Random system crashes? Fix: Windows 8.1 KB4041693, KB4041687

By: Madeleine Dean
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Microsoft’s focus point on this month’s Patch Tuesday edition are system crashes. The majority of the updates that the company recently rolled out, including Windows 8.1 KB4041693 and KB4041687, aim at fixing random system crashes.

Monthly rollup KB4041693 also brings a series of Internet Explorer fixes that patch various graphics issues, as well as the bug where Internet Explorer stops responding to a navigation request, and more.

On the other hand, security update KB4041687 adds only a series of security enhancement to the following Windows component: Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Windows DNS, Windows Server, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server.

Without further ado, here are the exact changes and improvements that Patch Tuesday brought to Windows 8.1.

KB4041693 changelog:

  • Addressed issue with docking and undocking Internet Explorer windows.
  • Addressed issue with form submissions in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where Internet Explorer stops responding to a navigation request.
  • Addressed issue that occurs in the WebView Control of Internet Explorer in certain scenarios.
  • Addressed issue with URL encoding in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue that prevents an element from receiving focus in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue caused by a pop-up window in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue with the rendering of a graphics element in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue in Internet Explorer caused by a redirection link.
  • Addressed issue where messages that should be in a non-English language display in English in Internet Explorer.
  • Addressed issue where USBHUB.SYS randomly causes memory corruption that results in random system crashes that are extremely difficult to diagnose.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Windows Search Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows kernel, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Windows DNS, Windows Server, Microsoft JET Database Engine, and the Windows SMB Server.

If you’re planning to install KB4041693, keep in mind that you may receive an error message informing your that an application exception has occurred when closing certain apps that use mshtml.dll to load web content. Microsoft is aware of this issue and its engineers are working to find a solution for this problem.

You can download KB4041693 and KB4041687 automatically through Windows Update or get the standalone package from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

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