The update fixes multiple bugs, and improves Windows 8.1′s compatibility with apps like AVG Internet Security, and AutoCAD, among others.

windows 8 logo excerpt Microsoft updates Windows 8.1; improves compatibility with important programs, fixes bugs

This is the first ever public update to Windows 8.1 since it was released as a public beta – or “Public Preview” – a week ago.

There are six individual updates included in this release. Two of them have been labelled as “Important”: a standard virus definitions update for built-in anti-virus Windows Defender, and a compatibility update that helps heavier programs like AutoCAD, Norton internet security, AVG Internet Security, and Parallels Desktop run smoother on Windows 8.1.

The other four updates are “Recommended”. They do things like fixing Windows Store crashing at launch under special conditions, Internet Explorer 11 not allowing resumption of file downloads, Google sign-in not working through some applications, and improving the “robustness of data files” – whatever that means.

If you were bold enough to install Microsoft’s beta operating system on your PC, you should install the updates promptly. Unless you have disabled automatic updates (which can be re-enabled from PC Settings > Updates and Recovery), they should be already in place on your computer.

Interested in trying out Windows 8.1 on your PC? Get it from here.

via CNET