Windows 8.1 Update Released

Published: 2014-04-04
Last Updated: 2014-04-04 18:09:22 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 3)
3 comment(s)

Thanks to Susan, one of or readers, who dropped us a line today to tell me that we (and by "we" I mean "I") missed that Windows 8.1 Update was announced on April 2.

This is an important update for all of the Windows 8.x folks out there for a couple of reasons:

  • The base 8.1 update includes 2 out-of-band security updates (KB2922229 and KB2936068, both available separately)
  • More importantly, it's the service baseline for 8.x, so you should have this installed before applying the in-band updates coming in May (next month).

Before installation, the 8.1 update requires a prerequisite of KB2919442

More on the 8.1 Update here (amongst lots of other Microsoft posts):

8.1 Update will be available as KB2919355 April 8 (this coming Patch Tuesday)

Rob VandenBrink

3 comment(s)


Uh, wasn't Windows 8.1 released almost half a year ago?
Yes, this is an update to 8.1. Think of it as a mini-service-pack, without calling it a service pack
Now where have we seen this before? . ALAS! every product that MS puts into service.

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