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Nov 20 2012   1:40PM GMT

Windows 8 and Server 2012 Update KB2770917

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Microsoft has recently released a Windows 8 and Server 2012 update KB2770917.

From the KB:

This article describes the cumulative update for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012 that is dated November 2012. This cumulative update package includes performance and reliability improvements for Windows 8 and for Windows Server 2012. We recommend that you apply this cumulative update as part of your regular maintenance routines.

This cumulative update includes the following performance and reliability improvements:

  • Enable enterprise customers to customize the default lock screen.
  • Improves the performance when you wake the computer and when the computer is asleep, in order to improve battery life
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent Windows Store Apps from being installed fully
  • Other software updates and performance improvements

So instead of that boring Windows 8 welcome screen, you can set a corporate IT Logo and push it to all your corporate machines. I am going to install this update right away as my Windows 8 machine, an Elite Book 8470p, doesn’t like to come out of sleep gracefully…

Here are the download links

Update for Windows 8 (KB2770917)

Update for Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (KB2770917)

Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2770917)

Please feel free to let me know if this patch improved your systems performance in any way!

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