Windows 8.1 preview build receives four bug fixes

Even though it appears that Microsoft is very close to completing its work on the RTM build of Windows 8.1, the company is still finding time to release some bug fixes for the public preview of its next OS. Microsoft has been releasing new patches for the preview version on a regular basis ever since it went live in late June.

One of the four bug fixes concerns a critical security hole in IE11, which Microsoft previously revealed would be part of today's "Patch Tuesday" collection of security bulletins. The patch notes state that Microsoft has found that this problem could allow for a remote code execution on a person's PC if they happen to surf over to a website that takes advantage of the issue.

Another of the Windows 8.1 preview patch downloads resolves a problem with Windows 8.1 running Flash-based videos in IE11, where it was creating a flickering effect. Yet another patch fixes a problem with IE11 with the playback of content that used adaptive streaming and Digital Rights Management features. Finally, the last bug fix deals with the same adaptive streaming and DRM playback problems in the OS itself.

Source: Microsoft via Pureinfotech | Image via Microsoft

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Still too many bugs in Windows 8.1. I pray to god they don't release it as is.
1) Search is a mess
2) Scrolling is still defective in IE and the Start Screen - had to turn of smooth scrolling in IE
3) Skydrive still too buggy.

Microsoft is doing what its paid to do, write/fix software. Suprised this article never touched on the install base of 8.1 preview/beta having to be substantial enough compared to those still on vanilla 8 installs it warranted such patches/fixes to be released... It can't be Microsoft acting in the best interests of its customers, can it?

but I bet they haven't fixed the dark window title text on a dark color theme (or the dark max, min and close icons for that matter).

0sit0 said,
but I bet they haven't fixed the dark window title text on a dark color theme (or the dark max, min and close icons for that matter).

Of course they haven't. And they probably won't.

I bet they haven't improved the "This device is currently in use" or "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program" messages either.

http://i.imgur.com/xtXr6EX.png
http://i.imgur.com/yUC5DtA.png

Doesn't tell me what process is using the folder/file/device.
And I usually have to resort to Process Explorer to find out.

Also have had intermittent issues with Visual Studio (since 7, experienced a few times in 8.1) and the Task Manager.
Sometimes when it hangs, attempts to kill it from the Task Manager says "Access is denied".

Or the RDP issues, or the Windows file sharing over LAN issues w/ W7 and earlier OSes, or their crappy port of Mouse and Keyboard center, or their crappy OS trying to automatically defrag my SSD during "maintenance" (All W8.0 issues still present, might I add). Doesn't matter to me anymore, I'm way off that crap and back to W7... if they don't get their act together very soon I'll be ditching the whole platform.

Ubuntu and OS X are no more alluring than they ever were to me, but Windows is becoming far less so to the point where either of these competing OSes are really starting to look like a better choice with far less headaches down the road.

0sit0 said,
but I bet they haven't fixed the dark window title text on a dark color theme (or the dark max, min and close icons for that matter).

Yea. Dude it's so annoying how that can't be changed! Makes no sense to me. Why, why?!?

hin123 said,
I thought the maintenance in Windows 8 was supposed to do TRIM for SSDs?

It does, but only if you initiate manually. Try this: open the optimize drives window, open action center and start maintenance. Watch optimize drives window as it defrags your SSD after a little bit (provided you have scheduling on).