The newest refresh of Microsoft’s latest OS may be low on features, or at least big features, but it appears that the company has used the opportunity to quash a lot of bugs.

This new pack of improvements fixes a whole bunch of issues with the core operating system.

Redmond actually listed these new features on the official KB2975719 bulletin page, but the company updated this page yesterday to list all the bugs that are addressed in this new update. And the list really is an extensive one, with a total of 104 issues that are taken care of.

You can take a look at all the problems that are fixed here.

The list contains improvements for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, on both the Metro and desktop environments. Microsoft have also included reliability updates and enhancements for default apps like OneDrive and Xbox Music.

All these improvements make this a must download update.

And although Windows 8.1 August Update is delivered as an optional update, you still need Windows 8.1 Update that was released in April to deploy it — the company is using that refresh as a base.

You can download Windows 8.1 August Update from Microsoft’s servers, or deploy it using the built in Windows Update feature.

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  1. I prefer this to be honest. Adding bells and whistles only matters if the engine works. Microsoft is ensuring everything is running smoothly rather than just throwing icing on a bad cake.

  2. On the surface, I thought this update was kind of “meh.” After reading the number of bugs fixed though (a lot I didn’t even encounter), it’s clear this was a pretty good and necessary update.

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