The Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012 General Availability Update Rollup is available. This update rollup package provides a collection of performance and reliability improvements to Windows 8. We recommend that you apply this update rollup as part of your regular maintenance routines.
How to obtain the update
This update is available from Windows Update
- This update is provided as an important update.
- If you select the Install updates automatically (recommended) Windows Update setting, this update is automatically installed.
- If you select other Windows Update settings, we highly recommend that you immediately install this update through Windows Update.
You can also obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. For more information, go to the Microsoft Download Center
and then search for KB2756872
This update rollup includes the following performance and reliability improvements:
- Increased power efficiency to extend battery life
- Performance improvements in Windows 8 applications and Start screen
- Improved audio and video playback in many scenarios
- Improved application and driver compatibility with Windows 8
This update includes the Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 components for update KB 2749655. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Microsoft Security Advisory: Compatibility issues affecting signed Microsoft binaries
The following known issues may occur after you apply this update:
To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.
Update replacement information
This update does not replace any previously released update.
For a list of the files that are provided in this update 2756872, click the following link:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
File information for update 2756872
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates