Microsoft’s latest patch is now rolling out to consumers and
direct download links for Windows 10 KB4556799 offline
installers are also available.
Like previous Patch Tuesday releases, this Windows 10 update
doesn’t contain any new features. Rather, the focus is on
security, reliability improvements and fixes across the board.
Microsoft says that Windows 10 KB4556799 comes with multiple
improvements and security fixes for version 1909 and 1903 of
the operating system. This month, Microsoft has also shipped a
fix for multiple security vulnerabilities.
Windows 10 Build 18363.836 will improve security when using
Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Office products, Internet Explorer,
Microsoft Edge and when Windows performs basic operations.
While Windows 10 cumulative updates are downloaded
automatically, you can also manually trigger the process by
checking for updates. You can download Windows 10 Build
18363.836 by checking for updates in the Windows Update section
of the Settings. As usual, the patch can be installed from the
Update Catalog as well.
Download Links for Windows 10 KB4556799
Windows 10 KB4556799 Direct Download Links: 64-bit
Windows 10 KB4556799 (Build 18363.815) Full Changelog
In this release, Microsoft has included important security
patches for Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows
Cryptography, Windows Input and Composition, Windows
Fundamental, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Graphics Component,
Windows Linux, Windows Update Stack, and other core components.
According to Microsoft, there are security improvements for the
following features in this release:
- Microsoft Xbox.
- Usernames and passwords.
- Mouse, keyboard and stylus.
- Storing and managing files.
Windows Optional Updates are now paused
Microsoft today confirmed that the company has paused all
Windows 10 optional updates in May.
As more people are from home, it’s important that their Windows
devices continue to be reliable and the tech giant is pausing
optional updates, which are released in the third or fourth
week of the month, to make sure any unnecessary updates do not
Microsoft once again clarified that it will continue to deliver
Patch Tuesday updates, which means that only optional updates
are paused. These changes are now live, but it’s not yet clear
when the Redmond firm plans to resume rollout of Windows
It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s new move affects all
supported versions of Windows 10 including version 1809, 1903