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Already?! Windows 10 gets three security patches

Already?! Windows 10 gets three security patches
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Windows 10 is officially only three days old, but it's already getting its first security patches. Microsoft just rolled out three fixes for hacking exploits. We've known that Windows 10 would be a whole different animal when it comes to updates, and we're already seeing it in action.

The three patches are dated July 29, the same day of the official Windows 10 release. However, they actually correct flaws Microsoft fixed in older versions of Windows earlier this month.

If you're using Windows 10, there's no need to take any action. Microsoft has made Windows 10 updates automatic, so as soon as you're online, they will download and install.

Expect this to continue. Although some people prefer to hold off on updates until others have given them a shot, Windows 10 is dedicated to automatic rolling updates. If you're using Windows 10 Pro, you can defer the updates, but Windows 10 Home users can't.

Of course, after a patch installs, you have the option to uninstall it. Unfortunately, if it's a bad patch, the damage could already be done.

Want to know more about Windows 10 before upgrading? We've collected all the information you need in one spot.

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