Microsoft to Launch Windows 7 and Windows 8 Updates Today

The company will roll out new updates in just a few hours

Microsoft will release a new pack of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT updates in just a few hours, as the company is trying to fix several issues found in these three operating systems.

According to a detailed report rolled out by Microsoft on Friday, the new release will include a platform update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that will try to “resolve issues in Windows.”

In addition, the company will introduce a so-called “update rollup for Windows Server 2012 Essentials,” but also updates for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012.

Last but not least, a system update readiness tool for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista is also scheduled to be unveiled in just a few hours.

“This tool is being offered because an inconsistency was found in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found,” Microsoft said.

Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 may also see daylight today, as sources familiar with the matter have hinted that this particular version of the browser had reached the final development stage.

A preview build is already available for Windows 7 users, while the final version was expected to be released either in late February or in early March.

Microsoft is yet to comment on these rumors, but more information will be provided in just a few hours when the company officially releases the aforementioned updates.

As usual, all fixes will be distributed via the integrated Windows Update option, just like the standard Patch Tuesday updates released each month, so users won’t have to deploy them manually as long as this feature is turned on.

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