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This article describes some improvements for Windows Store and Windows Update in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Check out the new features of this update and how to obtain this update. This update has a prerequisite.

Features that are enabled in this update


About the new features that are enabled for the Windows Store

  • A persistent navigation bar now appears at the top of the screen. Users can now use the mouse or keyboard to quickly browse to recommendation lists (such as Top Free, Top Paid, Top Grossing, Best Rated, and Picks for You), Collections, or account information.
  • App collections have a more prominent placement in the navigation. There is a new Collections page that lists all available app collections. A small set of collections is highlighted on the home page. Collections are also displayed in search results. Additionally, for certain collections, users will be offered an Install All choice that lets them obtain all the apps in that collection in one step.
  • A universal apps badge has been added to Windows Store apps that can be purchased only one time and that can then be used on both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
  • Discount information is now displayed for apps on the home page, search results, lists, and description pages.
  • App description page improvements:
    • Users can take larger screen shots of the UI to improve the view of the app for other users that are not currently using it.
    • Universal applications are clearly identified together with any hardware requirements. .
    • Promotional pricing and expiration information is displayed next to the Buy button.
    • The list of recommended apps that is offered to the user post-acquisition is improved to make them more relevant.

  • A supplemental privacy shortcut has been added to the apps description page in the charms.
  • An improved hardware-targeting feature filters touch-required apps out of the Windows Store live tile, Spotlight, and "Picks for You" parts of the Store if the computer does not support touch. These apps are still viewable in other parts of the Store. Therefore, when you select a touch-required app on a computer that does not support touch, you receive a warning to indicate that the computer does not have the correct hardware to run the app.

About the new features that are enabled for the Windows Update

  • Windows Update integrates with SleepStudy to provide improved diagnostic information.
  • Improvements to performance, resiliency, and support for authenticated proxies have been added in Windows Update.

Resolution

Update information

How to obtain this update

Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.
Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
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All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2
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Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, and have update 2919355 installed.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

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The global version of this update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

