The first patch for Windows 10
- Small download and install
- Improves first Windows 10 release
You've finally been able to download Windows 10 and said goodbye to Windows 7/8. But your still one step away from fully enjoying Microsoft’s new operating system – you still have to install the first patch.
Why you should download this patch?
The first patch for Windows 10 (official name: KB3074683) fixes some of the “day one” issues of the highly anticipated operating system – fixing bugs and optimizing code.
Unfortunately we cannot be clearer about all the bugs and problems that this patch fixes as Microsoft has decided not to give many details about the latest update to Windows 10. Don’t be too suspicious about this though, as it may simply be to protect against people being able to discover security flaws from earlier builds.
The patch is less than 400MB to download, but occupies around 1GB when installed. This version of the patch is for the 64 bit version of Windows 10 and is not compatible with the 32-bit version.
Why does Windows 10 already have a patch?
Surprised that there is already a patch out for Windows 10? Don’t be, the more complex the program the more chances there are for unexpected errors - especially when you consider how many varieties of PC there are in the world.
Just imagine the number of problems that Microsoft will have been able to detect and correct through people running the preview version of Win 10! By opening the operation system up to so many people with the preview program, Microsoft has been able to find and correct many problems with this patch before the OS even officially launched.
More than recommended: required
Downloading this patch for Windows 10 is not only a good idea, its essential. We know that you really want to start using your new OS, but the security and performance improvements this update offers means it’s worth waiting a few minutes longer.