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 name

SHA1 hash

SHA256 hash

Windows8.1-KB3197875-x64.msu

979273DB494C9F70D0A6CFBFFB2D033F30DDF01B

7697D1E265BE79F79ABCAB0CA9BE1E3FD7701C047EEBC27F4A3710486DE56024

Windows8.1-KB3197875-arm.msu

CEF8FEDCB4D8EE7729F614CC4716EED1A829D472

A1F3EDE31D97CAE4E4D1201ADCFA9EF456C05D1B0D2BED48B6924CB2C55C41B2

Windows8.1-KB3197875-x86.msu

8A4C176921F0BE6E2347BA3B971D168B18859B02

359FF55B37D216F22AB234329C6FB20032002A1F74FD49A4968599A3EDD1EF68


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

References

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