Microsoft Windows 10 receiving Intel microcode and compatibility update

Windows 10

On the latest update, Microsoft has started rolling out a new batch of microcode updates for Windows 10 which brings numerous changes and fixes in the processors. Microsoft has also started rolling out another “compatibility update” for Windows 10 May 2020 Update or older.

Microsoft says the Intel microcode updates will download and install automatically via Windows Update when necessary and if your device is supported.

To recall, in March 2018 Microsoft first released Intel’s microcode updates to Windows 10 especially for those users who using Intel hardware. On the microcode updates company also offered fixes for devices that should have received CPU patches from hardware manufacturers.

If you use Windows 10 version 2004, you’ll be getting KB4558130. Likewise, for those still using version 1909 or 1903, they’ll be getting KB4497165 instead.

These are the latest versions for Windows 10

  • KB4494174 for version 1809.
  • KB4494451 for version 1803.
  • KB4494452 for version 1709.
  • KB4494453 for version 1703.
  • KB4494175 for version 1607.
  • KB4494454 for other versions of Windows 10.

You should install these updates only when they’re offered via Windows Update.


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