Huge Microsoft update shows Windows 10 users are being left behind

This week, Microsoft pushed out a big update for Windows 11 that an expert has claimed breaks a worrying record for the most bugs and flaws fixed in any Windows update since 2017, with 147 different gremlins addressed. Some of the fixes were for bugs that meant hackers could have remotely accessed devices and other vulnerabilities Microsoft listed as ‘critical’, a sure sign the company was worried about users’ security.

Dustin Childs of Trend Micro said it was the biggest ever ‘Patch Tuesday’ update, the releases so-called because they come out on that day of the week. The latest one came out last Tuesday 9 April.

147 is a large number of bugs to fix but if you are running Windows 11 then you’re safe, as Microsoft has pushed out the update to your PC. It’s yet another reason to think about upgrading from Windows 10, as the older operating system’s end of life date is rapidly approaching.

Windows 10 will stop receiving any kind of software or security updates on 14 October 2025, despite recent data from Statista showing it is the most popular Windows version in use still with a staggering 68 percent of Windows users globally still on it. That’s compared to a comparatively meagre 27 percent using Windows 11.

Some people cannot upgrade to Windows 11 if their Windows 10 PC is not powerful enough to run the latest operating system. Here are the full requirements for Windows 11:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
  • Storage: 64 GB or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.

But others may be holding back from upgrading so as not to change the look, feel, or performance of their Windows 10 computer. That is understandable, but it looks as though Microsoft is forcing those customers into a corner by rapidly updating Windows 11 and planning to leave Windows 10 behind.

It has also been reported that a Windows 10 update pushed out several months ago is still broken and causing people issues.

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