Windows 10 gets third 'cumulative update' since launch; now running on 50 million devices

Microsoft has adopted a new mechanism to roll out updates since the launch of Windows 10 that was released on July 29.

Microsoft has adopted a new mechanism to roll out updates since the launch of Windows 10 that was released on July 29.

In its third update since launch, Microsoft has begun the rollout of what it calls a cumulative update. This means that the update file is cumulative. In case you haven’t installed the earlier updates, this updates gets you up and running with the latest version of Windows.

On the other hand, if you have updated the prior updates, then only incremental patches are installed.
In a post on ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley has said, “But a Microsoft spokesperson did let me know that the new update is designed to fix the Windows 10 Store issues which had been affecting a number of us Windows 10 users for the past week. A number of us were unable to access the Store, obtain app updates and/or download new apps. In some cases, Windows Store apps like Mail and Calendar were also not working.”

She adds, “‘KB 3081438 is now available resolving the Store issues,’ said the spokesperson in response to my question about what Microsoft was doing to fix the Store issues. Company officials declined to say anything beyond that about what specifically caused the Store problems. I was told ‘Microsoft has nothing further to share.’”
In its official update, Microsoft said, “This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10. Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes. If you have previous updates installed, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.”

According to Winbeta, "Windows 10 is now installed on over 50 million devices worldwide. 50 million is an impressive number indeed, especially when you consider the install count was around half of that just 7 days ago." The post added, "My sources say Microsoft began pushing Windows 10 out to a whole lot more devices this week, as their method of upgrading in waves is still ongoing. The Redmond giant has slowly been adding more and more compatible devices to its upgrade waves, so expect this number to continue rising over the coming months."


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