Jun 18 2021 03:16 AM
Jun 18 2021 05:39 AM - edited Jun 18 2021 05:41 AM
The monthly (quality) updates are now cumulative.
Monthly updates in previous Windows versions were often overwhelming because of the sheer number of updates available each month. Many organizations selectively chose which updates they wanted to install and which they didn’t, and this created countless scenarios in which organizations deployed essential security updates but picked only a subset of non-security fixes.
In Windows 10, rather than receiving several updates each month and trying to figure out which the organization needs, which ultimately causes platform fragmentation, administrators will see one cumulative monthly update that supersedes the previous month’s update, containing both security and non-security fixes. This approach makes patching simpler
Jun 18 2021 05:44 AM
Jun 18 2021 05:51 AM
Jun 18 2021 06:16 AM
You're free to skip them for a while if you like, then when you want to patch again you install the latest SSU followed by the latest cumulative update and you're caught up again without worry of interdependencies and or order.