Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Windows 8.1 update available (04/28/2014)

This is the new OS update for Windows 8.1 Update 1 (KB2919355).

This update includes 2 security updates KB2922229 and KB2936068. They can be found by running Windows Update. If they are not showing in your updates they should be pushed to your computer sometime today. You may be prompted to restart the computer following the KB2922229 and KB2936068 updates. You will then receive KB2919355 that is the actual Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Important! This is a new OS being installed so back up your personal files and folders before beginning the update. Save the backups somewhere other than the computer you are updating. For example save backups to a flash drive or cloud service.

* If you decide to install the updates manually from the Microsoft Download Center website be sure you have all previous Windows updates installed. Unless you are a System Administrator or IT Professional it's usually best to let Windows Update download and install updates instead of updating manually.

More information: Windows 8.1 Update – important refinements to the Windows experience

Get security updates automatically. Turn on automatic updating in Control Panel.