Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2: March 10, 2020

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows RT 8.1Windows Server 2012 R2

Summary


This update makes quality improvements to the servicing stack, which is the component that installs Windows updates. Servicing stack updates (SSU) makes sure that you have a robust and reliable servicing stack so that your devices can receive and install Microsoft updates.

How to get this update


Method 1: Windows Update 

This update is available through Windows Update. It will be downloaded and installed automatically.  

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog 

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

Method 3: Windows Server Update Services

This update is also available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites to apply this update.

Restart information 

You don't have to restart your computer after you apply this update.

Removal information

Servicing stack updates (SSUs) make changes to how updates are installed and cannot be uninstalled from the device.

Update replacement information 

This update replaces the previously released update KB4524445.

File Information


File verification


File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

References


For information on SSUs, see the following articles:

Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.