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  1. Jody Thornton

    Install Windows Server 2012 updates on Windows 8

    Yeah Christian was just touting the "Microsoft Line". Yes there can possibly be the odd compatibility issue with updates from a server OS. However, they are also labelled as windows8rt-kbxxxxx.msu. It's all from the same codebase.
  2. Jody Thornton

    Windows 8.1 support from Microsoft will end on January 10, 2023

    Well my last update was ,,,, KB5020003 for November, It's for Server 2012 and I used it for Windows 8. Now let's pretend that Windows 8.1 is now out of support. KB5020010 is the update for Server 2012 R2, and yes that would "likely" patch Windows 8.1
  3. Jody Thornton

    Windows 8.1 support from Microsoft will end on January 10, 2023

    I went and looked at that stuff though. They don't REALLY say what they do to improve it. The videos seem sorta dodgy too. I'm on Windows 8. I just updated using the latest Server 2012 Security Only Quality update. Mt sytem runs like a dream
  4. Jody Thornton

    Windows 8.1 support from Microsoft will end on January 10, 2023

    Correct. Server 2012 and 2012 R2 exit support as of October 2023, so ESU updates would commence for both in November of 2023.
  5. Jody Thornton

    Windows 8.1 support from Microsoft will end on January 10, 2023

    I don't think so - I'm trying to find that out right now :)
  6. Jody Thornton

    Windows 8.1 support from Microsoft will end on January 10, 2023

    Server 2012 Updates for R2 will work on Windows 8.1, and extend your time until October 2023.
  7. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    I actually love being able to come to this forum for a change and actually have useful, current and engaged discussion on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. So often, this forum is just used for Windows Mail integration, Windows 10 upgrading, or games. I love being able to discuss current Windows...
  8. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Well that's good to know erpster4. Mind you, I won't take a chance installing it for now :)
  9. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Oh I hear ya! But I have customized every Windows installation since 98 SE. I'll take the Classic Shell. :)
  10. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Actually, Windows 8 is what I'm using, so it's definitely relevant. The effect of Server 2012 updates and Flash vs the use of Windows 8.1 updates bears the same result. Plus, it's nice to actually have some relevant conversation on this forum, on the OS that this forum is ACTUALLY about. So...
  11. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    As does Windows 8 when using Classic Shell :D. I don't know about the weather app (or any Metro apps). I've eradicated them from my system.
  12. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Oh I wasn't mad at all. Caps were just meant for emphasis. All good my friend.
  13. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Since 2016. Unfortunately, this forum never really embraced this, but it was a hit on MSFN. https://msfn.org/board/topic/175105-server-2012-updates-on-windows-8/
  14. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    How would I be any better off on Windows 8.1 than on Windows 8 with Server 2012 updates? You realize Server 2012 and Windows 8 are CODEBASE IDENTICAL right? Even the updates are called Windows8RT-KBxxxxx. Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are alike as well. The updates are indeed effective...
  15. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    I was doing that, but I'd like to at least add some security.
  16. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    KB5007245 has been installed - and Flash STILL works :)
  17. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    KB5007245 was issued today, and it appears to be the same situation, so I'll chance my luck and install it this evening.
  18. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    Well I have a recent disk image, so I'm good there. But I installed the October 2021 (KB5006732) update AND ...................... Flash Works!!!! I'm using Server 2012 updates to patch the original Windows 8. From what I knew, the Security Only updates for July, August and September 2021...
  19. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    I shall try it. Wish me luck. I'll be back in a ..... flash 😁
  20. Jody Thornton

    Flash Removal in Windows Updates

    That's perfectly OK. Hey - you're being VERY helpful :)
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