A big lot of security and cumulative updates rolled out this Patch Tuesday, including KB4561602, KB4561605 for Windows 10 1709, and 1703. The main highlights of this update are several provisions of various Office suite products, Microsoft browsers, Store, and external devices. There are security provisions as well, for many components. You can read more about the improvements and features of these updates in the further sections. KB4561602, KB4561605 for Windows 10 1709 and 1703 take their builds respectively to 15063.2409 and 16299.1932. Make sure that you get them installed as soon as possible.
Now, before we go ahead, here’s a quick note for you: Windows 10 builds 1703 & 1709 have reached the end of service for all their editions. Microsoft recommends you upgrade your computer to the latest build to continue receiving regular updates & to continue enjoying Windows 10 at its best. See – Windows 10 Cumulative Updates List.
Highlights, improvement & fixes in KB4561602 and KB4561605
Following are the key features and highlights of these updates
- KB4561602 and KB4561605 batches contain updates targeted on improving security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office products. It also comes with security provisions and advancements for external devices like game controllers, printers, etc., and input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus as well.
- There are security improvements for Microsoft Store and for when Windows performs basic operations.
- Attention has been paid to verifying usernames and passwords as well as storing and managing files.
- Security updates for all the Microsoft products.
- Addresses an issue that prevents users from updating .msi files from a network folder.
How to get KB4561602 and KB4561605
All users who have automatic updating enabled would receive this patch automatically. In such a case, you’ll either see Update & Shutdown option when you click on the power button or you’ll get a prompt asking you to restart your computer so the updates would install.
Other ways include getting the standalone package on Microsoft Update Catalog site and checking for updates manually.
You can do the latter by going to Settings (press Windows + I) > Updates & Security > Windows Updates > Check for updates.
When you find these updates in the list, download the same and let the system install it by allowing a restart. Only the patches that you do not already have will get installed.
KB4561602 – Microsoft-update-catalog1
KB4561605 – Microsoft-update-catalog2