Three new Windows 8.1 preview fixes released

If you are using the public preview of Windows 8.1, or are still thinking about installing the build, you might be happy to learn that Microsoft continues to release new updates for the OS. Today, Microsoft released the third batch of bug fixes for the Windows 8.1 preview, following a group of updates in early July and yet another round last week.

The third cluster of Windows 8.1 fixes includes one made to improve stability when the OS uses the SkyDrive cloud service. Another has been designed to fix a bug in Internet Explorer 11 where it was not starting the VBScript code embedded on a website associated with a timer. The third patch closes a bug that was causing the service metadata packages of some network operators not to function.

Microsoft will likely continue to release rapid updates to fix bugs in the Windows 8.1 preview build until the OS reaches the RTM stage. While there was a recent rumor that Microsoft had already completed the RTM build, this new update would seem to dispel that report. Microsoft has already stated it plans to deliver the RTM build of Windows 8.1 to its PC OEM partners sometime in late August.

Source: Microsoft via Winsupersite.com | Image via Microsoft

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mattdocs12345 said,
hmmm I don't use SkyDrive and I don't use IE. But it's still welcomed update.
I'm curious why you wouldn't use Skydrive's free storage.

mr1nv1s1ble said,
"I'm curious why you wouldn't use Skydrive's free storage "
N.S.A.

Or he has no use for cloud storage. Or he uses a different service.

mr1nv1s1ble said,
"I'm curious why you wouldn't use Skydrive's free storage "
N.S.A.

So either he uses Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.

Or he uses no cloud storage option at all.

mr1nv1s1ble said,
"I'm curious why you wouldn't use Skydrive's free storage "
N.S.A.

Ok... but in that case, I hope you don't use any other cloud storage solutions either.

I don't use Sky drive either, nor google drive. the only one I use is dropbox and got 3 documents in that and that is it. I also have not got the preview of 8.1 installed and I am considering not installing 8.1 at all to be honest. May even go back to windows 7

Hmm, still having an issue where I put my Surface RT to suspend and when I try to power it back up, nothing. I have to hard boot it back up. Have not figured out what's causing that yet.

I have the same problem, usually after recharging. Trying a hard boot either takes a long time or several attempts. also I have a loss of internet connection first of. Takes a while for that to work.

yes, after charging the problem can occur, i have it too (and some issues with wifi connection getting disconnected after long idle periods); wait for fw update

I have the issue where it gets stuck at the restarting screen and I have to hard reboot the device (Samsung ativ smart PC), by holding down the power button for 10 or so seconds. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the Intel atom drivers or software not letting it restart.

Synthetic said,
My biggest problem is flash videos, they choke up and have a constant strobe to them...

Yep! Happens on my Surface Pro with 8.1. Very annoying.

rfirth said,

Yep! Happens on my Surface Pro with 8.1. Very annoying.

I can't watch anything for to long or else I feel like I'm going to have a damn seizure...

You mean where the screen does the weird invert colors for a second? Same thing happens in the Xbox Video app while video is playing whenever you call up Charms or get a toast notification, at least on the Surface RT.

xpxp2002 said,
You mean where the screen does the weird invert colors for a second? Same thing happens in the Xbox Video app while video is playing whenever you call up Charms or get a toast notification, at least on the Surface RT.
Mine is more like a constant flickering...

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