Microsoft Releases An Unannounced Update For Windows 8.1

Microsoft Releases An Unannounced Update For Windows 8.1

It is not every Tuesday one receives software updates and patches from Microsoft. But the company seems to have rolled out a new one, an unannounced one, on Tuesday no less.

This obviously is nowhere near part of Patch Tuesday cycle — but it is an important package. So important is this set of fixes for the recently released operating system that Redmond just had to send it out straight away.

Labeled KB2902892, this update is aimed at both 32-bit and 64-bit computers, and is said to fix a number of issues in the newly released operating systems, including the Modern UI Skype app on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

As Microsoft explains in the advisory:

“When you start the Skype Windows Store app in Windows 8.1 or in Windows Server 2012 R2, the app immediately crashes, and Windows returns to the Start screen. When you start the Skype Windows Store app in Windows 8.1 or in Windows Server 2012 R2, the app immediately crashes, and Windows returns to the Start screen.”

This patch is being delivered via Windows Update, meaning minimal user input is necessary if this feature is set to automatic. Since this update is just released, it may take a little while to show up on your computer, if it hasn’t already.

Alternatively, you might want to download the patch manually from here.