November 2014 Windows Update client improvements in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

About this update

After you apply this update, a Most recent cumulative update entry is added at the top of the Windows Update history list in the PC settings app. Cumulative updates contain many fixes or feature improvements, and are designed to bring a computer up-to-date quickly. Listing this information at the top of the history list lets users quickly get a rough sense of how up-to-date the computer is.

How to obtain this update

We have released an update package that has prerequisites for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available from Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.

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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Update detail information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must first install update 2919355 in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

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.

Status

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

More Information

File information

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
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Article ID: 3008188 - Last Review: Nov 12, 2014 - Revision: 1

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