Upcoming Patch Tuesday includes updates to Windows RT

The upcoming “Patch Tuesday” looks to include some updates to Windows RT.  There is not a lot of specific information for the patches but there looks to be several for Windows 8 and RT as well as some camera codec updates for RT.  The codec update for RT should be interesting.  The last one was October 9th which was before Surface RT was on the shelves.

A quick look at the updates is below but here is the link to the public KB that references the upcoming Patch Tuesday that will be coming December 11th, 2012.

  • Update for Windows RT (KB2771431)

    Locale: All
    Deployment: Important/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
    Classification: High Priority, Non-Security
    Target platforms: Windows RT*
    Approximate file sizes:

  • Windows RT update: ~ 8975KB
    Description:
    Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
  • Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB2774195)

    Locale: All
    Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
    Classification: Updates, Non-Security
    Target platforms: Windows 8, Windows RT*, and Windows Server 2012
    Approximate file sizes:

    • Windows 8 update: ~ 315KB
    • Windows 8 x64/Windows Server 2012 x64 update: ~ 316KB
    • Windows RT update: ~ 307KB

    Description:
    Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

  • Update for Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8 and Windows RT (KB2779444)

    Locale: All
    Deployment: Recommended/Automatic Updates, WSUS, and Catalog
    Classification: Updates, Non-Security
    Supersedes: KB2712101 on Windows 8 and Windows RT
    Target platforms: Windows 8 and Windows RT*
    Approximate file sizes:

    • Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8 update: ~ 5308KB
    • Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8 x64 update: ~ 5945KB
    • Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows RT update: ~ 5442KB

    Description:
    Installing the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats and will allow supported RAW camera files to be viewable in applications in Windows. For a complete listing of supported cameras, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base Article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

* Note that WSUS and Catalog deployments do not apply to Windows RT.

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1 Response

  1. JYoung says:

    This is very good news! I bought the Surface knowing full well that RT was a 1.0 product. I do have to admit RT is a lot more buggy than I was expecting however I was hoping for frequent updates to both the bundled Metro Apps as well as the OS itself. It seems that MS may be proving me right.