10 (KB3081424) which brings non-security improvements to enhance functionality.

Windows 8 LogoMicrosoft today released its first cumulative update for Windows 10 which brings non-security improvements to enhance functionality. It also has previously released bug fixes, but if you already have those installed, you will only get the new parts of the update.

There are no new features in this update, but it does contain a ton of small fixes, so you should notice better overall stability and performance. This is the first major update for Windows 10 just one week after the official release on July 29th.

Here’s a summary of what Microsoft say’s on its support page:

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

Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously-released fixes (see KB 3074683). If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.

Of course, you will get this update installed automatically, but if you want to jump on it now, it’s available by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. Note that a restart is required to complete this update.

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For a full list of what is contained in this cumulative update, you can check out this Microsoft Support page.

We were able to update our Windows 10 PCs successfully and everything seems to be working smoothly so far.

Let us know how your installation goes and whether you experience any issues, or see noticeable improvements.



  1. ShockerSH

    Would have been nice if MS would actually TELL US what they fixed….. (sigh)

  2. Tjean

    I think I noticed some few changes and things are running a lot smoother now. But I still can’t access my PC’s settings
    Every time I click on the settings app, it jus blinks or flashes and then disappears. What can I do please help me:(

  3. Kevin

    Doesn’t do a thing. Been waiting 2 days for it to download

  4. santo

    I downloaded w/10 found quick books not compatible so I returned to windows 7 also Im noticing that now w/excell has its own mind

  5. Ziggy

    @Kevin: “The Update was meant to fix several issues pertaining to VPN, Cortana, AMD Drivers, Explorer stability and other fixes to enhance the stability of the operating system.”

    For those with AMD drivers (which one of my computers has) its has addressed the issue of AMD Catalyst 15.7.1 drivers causing a black screen before login screen to Windows 10.

    If one goes to the AMD site numerous complaints have been reported about the faults caused to their pc’s, which can be directly related to the installation of Windows 10.

  6. gauge dempsey

    so if i just reset a pc and i chose to keep the files but reset it will i have to enter a product key need to know asap

    • Steve Krause

      Nope. I just did this as a test. If it’s already activated, you will not be asked to activate again.

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