Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2012 R2; Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows 8.1

    Critical issues that might require avoidance or workaround to get the operating system installed and running.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


      File Name:



      Date Published:


      File Size:

      46 KB

      47 KB

        These release notes address the most critical issues and information about the Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1 operating systems (two separate document files). For information about by-design changes, new features, and fixes in this release, see documentation and announcements from the specific feature teams. For information about important steps to take before installing this release, including issues that you may need to work around, see “System Requirements and Installation Options for Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview.” Unless otherwise specified, these notes apply to all editions and installation options of Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1, respectively.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2

      • Download file and open it with any application capable of opening Word .docx files.

    Popular downloads

    Loading your results, please wait...

    Free PC updates

    • Security patches
    • Software updates
    • Service packs
    • Hardware drivers

    Microsoft suggests

    Download a free trial of Windows Server 2012 R2.
    Windows Server 2012 R2 free trial
    Experience the new and enhanced capabilities.
    Free trial