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Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 04:33:25 PM »
Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7
17 August 2016, 2:41 pm



Microsoft yesterday announced that beginning in October it will offer only cumulative security updates for Windows 7 and 8.1, ending the decades-old practice of letting customers choose which patches they apply.

"Historically, we have released individual patches ... which allowed you to be selective with the updates you deployed," wrote Nathan Mercer, a senior product marketing manager, in a post to a company blog. "[But] this resulted in fragmentation where different PCs could have a different set of updates installed leading to multiple potential problems."

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