Windows 10 update

Started by BenYeeHua, August 14, 2013, 04:35:32 AM

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Changed to Windows 10, and no more month update. :)
They changed it to optional update, and that KB articles still very useful for newbie/normal windows user. ;)

•Resolves an issue in which some Micro SD cards are not detected on Windows 8 tablets

And also:

Article ID: 2832829
"0x00000019" Stop error when you try to shut down a Windows-based computer
Affect some graphic card which output with HDMI.(and also windows 7)

Article ID: 2859160
Windows 8-based computer freezes when you resume the computer from hibernate mode
Affect if you using external USB optical drive and hibernate.

Article ID: 2865941
Windows-based computer crashes when you restart, shut down, or log off from the computer
Affect if you are using "Display pointer trails".

Article ID: 2868237
App exits when you ignore misspelled words in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012
Affect some software that using spell checker, and you ignore multiple misspellings.

Article ID: 2868560
"Can't connect to the network" status message when you try to connect to a mobile broadband network in Windows 8
Affect user that using CDMA mobile broadband network adapter(which supports multiple mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs))

Article ID: 2868572
Characters in vertical fonts are not displayed correctly in Windows 8
Affect user that using East Asian vertical font (such as Japanese @MS Mincho), you will need to rotate your head 90 degrees to read that Unicode characters. ;D
Microsoft Security Advisory: Update for deprecation of MD5 hashing algorithm for Microsoft root certificate program: August 13, 2013
So, they start blocking the other to using the old MD5? :)


The performance for word convert to PDF has been improve, as they support modern, multi-core CPU more better(I think it is multi-threads)

Prepares for Windows 8.1:
They has this update to enable the ability to update from windows 8 to windows 8.1 via store, when it is release.

Explorer.exe process crashes when you press Alt+Tab in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012
Updates are available that improve the content in warning messages that you receive when you run local executable files in Windows
Notification is not displayed for a Windows Store app in Windows 8(as the store apps are using windows 8.1 binding template and windows 8 don't support it)
Performance Monitor uses incorrect calculation for certain types of counters in Windows 8 or in Windows Server 2012
Just like the windows 8.1 preview, they need to install KB2871389 to upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8.1
And it seen like we can't using windows 8 activate code to directly install windows 8.1, without install and upgrade from windows 8.


still no update fixes for the botched updates last month , I know they removed a few but there were few left and gave trouble .
If you had issue you had to remove it .
forget Kb#
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Yes, windows update only responsible "update", it don't uninstall the botched updates after Microsoft pull it I think....
And for anyone that don't know, windows 8.1 got some update push to them too. ;)


Sure, it doesn't uninstall , but they should update the update  ;D so it works right w/o issue .
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And they only push the update that fix the broken update next month, so you will facing this issues one month!!!(except it is a vulnerabilities I think.)
Another Windows update issue, you can't install this KB 2810009, and it will repeat showing the error 80242009.(and manual install works, but it will showing in Windows update too.)

QuoteI just wanted to give a heads up to some recent issues that we are seeing across Office Deployment.

    Security Fixes MS13-072 and MS13-073 MS13-074

Two security updates released yesterday MS13-072, MS13-073 and MS13-074, These are installing fine but if you scan the machine again for updates, show up again and again and again. Currently there is no fix available for these other than to say that the update is applied but it is not getting properly detected. The product group is aware of the issues and are working on it.

We appreciate your patience and understand on this.

Thank you.
Another Office bug.

It look like after windows 8(and worst after windows 8.1 preview) is coming out, there are rush on pushing broken update... :P


Yes, I don't have Access so that update I didn't get .

Lately between MS and Nvidia not sure whats going on  .
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QuoteLately between MS and Nvidia not sure whats going on  .
More information? :)
As I know Nvidia driver has been start getting more issue like burning Fermi graphic card, stutter and performance drop for many person.(not me as I don't record the FPS every driver and it is optimus, display is handle by Intel HD4000)


nothing to confirm on my side, I have not updated since 314.07 , no issues here .
but judging from all the issues many have with freezes , TDR 's among other game issues seems the 32x.xx is having hard time with stability .

Lets see what next version does .
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Yup, and I just get some information about the next WHQL driver, they just found some bug and it will taking some time.
So I guess we might get the driver next week, as they don't has ETA, I can't confirm which date the WHQL driver will coming out.

And this show that, sometimes the newest/latest one don't mean the best stability, except it fix some stability issue without bring more stability issue. ;)


two things come to mind IMO .

1) It doesn't really matter with Nvidia on beta or WHQL as far as stability .

2) They should not mention ETA on WHQL or even beta , just get out a beta like once a month as long as progress happened .

