Windows 10 update KB3081424 live for download

By Daniel Chubb - Aug 6, 2015

Microsoft has made the first Windows 10 update live for download with build KB3081424 and while many of Product Reviews readers saw it yesterday, it’s today when most will start the process of installing. You will notice a message in many circumstances that reads that there’s a, “cumulative update for Windows 10 for x64-based systems (KB3081424)”.

You then have the option to read the full details with a changelog, or to start the restart that’s been scheduled. If you don’t choose the latter, then it’s pretty easy to reschedule the restart and install this Windows 10 update after August 6, 2015, or to a later hour.


There is some really detailed information on the file attributes for this update, which include a long list of files within a table broken down by versions of Windows 10. The support page can be found here and you will also find information on getting the update, although in a nutshell you only need to have automatic updating turned on.

Did you have problems with the Windows 10 KB3081424 update or its download? If anything went really slow, got stuck, or even after the update applied, then leave a comment with details of any issues you received. We will of course update our readers if there’s any further details from Microsoft.

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  • S J Harris

    I am stuck in a reboot loop and can’t get the update to Windows 10 to install properly. I’ve found others online with this same issue and I’ve yet to be able to apply a successful resolution.

  • Vad Platow

    This update is a nightmare. It failed to install via Windows Update after a number of attempts and restarts. I downloaded a manual install file from MS and that install failed too. Some people suggested to clean up the registry and delete lnks to invalid user profiles from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionProfileList. I did that and deleted a link to “invalid” Administrator account (it was previously enabled and later disabled). After that the manual update went well and the patch was succefully instaled. However that did not stop the Windows Update from continuing its attempts to upload and install the patch through automatic update. It keeps installing, failing and restarting. MS messed up again with their new forcefull update strategy.

  • A more informative changelog for this update would be nice. I’d like to know what got “enhanced”, Microsoft, and a list of files included in the update doesn’t really help, thanks…

  • Rob

    Installed fine, although by download went a little slow.

    • Garret Daniel Giordano

      I had no issues either. Didn’t notice any slower DL speed though.