Many non-security updates released for Windows and Office

Summary:It's Patch Tuesday, so Microsoft released many non-security updates in addition to the security patches. Windows 8.1 gets an even dozen.

In addition to releasing  five security updates , Microsoft today released 16 non-security update, plus an update to their root certificate list and a new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Microsoft also released several non-security updates for Office 2010 and Office 2013.

The more recent versions of Windows are affected by more updates. The three affecting Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 affect all versions of Windows and reflect no particular attention paid to them.

Number of updates for each Windows version
Windows 8.1 12
Windows Server 2012 R2 10
Windows RT 8.1 7
Windows Embedded Standard 7 1
Windows 8 6
Windows 7 6
Windows Vista 5
Windows Server 2012 4
Windows RT 3
Windows Server 2008 R2 4
Windows Server 2008 3
Windows Server 2003 3
Windows XP 3

Below is a list of the updates released. Note that WSUS and Catalog deployments do not apply to Windows RT or Windows RT 8.1, as these operating systems cannot join domains.

Topics: Windows


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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