Microsoft Releases First Updates to Fix Early Bugs in Windows 8.1

By: Radu Tyrsina
2 minute read

Many folks have rushed and installed the Windows 8.1 preview, mainly because it was for free and it didn’t bother them that they’d get a lot of annoying features. The first bugs, as you’d expect with any beta version, have started to appear and make users frustrated. While it’s natural for these things to happen and you are always advised to install only the stable release or the final version, Microsoft has already decided to make an update and fix some bugs in Windows 8.1

I’ve discovered the update myself by checking the Windows Update setting. Albeit I know that after an important update, the system will ask me to reboot (or forcefully reboot even if I don’t want to) I had the curiosity and discovered some interesting facts. Those of you have their Windows Update turned off, they will be asked to install the updates at some point in the future. I have checked all the details of the updates and found out some interesting things.

The first Windows 8.1 bug fix is here!

windows 8.1 bug fix update

There are important updates to Windows 8.1, such as the virus definition update for Windows Defender, the default security program for Windows 8 and 8.1. Those looking to dual-boot Windows 8 on their Mac should also know that the compatibility between Windows 8.1 Parallels Desktop, used for that purpose, has been improved. The same goes for the Norton security software and AVG Internet Security. Those running Windows RT 8.1 Preview will get the same update notifications, by the way.

I have managed to find 8 update notifications that are less than 60 MB. But, according to your location and the system that you are running, you might experience something else, so let us know what update notifications did you get. Also, there was an update for my Windows 8 nVidia drivers. You can try by yourself and see if you also have the Windows 8.1 update by going to the Search Charm and inputting Windows Update there, after that – check for updates.

Moreover, please find below in the list the full rundown of the updates, as they are described by Microsoft itself in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

  • Can’t resume a download in Internet Explorer 11 Preview
  • Improves Search charm performance in Windows 8.1 Preview (but won’t kill the ads, right?)
  • Windows Store app is not added to the correct category in Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Improves SkyDrive video playback in Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Authentication issues when you use Windows Store apps that declare the Enterprise Authentication capability in Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Windows Store apps crash on launch in Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Improves the robustness of data files in Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Can’t sign in to a Google account through certain applications in Windows 8.1 Preview

Therefore, if you are having any of the above mentioned issues and bugs, they should be solve by applying the very first update to your news Windows 8.1. Let us know how it worked out for you!

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