It has been a while since we have seen Microsoft launch a bug fix update for Windows, but a new one is here as an optional download that shows up in Windows Update after deploying all Patch Tuesday bulletins.
Going by the name of July 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows Serve 2012 R2, this update addresses various bugs that were found in these three operating system.
Instead of, you know, fixing the usual security vulnerabilities and all that scary stuff.
This update is only aimed at the modern versions of Windows including Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
As Microsoft explains:
“The July 2014 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update rollup package resolves issues, and includes performance and reliability improvements. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.”
Needless to say, if you are running any of these abovementioned platforms, it is a good idea to deploy this update to take care of any and all issues with your operating system.
Here are the links in case you want to manually install:
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2
Owners of Windows RT devices (such as Surface RT or Surface 2) will not be able to manually deploy these, and their only bet is to fire up the Windows Update option and get the update from there.