Microsoft Releases Mandatory Security Patch for All Windows Users

July 9, 2021

Earlier this week Microsoft reported a seriously critical security vulnerability - nicknamed by security researchers as PrintNightmare - that impacts all Windows-based systems. On Tuesday, Microsoft released a security update and strongly encourages all Windows users to apply it immediately.

If you have a Baylor-owned Windows-based device, Baylor ITS is actively pushing the security update to all campus systems. To manually check for the update or verify its installation on either your Baylor-owned or personal devices, check Windows Update and look for the 2021-07 Update (KB5004945 for Win 10 20H2 or KB5004946 for Win 10 1909). This helpful PDF resource can help you locate the update: How to Verify Windows Updates or Version

If you have questions or require assistance applying this update, please contact HelpDesk+ by visiting the garden level of Moody Library, calling (254) 710-4357, emailing, or initiating a service request at

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