You can't open the "Devices" menu in PC Settings in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2

This article describes an issue that occurs when you try to open the Devices menu in PC Settings in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2. An update is available to fix this issue. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Symptoms

When you try to open the Devices menu by following below steps, the PC Settings window closes unexpectedly, and you are brought back to the start screen.
  1. Swipe in from the right side of the screen, or press the Windows logo key+C to open charms.
  2. Select Settings > Change PC Settings > PC and devices > Devices.

How do I 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 Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1 Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
Note The update for Windows RT 8.1 can be downloaded 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
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

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

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't 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.
File information

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Özellikler

Makale No: 3060746 - Son İnceleme: 18 Ağu 2015 - Düzeltme: 1

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

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