Microsoft has released the latest Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10, which includes security and quality improvements. The update is available for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H2, and 22H2, and it will update the operating system build to 19042.2604, 19044.2604, and 19045.2604 respectively.
As part of the update, Microsoft has also reminded users that Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been retired and will no longer receive support from February 14, 2023. This means that certain versions of Windows 10 will no longer be able to use the application, and users are encouraged to switch to Microsoft Edge as their default browser.
The Patch Tuesday update also includes a servicing stack update (SSU) that improves the component responsible for installing Windows updates. The SSU ensures that your device has a reliable servicing stack to receive and install Microsoft updates.
It's important to note that after March 2023, there will be no more optional, non-security preview releases for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 21H2. Only cumulative monthly security updates will continue for these versions. Windows 10 version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.
For those still using Windows 10 version 21H1, it's important to note that it reached end of service on December 13, 2022, and will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates. Users are encouraged to update to the latest version of Windows to continue receiving security and quality updates.
Overall, the latest Patch Tuesday update for Windows 10 includes important security and quality improvements. It's crucial for Windows 10 users to keep their operating system up-to-date to ensure optimal performance and protection against security threats.