Being once a developer I can say its worst thing to do , it hardly helps by giving a release time .
Bitsum QA Engineer


Yup. ;)
Many times I saw some online game getting the patch out on ETA, as it is their ETA, and causing many issue when gamer is playing...


Not too much, they are using many small updates to fix the driver vulnerabilities.
And a vulnerabilities for some OpenType or TrueType font files.

Some performance improve for USB webcam, fixed some shortcut key on the keyboard stop working.
Some high DPI issues for office, this is one of the biggest issues for windows, which you has many software don't support High DPI correctly...

For Flash Player, when they has a release note?
So I just check awhile, it look like they only has the release notes after they change like from 11.8 to 11.9.

Anyways, if you has any issues like BSOD after install the update, just post at here to let other people know.  :)


It look like Microsoft still patching the Windows 8, even Windows 8.1 has being coming out.
lol, I never know IE has changelog for it. ;)

And they disable IE 11 Enhanced Protected Mode, so it look like many add-on(active-x) don't support x64 yet.

People who having the DirectX 10(not DirectX 10.1) Graphic card, you can install this update to fix some DX10.1/11 app/game that causing UI issues.
But I think which UI it's means.... as Game has UI like the menu.

If I am right, the fix on Windows 8.1 has also patch on Windows 8, which is USB 3.0 driver like power on/off for device that asking too much current.

And they disable RC4 too, which is disabled as default with Windows 8.1, it look like just Windows 8.1 are for testing, after stable, they patch it on Windows 8 ;D

I think some of you like the WordPad in Windows 8, which is a small version for Office, they has fix some vulnerability for it.

That's all, I am updating my PlanetSide 2 to getting that FPS increase too. ;)

PS:Flash Player and Air also got update, so remember to update it. :D


Just Installed IE11 on win7 through windows update  , they set the enhanced protection mode off by default, same with the tracking protection stuff .
I enabled tracking protection but didn't yet with enhanced protection mode .
Seems to run ok , didn't see any bad reports , not that I use it much .
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I has enabled Enhanced Protected Mode for a long time, 1 year since I am start using Windows 8, no issues so far, as most of my add-on/active-x support 32/64-bit.  :)

And good news for Windows 8.1 user, so far 1 of the 2 bug that stopping me for update to Windows 8.1 has a workaround, and the other bug is on the graphic card driver.

The mouse issues on Game software that using DirectInput for example.

1394264 - Optimus: Can't use dGPU after update to Windows 8.1.
And this bug for Nvidia driver too, I hope the non-unicode issues will be fixed, as there are many non-unicode software for "small size" like game for example, this will affecting many thing. :P


So today is the day, again. :)

I just using IPv6 to update, it look like I am connect to 2600:140b:1f::3cfe:8e11, a Akamai CDN servers to download the update.
Update to Revoke Non-compliant UEFI Modules

Applications disappear from the Start screen after you refresh a Windows RT, Windows 8, or Windows Server 2012-based computer by using a push-button reset recovery image

Files or folders are removed unexpectedly when you perform a cut-and-paste operation on a Windows FTP client that is connected to an FTP site

Based on the update for UEFI Modules, and this one.
Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)

I just found out that windows 8.1 has the UEFI Modules fix when it's just come out, and Windows 8.1 no longer using MSRT, it look like they switch to or improved their Windows Defender.

And ya, 1 thing about Windows Defender for windows 8.1, it has a feature that repair the system DLL, if they found out the DLL is broken or something like that, then they will download the same version from Microsoft website, and repair it.
It may look like not so NEW, but who(anti-virus) has a bigger store and knowing more about Windows? ;)
And ya.
While I am downloading the Adobe Flash Player for IE10, I has downloaded the Adobe Flash Player for Firefox, via manually.
I just thinking that, is it right for letting Windows Update handle the Adobe Flash Player update?

As I know, many people like to disable the Windows Update, but they strangely not disable other software update, I guess it is because software normally don't causing crash or BSoD.
So for people like that, moving the Adobe Flash Player update to Windows Update will/might increase their risk for facing more security issues.

And it will be fun to find out that, did moving the update to Windows Update will affecting how many people, as normally people are using Chrome. ;D

It look like this update also only without Windows 8.1, I wonder what's windows 8.1 changed?
Maybe something that don't need to get the update from Windows Update, but just sync?


I never used windows update for Adobe Flash Player , I patch IE and FF at same times .
If its big version upgrade I use there flash uninstall tool first before update .
Bitsum QA Engineer


Ya, but start from Windows 8, you has to update them via Windows Update, as it is just like Chrome, has a special design for IE10/11.

