Windows Update 8.1 Update 2 rolls out
The Redmond giant unleashed the second update for Windows 8.1 yesterday, as promised. Windows 8.1 Update 2, also referred to as "August Update," offers "performance and reliability improvements" for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, as well as Windows Server 2012 R2.
Microsoft has listed the following improvements for this update, which is labeled KB2975719:
- Minimizing Logon Prompts for Microsoft SharePoint Online
- Settings changes for Update and Recovery
- Ruble symbol update
- Video capture metadata for MP4
- Wi-Fi Direct APIs for Discoverability
- Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking
Windows 8.1 August Update also fixes a rather long list of minor issues and can be downloaded manually through the Microsoft Download Center or obtained via the Windows Update service. Unlike the Windows 8.1 Update 1 which rolled out back in early April, this second major update is optional, so users will be able to install other updates even if they decide to skip installing KB2975719. Obviously, those who decide to apply the August update need to have Windows 8.1 Update 1 already installed.
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