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Windows Update 8.1 Update 2 rolls out

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 2 rolls out
Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings new Windows update
The latest update to Windows 8.1 can be downloaded since yesterday but it only brings a few minor tweaks.
Codrut Nistor,

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  • Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking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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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-13 (Update: 2014-08-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.