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  ERPMan's Windows 8.x X64 & Server 2012 R0/R2 X64 System Updates Page
  (Updated Friday June 2, 2017)

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  NOTE: Security updates listed here will be grouped by each year they were released.  Also, Microsoft
               has switched to a new monthly cumulative update format for Windows 8.x & Server 2012 R0/R2,
               effective October 2016.  Each new monthly cumulative update rollup will supersede/replace the
               previously mentioned update rollup from the previous month and will eventually include all the
               security updates before late 2016. 
Starting November 2016, new security updates will be
               released only at the Windows Update & Microsoft Update Catalog sites.  Starting April 2017,
               Microsoft has stopped publishing new Security Bulletins and only the MS Security Update Guide
               site features new security updates released in April 2017 & later.

   NOTE: It is not necessary to download & install all of the updates listed on my page.  You are not required
              to install them unless your system has suffered serious problems.  Make sure you download the
              patches for the correct operating system.  You can uninstall most system updates from your system
              if they cause more problems than they fix.

  I've made this page simply for informational purposes and to make downloading updates faster & easier.  All the updates for
  Windows 8.x listed here can only be installed under the x64 (not ia64) version of Windows 8.x & Server 2012.x.

  Key = Windows 8 (8.0) is Windows NT 6.2.9200.16384, Windows 8.1 is Windows NT 6.3.9600.16384
            SP - Service Pack, NT - New Technology or Network, IIS = Internet Information Server, Cli. = Client
            RDP - Remote Desktop Protocol, AKB - ActiveX Killbits, Pro - Professional, Ent - Enterprise, MSI - Windows Installer
            WMC - Windows Media Center
  [a little star * indicates a new system update; the <> symbol means to install a patch with caution because it may have a
   possible side effect; I am not responsible if the updates you download here do more harm than good]

Support for all versions of Windows 8 (build 9200), except for Win8 Embedded Standard edition, ended on January 12, 2016 as
noted here.  Windows 8.0 users must upgrade to Windows 8.1 & install Update 1 & Update 3 of Win8.1 in order to install new

Win8.x security patches made in late 2014 and later.



Recent changes made to this page: (up to a month of changes)
6/02/2017 - Added link to the Win10 Universal C Runtime Pack for Win8.x.  Also added link to the X64 Opentype & Truetype Font
                 Properties Extension for Win8.x X64 & Server 2012 R0/R2 X64.
5/22/2017 - Replaced links to the April 2017 security updates with links to the May 2017 security updates for Win8.1.
5/05/2017 - Added direct download links to the April 2017 Security Only & Security Monthly updates for Win8.1.


Windows 8.x Monthly Security Update Rollups [recent ones]

  • <> * Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Security Monthly Quality Rollup - KB4019215 [May 2017] (Download here) (4019215)
  • * Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Security Only Quality Update - KB4019213 [May 2017] (Download here) (4019213)
  • * Windows 8.0 Embedded & Server 2012 R0 Security Monthly Quality Rollup - KB4019216 [May 2017] (Download here) (4019216)
  • * Windows 8.0 Embedded & Server 2012 R0 Security Only Quality Update - KB4019214 [May 2017] (Download here) (4019214)
  • Windows 8.0 Embedded & Server 2012 R0 Security Monthly Quality Rollup - KB4015551 [April 2017] (Download here) (4015551)
  • Windows 8.0 Embedded & Server 2012 R0 Security Only Quality Update - KB4015548 [April 2017] (Download here) (4015548)
  • Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Security Monthly Quality Rollup - KB4012216 [March 2017] (Download Here) (4012216)
  • Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Security Only Quality Update - KB4012213 [March 2017] (Download Here) (4012213)

