Important When you install this update (2995388) from Windows Update, update 2996799 is included in the installation.
The October 2014 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup package resolves issues, and includes performance and reliability improvements. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines. Check out the fixed issues in this update. Also notice that there is a prerequisite and a restart requirement for installing this update.
Issues that this update fixes
This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles.
List of the fixed issues
For Home Users:
2998224 Memory leak occurs when you play mp4 files in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2994774 Only five Windows Store applications are pinned on Start screen after OOBE in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
2992811 Computer freezes when you switch to another account in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2996799 Device takes a long time to hibernate or shut down after you plug in an SD card in Windows 8.1
2996534 Rotated images in PowerPoint 2013 are printed incorrectly when you use XPS in Windows
2990172 SD card is not recognized when you wake up the computer in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2979583 Additional thick line is printed on a page that has an Excel chart in Windows
For IT Professionals:
2997764 Loading indicator does not disappear when you play a video in Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2996804 Multiple printer icons appear when you unplug a printer in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2993220 iSCSI target does not send a session start notification on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based cluster
2990170 Multipath I/O identifies different disks as the same disk in Windows
2989936 An NTFS volume is flagged as dirty after each restart, and CHKDSK can find no issues
2989658 SCVMM crashes during live migration on a SMB-based storage system on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based Hyper-V server
2959146 Update for data deduplication to improve scalability in Windows Server 2012 R2
2957699 Confusing message from Work Folders in Action Center when you change or disconnect the network in Windows 8.1
2996808 Gray conversion of the RGB color is printed incorrectly through a PCL 6 version 4 driver in Windows
2996807 Print jobs are intermittently processed slowly through Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based printer servers
2996502 Sitka fonts cannot be printed correctly by using an XPS print driver in Windows
2996207 Network printers that use TCP/IP port cannot print after first document has printed in Windows
2995081 Telephony equipment errors when the Internet telephony system runs on a Windows Server 2012 R2-based DNS server
2990969 User can change proxy settings that are locked by GPO in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
2988609 You cannot print fax by using a fax modem in Windows
2974313 A domain controller freezes when an event subscription manager list is long in Windows
2966407 Backing up virtual machines fails when using the CSV writer after installation of update 2919355 in Windows
Mitigations View DNS events by using the Event Viewer and Computer Management snap-ins.
How to obtain the update rollup
Method 1: Windows Update
This update is provided as an Important update from Windows Update. If you turn on automatic updating, this update is automatically installed.
How to perform Windows Update
Open Windows Update by swiping in from the right edge of the screen (or, if you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen and move the mouse pointer up), tap or click Settings, tap or click Change PC settings, and then tap or click Update and recovery.
Tap or click Check now, and then wait while Windows looks for the latest updates for your computer.
If updates are found, tap or click Install updates.
Select update 2995388 under Optional, and then tap or click Install.
Note You might have to restart your computer to finish installing some updates. Save and close your files and apps before you restart so that you do not lose anything.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be obtained only from Windows Update.
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
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
Update detail information
To apply this update, you must first install update 2919355 on Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update: April 2014
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any previously released update.
The following table lists the thumbprints of the certificates that are used to sign the updates (.msu). Verify the certificate thumbprint in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article against the certificate thumbprint indicated on the update that you download.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1