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How to Update to Windows 8.1 Update on April 8th 2014

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    How to Update to Windows 8.1 Update on April 8th 2014


    This article describes the Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update that is dated April, 2014.


    This update is a cumulative update that includes the security updates and the non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 that were released before March, 2014. In addition to previous updates, it includes features such as improved Internet Explorer 11 compatibility for enterprise applications, usability improvements, extended mobile device management, and improved hardware support.

    Important All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. We recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.


    Improvements

    This update includes the following new features and improvements:

    • Enables a more familiar mouse and keyboard functionality for modern apps and controls.
    • Improves the web application compatibility of the Internet Explorer 8 emulation mode (Enterprise Mode) in Internet Explorer 11 F12 Developer Tools.
    • Increases performance and reliability when you use multi-display configurations for portrait-first device experiences.


    Read more at: Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014


    See also: Install the latest Windows 8.1 Update - Microsoft Windows Help
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Oct 2014 at 08:59.

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    Check in Installed Updates to see if you have KB2919442.

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    I already have all those updates, it will be interesting to see what updates it will offer me after April 8th. If nothing changes, at least I would be able to get rid of one of the system backups and save 64 GB of disk space. I have one backup of pristine Win8, one of updated to 8.1 before the last update and one after.
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    Thanks for the heads up. I've updated and ready for April 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    I already have all those updates, it will be interesting to see what updates it will offer me after April 8th. If nothing changes, at least I would be able to get rid of one of the system backups and save 64 GB of disk space. I have one backup of pristine Win8, one of updated to 8.1 before the last update and one after.
    hahaha that reads like me. I do this, I think I have 3 images, I forget, I have so many hard drives
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    I also have 100s of GBs worth of Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 images stored on 5 different HDD's that I've accumulated throughout the years. Better safe than sorry!
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    Where do you get the updates from?

    These updates are not available yet. I would like to try them out, as I am going to do a clean install of Windows. I am unsure about keeping windows 8.1 or go back to windows 7.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Apr 2014 at 09:39. Reason: removed off topic
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    Hello Burgurne,

    The KB2919355 update will be available on April 8th 2014 in Windows Update if you have Windows 8.1 and already have the KB2919442 update from March 11th 2014 installed.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
    Where do you get the updates from?

    These updates are not available yet. I would like to try them out, as I am going to do a clean install of Windows. I am unsure about keeping windows 8.1 or go back to windows 7.
    As Brink mentioned, officially they won't show up on Windows update until the next coming patch Tuesday. Those of us with a TechNet or MSDN subscription can get them now. That's how some members have obtained them. Some of us even went so far as to scour the Internet for leaked versions. At this point I would recommend just waiting for them to show up on Windows update.
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    Thanks for the heads up Brink!!
    Jeff
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