Windows 10: Microsoft change location of some security updates May Patch Tuesday

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  1. Posts : 23,664
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       03 May 2016 #1

    Microsoft change location of some security updates May Patch Tuesday


    Microsoft is going to cease its current practice of making all security updates available from both the Microsoft Download Center and the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    In a very brief April 29 blog post, company officials noted the coming change, which takes effect next Tuesday, May 10 -- which is Patch Tuesday. Moving forward, security bulletins will point to the Microsoft Update Catalog when updates are not listed on the company's Download Center website.

    From Microsoft's post:

    "Updates have historically been published on both the Microsoft Download Center and the Microsoft Update Catalog and Security Bulletins linked directly to update packages on the Microsoft Download Center. Starting May 10, some updates will no longer be available from the Microsoft Download Center."

    What Microsoft's blog post doesn't say is why the company is making this change.


    Read more: Microsoft to change location of some security updates as of May Patch Tuesday | ZDNet
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  2. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       03 May 2016 #2

    Changes to Security Update Links - Starting May 10


    Changes to Security Update Links - Starting May 10, some updates will no longer be available from the Microsoft Download Center

    Updates have historically been published on both both the Microsoft Download Center and the Microsoft Update Catalog and Security Bulletins linked directly to update packages on the Microsoft Download Center. Starting May 10, some updates will no longer be available from the Microsoft Download Center.

    Security bulletins will continue to link directly to the updates, but will now point to the packages on the Microsoft Update Catalog for updates not available on the Microsoft Download Center. Customers that use tools linking to the Microsoft Download Center should follow the links provided in the Security Bulletins or search directly on the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    For tips on searching the Microsoft Update Catalogue visit the frequently asked questions page.
    Source: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...-update-links/
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  3.    03 May 2016 #3

    Something must have happened to cause this change
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  4. Posts : 2,674
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16288.1000
       04 May 2016 #4

    Great, you can access Microsoft Update Catalog only using IE. I already can not download drivers from there.
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  5.    08 May 2016 #5

    yes i have the same problem i get to the Catalog but that is about it

    any help would be great
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  6. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       08 May 2016 #6

    I don't have or use IE11 only Edge so I should still be ok to get the updates?
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  7. Posts : 2,674
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16288.1000
       08 May 2016 #7

    I have just tried opening Catalog with Edge, it instantly crashes.
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  8. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608
       08 May 2016 #8

    I have just tried via Windows Update via settings and that works ok so will download the patch that way if and when it comes.
    No Way am I putting IE11 back on any of my systems.
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  9. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       08 May 2016 #9

    excerpt from the article posted........

    On ghacks.net, Martin Brinkmann notes that another theory is Microsoft may be moving to make Windows Update exclusive for home users, and will use the Microsoft Update Catalog for Enterprise and other business users.
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    That does make sense.
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  10.    08 May 2016 #10

    I guess you can sum it up; is free really free?
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