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Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups

starting in October

     
2:14 am on Oct 6, 2016 (gmt 0)

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This was mentioned back in May [webmasterworld.com]. These security rollup updates are supposed to start this month.

Windows 7 and 8.1 updates switching to cumulative monthly rollups starting in October [pcworld.com]

What this means is that if your Windows 7 or 8.1 machine is currently up-to-date, when Patch Tuesday rolls around in October youíll only have one update package from Microsoft to download via Windows Update. If you donít bother to download Octoberís update, then youíll be able to get those updates as part of Novemberís update cycle. If you wait until January to update your machine, youíll get a single update containing patches from October, November, and December, in addition to the newest updates from January.


I am not seeing this on any of my Win 7 or Win 8 machines yet. This should simplify the setup of new Win 7 installs significantly, rather than uploading and installing updates ad infinitum...
 

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