Prepare Your Downloads: What to Expect from Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”

Microsoft will release several fixes tomorrow as part of its Patch Tuesday cycle

By on November 12th, 2012 22:01 GMT

This month’s “Patch Tuesday” will come with several fixes for both Windows 8 and Windows RT, but it seems like Microsoft has many more goodies prepared for its users.

Of course, the company hasn’t revealed the list of updates to be unveiled tomorrow, but given the spotted bugs, here’s what we could get from the Redmond-based company.

When it comes to Windows 8, Microsoft is expected to patch critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to run malicious code on the vulnerable computer and thus get access to users’ data.

Microsoft is yet to confirm whether this is the same security hole that reached the web a few weeks ago, but keeping everything secret is probably a much better idea until an official patch comes out.

As for Windows RT, the updates are very likely to fix a bug that randomly mutes the sound whenever the consumer uses the Touch Cover. According to various reports, this is only a software glitch, so Microsoft is expected to issue a patch in this regard tomorrow.

Security updates for previous versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows 7, but also for Microsoft Office, Windows Server and .NET Framework, are also expected to be released tomorrow.

Beside all these updates, Microsoft reportedly plans to release the eagerly-awaited version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 together with all “Patch Tuesday” updates.

The new browser will be only a preview of the final build that’s apparently scheduled to see daylight in early 2013.

As always, Microsoft will release all patches via the Windows Update tool integrated into your operating system, so make sure you have this option turned on. Both the 32- and the 64-bit versions of Windows will get the updates.

In addition, all patches will be available via the Microsoft Download Center, but downloading and installing the files via Windows Update is the recommended solution.

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