Security-only KB4038793 update for Windows 8.1 released by Microsoft

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Windows 8.1 just received the new update KB4038793. The update was released during this month’s Patch Tuesday, along with other updates for each supported version of Windows.

KB4038793 is minor, security-only update. It brings just three bug fixes, and no new features or other system improvements. That’s completely normal for a minor update like this one, especially if it’s for Windows 8.1.

The main highlight is the fix for the issue in NPS server, which causes EAP TLS authentication to break. There are also some security updates for the system features and components.

Here’s the complete changelog of the update:

  • “Addressed issue in NPS server where EAP TLS authentication was broken.

  • Re-release of MS16-087- Security update for Windows print spooler components.

  • Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Windows PDF Library, Windows TPM, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel, and the Windows DHCP Server.”

To obtain this update, simply check for updates, and Windows Update will automatically install it on your computer. You can also download the update manually from Microsoft’s Update Catalog, if you don’t prefer the first option.

Besides this update, Microsoft also released the security update KB4038792 for Windows 8.1. KB4038792 is quite bigger, as it brings more system improvements and bug fixes.

We don’t expect update KB4038793 to cause any bigger issues to users who install it. However, if you notice any problems upon installing the update, make sure to let us know in the comments below.

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