You can check that the hardware acceleration is gone for IE on Windows 8/8.1. :)

Anyways, I hope many software provider can provide their own uninstaller to clean up the thing that left over, if their uninstaller is stop working normally for some reason.
Or just don't left too much thing that will affecting the system, or software itself.


It is the day again, but we got many thing too.(but less from MS) ;)
AMD Kaveri, but only reducing the power consumption for now(increase CPU performance, but reducing frequency as it is bulk, not SOI), as no even one HSA software can run.
So Intel is still a winner for CPU, and AMD fail to show off their GPU power, as they can't solve their bandwidth issues for GPU, and not many gamer need that performance level to playing game.
But it can be a new thing for more easy to compute with GPU, we don't know until the software is coming out. :D

It look like as Windows 8.1 Update 1 is coming out, or it is New year, I don't get many update for Windows 8. :)

Only 1 fix for Flash player, 1 fix for issues that might facing if you try to update Windows 8 to windows 8.1, and rarely TCP connection issues?

And if you need something to read, you can read about this, it is very long. ;)
As this is too less for this post, just a small tips.
If you has a software that is minimized to taskbar, you can double click it to get a restore downed/not maximized window.
But I guess no one need that. ;)


Yes, AMD, Nvidia an all rest are still on 2xnm ( for Kaveri 28nm)  so not much power or performance can be haved w/o making chip use more energy .

intel has big leg up here and hopefully they won't drop the ball increasing there HD graphics with next/newer chips .
Bitsum QA Engineer


Quoteintel has big leg up here and hopefully they won't drop the ball increasing there HD graphics with next/newer chips .
For this, I think Intel will increase the gaming performance for GPU too, even Intel is not one of the HSA member.
(but I am not sure about compute, as it look like this is just for saving bandwidth to improve GPU performance only.)
Because it is strangely that Intel support 1 thing to improve the GPU performance with Haswell, which is one thing for HSA.
QuoteThe second extension, InstantAccess is simply Intel's implementation of zero copy. Although Intel's processor graphics have supported unified memory for a while (CPU + GPU share the same physical memory), the two processors don't get direct access to each others memory space. Instead, if the GPU needs to work on something the CPU has in memory, it needs to make its own copy of it first. The copy process is time consuming and wasteful. As we march towards true heterogeneous computing, we need ways of allowing both processors to work on the same data in memory. With InstantAccess, Intel's graphics driver can deliver a pointer to a location in GPU memory that the CPU can then access directly. The CPU can work on that GPU address without a copy and then release it back to the GPU. AMD introduced support for something similar back with Llano.

So I think that HSA can be future, but the issues is the standard for HSA, and Intel don't agree standard set by AMD I guess?

And even HSA making GPGPU more easy, but it increase more issues for devs, so they need to learn about how to using GPGPU too, and also transfer of data, as the latency between CPU and GPU is still there, they just reduced.
Back to Topic, I got a small patch, but it look like even it is small patch, but it can be important.
(without restart, so don't worry about after installed this update you need to restart your computer)
QuoteThis update package resolves the following issues:
•Resolves an issue that could cause quality degradation when you stream specific video formats to Xbox 360 consoles.
•Resolves an issue that could cause a 0x80073cf9 error when you download Windows Store apps.
•Resolves an issue that could cause the decoding of multi-scan JPEG files to fail.

The thing you might like to know is/are
2813298 - Update is available that resolves stability issues in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 â€"based computers that have Atom processers
2821819 - USB devices stop responding in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
2822343 - CR/LF characters in the "FriendlyName" value of a USB 3.0 extensible Host Controller don't query in applications in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
2823243 - Volume-licensed copy of Windows 8 prompts for activation unexpectedly
2823250 - Inconsistent options for power settings on certain Windows 8 or Windows RT-based devices
2823506 - "0x000000A0" Stop error when you resume Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 from hibernate
2835627 - How to force automatic restarts after important updates in Windows 8

And some of the fix is for Atom processor, so don't worry about Wintel is gone, they are still there, and MS love the low power for tablet of Atom. ;)
A little tips here.

If you see TiWorker.exe is running and biting CPU+Hard Disk usage, it is just compress unused file that get replaced/patched and keeping the old file by Windows Update.

If you don't like that, you can just remove the old file that get updated by Windows Update, but remember!
After you deleted the old file, you can never uninstall the Update, as the old file is not there, Windows update can't get the old file, then replace the new file.
So except you really lack of disk space, and it is stable after update/you like to reinstall windows than uninstall update, then it is not recommend that remove the old file.  ;)


The HSA will definilty help portables and APU's  but I wonder if there be some issues at first when using dGPU were now you have fast GDDR memory working with slower system memory . I wonder if latency or timings will get hurt .