Notes: I will list the two most recent monthly & security-only update rollups, just in case the most recent ones cause more problems
          than fixing them [I will continue to list the March 2017 Win8.1 updates for users who have Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen & Carrizo
          CPUs installed in their Win8.1 PCs and have removed links to the April 2017 security updates due to the problems they cause].
          Note that the security-only updates are not cumulative but the security monthly updates are cumulative.
          For a complete list of Security Only & Security Monthly Updates for Windows 8.1 & Windows Server 2012 R2 X64, see
          this Windows 8.1 & Server 2012 R2 Update History page.  And for a complete list of Security Only & Security Monthly
          Updates for Windows 8.0 Embedded & Windows Server 2012 R0 X64, see this Windows Server 2012 Update History page,
          which is the "Server" counterpart of Windows 8.0.

<> - The Win8.1 KB4019215 update contains newer versions of the Windows Update Agent/Client tool that prevents downloading and
checking for new updates from Windows Update when this update is installed on machines with Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen &
AMD Carrizo DDR4 processors.  If the KB4019215 update is already installed on these affected PCs, uninstall it and just install any
of the March 2017 security updates mentioned above, along with the Win8.1 KB4019213 security only update.


Windows 8.1 Security Updates - Year 2016

(MS16-116)  [Win8.1]  (3184122) *
(MS16-112)  [Win8.1]  (3178539) (MS16-115)  [Win8.1]  (3184943)
(MS16-100)  [Win8.1]  (3172729) (MS16-110) [Win8.1 > fix1 & fix2] (3178467)
(MS16-092) [Win8.1 > fix2] (3171910) (MS16-094)  [Win8.1]  (3172727)
(MS16-082)  [Win8.1]  (3161958) (MS16-087)  [Win8.1]  (3170455)
(MS16-074) [Win8.1 > fix1 & fix2] (3164036) (MS16-077)  [Win8.1]  (3161949)
(MS16-067)  [Win8.1]  (3155784) (MS16-072)  [Win8.1]  (3159398)
(MS16-061)  [Win8.1]  (3153704) (MS16-062) [Win8.1 > fix2] (3158222)
(MS16-057)  [Win8.1]  (3156059) (MS16-059)  [Win8.1]  (3150220)
(MS16-055) [Win8.1 > fix2 & fix3] (3156754) (MS16-056)  [Win8.1]  (3155178)
(MS16-047)  [Win8.1]  (3149090) (MS16-048)  [Win8.1]  (3146723)
(MS16-044)  [Win8.1]  (3146706) (MS16-045)  [Win8.1]  (3135456)
(MS16-032)  [Win8.1]  (3139914) (MS16-033)  [Win8.1]  (3139398)
(MS16-027) [Win8.1 > fix1 & fix2] (3143146) (MS16-030)  [Win8.1]  (3139940)
(MS16-014) [Win8.1 > fix1, fix2, fix3 & fix4] (3134228) (MS16-017)  [Win8.1]  (3126446)
(MS16-007) [Win8.1 > fix1, fix2, fix3 & fix4] (3124901) (MS16-013)  [Win8.1]  (3115858)

