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Windows 8 Won't Update Third-party Software Via Windows Update

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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Windows 8 Won't Update Third-party Software Via Windows Update

    Microsoft on Tuesday slammed the door on updating third-party software via Windows Update in the upcoming Windows 8.

    One security expert said the company was missing a big opportunity to improve the overall security of Windows PCs.

    The new operating system will not update non-Microsoft software, said Farzana Rahman, the group program manager for Windows Update, in a blog post .

    "The wide variety of delivery mechanisms, installation tools, and overall approaches to updates across the full breadth of applications makes it impossible to push all updates through [the Windows Update] mechanism," said Rahman said. "As frustrating as this might be, it is also an important part of the ecosystem that we cannot just revisit for the installed base of software."

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  2. #2

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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64

    Well, although it might sound like a bad idea to end updating third-party software, actually I think it will improve our system stability.

    Good read echrada!

    Best regards,

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    Windows 8 developer preview

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Windows 8 Won't Update Third-party Software Via Windows Update
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