Microsoft Might Have Killed Off Windows Hotfixes

Microsoft is believed to have retired Windows hotfixes, as the company now directs users to the latest updates and patches published for their version of the operating system.

While an announcement in this regard isn’t available just yet, there are signs that Microsoft is indeed preparing the complete demise of hotfixes.

For example, when trying to access the official support pages for each hotfix, users are provided with an error reading “This hotfix is no longer available.”

“The Hotfix service is no longer available. Instead you can find your fix or patch by upgrading to the latest update available for your product,” Microsoft explains.

“You can also obtain Microsoft drivers, software updates, and other support files by downloading them from the Microsoft Catalog, the Microsoft Download Center, or upgrade to Windows 10. Windows 10 contains the most up-to-date security and other features built right in.”

You can still download hotfixes

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