Windows 8.1 Update 2 (aka August Update) Available for Download Again

Microsoft recently removed August Update (aka Windows 8.1 Update 2) files because of multiple issues that occurred after users installed them. Users went to Microsoft Community forum complaining various issues. Issues including Black Screen of Boot error, BSOD, font rendering issues, etc. Initially Microsoft had very little to offer users a solution to fix the issues. Microsoft has now released Windows 8.1 August Update again to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users. Now that Microsoft has re-released the update its obvious that the company have fixed the issues. Windows 8.1 August Update download is now available again.

Popularly known as the “August Update” also known as Windows 8.1 Update 2 was first released with August’s Patch Tuesday on August 12, 2014. August Update consisted of four patches, identified as KB2982791, KB2970228, KB2975719 and KB2975331. The update is now available again for Windows 8.1 Update 1 users for both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions of the operating system. Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows RT 8.1 users will also find the updates. This update brings performance and stability improvements to the operating system.

Windows 8.1 Update 2 (August Update) Download

August Update is available for download through Windows Update.

Windows 8.1 Update 2 aka August Update

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Download Offline

If you are going to update more than one computer, you may want to download the update directly from Microsoft servers. You can download them from Microsoft Download website and save them for multiple computer updates.

Windows RT 8.1 users can download and install the update from Windows Update only.

After installing August update, you can confirm it by visiting PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Windows Update. Search for KB2975719.

New Features of Windows 8.1 August Update

Windows 8.1 August Update brings many new features and improvements:

  • Precision touchpad improvements lets users leave the touchpad on when a mouse is connected. It now allows right-click functionality on the touchpad. New double-tap and drag function added.
  • Windows 8.1 can now act as a Miracast Receiver. This new feature allows a set of WiFi direct APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to develop Windows 32-bit applications. These applications run on all supported x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1.
  • After installing this update users will receive less login prompts for SharePoint Online when accessing SharePoint Online sites. Users can select “Keep me signed in” check box when logging in for the first time. Users will not receive further login prompts for successive access to that SharePoint Online website.

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