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Windows Security Updates

As part of PSN compliance we are obliged to keep all of our workstations up to date with the latest Windows and Office security patches, these are released by Microsoft on the second Tuesday of every month (commonly referred to as Patch Tuesday)

When will my workstation receive these patches?

Whilst patches are released on the second Tuesday of every month, they then go through a testing process within IT, followed by a selection of random test machines before being deployed to all workstations, because of this, there is commonly a 7 day delay between Patch Tuesday and patch deployment to your workstation.

Do I need to do anything?

No, the patches will install silently in the background after 3pm on the day of deployment. If the patches require a restart, you will be notified of this, however it is optional and if you choose not to restart, the patches will finish installing the next time your computer is shutdown/restarted.

If you are experiencing performance issues after receiving patches, it’s recommended you restart your machine as this will often resolve the issue.

Page updated: 15/05/2020 09:21:04