Windows updating problem
Security fixes for Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and other programs appeared later, as did access to beta versions of upcoming Microsoft software, e.g., Internet Explorer 5.
The tool then compares this list with the list of installed updates on its machine and displays an update availability notification.
Cumulative updates are updates that bundle previously released updates.
Cumulative updates were introduced with Windows 10 and have been backported to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
But the list grew so large that the performance impact of processing became a concern.
Arie Slob, writing for the newsletter in March 2003, noted that the size of the update list had exceeded Windows Update v4, released in 2001 in conjunction with Windows XP, changed this.
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According to Woody Leonhart of Info World, early reports of this issue could be seen in Microsoft Tech Net forums in late May 2013, although Microsoft first received large number of complaints about this issue in September 2013.