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First patches arrive for newly launched Windows 10

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Microsoft has released its first set of patches for Windows 10, according to SuperSite for Windows. This report comes mere hours after the site provided a slew of detailed speculation regarding Windows 10 Service Release 1, which Microsoft engineering VP Gabe Aul has allegedly confirmed for early August.

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While an update released today would lead many to believe that this is, in fact, Service Release 1, the package is officially titled “Cumulative Update for Windows 10: August 5, 2015” and promises to take up a good 325MB chunk of storage space.

The Windows SuperSite reached out to Aul on Twitter, inquiring about the legitimacy behind the otherwise baseless claim that this cumulative update is synonymous with Service Release 1. He responded by calling today’s update “just a cumulative servicing update,” denying that it has a name in accordance with Service Release 1.

Interestingly enough, the update was released to everyone sporting a Windows 10 device today — Insider Preview members and nonmembers alike. This took place despite Microsoft repeatedly denoting in the past that testers in the Fast and Slow Rings would be given first dibs on every Windows update post-launch, thanks to its 10-year Windows as a Service plan.

What this new set of cumulative updates provides users with that they didn’t already have before is currently unclear. However, SuperSite has confirmed that the Edge browser no longer locks up when relocating tabs along multiple monitors.

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