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Important Updates for Standard 8 (Standard 8)

7/8/2014

Review a list of important updates for Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8).

This topic contains information about important Windows updates that Microsoft recommends you apply to your Windows Embedded 8 Standard (Standard 8) devices.

Updates to the Servicing Stack of Standard 8 are provided as cumulative updates and you should always use the latest Servicing Stack update available. If you have multiple servicing Stack Updates in your update folder and then use using Image Builder Wizard (IBW) to add applicable updates, you may encounter a race condition that will cause one or more updates to be lost when your Standard 8 device is rebooted. This condition does not occur if you apply Servicing Stack updates online or to an online device.

The recommended workarounds for this issue are:

  • Ensure the latest Servicing Stack update is last update in the configuration file you will use to deploy your Standard 8 image to your device.
  • Do not include any Servicing Stack updates in your configuration file, then install the latest Servicing Stack update on the device after you finish image deployment.

Critical Update KB2871777 for the Servicing Stack

This critical update resolves several important issues related to servicing your device. You must install this update on an online image after setup is complete, you cannot install this update on an offline image. You do not need to restart the device after you apply the update.

For more information about this update, see A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012: September 2013.

  1. In a web browser, go to A servicing stack update is available for Windows RT, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012: September 2013, and do one of the following:

    1. For a 32-bit architecture, download the x86-based update package (Windows8-RT-KB2871777-x86.msu).
    2. For a 64-bit architecture, download the x64-based update package (Windows8-RT-KB2871777-x64.msu).
  2. On your device, install the servicing stack update by doing the following:

    • If your image contains the Windows Update Standalone Installer module, double-click the update file (Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x86.msu or Windows8-RT-KB2871777-x64.msu, depending on the architecture of your device).
    • If your image does not contain the Windows Update Standalone Installer module, then do the following:
      1. At a command prompt with administrator rights, enter the following commands to unpack the update (replacing the <86|64> with either 86 or 64 depending on your architecture):
        expand –F:* Windows8-RT-KB2871777-x<86|64>.msu <target directory>
        
        The target directory must already exist.
      2. Type the following command to install the update:
        DISM /online /Add-Package /PackagePath:<target directory>/Windows8-RT-KB2871777-x<86|64>.cab
        

Critical Update KB2771431 for the Servicing Stack

This critical update resolves several important issues related to servicing your device. You must install this update on an online image after setup is complete, you cannot install this update on an offline image. You do not need to restart the device after you apply the update.

For more information about this update, see A servicing stack update is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

  1. In a web browser, go to A servicing stack update is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and do one of the following:

    1. For a 32-bit architecture, download the x86-based update package (Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x86.msu).
    2. For a 64-bit architecture, download the x64-based update package (Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x64.msu).
  2. On your device, install the servicing stack update by doing the following:

    • If your image contains the Windows Update Standalone Installer module, double-click the update file (Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x86.msu or Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x64.msu, depending on the architecture of your device).
    • If your image does not contain the Windows Update Standalone Installer module, then do the following:
      1. At a command prompt with administrator rights, enter the following commands to unpack the update (replacing the <86|64> with either 86 or 64 depending on your architecture):
        expand –F:* Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x<86|64>.msu <target directory>
        
        The target directory must already exist.
      2. Type the following command to install the update:
        DISM /online /Add-Package /PackagePath:<target directory>/Windows8-RT-KB2771431-x<86|64>.cab
        
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