Microsoft is rolling out the third Windows 10 cumulative patch, which includes fixes primarily related to Windows Store.
Microsoft Windows 10 for PCs now gets its third cumulative update since its release on July 29. Called KB3081438, the company officially confirmed the update via its support page, though did not mention the specific details about improvements and fixes rolled out.
According to the Windows maker, the latest cumulative patch is aimed at improving the overall functionality of Windows 10. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley did manage to get an official statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, who told her that the update is primarily about fixing Windows 10 Store issues as it has been affecting a large number of users since the past week, though added the company had nothing further to share about the new update that is rather surprising.
The company explains that Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Hence, the current patch includes all previously released fixes. While in case users have already downloaded previous updates, only new fixes included in the latest patch update will be installed, they added.
The Windows maker has made some rather big changes as to how it’ll roll out updates and patches with Windows 10. Users running Windows 10 Home will be a part of the consumer branch (CB), and they’ll be getting all patch updates and fixes via Windows Update as soon as the company makes them available. While enterprise version of the OS namely Windows 10 Pro will have the option to switch to an additional branch known as Current Branch for Business (CBB), which gives them the option to delay the install of new features while allowing them to download security fixes immediately.
Meanwhile, according to the latest report Windows 10 is now running on more than 50 million devices around the globe, which by all means is an impressive count, undeniably aided by the free upgrade. Moreover, if the trend continues, Window 10 will likely become the most widely used OS in the near future.
Putting it into perspective, Windows 7 which was launched in 2009 still remains the most popular running on 600 million devices, while 200 million licensed copies of Windows 8 have been sold since its release in 2012. Apple’s OS X operating system, on the other hand, was used by 80 million users as of June 2014.