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KB Article for Wednesday’s Mysterious Windows 10 Patch Now Available

On Wednesday, Microsoft released an unannounced update that had many scratching their heads. The update was smaller than most and didn’t even require a reboot of the computer. And, to make matters worse, the KB article took almost an entire day to show up.

The KB Article is now available: Servicing stack update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: January 24, 2017

Though listed as a “Servicing Stack Update,” sources say the update was intended to bolster security for Microsoft Edge as noted in the original report. The last Servicing Stack Update was in October 2016.

Microsoft defines servicing stack as…

The servicing stack includes the files and resources that are required to service a Windows image. This includes the Package Manager executable, the required servicing libraries, and other resources. The servicing stack is included in all Windows installations.


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