The second round of October patches arrives — with a few twists and a new nag


On the face of it, yesterday’s dump of “optional, non-security” patches for Win10 was thoroughly boring: 

As usual, there was no second cumulative update for Win10 1903/Server 1903. If history’s any indication, that patch will likely arrive during “D Week” or “E Week” — or some other random time, later this month or early next month.

Far more interesting are the Monthly Rollup Previews for earlier versions:

As well as KB 4520013 for Server 2012 and KB 4520015 for Server 2008.

Knowledge Base articles for the Win7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollup Previews include this tantalizing text:

Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. For more information, see KB 4525208.

Just one little problem. As of early Wednesday morning anyway, there is no KB 4525208. Try it yourself and see. 



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