Even though I am on Win7 and none of those installed today, I noticed whatever of 3 patches (kb2913602, Kb2913431 and Kb2862330 ) , one made all my USB devices resync with system .
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Yup, that is for Windows 8, as windows 8 start removing old code I guess, and also making small change into 1 patch every month, but not the SP(Service Pack), and let the Update 1 becoming a big patch.

For HSA, I don't think it will help portables, as you can just see how many difference hardware with smartphone.
And mobile need less power consumption, they will love cloud compute for them.
Except many people need GPU process power for processing thing on their smartphone, or it will not very helpful.


So it is the day again, but this time without Adobe Flash Player update, as they has updated 3-5 days ago.  ;)

We get IE, .net, and VBS update for most windows, if you are IE11 user, it is recommended to install it.

2907810  Update that helps you manage your Internet Explorer 11 home page
This update might helps reducing some malware software changing your home page, I guess?
Because I wonder how it know it is you are changing it, or the software are simulating that user is changing it :P

For windows 8, we only get IPv6 update, which might showing that using Windows 8.1 will be fixed this issues earlier, like what I said before?

Anyways, most of the update is for Denial of Service, or just script and malware website.
And you might learn something from the IE update. ;)


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Yup, this month is for IE update, not Windows update.
But many software is using the core of IE, so it can be count as Windows update too. ;D

Anyways, I guess they are putting most of the jobs on their Windows 8.1 Update 1 now.  :)


Update for those getting errors or problems with previous updates an services .

PS: have not run it here as haven't run into any issues with windows update so can not comment on how good it works .
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Me too, don't facing any issues on Windows Update yet, except 2-5 years ago.(Windows XP) ;)
But yes, the DISM.exe is getting famous to repair the system file, since Windows 8 coming out.
I also found some corrupt file while checking it, I guess it is caused by the BSoD that I facing before. :D


Yes, I think I will wait a bit before running it ,its suppose to come to windows update later , maybe with newer version .
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21 days without reboot~  ;)
For now, some process PID is 1xxxx, I wonder how many computer can made it to more than 20000+ PID. :D
(Of cause without using a script to run and end the process again and again.)

But now I has to reboot and update many thing. ;D

The Silverlight got a update, and it might taking long time to install, on my side, he just repeat running the same process, end it, until I open the "My Computer".
This might be caused by the IE is running.

DirectShow get some fix

And so did XP

The Windows Defender(better than MSE if you are using Windows 8.1) get update too.

And a memory leaks

Of cause, the Adobe(Flash Player, Air) get some update too. ;)

PS:The Office 2013 get SP1 too, but it is few week ago.  :)


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So it means that Windows 8+ is with SSL, and I hope there are not bug inside the SSL code or the Microsoft servers. ;D


Don't know, just checked windows update after reading your post and showed 8 important/critical updates .

PS: I shutdown my system each night so normally it be tomorrow i see the updates .
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Ya, and I just damaged some of my file, as I force shut down after the driver is not detect my monitor...
Lucky I update the windows first, then update the driver, so only some startup software is affected.  :)

Anyways, I wonder how many user will report the WER to Microsoft, so the dev of that software can get the dump from Microsoft. :P


I don't install the updates yet, but it is very little(for Windows 8), I guess it is really time for me upgrade this computer to Windows 8.1 Update 1. :)

Nothing much for Windows 8, only normal update for Flash, IE, and also .bat and .cmd that normal people really don't run.

And a funny power save bug, that got disabled while updating the USB input device. ;D
For Office 2013...
Huge Patch for security update!!!

The total is 1.8GB, I think it might less if you installed Office 2013 SP1.

And nope, if you are using Office most of the time, I will said that just update it, except you don't really care about security. :)


Yes, there was 7 updates for win7 , two for IE11 .

From what I have read the 8.1 update1 seems good direction .
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Yup, so I guess only Windows 8 is getting less fix.

And for Windows 8.1, to know more about it, using it myself is better than reading about how good it is, so I am trying to find a ways to download the installer in a better ways.

