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You can stop waiting: Microsoft’s February 2017 Patch Tuesday now happens in March

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You can stop hitting that update button, because Microsoft's February 2017's Patch Tuesday isn't happening until next month.

Microsoft established a fairly predictable schedule over the last decade of precisely when it issues the most important Windows updates.

Every now and then, something happens to interrupt that regular schedule, usually due to some show-stopper bug that would mean an update would cause more problems than it solves.

February 2017 is just such an occasion, and it s more than just a delay of days or even weeks, as Ars Technical reports.

More: Microsoft putting Patch Tuesday out to pasture, promises quicker security updates one day

This time around, Microsoft is essentially cancelling Patch Tuesday completely.

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