Microsoft released many cumulative updates in the monthly Patch Tuesday update to Windows. Updates are available to the latest Windows 11 and Windows 10 as well as veterans such Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.
The company patched 84 security flaws as part of Patch Tuesday, July 2022. This includes four critical vulnerabilities that allow attackers remotely to trigger code execution. One zero-day vulnerability was exploited by hackers.
The update for Windows 11 is KB5015814 and Windows 10 KB5015807 was released for 21H1-21H2, which are the only Windows 10 Home or Pro versions that the company continues to support. Attention was given to repairing vulnerabilities and errors.
Windows 8.1 (KB5015874), and Windows 7 (KB5015861), also received “bug fix” Reminder: Support for Windows 8.1 will continue up to early 2023 while Windows 7 support is not available. Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 7 two years ago, on January 14, 2020. Microsoft offers extended support paid for corporate users of Windows 7. Users can get security updates through the Windows 7 ESU program (Extended Safety Updates, extended security upgrades) up to January 2023. This service is now available at a cost of $50 per computer in 2021 and $100 per computer in 2022.