As you know, slow internet connection is huge pain for downloading huge file, so I may choose using the ISO upgrade rather than Windows Store upgrade. ;D


For fastest update, I can just patch with Update 1, which having all the update before.
And here is some update I see in the Windows Update, look like Windows 8.1 Update 1 patch is not in there.
Maybe it only showing up after some patch is installed. :)

So, here is some update that is for Windows 8.1, and it is monthly patch+some interesting info about it. ;)
QuotePush-button reset and boot experience: Stabilizes the boot experience. Fits and finishes changes in push-button reset (PBR) and refresh. (Client and Server)
•   In-box apps: Provides reliability and stabilization fixes for inbox apps, including Camera, Photo, and Video Viewer. Stabilizes OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) integration with inbox apps. (Client)
•   Graphics and multimedia platform:  Improves graphics and multimedia reliability and performance, including stabilized visuals across power states. Improves 3D performance. Improves the handling of PlayTo. (Client)
•   File server and clustering: Improves Enterprise Client Sync experience. Resolves reliability issues in continuous availability (CA) and backup scenarios involving failover clustering, Hyper-V, iSCSI and DedDup. (Server)
•Hyper-V:  Provides general virtualization reliability fixes in Hyper-V, Network Virtualization, and Remote Desktop Virtualization for large deployments. (Server)

Quote•2888929 "KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" Stop error when a driver tries to close static streams for USB 3.0 devices in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2890783 Incompatibility between Windows 8.1 roaming user profiles and other earlier versions of Windows roaming user profiles
•2897632 Logon screen turns black in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2901095 Error message when you try to search for apps in the Windows Store in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2901388 Update enables you to run the 32-bit version of Windows Store apps for Windows 8 in the 64-bit version of Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2902864 Update removes the "Windows 8.1 SecureBoot isn't configured correctly" watermark in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2896349 USB 3.0 Bluetooth device still drains power when computer is in sleep mode in Windows
•2891709 Windows Store video or camera apps freeze after you reopen the lid of a Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, or Windows RT 8.1-based laptop

Quote•2905029 Lumia 2520 camera app crashes when you stop a video recording in Windows RT 8.1
•2906900 Error "0x80090004 (NTE_BAD_LEN)" occurs when you try to sign in to Windows Live Messenger in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2908279 Mouse pointer stutters or freezes when you play certain games in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2905627 Update that prevents zombie processes when process snapshotting or process cloning is used in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2906824 Input devices do not work after you resume a Windows 8.1-based computer from the Connected Standby power state
•2903926 Update that improves battery life when you play music through a Bluetooth device in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2906036 Windows 8.1-based computer freezes when you try to start the computer or resume the computer from hibernate mode

QuoteIssue 2
After you install a driver update from Windows Update for a device that uses third-party drivers, only some files for the device are updated.

Quote•2870467 Memory leak in Oleaut32.dll on a Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2-based COM server
•2891804 Files or folders are removed unexpectedly when you perform a cut-and-paste operation on a Windows FTP client that is connected to an FTP site
•2897602 FIX: TCP connections that use ephemeral loopback addresses are dropped suddenly in Windows
•2910642 Video playback in Windows Media Player stutters or stops in Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
•2908931 Camera image orientation on viewfinder of display screens are rotated 90 degree on a Windows 8.1-based Portrait-First device
•2911039 Scheduled task in Windows restarts unexpectedly after computer restarts
•2913317 Autocorrection feature does not remember user decisions in Windows 8.1
•2913765 Certain cameras cannot be used as removable drives in Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2914211 Internet Explorer tab freezes when it makes a COM call to a suspended tab
•2914217 Duplicate files in a symbolic link folder after you upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
•2914219 USB storage device does not work correctly in Windows 8.1 and in Windows Server 2012 R2
QuoteWhen you use Windows Store apps in Windows 8.1, you may encounter one of the following issues.
Issue 1
When an app displays some images, the CPU usage of the app is high. This issue occurs even when the app is in an idle state.
Issue 2
When you use an app that uses a WebView control to display data, the app may crash.
Issue 3
When you open a video file from Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), you may receive the following error message:
It’s likely that the file is in an unsupported format.

QuoteThis update package includes the following improvements:
•Faster Windows Store launch time on Surface RT.
•Fixes an issue in which the fresh apps in the Windows Store Live Tile do not match the apps in the Spotlight.
•Fixes an access violation in Windows Store.
•Fixes an issue in which Windows Store crashes when you change the text or font size from default to larger, or from larger to default.
•Fixes an "Access Denied" error when you try to access Windows Store.
•Fixes an issue in which Windows Store crashes when you change the background color.
•Fixes an issue in which Developer license acquisition fails with a 0xC03F1014 error code.

QuoteAfter you perform the push-button reset features on a Windows 8.1-based device, you cannot update drivers and firmware.

