November 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

The November 2016 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 platforms. We recommend that you apply this quality rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites and the Restart requirement sections.

Improvements and fixes

To learn more about the nonsecurity improvements and fixes in this update, see the "November 15, 2016 – KB3197875" section in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 update history.


How to get 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.

Method 1: 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.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note You must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later versions.

Update detail information

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355) installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace any previously released update.

File Information

File hash information

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update rollup 3197875.

References

For more information about Windows Update, go to the following Microsoft websites:

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Article ID: 3197875 - Last Review: Nov 15, 2016 - Revision: 1

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