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Some versions of the OneDrive desktop app for Windows do not update automatically


This article describes an update that fixes a serviceability problem in the OneDrive desktop app for Windows on Windows 8.1 devices. We have released an update that has a prerequisite to resolve this problem.
Symptoms
Certain versions of the OneDrive desktop app for Windows cannot automatically update themselves in Windows 8.1.
Cause
This problem occurs because of an incorrect registry key that is for self-update mechanism computers. It causes an AutoUpdater feature to crash.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, we have released an update that fixes the incorrect registry key for Windows 8.1.

How to obtain this update

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 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1DownloadDownload the package now.

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 information

Prerequisites

To install this update, you must first install the update 2919355 in Windows 8.1.

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
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 2990967 - Last Review: 09/23/2014 16:41:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1

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