Should you install preview rollups for Windows?

Discussion in 'Guides' started by RGiskardR, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. RGiskardR

    RGiskardR Malware Tester Silver Member

    Microsoft releases previews of monthly rollup updates for the operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 2012 R2 on the third Tuesday of each month.

    The company announced the switch from the classic updating scheme to monthly rollup updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 in late 2016.

    These preview updates are not installed automatically through Windows Update and they wont' get installed on the majority of Windows devices because of that. The preview rollups are published to WSUS and available via Windows Update as optional updates and they may also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

    The preview updates are non-security in nature and Microsoft will roll them out on the second Tuesday of the coming month as part of Patch Tuesday.

    Note: The preview rollups contain non-security updates that Microsoft plans to include in the coming month's rollup update for the operating system and previous rollups.

    The updates may be installed on any supported version of Windows and there are good reasons for installing them when they become available and for not installing them.

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