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New Windows 8.1 Installation - Need Updates and a sticky


DBX

New Member
Posts
6
#1
I just installed Windows 8.1 Home Premium on my desktop, and now I need updates. I tried leaving the PC on last night, but no updates were installed.

On the Windows 7 forum, ThrashZone outlined steps on what to do, and what updates you needed to get you going with a new Windows 7 build - saving time, and not having to download 300 + updates since the inception of Windows 7/Windows 7 w/SP1, all with just a few downloads which will get you as close as possible to having your Windows 7 fully updated. This has become a sticky and a lifesaver for Windows 7 users who are still holding on to Windows 7 - such as myself.

The Windows 8 Forum needs the same thing. I am sure something similar is posted here on the Windows 8 Forum - but to save some time, does anyone have links to where I can download Windows 8 and which updates to manually download and install to get my Windows 8.1 going with updates ?

And can it be made into a sticky?

Thank you all.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit Home Edition
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4690K (the K stands for Kick-Ass)
    Motherboard
    Asus Z97A, AR
    Memory
    GSkill 32 GB DDR 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Radeon R9 390X Kick Ass Graphics Card
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium PCIe
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 275+
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1200
    Hard Drives
    Kick Ass Drives:

    Western Digital Caviar BLACK 3TB, 6TB Drive
    Plextor M.2 PCIe SS Drive - Really Kick Ass
    PSU
    PowerMax 1200W PSU, CoolerMaster Smart 750W PS
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4, R5
    Cooling
    Noctua D15 for the CPU, Cougar for the Case
    Keyboard
    Kick-Ass Genuine IBM Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Trackman Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    150Mb Bandwith
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    McAfee
    Other Info
    No Overclocking

jpolacko

The fly on the wall
Member
Beloit, Wisconsin

Posts
125
#2
Give this a try I found this solution from another member on here and he said it worked. I just reinstalled Win 8.1 and haven't had a issue yet with sticking updates so it must be a isolated problem.
1 - Go to Services Console and STOP BITS and Windows Update services
2 - Go to Windows directory and delete ALL contents in SoftwareDistribution subdirectory
3 - Install the following Win8.1 update - KB3172614
Microsoft Update Catalog
4 - Restart your computer as directed
5 - Go to Control Panel and perform Check for Updates
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavilion DV6
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 144C
    Memory
    6 GB soon to be 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i5)
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 x 32 bits (4294967296 colors) @ 60 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Samsung HDD and Samsung 600 GB SSD
    Case
    HP metal case.
    Cooling
    Standard fan ( Does a good enough job)
    Keyboard
    HP backlit keyboard.
    Mouse
    Standard USB Mouse
    Internet Speed
    60 Mbps Download and 10 Mbps Upload thru Charter High Speed Internet
    Browser
    Firefox and Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security
    Other Info
    Custom Built Windows Server 2008 R2 used for storage server, DHCP server, Primary DNS server. Novell Suse Server running 2 custom built desktop that have Novell Netware installed. Samsung Note 3 (Primary Phone) and Samsung S4 (Back up phone).