Microsoft Reveals Important Issues In Windows 8.1, Comes With Few Known Issues Related To Adobe Flash Player


As Microsoft released Windows 8.1 RTM for MSDN and TechNet subscribers yesterday, they also released some important related document to help developers and IT Pros. One of the document was a release notes which lists important issues in Windows 8.1. As you can read below, Adobe Flash Player implementation in Internet Explorer 11 Metro mode is not so perfect.

Here are those issues,

Internet Explorer 11:

  • Input Method Editor (IME) input does not accept non-Latin characters with Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer. Only Latin characters can be inserted with an IME. To avoid this, use Internet Explorer for desktop.
  • If you visit a website that contains Adobe Flash Player-based content, no PlayTo endpoints are listed in the Devices charm. There is no workaround at this time.
  • When you pause Adobe Flash Player-based content in Internet Explorer and switch to Internet Explorer for desktop, the content might not be visible when you return. To avoid this, do not pause content when switching to the desktop. If this has already occurred, try refreshing the web page.

Work Folders:

  • The client and server must be running the same milestone release for Work Folders to function properly. For example, if the server is running this milestone release of Windows Server 2012 R2, the client must be running the same milestone release of Windows 8.1.

Microsoft has improved IE11 in Windows 8.1 with following features apart from UI changes,

Internet Explorer 11 improvements include faster page load times, side-by-side browsing of your sites, enhanced pinned site notifications, and app settings like favorites, tabs and settings sync across all your Windows 8.1 PCs. Internet Explorer 11 now includes capability that enables an antimalware solution to scan the input for a binary extension before it’s passed onto the extension for execution

Source: Microsoft via: @windows4live


  • Yuan Taizong

    As a Chinese person the issue with Internet Explorer 11 would be a major let-down, but I know Microsoft, just wait a few months and they’ll release a patch (Windows Update) to fix it :-)

    • elpadr1no

      i think this only applies to metro IE

  • Gromanon

    This is why they didn’t want to release to anyone Windows 8.1 until October 17th. They said that release of Windows 8.1 going to be supplemented with final patches.

  • Emily the Strange

    lawl, and this is why RTM is not a real RTM anymore, Im sure october GA updates will fix most of these issues. it was known, there was still issues even though it was RTM.