The Windows 8.1 Preview was released just one week ago at Build 2013 but Microsoft has already issued an update for the operating system. The updates are pretty minor and focus on stability and bug fixes. Internet Explorer 11 gets updated in this patch as well as the definitions in Windows Defender.
Here’s a full list of the changes:
- Update for Windows RT 8.1 Preview (KB2864247) which is specifically supposed to fix a bug causing Metro apps to crash on Windows 8.1 Preview just after launch.
- Update for Windows RT 8.1 Preview (KB2864806) that makes it possible to sing you Google account through Picasa or other applications that rely on Google services. According to Microsoft, this issues occurs because “the application cannot retrieve certain cookies located on the computer.”
- Update for Windows RT 8.1 Preview (KB2864808) addressing a bug in Internet Explorer 11. “When you start and then pause a download in Internet Explorer 11 Preview on a Windows 8.1 Preview-based computer, the download cannot be resumed,” the company explains.
- Update for Windows RT 8.1 Preview (KB2863312) developed to improve compatibility of software and hardware with the new OS release. “This compatibility update improves the compatibility experience in Windows RT 8.1 Preview and in Windows 8.1 Preview. Microsoft regularly releases Windows compatibility updates to improve the overall user experience,” Microsoft explains.
- Update for Windows RT 8.1 Preview (KB2864713) that improves “the robustness of data files,” as Microsoft wrote in the advisory.
The updates apply for both the desktop and tablet versions of Windows so Windows RT users can update their operating system as well. Users should be getting the update pushed to them. To get the patch manually, simply launch Windows Update and click “Check for updates.”