Compatibility updates February 2014

Screen turns black when it rotates from portrait orientation to landscape orientation in Windows

Quote•2918245 "Landscape (flipped)" orientation is changed to "Landscape" when you sign out of Windows 8.1
•2919827 Gridview items are blurry when you zoom in or zoom out in Windows 8.1
•2920136 Netflix users encounter error H7353 when resuming movie playback from a previously saved bookmark in Windows 8.1
•2921066 Computer never goes to sleep even if the timer is set in Windows 8.1
•2921101 Video frame rate is low in remote sessions to a Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine
•2922809 First letter of an autocorrect suggestion is not capitalized in Windows 8.1
•2922812 Shutdown time is longer when shutting down from the Start hint context menu in Windows 8.1
•2922850 Stop error 0x9F in the Usbhub.sys driver in Windows 8.1
•2923551 You cannot obtain a developer license by using only the keyboard in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
•2924014 0xD1 Stop error occurs when running tests in 3DMark on a Windows 8.1-based computer
•2922514 White line appears when printing an image by using an XPS printer driver in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012
QuoteAssume that you have a Windows 8.1-based device that is connected to an authenticated proxy. In this situation, Windows Location Provider fails the geolocation lookup for IP addresses or Wi-Fi location sources. Therefore, no location information is available for the device unless it has GPS. For example, the Bing Maps app cannot place your location on a map, and the Bing Weather app cannot determine your city.
QuoteAssume that a Windows 8.1-based computer has the fast startup feature enabled. When you right-click the Start hint and then select the Shut down option to shut down the computer, the shutdown time is longer than when you shut down the computer by using the new Windows UI. Additionally, the system will take much longer to start the next time that you start the computer.

When you select the Shut down option from the right-click context menu on the Start hint, the system will do a complete shutdown even though the fast startup feature is enabled. However, when you shut down the computer by using the new Windows UI, the system will enter a hybrid sleep state.
QuoteWhen you have a computer that has the High Precision Event Timer (HPET) hardware timer and Windows 8.1 installed, you encounter a 0x9F Stop error from the Usbhub.sys driver.

This issue occurs because both the HPET hardware timer and the hardware itself update certain registers at the same time, and this leads to a race condition.

QuoteConsider the following scenario:
•You have a computer that is running Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
•You hold down the Windows logo key and then you press the Period key (.) three or more times in succession.
In this situation, you can now only access the Start screen, and a blank screen appears if you try to access the desktop or any running apps.

This issue also occurs if you press a function key three times that simulates the Windows logo key+Period keyboard shortcut.

QuoteConsider the following scenario:
•You install an application in Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
•You upgrade the operating system to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.
•You start the application by clicking the desktop shortcut.
•A Program Compatibility Assistant dialog box appears that indicates that you should reinstall the application. Then, you select the Don't show this message again and run the app anyway check box to dismiss the dialog box.
•You exit the application.
•You try to start the application again by clicking the desktop shortcut.
In this scenario, the application is not started, and you receive no UI indication.

•2918550  DNS server runs out of nonpaged pool memory when IPsec is used and there's a large volume of UDP traffic
•2921501 Sppsvc.exe crashes when you activate Windows 8.1 in offline scenarios
•2921502 Token activation cannot activate Windows 8.1 when multiple certificates are available
•2923763 Improvements to crash dump file handling in WER in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2926970 Play To freezes when you play videos from a Windows RT 8.1 Qualcomm device to a DMR device
•2929447 Other monitors are not clipped when you limit sharing to one monitor in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
•2929546 4K/UHD video content may not be correctly played back through Media foundation in Windows
QuoteWhen you play native 4k/UHD video content through Media foundation in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012, playback may freeze at some point during the video.

(A.K.A. Performance improve ;D)

QuoteWindows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is a cumulative update that includes all previous released security updates and nonsecurity updates. In addition to previous updates, it includes improvements such as improved Internet Explorer 11 compatibility for enterprise applications, usability improvements, extended mobile device management and improved hardware support.

Important 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, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.

This update includes the following new features and improvements:•Enables a more familiar mouse and keyboard functionality for modern apps and controls.
•Improves the web application compatibility of the Internet Explorer 8 emulation mode in Internet Explorer 11 F12 Developer Tools.
•Increases performance and reliability when you use multi-display configurations for portrait-first device experiences.
(A.K.A Windows 8.1 Update 1 ;))

So here is part of the update that for Windows 8, time to update my Windows 8.1 to Update 1. :)
I just update to Update 1, and found that the the March patch is not installed, so did the Windows Defender patch, and Flash Player.
So I guess it is because Update 1 is coming out in March, so they don't include the March patch into it.


So I think this is the first update that only push to Windows 8.1 Update 1, but not Windows 8.1.
Or I will also get this update while I has been checked the Update by using Windows 8.1.


Today is 9xx MB(Office)+1xx MB(Windows) update, so be ready for that if you has Office 2013 installed. :)

Before talking about monthly update, .Net 4.5.2 is released, please remember to update your .Net 4.5.1 to .Net 4.5.2. ;)
Just like normal, IE, Flash Player, .Net, Windows Shell Vulnerability fix.

