Microsoft Rolls Out Windows 8.1 Store Performance Update

The company used Patch Tuesday to improve the Windows Store experience

By Bogdan Popa on January 15th, 2014 04:22 GMT

Microsoft used the first Patch Tuesday cycle of the year to roll out several improvements for the Windows 8.1 store, thus trying to offer an enhanced experience to adopters of its latest OS version.

The update, labeled as KB2913270, is being delivered via Windows Update and is installed together with the other fixes shipped to Windows 8.1 devices this month, WindowsObserver notes.

After installation, the Windows Store should be faster, while bugs affecting the live tiles should no longer exist, according to the official release notes.

Here are all improvements made to the store according to Microsoft’s own changelog:

Faster Windows Store launch time on Surface RT.
Fixes an issue in which the fresh apps in the Windows Store Live Tile do not match the apps in the Spotlight.
Fixes an access violation in Windows Store.
Fixes an issue in which Windows Store crashes when you change the text or font size from default to larger, or from larger to default.
Fixes an "Access Denied" error when you try to access Windows Store.
Fixes an issue in which Windows Store crashes when you change the background color.
Fixes an issue in which Developer license acquisition fails with a 0xC03F1014 error code.
The Windows 8.1 Store should now load faster
   The Windows 8.1 Store should now load faster
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