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        Susan Bradley
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        So we have a bit of an unusual out of band (meaning an extra update not released on the Second Tuesday) update released on June 11 for Windows 10. Not
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        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2370878
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        Note that this is one of those types of updates that will be offered up in the WU window but not pushed to you UNLESS you specifically clicked on “Check for Updates”. If you do that, it WILL install.

        KB5004476

        It’s still listed as Optional, even after clicking Check for updates:

        Optional-KB5004476

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1151 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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        • #2370884
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          Per Vandermeer 

          He got it when he clicked “check for” proving once again that just when we think we understand windows, we don’t understand windows.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

          • #2370887
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            It may be unpredictable when people keep deleting the update that repairs “disabled or corrupted Windows operating system components that determine the applicability of updates to your version of Windows 10.” 😃

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1151 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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          • #2371056
            anonymous
            Guest

            “…  but not pushed to you UNLESS you specifically clicked on “Check for Updates”.  If you do that, it WILL install.”

            Not standard behavior according to my experience with multiple W10 platforms. Agree with b’s findings.  Installation remains optional even after clicking “check for updates”.

      • #2370883
        ClearThunder
        AskWoody Plus

        There may be another reason this update was offerred.   This past week, EA Sports —- the folks who makes sports video games, was hacked.  And it was a massive hack. All their source code was stolen, among other things.

        Perhaps this is a preventive measure for those who integrate Xbox?  Or …. maybe some bad actor tried to take a swipe at MS and their Xbox platform?

        "Censorship is thought control" ----- Ronald Reagan

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      • #2370899
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Ultimately KB5004476 will be included in your Windows 10 machine in the next cumulative fix.

        Why do I need Xbox patch if I don’t have a Xbox nor Xbox Game Pass and never will ?

        • #2370948
          Susan Bradley
          Manager

          Xbox is big business to Microsoft and their priorities are higher than yours (unfortunately)

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

          • #2370955
            PaulK
            AskWoody Lounger

            [snark] The new ‘Windows 11’ will run best on XBoxes. Windows 12 will run only on Xboxes. These fixes are preparing the way. You are being encouraged (as in a ring in the nose of a bull (oh, wait, there already are people ahead of you in this)) to start thinking, even in your dreams: XBOX, XBOX, XBOX.

            Remember, you heard this rumor here first! [/snark]

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