Microsoft just released a new batch of cumulative updates for Windows 10 devices included in the April 2019 Patch Tuesday cycle.
In fact each month, these updates include both security and non-security features, and because vulnerabilities in the operating system are resolved, you are recommended to install them as quickly as possible.
The April 2019 cumulative updates for Windows 10 are the following:
KB4493509 – Windows 10 version 1809
KB4493464 – Windows 10 version 1803
KB4493441 – Windows 10 version 1709
KB4493474 – Windows 10 version 1703
KB4493470 – Windows 10 version 1607
KB4493475 – Windows 10 RTM (original version)
“Version 1709 also being retired”
As said, these updates include several security patches, so Microsoft shipped fixes for its two browsers, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, but also for other OS components such as the Windows kernel and the Windows Graphics engine.
What’s necessary for know is this fact is the last Patch Tuesday update cycle for Windows 10 version 1709, also called the autumn Creators Update.
The Home and Pro SKUs are now being retired today, so going forward, Microsoft will only release security updates to devices running Windows 10 version 1709 Enterprise and Education. Which means that if you’re still on the Fall Creators Update and never running both of these SKUs, you need to upgrade to a newer release as soon as possible.
Additionally, the Anniversary Update, also known as Windows 10 version 1607, is reaching no more support for Enterprise and Education too.
At this point, it’s too early to tell if these updates install correctly or otherwise, but we’ll continue to monitor the primary feedback channels, as we do each month, and report back should any issue be reported. In the last couple of months, however, the update reliability continues to be substantially improved.