Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 update rollup: May 2013

Applies to: Windows 8Windows 8 EnterpriseWindows 8 Pro


This article describes the update rollup for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that is dated May 2013. This update rollup package includes performance and reliability improvements for Windows 8 and 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 a black screen is displayed for as long as several minutes when you update a graphics driver.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause a reduction in system performance when network activity occurs.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause data loss when you copy a large file.
  • Resolves an issue in which a file can be unexpectedly copied to a FAT or FAT32 partition by Robocopy even if the file exists in the partition.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause Console Host (ConHost.exe) to crash when you run an application that writes to an inactive screen buffer.
  • Resolves an issue that could cause "0x000000AB" Stop error on an RDS server when a user logs off from the server. 
This update package also fixes the issues that are documented in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2838023 Audio decoder crashes when you play back protected Dolby Digital or MPEG content in Windows RT

2838021 Display is incorrect when you resize a window in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2838018 The Windows.ebd file grows very large in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2838016 Short section of audio is played on the lock screen after you resume a Windows 8-based computer from sleep mode

2838015 Notifications freeze in the notification area of Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2836897 Low image quality when you print a .png or .tiff file on a Windows 8-based or Windows Server 2012-based computer

2836312 Pictures cannot be printed correctly by using a printer that uses a v3 printer driver in Windows 8

2836121 An update for Storage Spaces in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 is available

2833586 Virtual machine does not come online after you add a pass-through disk to the virtual machine in Windows Server 2012

2832957 An update that adds entries to the APN database for Everything Everywhere mobile network operator is available for Windows 8

2830507 Changes to DPI value during OOBE are not kept on Windows RT-based, Windows 8-based, or Windows Server 2012-based computers

2827157 An update is available for the KDNET extensibility module in Windows 8

2826795 A blank screen is displayed when you try to use a fingerprint to log on to Windows 8

2825160 Protocol driver doesn't set packet filter on the bindings of miniport drivers when you use Wanarp.sys in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2823375 Computer crashes when you print a file from an application that supports application isolation

2821099 Locked screen orientation is changed after a fast startup in Windows 8

2815313 Missing Windows Store Apps tiles on first logon in Windows 8 and Windows RT

2806748 Incorrect results when you run AD Windows PowerShell cmdlets on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based domain controller

2855453 You cannot mount a new volume in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012

2863945 "0x000000AB" Stop error when you log off from a Windows Server 2012-based RDS server

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 KB2836988.


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