Adobe Reader also get update, and finally they supported Enhanced Protected Mode with x64... and also Hi-DPI.
Quoteâ—¾Create 64 bit plugin so the product can run IE 11 with Enhanced Protected Mode on in Win 7.
â—¾Improved scrolling speed in PDFs.
â—¾Increased the speed of page drawing/rendering.
â—¾Decreased energy consumption.

And we got UEFI ban list too.

Windows 8.1 fix that let WER(Windows Error Report) support much better for .Net Native software.

MA(Microsoft Anti-Malware) update, fixed their anti-kill bug(means that it can't easy killed via Task Manager).
PS:Microsoft will adding new feature in the future, which is killing PUS(potentially unwanted software), this might improve the "virus" detect rate.

And update to Windows Update Standalone Installer (WUSA), which might freeze if installing offline update installer

Interesting enough, Windows 8.1 Update 1 might be a rush update, now we got a patch for update Windows Store to having a better support to Mouse and Keyboard, and also Windows Update performance, and support for SleepStudy(that find out why connected standby having a bad battery life) etc.

Just 2 software that adding into Compatibility list

Fixing sleep mode that crash in BIOS by updating the bootmgr.exe

And finally....
A update that contain 72 small fix for windows 8.1!!!

Some of them are fixing Hyper-V bug, BSoD, some of them are fixing Windows Server 2012 R2, and most of them don't affect normal user, only server, VHD(all about harddisk) etc. :)

Fixing a not needed restart for HAP(Hot-and-Popular dictionary) update

And a strange simulated Touch input can cause incorrect function

A Miracast stream issues that the video glitch
QuoteThis issue occurs because of a multiple-CPU race condition when you send the video packets at the same time.

A BSoD crash for loading Xinput device like Xbox360 controller by plugging repeatedly, I don't think any computer will love that ;D

Geofence that should only detect IP-based on WiFi, but somehow detect by using Mobile broadband IP, which normally not correct

Fix for setting default printer will fail, as it is difference user.
QuoteThis issue occurs because when the impersonated user calls SetDefaultPrinter to set a default printer, some registry values may be set in the wrong user profile. These values will be set in the service account's profile rather than in the impersonated user's profile.

Long log-in time if you using AddPrinterConnection VBScript command to map printers for users, while boot.

Just a fix to Driver Verifier and mini-filter driver.

And just another server issues, that the printer setting don't delete after remote control, causing too large registry value don't get clean up.

Added new country for Activate Server, hmm...

Another printer issues, that shared printer showing offline if you standby your laptop, and moving it to another network

SmartSearch reliability update

Surface Pro 3 pre-Update, to support H264, interesting...

Quote•You use a remove-dfsnfoldertarget script command together with a -whatif parameter in PowerShell to remove folders from DFS namespace.

BSoD when BitLocker Drive Encryption is enabled, that might causing DeadLock

Netflix fix again, that the bookmark fail to loading

Fail to perform live migration for Hyper-V

lol, this fix, system restore fail to restore because of the desktop.ini for Microsoft OneDrive folder is read-only. ;D

Video playback stops when you use the Modern Camera app
QuoteThis issue occurs because the video synchronization object may encounter a race condition upon stopping the video stream under a stress condition. If this happens, the Modern Camera app cannot start a new video session, and therefore it cannot start the video recording operation.

Fail to switch between IME if you has "Let me set a different input method for each app window" enabled, and you has delete another IME typed words

"AD/SYSVOL version mismatch",  if you run gpresult /h

Confusing message from Work Folders in Action Center for any change to Network.

Improve Microsoft OneDrive

Stuck for the first time pairing/installing a new Bluetooth mouse

WinRE fix that, if you disable Microsoft (Online) accounts, you will fail to log-in

Bluetooth device fail to reconnect, after you disable and enable Bluetooth.

Greenbar showing for embedded camera

More improve for saving battery power, but no detail info about it, even the file change is not listed, so why that page has the word describes...

Precision Touchpad don't works after standby

BSoD if you access files via Remote Desktop

Improve battery life for AMD Kabini platform, that idle audio device don't get turn off, via updating the hdaudbus.inf

That's all... :P


On net framework 4.5.2 wonder why win updater doesn't update it from 4.5.1 .

Did you use the web installer ?
Bitsum QA Engineer


Quote from: edkiefer on May 14, 2014, 07:19:33 AM
On net framework 4.5.2 wonder why win updater doesn't update it from 4.5.1 .

