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KB4540725 Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1 - March 10

Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2: March 10, 2020

Applies to: Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

Summary

This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) makes sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

Important Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

How to get this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically. 

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Windows Server Update Services

This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Prerequisites

You must have installed the November 12, 2019 SSU update KB4524445 before applying this update.

Restart information

You don't have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

Servicing stack updates (SSUs) make changes to how updates are installed and cannot be uninstalled from the device.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the previously released update KB4524445.


Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ate-for-windows-8-1-rt-8-1-and-server-2012-r2


Direct download links for KB4540725 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:

:arrow: Download KB4540725 MSU for Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) - 4.8 MB

:arrow: Download KB4540725 MSU for Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) - 10.5 MB
 

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mvp
does this apply to server 2012 too? the non r2 version

Hello m18rx2, :)

It shows as only applying to: Windows Server 2012 R2

If you don't get it via Windows Update, then I wouldn't try to manually download and install it.
 

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