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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 be installed under any edition except for the 64-bit (ia64/x64) versions.
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 [although the recent security-only & security monthly quality rollup updates
for Win8 Embedded do allow installation onto the Home, Pro & Enterprise editions of Win8.0]. Extended support for Windows 8.1,
Windows 8 Embedded Standard edition will end on January 10, 2023.
|(MS16-110) [Win8.1 > fix2] (3178467)||(MS16-112)
|(MS16-077) [Win8.1] (3161949)||(MS16-100)
|(MS16-057) [Win8.1] (3156059)||(MS16-072) [Win8.1] (3159398)|
|(MS16-048) [Win8.1] (3146723)||(MS16-056) [Win8.1] (3155178)|
|(MS16-032) [Win8.1] (3139914)||(MS16-033) [Win8.1] (3139398)|
|(MS16-014) [Win8.1 > fix1, fix2, fix3 & fix4] (3134228)||(MS16-027) [Win8.1 > fix1 & fix2] (3143146)|
|(MS16-007) [Win8.1 > fix2 & fix3] (3124901)||(MS16-013) [Win8.1] (3115858)|
|(MS15-133) [Win8.1] (3109103)||*
|(MS15-120) [Win8.1] (3102939)||(MS15-121) [Win8.1] (3081320)|
|(MS15-102) [Win8.1 > fix1 & fix2] (3089657)||(MS15-119) [Win8.1] (3092601)|
|(MS15-089) [Win8.1] (3076949)||(MS15-097) [Win8.1 > fix2] (3086255)|
|(MS15-085) [Win8.1] (3071756)||(MS15-088) [Win8.1] (3046017)|
|(MS15-060) [Win8.1] (3059317)||(MS15-069) [Win8.1] (3061512)|
|(MS15-011) [Win8.1] (3000483)||(MS15-038) [Win8.1 > fix1] (3049576)|
|(MS15-002) [Win8.1] (3020393)||(MS15-004) [Win8.1] (3019978)|
Security Updates - Year 2014
|(MS14-064) [Win8.1 > fix2] (3011443)||(MS14-076) [Win8.1 & IIS 8.5 - V2] (2982998)|
|(MS14-043) [Win8.1 Pro] (2978742) ~||(MS14-045) [Win8.1 > fix2] (2984615)|
|(MS14-025) [Win8.1] (2928120)||(MS14-039) [Win8.1] (2973201)|
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.
^ - The KB3172729 MS16-100 security updates require either the KB3173424 or KB3173426 update installed first.
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.
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.
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