Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: February 2013

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro

Important KB 2803676 redirects you to this article (KB 2795944). When you install KB 2795944 from Windows Update, KB 2803676 is included in the installation.


This article describes the update rollup for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012 that is dated February 2013. This update rollup package includes performance and reliability improvements for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.

Issues that this update fixes

This update package resolves the following issues:
  • Resolves an issue in which you receive redundant security confirmations after you connect your Microsoft account to a Windows 8-based device.
  • Resolves an issue in which a Windows 8-based device does not wake from sleep when you press the Windows key or the Home button.
  • Network Drive mappings that are created by using Group Policy Preferences Mapped Drive items do not connect for administrative users. This occurs when the Mapped Drive item is configured to use the Reconnect option.
This update package also fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
2792920 Video playback freezes when you plug in or unplug an HDMI output device in Windows 8

2787600 MMC snap-in crashes when you try to browse tables in it on a computer that is running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2787534 Null values returned when you use the Win32_VideoController WMI class in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

More Information

Update information

How to obtain the update

This update is available from Windows Update.

  • This update is provided as an important update.
  • If you select the Install updates automatically (recommended) Windows Update setting, this update is installed automatically.
  • If you select other Windows Update settings, we highly recommend that you install this update through Windows Update immediately.
You can also obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, go to the Microsoft Download Center, and then search for "KB2795944." 


To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.


For more information about Windows Update, go to the following Microsoft websites: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