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Appxmanifest.xmlNot applicable1,73322-Aug-201301:43Not applicable
Resources.ar-sa.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201415:12Not applicable
Resources.bg-bg.priNot applicable2,64811-Apr-201415:12Not applicable
Resources.cs-cz.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201415:12Not applicable
Resources.da-dk.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201415:12Not applicable
Resources.de-de.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201415:05Not applicable
Resources.el-gr.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201415:13Not applicable
Resources.en-gb.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201415:09Not applicable
Resources.en-us.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201408:09Not applicable
Resources.es-es.priNot applicable2,63211-Apr-201414:57Not applicable
Resources.et-ee.priNot applicable2,63211-Apr-201415:09Not applicable
Resources.fi-fi.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201415:09Not applicable
Resources.fr-fr.priNot applicable2,72011-Apr-201415:10Not applicable
Resources.he-il.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201415:08Not applicable
Resources.hr-hr.priNot applicable2,67211-Apr-201415:06Not applicable
Resources.hu-hu.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201415:08Not applicable
Resources.it-it.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201415:09Not applicable
Resources.ja-jp.priNot applicable2,55211-Apr-201415:08Not applicable
Resources.ko-kr.priNot applicable2,55211-Apr-201415:09Not applicable
Resources.lt-lt.priNot applicable2,68811-Apr-201415:08Not applicable
Resources.lv-lv.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201415:05Not applicable
Resources.nb-no.priNot applicable2,60811-Apr-201415:08Not applicable
Resources.nl-nl.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201415:07Not applicable
Resources.pl-pl.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201414:55Not applicable
Resources.pt-br.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201414:56Not applicable
Resources.pt-pt.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201414:55Not applicable
Resources.ro-ro.priNot applicable2,64811-Apr-201414:54Not applicable
Resources.ru-ru.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201414:55Not applicable
Resources.sk-sk.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201414:49Not applicable
Resources.sl-si.priNot applicable2,66411-Apr-201414:55Not applicable
Resources.sr-latn-rs.priNot applicable2,69611-Apr-201414:51Not applicable
Resources.sv-se.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201415:02Not applicable
Resources.th-th.priNot applicable2,60811-Apr-201414:55Not applicable
Resources.tr-tr.priNot applicable2,67211-Apr-201415:01Not applicable
Resources.uk-ua.priNot applicable2,70411-Apr-201414:54Not applicable
Resources.zh-cn.priNot applicable2,56011-Apr-201415:01Not applicable
Resources.zh-hk.priNot applicable2,54411-Apr-201414:58Not applicable
Resources.zh-tw.priNot applicable2,54411-Apr-201414:59Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable1,71203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable1,34903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-100.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-180.pngNot applicable1,71203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-80.pngNot applicable1,34903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-140.pngNot applicable8,49303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable12,33103-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-100.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-140.pngNot applicable8,49303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-180.pngNot applicable12,33103-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,55403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,55403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,06903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,06903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-140.pngNot applicable1,89203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable2,13503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable1,48403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-100.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-140.pngNot applicable1,89203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-180.pngNot applicable2,13503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-80.pngNot applicable1,48403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,29303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,29303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Resources.priNot applicable11,96011-Apr-201401:59Not applicable
Winstoreui-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable2,88511-Apr-201408:22Not applicable
Twinuievents.ptxmlNot applicable41,26922-Feb-201404:23Not applicable
Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxmlNot applicable11,79121-Aug-201323:40Not applicable
Windowsupdate.admxNot applicable23,69001-Jul-201316:49Not applicable
Wusettingsprovider.dll7.9.9600.17093307,71211-Apr-201403:01x86
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Winstoreui-events.ptxmlNot applicable10,73227-Nov-201304:23Not applicable
Appxblockmap.xmlNot applicable31922-Aug-201312:27Not applicable
Appxmanifest.xmlNot applicable1,73322-Aug-201308:30Not applicable
Resources.ar-sa.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:43Not applicable
Resources.bg-bg.priNot applicable2,64811-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.cs-cz.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:43Not applicable
Resources.da-dk.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201416:43Not applicable
Resources.de-de.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201416:34Not applicable
Resources.el-gr.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.en-gb.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.en-us.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201409:06Not applicable
Resources.es-es.priNot applicable2,63211-Apr-201416:28Not applicable
Resources.et-ee.priNot applicable2,63211-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.fi-fi.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.fr-fr.priNot applicable2,72011-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.he-il.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201416:39Not applicable
Resources.hr-hr.priNot applicable2,67211-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.hu-hu.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.it-it.priNot applicable2,60011-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.ja-jp.priNot applicable2,55211-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.ko-kr.priNot applicable2,55211-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.lt-lt.priNot applicable2,68811-Apr-201416:32Not applicable
Resources.lv-lv.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.nb-no.priNot applicable2,60811-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.nl-nl.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.pl-pl.priNot applicable2,65611-Apr-201416:32Not applicable
Resources.pt-br.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201416:28Not applicable
Resources.pt-pt.priNot applicable2,62411-Apr-201416:27Not applicable
Resources.ro-ro.priNot applicable2,64811-Apr-201416:27Not applicable
Resources.ru-ru.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:32Not applicable
Resources.sk-sk.priNot applicable2,64011-Apr-201416:26Not applicable
Resources.sl-si.priNot applicable2,66411-Apr-201416:30Not applicable
Resources.sr-latn-rs.priNot applicable2,69611-Apr-201416:25Not applicable
Resources.sv-se.priNot applicable2,61611-Apr-201416:32Not applicable
Resources.th-th.priNot applicable2,60811-Apr-201416:30Not applicable
Resources.tr-tr.priNot applicable2,67211-Apr-201416:32Not applicable
Resources.uk-ua.priNot applicable2,70411-Apr-201416:30Not applicable
Resources.zh-cn.priNot applicable2,56011-Apr-201416:33Not applicable
Resources.zh-hk.priNot applicable2,54411-Apr-201416:34Not applicable
Resources.zh-tw.priNot applicable2,54411-Apr-201416:34Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable1,71203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable1,34903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-100.pngNot applicable1,41603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-180.pngNot applicable1,71203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Logo.scale-80.pngNot applicable1,34903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-140.pngNot applicable8,49303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable12,33103-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-100.pngNot applicable6,19603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-140.pngNot applicable8,49303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Splashscreen.scale-180.pngNot applicable12,33103-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,55403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,87203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilelarge.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,55403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,06903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,25603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilesmall.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,06903-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-140.pngNot applicable1,89203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-180.pngNot applicable2,13503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable1,48403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-100.pngNot applicable1,66503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-140.pngNot applicable1,89203-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-180.pngNot applicable2,13503-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tiletiny.scale-80.pngNot applicable1,48403-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black_scale-100.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.contrast-black_scale-80.pngNot applicable2,29303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.scale-100.pngNot applicable2,47603-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Tilewide.scale-80.pngNot applicable2,29303-Aug-201304:38Not applicable
Resources.priNot applicable11,96011-Apr-201401:50Not applicable
Winstoreui-ppdlic.xrm-msNot applicable2,88511-Apr-201409:52Not applicable
Twinuievents.ptxmlNot applicable41,26922-Feb-201404:21Not applicable
Windowsupdateclient-core.ptxmlNot applicable11,79122-Aug-201306:45Not applicable
Windowsupdate.admxNot applicable23,69001-Jul-201316:49Not applicable
Twinui.appcore.dll6.3.9600.17093828,92811-Apr-201402:36x86
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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 2956575 - Last Review: July 2, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
  • Windows RT 8.1
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