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On December 10, Microsoft released a number of non-security updates to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 software, according to The updates feature a number of patch fixes that are designed to improve the user experience and make the operating systems more seamless and glitch-free.

The update will include several changes, which Microsoft has detailed on its website. These fixes include:

  • A patch that repairs an issue in which Windows Media Player would shut down when the user inserted an audio CD. Although the company had already made a "hot fix" for this problem that users could download on their own, the new update will remove the bug automatically.
  • An update to the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack for Windows 8.1. The Camera Codec Pack is a software tool that allows the computer to recognize and display video from a variety of proprietary file formats. With the new update, customers of laptop computers and tablets with Windows 8.1 and 8.1 RT will be able to use a wider variety of video products from many manufacturers.

These patches will be made available in addition to the number of security updates that the company issues on a regular basis.

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