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Epic Patch Tuesday rolls a baker's dozen, including first Windows 7 RTM patches

It's not due to appear on stores for a few more weeks (or with major distributors like Synnex for a few more days), but the Windows 7 RTM is slated to receive a handful of critical fixes on Patch Tuesday next week.

A total of five patches are slated for both the 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. Only one of the updates is considered critical, however, and it actually targets a vulnerability in Internet Explorer and not Windows itself.

That's a sharp contrast to XP and Vista. Softpedia points out that six of nine flaws in XP and eight of ten in Vista are flagged critical.

In total, there are 13 updates coming out this Tuesday -- which could make for an interesting few days for any of you who happen to be Windows administrators.

Tags: osupdates, patch-tuesday, windows-7-rtm