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Microsoft won't bundle IE patches with new cumulative updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Gregg Keizer | Sept. 20, 2016
Browser updates will be delivered separately when new process starts Oct. 11

It was unclear why Microsoft will not include IE updates in the monthly rollup or security-only update next month: Mercer did not provide a technical reason, as he did when users asked whether Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 would also receive the take-them-or-leave-them updates. (They won't, said Mercer, because "technically there are complications that will make any changes on those platforms more challenging.")

Windows 10, which inaugurated the cumulative update model last year, bundles both IE11 and Edge patches in its packaged updates, so for that OS, at least, there are no technical barriers.

Microsoft will issue the first monthly rollup and security-only update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on Tuesday, Oct. 11.


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