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88 important updates cannot install windows 8 how serious


oduodu

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#1
ther are still 88 important updates that needs to be installed on the 2 windows 8 pc 's i have in the internet shop.

how serious is this to the security of the 2 pc's ??

will this greatly affect the virus and malware vulnerability ??

thank you

all machines windows 8 64bit
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

CountMike

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Important enough I would say, if you are concerned about too many updates or have other concerns, you can pick and choose only security updates. Other way would be to have only important chosen to download and install. There are also some updates without which you will not be able to upgrade to W8.1. As computers are used in the internet shop, it's even more important to take advantage of any security improvement you can get your hands on.
I suppose you have set tight security on them and network, route etc. You can also ad: MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: to guard against malware thru USB sticks if you allow customers to use them. Which other security measures have you taken ? AVs, soft/hard firewalls etc. ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

softwaremaniac

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#3
If they can't install they must be giving you an error. What is it?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    INTEL Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz
    Motherboard
    ASROCK Fatal1ty P67 Main Board
    Memory
    HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    SSD: Samsung EVO 250 GB
    Internal HDD: WD Black 1TB
    External: 2x2TB MyBook drives
    1x4TB MyBook
    1x1TB Seagate Freeagent drive
    PSU
    Corsair GS 700W
    Case
    Silverstone Kublai KL04
    Cooling
    Artic Cooling Freezer Pro
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Razer Mamba Elite 2012
    Internet Speed
    10/0.75
    Browser
    FF 39.0.3, Microsoft Edge, Chrome 44
    Antivirus
    Avast 10.0

SaggyMaggyPoo

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#4
Apologies if this is not related but I had 62 updates to install yesterday (following a new installation of W8.1). Only about 10 downloaded and there were 50 left today. Having had 'fail' problems with so many updates in the past I chose around 20 that were the earliest issued. Once these had installed, the others were installed automatically.

It took a while as the updates included the 750mb one from a few months ago, plus a couple of months when there were several security updates, but it did go through okay once I reduced the initial number of updates in this way.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3521
    CPU
    1.80 gigahertz Intel Core i5-3337U
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0010T1 A00
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio & Intel Display Audio
    Hard Drives
    TOSHIBA MQ01ABD050 [Hard drive] (500.11 GB)
    Cooling
    Additional fan
    Mouse
    Kensington Trackball
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    Emsisoft Internet Security, Malwarebytes free & antiexploit

lparsons21

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#5
When I changed my computer back from W10 this last time, instead of forcing updates, I just let it get what it wanted to over a period of a day or two. The results were that all of them actually worked just fine which was certainly not the result when I manually did update checks and tried installing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 23-N010
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 4600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" touch built in

oduodu

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#6
Important enough I would say, if you are concerned about too many updates or have other concerns, you can pick and choose only security updates. Other way would be to have only important chosen to download and install. There are also some updates without which you will not be able to upgrade to W8.1. As computers are used in the internet shop, it's even more important to take advantage of any security improvement you can get your hands on.
I suppose you have set tight security on them and network, route etc. You can also ad: MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool:: to guard against malware thru USB sticks if you allow customers to use them. Which other security measures have you taken ? AVs, soft/hard firewalls etc. ?

well actually its only part of my sister's photography studio business.

we have avast trail version on
i had spybot on one of them but it interfered with the smb settings on the fire wall and i removed it as we were billed for getting someone resetting the firewall settings for the kyocera printer connected via the network.

that 's it

thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8

CountMike

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If it's part of a business it's even more important to have it as safe as possible. Do try McShield, it works only on USB stick or disk insertion, doesn't interfere with anything else and has small footprint, saved my bacon few times.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

CountMike

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
    Case
    Raidmax
    Cooling
    CCM Nepton 140xl
    Internet Speed
    40/2 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    WD

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