Did you use the web installer ?
Yup, using the web installer is the safest ways to make sure all needed installer will be download and install.
And this is normal, Microsoft never push newer .Net or C++ runtime(if I am right, Windows Update also showing C++ patch only) via Windows Update, only patch, except you want to install it, or like update to Windows 8.1 which having .Net 4.5.1 installed. :)

Also something interesting, for the patch that fixing .Net, it don't list .Net 4.5.2, but Windows Update still patch it.
I guess Microsoft is waiting some user like me as their "lab rats", testing it before letting anyone that reading the patch note will found this newer .Net. ;)
And also some fact about the MA(Microsoft Anti-Malware), for Windows 7 users that using MSE, they are "lab rats" too.
After being tested by Windows 7 MSE users, the patch will be pushed to Windows 8+ users that using Windows Defense.

So yup, except it is the software like IE or Windows Defense that bundled into Windows, you will be a safer "lab rats" that download it via MS website, as they also has some chosen users to access the beta too. 8)


ok, I guess i installed 4.5 at one point as I have 4.5.1 , I did get security update yesterday but I check net version via registry and I am at 4.5.1 so I would do web update , which MS recommends .
Bitsum QA Engineer


Hmm, maybe Microsoft did update .net 4.5 to something like 4.5.2, but not a big version jump like .Net 4.0 to 4.5 etc. :)


The net web installer seemed to go good, I like it installs only whats needed according to whats on your system .
Bitsum QA Engineer


Quote from: edkiefer on May 17, 2014, 06:34:42 PM
The net web installer seemed to go good, I like it installs only whats needed according to whats on your system .
Yup, so far only the DirectX SDK runtime will be installing Bing bar if you don't un-tick it at the start. ;D


Another days for Update, we still got some huge patch for Microsoft Office...
And just like normal, we also get Adobe Flash Player and Air update, and Firefox stable release.
GDI+ vulnerabilities

A lot of vulnerabilities fix for IE
(2 Publicly disclosed+57 privately disclosed, 5 of them will be active for browsing specially crafted webpage)

TCP vulnerability that allow Denial of Service

rare used Remote Desktop vulnerability ;D

Improved Family Safety web filtering function.
QuoteAfter this update is installed, parents have more flexibility to filter out unsuitable web content and a complete view of the search terms their children use on search engines.

Family Safety provides activity reports that show parents the search terms their children enter when they use a search engine. Family Safety also enforces the "safe search" feature by communicating this setting to search engine sites every time a child performs a search. The "safe search" setting causes search engines to filter adult material out of all search results. Currently, some search engine sites require that web browser connections to their sites use encryption, and this impedes our ability to implement these search engine safety features. The Family Safety update can continue to provide these search engine safety features to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 users.

CSV token issues with Windows Store

Computer Freeze if connected device that using AVStream class

Error 0x80073712 for installing patch 2919355

Reboot 2 times for updating Firmware(Surface)
----Cut line for a lot of small fix
Automatic repair will asking for BitLocker recover key

Long wait for first launching Windows Explorer(Funny one ;D)
QuoteIf there is a C:\users\<Username>\OneDrive folder, Explorer tries to check the MSA information. However, if your account is not connected to a MSA, the SkyDriveShell.dll module freezes for 30 seconds during the initialization.

Note As soon as you connect your account to a MSA, the C:\Users\<Username>\Onedrive folder is created. Preinstalled Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 also creates the C:\Users\<Username>\Onedrive folder.
So it is a bug with SkyDrive or OneDrive.

Not downloading driver from Windows Update for shared printer on the network

Get-VirtualDisk virtual disk name| Get-ClusterResource failed to run(PowerShell)

OneDrive improvement(unknown improvement, need to test yourself. ::))

On-screen keyboard don't allow you to select Chinese suggestion words

The Refresh function migrated the wrong setting, causing user go to Desktop, not Metro Start Menu

Microsoft IME freeze Excel while converting the JP characters

CA server host name can't be longer than 52 characters, or it will failed to get on client

WebClient service cookies issues, causing fail for connect to SharePoint servers

I guess that is all.  ;)


Here it come. ;)

First, we got Flash Player as usual.

And just all unknown update for Office, as usual.

IE Vulnerability fix

Vulnerability and Vulnerability... ;D

Provide registry setting to manage Restricted Admin mode for Credential Security Support Provider (CredSSP)

Remote Desktop crash fix(I don't think there are normal user will use this...)

Windows Store Update
QuoteThis update contains the following improvements:•Apps that you have installed will not be advertised on the live tile.
•Microsoft Narrator will not read an invisible error dialog box.
•After you install an app, the Install button will not offer to reinstall.
•Other reliability improvements.

Error 0x80070005 for install update
And here is the optional patch

USB 2.1 fail to working

Windows Sleep again after wakeup by using HID(Touchpad, mice etc)

Toggle button don't works for landscape mode + right-to-left language

That's all. :)