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KB5001403 Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1 - April 13

KB5001403: Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: April 13, 2021

This update applies to the following:
  • Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
  • Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
  • Windows RT 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
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.

This update also addresses an issue that might prevent the CVE-2020-0689 update from installing. The error message in the CBS.log file is TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE. To learn more about this security vulnerability, see CVE-2020-0689 | Microsoft Secure Boot Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability.

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

There are no prerequisites to apply 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 KB4566425.


Source: KB5001403: Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: April 13, 2021

See also: Security Update Guide - Microsoft Security Response Center


Direct download links for KB5001403 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:

Download KB5001403 MSU for Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) - 4.7 MB

Download KB5001403 MSU for Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) - 10.4 MB
 
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hake

New Member
I welcome this servicing stack update. I have had great problems with Windows 8.1 updates for many months but everything seems to have settled down after KB5001403 was installed and Windows Modules Installer and its Worker are once again behaving themselves, at least for now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite Pro P200
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo

CATHYJAY

New Member
THIS HAS CAUSED ME PROBLEMS I CANT USE CERTAIN WEBSITES AND APPARENTLY I CAN'T REMOVE IT STUPID!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64 BIT
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO
    Browser
    FIREFOX
    Antivirus
    AVAST

hake

New Member
There seems to be no mention of a problem with KB5001403 when I searched Google for it. My Windows 8.1 installation has been problem free since KB5001403 was installed on 15 April 2021.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite Pro P200
    CPU
    Intel Core Duo

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