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First set of Windows 8.1 updates rolling out, addresses Windows Store crash-on-launch issue

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 preview, which was released on June 26th, is already receiving its first batch of updates via Windows Update. In fact, Windows 8.1 is receiving six updates which rolled out today.

There are a total of six updates, two of which are rated important and four are rated as recommended. One of the updates is a virus definition for Windows Defender while other updates address compatibility with third-party programs, including AutoCAD, Parallels Desktop, Norton security software, and AVG Internet Security.

An issue that has been plaguing some Windows 8.1 users who upgraded from Windows 8 is also apparently addressed via one of the new updates. Certain apps, including the Windows Store, would crash upon launch after upgrading to Windows 8.1. An update fixes this issue. Another update “improves the robustness of data files in Windows 8.1” but provides no details as to what this entails.

Another one of the updates addresses a bug that prevents Google account users from signing in via certain applications, while another update fixes an issue with resuming downloads in IE11.

Windows RT 8.1 Preview is also receiving the same set of updates as Windows 8 Preview. So for those of you on the Surface RT with Windows RT 8.1 Preview, you can snag these updates too!

Head over to Windows Update to snag these updates for Windows 8.1. Let us know in the comments if you notice any improvements or if you can now access the Windows Store or other apps (if you were unable to do so before).

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