MS16-014: Description of the security update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2: February 9, 2016

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows 8.1Windows Server 2012 Standard


This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker is able to log on to a target system and run a specially crafted application. To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-014.

  • All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
  • 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.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to get security updates automatically, see the "Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel" section of this Safety & Security Center article.

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Known issues in this security update

  • After you install this security update on a system that's running Azure SDK 2.7 or an earlier version on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, the emulator may not start correctly. If you experience this problem, we recommend that you do either of the following:
    • Update Azure SDK to version 2.8 or a later version.
    • Upgrade to Windows 10 to continue using the same version of Azure SDK.
  • Customers using Corel VideoStudio X8 or Corel VideoStudio X9 on Windows 7 may experience a crash while launching or using that product. Customers should install the latest updates from Corel to prevent this issue, or contact Corel for more information and help.
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