Updating Windows 8.1 requires installing KB2919355
If you’ve been trying to install the latest updates on your Windows 8.1 computer through Windows Update, but the update process failed, we may have a solution for you. Downloading KB2919355 is mandatory if you want to update your Windows 8.1 PC.
Microsoft recently rolled out a series of important updates for Windows 8.1 on Patch Tuesday. Some of these updates can only be installed after installing update KB2919355.
For example, to apply KB4019264 or KB4010323 you must have update KB2919355 installed on your computer.
As a quick reminder, KB2919355 is a cumulative update that includes the security updates and the non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 , and Windows Server 2012 R2 that were released before March 2014. In addition to these updates, it also includes features such as improved Internet Explorer 11 compatibility for enterprise apps, usability improvements, and improved hardware support.
Microsoft clearly explains that:
All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. We recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.
You can download and install KB2919355 through Windows Update. This release is listed as important and it will be automatically installed on your computer when you turn on automatic updating. You can also download it from Microsoft’s Download Center.
Unfortunately, there is a series of issues that may occur while you’re installing this update or after you’ve installed it. The good news is that you can quickly fix them by applying the corresponding hotfix. For more information, check out Microsoft’s Support page.
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