Why you should update your older version of Windows 10 now

Why you should update your older version of Windows 10 now”

Microsoft has released its October 2020 Patch Tuesday update, addressing a total of 87 security vulnerabilities across 12 products.

We fixed an issue where when using the updated Emoji Panel design, Narrator wasn't reading the category names in the Most Recently Used section.

None of the flaws fixed this month is known to have been publicly exploited, Microsoft said. The most recent Windows 10 version is Windows 10, version 2004, dated May 27, 2020, for which Microsoft will provide updates for the Home, Pro, Pro Education, and Pro for Workstations editions, as well as all Enterprise and Education editions, through December 14, 2021.

For installing the latest security updates, Windows users can head to Start Settings Update & Security Windows Update, or by selecting Check for Windows updates. According to Microsoft, you can now remove individual items in the recent search list in Windows Search by clicking the "x" that shows when you hover your mouse over the items.

CVE-2020-16898 earned a CVSS Score of 9.8 out of 10, suggesting that attacks in the wild are extremely likely.

Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) calls special attention to another critical bug quashed in this month's patch batch: CVE-2020-16947, which is a problem with Microsoft Outlook that could result in malware being loaded onto a system just by previewing a malicious email in Outlook.

Windows 10 Search

For any of you who've been pining for a Flash Player patch from Adobe, your days of waiting are over.

Addresses an issue with a possible elevation of privilege in win32k.

On the face of it, nothing will change if you continue using a version of Windows 10 that is no longer supported.

But before you update, please make sure you have backed up your system and/or important files.

For the time being, however, the new feature is only available for users in the Windows Insider program, and Microsoft doesn't yet have a specific ETA in mind as to when it could go live for production devices. Windows 10 even has some built-in tools to help you do that, either on a per-file/folder basis or by making a complete and bootable copy of your hard drive all at once. You may need to install some smaller updates first, so leave it for a few hours or set to install overnight.

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