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Solved No checks beside Win Updates after Win 8.1 Repair Install

eclectic1941

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I just repaired Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit) following the instructions in "How to Repair Install Windows 8 and 8.1 without Losing Anything". I did this because I kept getting DISM Error: 0x800f0906 ('The source file could not be downloaded') despite trying all the suggested solutions I could find. The repair was successful and DISM is repaired.

I have Windows Update set up to "Check for updates but less me choose whether to download and install them". Prior to this latest repair, when I clicked View Details, there was always a check mark beside the updates which I could uncheck if I didn't want to download any particular update. After this repair, there is a huge list of updates in Windows Updates (176 Important and 8 optional) but there are no check marks beside any of them.

Does this mean that the Windows ISO file I downloaded and updated from Microsoft at Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help already incorporated these updates? Or do I have to install all the ones I deem to be important and necessary? The files total 2,609.0 MB. For security reasons, I want to be sure that all truly important updates are installed. OTOH, if they are already incorporated in the Windows ISO file created from the download, I obviously want to avoid that step. Any help and/or explanations would be greatly appreciated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS8500
    CPU
    Intel i7
    Memory
    12GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast Free Antivirus

eclectic1941

New Member
After cleaning up some unwanted updates re Win 10, the check marks were restored and, after checking installed updates in Control Panel, I realized that I had no choice but to install all the Security and necessary important updates.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS8500
    CPU
    Intel i7
    Memory
    12GB
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avast Free Antivirus
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