Microsoft Releases a Plethora of Windows 8.1 Non-Security Updates

The company has rolled out lots of non-security updates for 8.1 devices

By Bogdan Popa on May 14th, 2014 07:14 GMT

Microsoft rolled out this month's Patch Tuesday updates to address security flaws in Windows, but at the same time, the company also shipped several non-security patches for those who have already installed Windows 8.1 on their devices, be they PCs or tablets.

While Microsoft hasn't provided too many details on the fixes included in these updates, most are supposed to address “issues in Windows 8.1,” so all users are recommended to install them as soon as possible.

One of the changes that these updates could bring are related to the deployment of Windows 8.1 Update, as some users are still experiencing issues when trying to deploy the new OS version on their computers. Microsoft has already acknowledged these problems and decided to delay the upgrade deadline from May 13 to June 10 in order to give users more time to update.

At the same time, these updates are also bringing a new interface for the Windows Store, which is now a little bit easier to use and packs more details about your apps on the same screen.

ZDNet has the complete list of the updates released to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 this morning, so check the list below to see if the patches you received are part of this new rollout:

• Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB2852386) — This update adds a new plugin to the Disk Cleanup wizard. After you install this update, you can use the Windows Update Cleanup option to delete Windows updates that you no longer need.
• Dynamic Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2920540) — "0xD1" Stop error when computer is restarted by the Sysprep.exe process in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
• Update for Windows 8.1 (KB2932074)
• Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 (KB2932354)
• Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB2934950)
• Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB2934953)
• Update for Windows Server 2012 Essentials (KB2934957)
• Update for Windows 8 and Windows RT (KB2938459)
• Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT (KB2939153)
• Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2950153)
• Update for .NET Native on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2954879) — This update addresses a bug in error reporting for Microsoft .NET Native when they are used together with Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1 which could result in some performance degradation for the programs.
• Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: May 2014 (KB2955163)
• Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2955164)
• Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB2956037)
• Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2956575)
• Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2958262)
• Dynamic Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2958263)
• Dynamic Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2958265)
• Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB2965065)
• System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista (KB947821) [May 2014]

Just like the other updates released by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday, all of these are delivered via Windows Update, so it's enough to keep your computer connected to the Internet to automatically download and install all of them.
All patches are being delivered via Windows Update
   All patches are being delivered via Windows Update
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