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Windows 8.1 update leaks to the web, direct from Redmond

  1. #11


    Bummer, unless my2cents succeeds I think I'll wait a while, in a middle of a project, can't chance disaster now.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Method one does not work (as confirmed by Edwin). No updates were offered. Ran the Windows Update troubleshooter and it found unfixable errors. Ran DISM and it found errors and corrected same. Both of which I know I did not have before this attempt. So, I did a restore from my last System Image and all is well (no troubleshooter errors and no DISM cleanup required). MS must have pulled the plug on this method very quickly IMHO.

    Now, I will try Method 2 and report my findings...
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  3. #13


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Bummer, unless my2cents succeeds I think I'll wait a while, in a middle of a project, can't chance disaster now.
    he-he, I hear ya! We'll wait and see if Dave has success. (I'm sure he will!)
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Progress update:
    Well, MS must have gotten to method 2 just as quickly because they pulled the plug on that big update too.

    @Edwin: I'm not sure if you got KB2919355 (770mbs) before they pulled the plug or if you got it elsewhere.

    Anyway, I have found an alternate download site that several have claimed to be reliable; however, the downloads are always slow at "those kinds of sites" so I'll try to install it when the download completes (in about 10 minutes). If successful, I wil do some basic testing and update my finding accordingly. I will also do a full boot-time scan just in case as well and check the event viewer for anything new too. What the hack... a cat just can't help the urge to jump into a newly opened open cardboard box...
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  5. #15


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, its up and running just fine (on the surface) but I need to do some more exploration before keeping it. I had no problems with the installation and I will detail my methods "after" I make sure there are no bugs:

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    I'll be back in a while. This could take some time for me to fully analyze any new capabilities. However, as far as apps go, you can see by my screenshots that I'm not an apps guy so I doubt that I will be able to effectively analyze that area properly. More to follow...

    Cheers until then!

    my2cents
    Last edited by my2cents; 08 Mar 2014 at 16:21.
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  6. #16


    I got the 4 small MSUs directly from Microsoft and the big one , KB2919355, from a file hosting service.

    What I downloaded :

    1. Install KB2919442: 64-Bit (MS)
    2. Reboot
    3. Install KB2939087: 64-Bit (MS)
    4. Reboot
    5. Install KB2919355: 64-Bit (803 MB downloaded from MEGA)
    6. Reboot
    7. Install KB2932046: 64-Bit (MS)
    8. Reboot
    9. Install KB2938439: 64-Bit (MS)
    10. Reboot
    11. Install KB2937592: 64-Bit (MS)
    12. Reboot
    Time to trial !

    Last edited by vrosa; 07 Mar 2014 at 08:05.
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  7. #17


    Rats, got 404 on KB2919355, downloaded the rest.
    Nothing without it I guess. Can't find it in "usual places"
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Rats, got 404 on KB2919355, downloaded the rest.
    Nothing without it I guess. Can't find it in "usual places"
    Google it: MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.2014.UPDATE.X64.ONLY.MSU.9600.17025-WZT

    Inside the RAR file you will find the updates you already got plus the main one !

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  9. #19


    Yeah, found complete thingie, gonna take a while.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, glad you found out the how-to part so that saves me a writeup!

    Here are the things I tested after the install (in the order that I did them):

    Observed a new Start and Apps menu
    Checked my system settings - all were saved OK
    Check RAM allocation Didn't notice any major difference (on my rig)
    IE11 All previous settings were saved
    Program lauch times Didn't notice any difference (my PC was already fast)
    Ran Winsat Formal No difference in WEI scores
    Observed a new Store Icon on my desktop taskbar - Unpined and it went away
    Windows Updates No new ones offered/available
    Event Viewer A few logs generated during the update but they never came back after a few reboots
    Event Viewer No errors or new informationals either (again after a few reboots)
    Restart Time Feels about the same to me
    Cold Boot Time Feels about the same to me
    Ran a boot-time scan (using Avast 2014) No issues/all clean

    Good luck to all,

    my2cents
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