Download KB4088876 and KB4088879 Offline Installer for Windows 8.1

Microsoft is rolling several updates for Windows as a part of March Patch Tuesday. KB4088876 and KB4088879 updates are aimed at the systems running Windows 8.1. The users can update their Windows 8.1 systems with the help of standalone installer.

While KB4088876 is monthly rollup, KB4088879 is Security-only update. KB4088876 includes a list of bug fixes and improvements that were a part of KB4075212 update. Neither KB4088876 nor KB4088879 is packed with new operating system features. Microsoft has revealed known issues in these updates and given the workaround of the same.

Along with Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft released Windows 7 update KB4088875, KB4088878, and Windows 10 update KB4088776. If you are running Windows 10 system, you can access direct download links of the standalone package.

Changelog of KB4088876 Update

  • Addresses issue where Internet Explorer is unresponsive in certain scenarios when a Browser Helper Object is installed.
  • Updates legacy Document Mode cell visibility in Internet Explorer.
  • Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working in certain printing scenarios.
  • Addresses issue where Internet Explorer stops working when using F12-based developer tools.
  • Addresses issue in Internet Explorer that caused the Outlook web app to slow down under certain circumstances.
  • Addresses issue where customers sometimes can’t sign in to Windows 2012 R2 servers when using a custom credential provider on a console or RDP.
  • Provides cumulative Spectre and Meltdown protections for 32-Bit (x86) and 64-Bit (x64) versions of Windows except for the KB4078130 update that was offered to disable mitigation against Spectre Variant 2.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Graphics component, Windows Kernel, Windows Shell, Windows MSXML, Windows Installer, and Windows Hyper-V.

Changelog of KB4088879 Update

  • Addresses issue where customers sometimes can’t sign in to Windows 2012 R2 servers when using a custom credential provider on a console or RDP.
  • Provides cumulative Spectre and Meltdown protections for 32-Bit (x86) and 64-Bit (x64) versions of Windows except the KB4078130 update that was offered to disable mitigation against Spectre Variant 2.
  • Security updates to the Microsoft Graphics component, Windows Kernel, Windows Shell, Windows MSXML, Windows Installer, and Windows Hyper-V.

Direct Download KB4088876 Offline Installer Windows 8.1 Update

  • KB4088876 offline installer package for 32-bit Windows – Download (Size: 175 MB)
  • KB4088876 offline installer package for 64-bit Windows – Download (Size: 318 MB)

Direct Download KB4088879 Offline Installer Windows 8.1 Update

  • KB4088879 offline installer package for 32-bit Windows – Download (Size: 19 MB)
  • KB4088879 offline installer package for 64-bit Windows – Download (Size: 28 MB)

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