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This article was published on November 27, 2012

November’s Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 cumulative updates are live

November’s Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 cumulative updates are live
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Short one here, folks: If you are user of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012, there is a cumulative update for the month of November that is worth snagging and installing.

To the links: 32 bit Windows 8 users head here; 64 bit Windows 8 users head here; Windows Server 2012 users head here. Interestingly, while the Windows Server 2012 and 64 bit Windows 8 updates are the same size, both clock in at nearly double the size of the 32 bit Windows 8 fix. The eight users still on dial-up will certainly appreciate the non-bulk.

Microsoft, recommending that the packages be installed as “part of your regular maintenance routine,” claims that they include “performance and reliability improvements for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012.” We somewhat expected that.

If you haven’t yet sucked down the updates through Windows Update, and need to apply them manually, expect a reboot to be in your near future.

What’s next? We’re still a ways off from the next Patch Tuesday, so for now we can merely sit back and enjoy the fact that Microsoft is, apparently, doing a much better job at keeping its software clean and safe. For more on Microsoft’s recent software patches, head here.

Top Image Credit: Robert Scoble