Windows 8.1 Security Updates - Year 2015

 
(MS15-135)  [Win8.1]  (3119075) *
(MS15-132) [Win8.1 > patch 1 & patch 2]  (3116162) (MS15-133)  [Win8.1]  (3109103)
(MS15-121)  [Win8.1]  (3081320) (MS15-128)  [Win8.1]  (3104503)
(MS15-119)  [Win8.1]  (3092601) (MS15-120)  [Win8.1]  (3102939)
(MS15-097) [Win8.1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (3087039) (MS15-102) [Win8.1 > patch 1 & patch 2] (3089657)
(MS15-089 [Win8.1]  (3076949) (MS15-090)  [Win8.1]  (3060716)
(MS15-085 [Win8.1]  (3071756) (MS15-088 [Win8.1]  (3082458)
(MS15-080)  [Win8.1]  (3078601) (MS15-082 [Win8.1]  (3080348)
(MS15-074)  [Win8.1]  (3072630) (MS15-076)  [Win8.1]  (3067505)
(MS15-060)  [Win8.1]  (3059317) (MS15-069)  [Win8.1]  (3072631)
(MS15-038)  [Win8.1 > patch 1]  (3049576) (MS15-050)  [Win8.1]  (3055642)
(MS15-029)  [Win8.1]  (3035126) (MS15-034)  [Win8.1]  (3042553)
(MS15-024)  [Win8.1]  (3035132) (MS15-028)  [Win8.1]  (3030377)
(MS15-014)  [Win8.1]  (3004361) (MS15-020)  [Win8.1 > patch 1]  (3041836)
(MS15-006)  [Win8.1] V2 (3004365) (MS15-011)  [Win8.1]  (3000483)
(MS15-004)  [Win8.1]  (3019978) (MS15-005)  [Win8.1]  (3022777)
(MS15-002)  [Win8.1]  (3020393) (MS15-003)  [Win8.1]  (3021674)

Windows 8.1 Security Updates - Year 2014
 
(MS14-074)  [Win8.1]  (3003743) (MS14-076)  [Win8.1 & IIS 8.5]  (2982998)
(MS14-066)  [Win8.1]  (2992611) (MS14-068)  [Win8.1]  (3011780)
(MS14-045) [Win8.1 > patch 1 & patch 2]  (2984615) (MS14-064) [Win8.1 > patch 2]  (3011443)
(MS14-039)  [Win8.1]  (2973201) (MS14-043)  [Win8.1 Pro]  (2978742) ~
(MS14-025)  [Win8.1]  (2928120) (MS14-031)  [Win8.1]  (2957189)

Notes: Download & install these updates in ascending order [from bottom to top].  Windows 8.1 users must install
Update 1 [aka. KB2919355] as well as Update 3 [aka. KB3000850] before installing any new security updates listed above.
<> Caution: Problems have been noted after installing certain Win8.x security updates that are marked with an <> symbol.
Read the corresponding MS support articles of the affected security patches.
~ Sidenote: The MS14-043 security updates only apply to the Professional editions of Windows 8.1.



Other Updates & Add-ons for Windows 8.x & Server 2012 R0/R2:
 

Notes: Since Windows 8.x no longer includes the old Windows Help Viewer to view help files with the .HLP file extension, download
and install the WinHlp32.exe Help Program to restore the ability to view .HLP help files in Win8.x.
<> Caution: To install Update 1 on Windows 8.1 you must install these updates in the following order: KB2919442, KB2919355,
KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2934018.  Also, see MS KB article 2919355 for any issues/problems
installing this huge update.  The July 2016 KB3172614 update rollup requires minimum KB3021910 servicing stack update (the
newest servicing stack update KB3173424 is recommended & supersedes KB3021910) or the KB3172614 update will not install.
! - The KB2999323 update, bundled with the KB3013767 update, contains Windows Update Agent v7.8.9200.17185; install the
KB3013767 update first and then install the KB2999323 update.



Other sites to find system updates and/or info for Windows 8.x:
 

Notes: Any downloads for Windows Eight (8) are found from its Windows Update feature.  By default, Win8.x may be setup to download and install system updates automatically while connected to the Internet.  To turn the feature off [if you're annoyed by it] open the Control Panel, select the Windows Update control panel applet, click on the Change Settings link and select the option that says "Never Check for Updates (not recommended)", then click Ok to save your settings.  Disabling the Automatic Updates feature by using that method will cause the Action Center feature to display some annoying pop-up messages that Automatic Updates was turned off, so open up Action Center, click on "Change the way Security Center alerts me" link to bring up the Alert Settings dialog box, uncheck the checbox next to Automatic Updates.  Then click OK to save changes and close the Security Center window and Security Center will no longer display popup messages that Automatic Updates was disabled.



Information on how to obtain and install system updates under Windows 8.x:
 


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