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Dozens of non-security Windows updates on Patch Tuesday

In addition to security patches, Microsoft releases bug fixes and other small changes every month. November will be a heavy month.

Microsoft has disclosed on their Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2014 page that there will be over 60 non-security updates for Windows released next Tuesday along with 16 security updates .

Microsoft reveals titles of the updates in advance, but no meaningful details. A Knowledge Base (KB) article will be released for each update next Tuesday.

One of the updates is the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (KB890830). This one is different both in that the KB article is available and that it is a security update, in spite of Microsoft's designation of it to the contrary.

The following new updates will be released:

  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT (KB2976536)
  • Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB3000853)
  • Update for Windows 8 and Windows RT (KB3003663)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (KB3003667)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 (KB3003727)
  • Update for Windows 7 (KB3004469)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 (KB3004908)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (KB3006178)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3006958)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3008188)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 (KB3008627)

Microsoft will also release changes to the following 39 existing updates for Windows 7: KB2158563, KB2249857, KB2272691, KB2345886, KB2387530, KB2388210, K2443685B, KB2443685, KB2454826, KB2467023, KB2484033, KB2488113, KB2492386, KB2502285, KB2505438, KB2511250, KB2522422, KB2533623, KB2541014, KB2570791, KB2633952, KB2661254, KB2677070, KB2741355, KB2748349, KB2749655, KB2756822, KB2762895, KB2779562, KB2786400, KB971033, KB974431, KB976098, KB977074, KB979306, KB979538, KB980408, KB980846 and KB98179.

Also changes made to the following already delivered non-security updates for other Windows versions:

  • Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 (KB981078)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows 7 x86 (KB982526)
  • Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 (KB977863)
  • Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows 7 (KB979099)
  • Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB2995387)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2995388)
  • Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 (KB3005628)
  • Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 (KB2284742)
  • Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 (KB977863)
  • Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows 7 (KB979099)
  • Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB2995387)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2995388)
  • Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 (KB3005628)
  • Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 (KB2284742)

Users who have already installed the updates for which changes were released will not see them offered again. The changes affect detection and new installations.

You can find any Knowledge Base article by constructing a URL based on the number. For KB123456, the article would be found at https://support.microsoft.com/kb/123456.