These updates were the same what any else would have downloaded. Anyone who updates to 8.1 will then need to install these updates later. The version of 8.1 I was using a month ago is the same as what everyone downloads from the store. Anyway, don't uninstall those updates if you don't want to. The issue will probably get fixed soon. On a side note, the AMD display drivers on my 2 year old laptop crashed upon waking from boot. That never happened before too, and I was running 8.1 on it for a week. Interestingly, it has switchable graphics and was using Intel graphics at the time.