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Windows 8.1 Updates Received Today (3/25/15) Questions

Juliet68

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Hi, I have 3 questions:

Update KB2976978 - Read additional info on this update which said that this update performs diagnostics for Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.....for customers seeking to install the latest Windows Operating system.

How do I know if my system is participating in this program? Is Windows 10 the system they are referring to? I'm not planning on buying the new system (if it's free, I may update) so should I just ignore the update or install as long as it doesn't cause any problems with my computer system.

Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Removal - I have Norton 360 which, I believe, removes all malicious software when scanned. Should I download anyway............as long as it doesn't cause any problems with Norton 360?

Update KB3048778 - this one is weird having to do with systems that use the Japanese or Korean IME, whatever that is! I don't know if I need this. It says it's fixing KB3033889 which was downloaded on my laptop on 3/11/15......don't know why. Also having the IE problem that it states it will fix, so I guess I should download.

Thanks so much,
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17-e040us
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless w/USB Connect Mouse

CountMike

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Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.
 

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

f14tomcat

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Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.
Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.

This one hosed my machine! Denied access to C: thru This PC, among other things, Had to re-image and hide it! AAArrrrgggggHHHHH!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win7 x64, win 10 tp, soon to be win 8.1

Atomcrusher

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Kb3000850

KB3000850

Important When you install this update (3000850) from Windows Update, updates 3016437, 3003057, and 3014442 are included in the installation.
____________________________

I am being offered the KB3000850 as an important update. It is 724 MB in size.

I can't find information as to what benefits this update will offer. Has anyone had any issues / problems after installing it?

I am nervous about installing it after reading this thread
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X54C
    CPU
    Intel Pentium B940 2.00GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
    Motherboard
    OEM - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Model K54C (CPU 1) Version 1.0 Chipset Vendor Intel Chipset Model
    Memory
    6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    OEM - Intel Model HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    OEM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    OEM
    Hard Drives
    Manufacturer Hitachi
    Product Family Travelstar
    Series Prefix Standard
    Model Capacity For This Specific Drive 500GB
    PSU
    OEM
    Case
    OEM
    Cooling
    OEM
    Keyboard
    OEM
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    4 Mbps ADSL
    Browser
    Chrome 64bit
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Billion 400G Wi-fi router

CountMike

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KB3000850

Important When you install this update (3000850) from Windows Update, updates 3016437, 3003057, and 3014442 are included in the installation.
____________________________

I am being offered the KB3000850 as an important update. It is 724 MB in size.

I can't find information as to what benefits this update will offer. Has anyone had any issues / problems after installing it?

I am nervous about installing it after reading this thread

November 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
 

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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