Update to make sure that applications can self-update after Windows 8.1 OOBE first running

About this update

This update makes sure that applications can self-update immediately after the Windows 8.1 out-of-box experience (OOBE) first runs. This update applies only to the Windows 8.1 OOBE process. It is available only when OOBE updates are installed.

How to obtain this update

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Windows Update

This update is provided as an Optional update on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Update detail information


There are no prerequisites to install this update.

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


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


See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

Article ID: 3083669 - Last Review: Jul 30, 2015 - Revision: 1

Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1