Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday
Credit: Joseph Mischyshyn

The official list of Windows Update patches was updated over the weekend to show that 34 patches rated "optional" are headed for the Automatic Update chute this Tuesday, April 21. No, it isn't officially a Patch Tuesday. It's not even a Fourth Tuesday. But at least we're getting some advanced notice from Microsoft.

Here's what else I could find out about the expected patches:

  • KB 2998097 is a hotfix from last October: "'Specified account does not exist' error message when domain users try to change their password in UPN format in a different domain."
  • KB 3003729 -- no details.
  • KB 3013531 -- no details.
  • KB 3013538 -- no details.
  • KB 3015696 -- no details.
  • KB 3020369 -- no details.
  • KB 3020370 -- no details.
  • KB 3021910 -- no details.
  • KB 3022345 -- no details.
  • KB 3033446 is a hotfix from March 10: "Wi-Fi connectivity issues or poor performance on CHT platform computers in Windows 8.1"
  • KB 3036216 -- no details.
  • KB 3037924 is another hotfix from March 10: "You cannot do System Image Backup to Blu-ray media in Windows"
  • KB 3038002 is another hotfix from March 10: "UHS-3 cards cannot be detected in Windows on Surface devices"
  • KB 3038562 is a hotfix from March 12: "Cannot access DPAPI data after an administrator resets your password on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based domain controller." Note that the KB article is already up to version 3.
  • KB 3038701 -- no details.
  • KB 3042216 -- no details.
  • KB 3043812 -- no details.
  • KB 3044673 -- no details.
  • KB 3045645 -- no details.
  • KB 3045717 -- no details.
  • KB 3045719 -- no details.
  • KB 3045992 -- no details.
  • KB 3046480 -- no details.
  • KB 3046737 -- no details.
  • KB 3046743 -- no details.
  • KB 3047254 -- no details.
  • KB 3047255 -- no details.
  • KB 3047276 is a hotfix from April 14: "Update APN database entry for Cubic Mobile (Liechtenstein) and Verizon Wireless (US) in Windows 8.1." KB article at version 2.
  • KB 3047641 -- no details.
  • KB 3048043 -- no details.
  • KB 3048097 -- no details.
  • KB 3048100 -- no details.
  • KB 3048761 -- no details.
  • KB 3053946 -- no details.

For those Windows users with Automatic Update turned on, who automatically install optional updates, this could prove to be a rocky Tuesday.

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