Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: April 2013

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro

Important KB 2823516 redirects you to this article (KB 2822241). When you install KB 2822241 from Windows Update, KB 2823516 is included in the installation.


This article describes the update rollup for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012 that is dated April 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 that could cause quality degradation when you stream specific video formats to Xbox 360 consoles.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause a 0x80073cf9 error when you download Windows Store apps.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the decoding of multi-scan JPEG files to fail. 
This update package also fixes the issues that are documented in the following KB articles: 
2787534 Null values returned when you use the Win32_VideoController WMI class in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2811670   Issues when the Audit object access policy is enabled on Removable Storage in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 

2813298 Update is available that resolves stability issues in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 –based computers that have Atom processers

2814085 Update is available that adds entries to the APN database for KDDI mobile operator in Windows 8

2818790 Protocol driver doesn't bind to teamed network adapters in Windows Server 2012

2819476 Update is available to improve the logging capabilities of the Storport.sys driver in Windows Server 2012

2819564 Data corruption occurs when you merge Data Deduplication-enabled VHDs in Windows Server 2012

2821819 USB devices stop responding in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2822343 CR/LF characters in the "FriendlyName" value of a USB 3.0 extensible Host Controller don't query in applications in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2823187 An update that adds KMS activation support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available

2823243   Volume-licensed copy of Windows 8 prompts for activation unexpectedly

2823250   Inconsistent options for power settings on certain Windows 8 or Windows RT-based devices

2823506 "0x000000A0" Stop error when you resume Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from hibernate

2835627   How to force automatic restarts after important updates in Windows 8 

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.
  • The update package KB 2823516 is applicable for Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and all Windows Server 2012 editions. It is an update for the Remote Desktop Hosting feature.
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 "KB2822241."


 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