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Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a Mandatory Update for Future Secu

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    ""I think that Rxd meant the RTMs are effectively Betas. ""
    Not if that acronym is true to it's meaning. HW manufacturers need some time to implement OS to their machines in advance so their computers will come with most up to date OS. In the past it also meant that it was finished OS sent to be printed on the media (floppys, CDs, DVDs) and sent to distributors and stores.
    If so, it means it is a finished product and will be released as such.
    As updates are concerned, it stands to reason that some of them are required to be installed first in order for the next one to be implemented as they are incremental and address the same issue. Isn't it better for patches to come at faster pace than having to wait for service packs for longer time ?
    No OS, or program, or anything for that matter is perfect (Windows certainly is not) so updates, upgrades etc. should be welcomed and not being scoffed at. New ideas and technologies come at fast pace nowadays so what's good enough now, does not mean it will be tomorrow.
    So, "Keep up with the Joneses " and be happy, there are even automatic tools for that.

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  2. #22


    Joisey
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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but daily 'updates' and pseudo-mandatory new OS versions every 6 months are REALLY starting to make me angry.

    I want to be able to update what and when I choose to, and once every three years is just fine for a new OS build.

    Instead, sadly, I'm slowly but surely losing interest, the way computing seems to be headed.


    Wenda..

    Why not just turn off windows update and enable it once every 3 years? The updates are only mandatory if you want future updates.
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  3. #23


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    OK, you didn't get the point I was trying to make. Fair enough.

    But there was no need to be snide about it.


    Wenda.
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  4. #24


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but daily 'updates' and pseudo-mandatory new OS versions every 6 months are REALLY starting to make me angry.

    I want to be able to update what and when I choose to, and once every three years is just fine for a new OS build.

    Instead, sadly, I'm slowly but surely losing interest, the way computing seems to be headed.


    Wenda..
    Yea, I quite agree. I keep mine turned off, and every now and then I'll go in and see what's available. Last time was early February. I doubt that I'll bother with this so-called 8.1 update 1....... unless some very compelling reason presents itself.

    Waiting for 9, hoping for better...
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  5. #25


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but daily 'updates' and pseudo-mandatory new OS versions every 6 months are REALLY starting to make me angry.

    I want to be able to update what and when I choose to, and once every three years is just fine for a new OS build.

    Instead, sadly, I'm slowly but surely losing interest, the way computing seems to be headed.


    Wenda..
    Yea, I quite agree. I keep mine turned off, and every now and then I'll go in and see what's available. Last time was early February. I doubt that I'll bother with this so-called 8.1 update 1....... unless some very compelling reason presents itself.

    Waiting for 9, hoping for better...
    Well, as the thread title states Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a Mandatory Update for Future Security Update Offerings. I guess it all comes down to whether you consider that compelling or not?
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    Alphanumeric, was the kernel updated by any chance? That may be why it's mandatory?
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  7. #27


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Alphanumeric, was the kernel updated by any chance? That may be why it's mandatory?
    One of the updates in that update package is a security update. That security update is a prerequisite for any further security updates. So if you don't install update 1 you won't get any further security updates. The readme that comes in the update package lists what order to install the updates, I believe there are 6. I'm not sure which one is the security update. That's the way it was explained to me anyway.
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  8. #28


    Ok. I see. Thank you.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but daily 'updates' and pseudo-mandatory new OS versions every 6 months are REALLY starting to make me angry.

    I want to be able to update what and when I choose to, and once every three years is just fine for a new OS build.

    Instead, sadly, I'm slowly but surely losing interest, the way computing seems to be headed.


    Wenda..
    Yea, I quite agree. I keep mine turned off, and every now and then I'll go in and see what's available. Last time was early February. I doubt that I'll bother with this so-called 8.1 update 1....... unless some very compelling reason presents itself.

    Waiting for 9, hoping for better...
    Not sure how good idea it is, not updating regularly. Threats are coming at much higher rates than it used to be few years ago. Win8 is also pretty new OS and can't be expected to have everything in the best shape from day one. Updates are now nicely arranged and almost painless to install even automatically. Until now, only 8.1 was a more of relatively major updates, newest ones are mostly cosmetic but with some security and usability gains. Whoever doesn't update to 8.1 and latest update coming will be missing a lot.
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  10. #30


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but daily 'updates' and pseudo-mandatory new OS versions every 6 months are REALLY starting to make me angry.

    I want to be able to update what and when I choose to, and once every three years is just fine for a new OS build.

    Instead, sadly, I'm slowly but surely losing interest, the way computing seems to be headed.


    Wenda..
    Yea, I quite agree. I keep mine turned off, and every now and then I'll go in and see what's available. Last time was early February. I doubt that I'll bother with this so-called 8.1 update 1....... unless some very compelling reason presents itself.

    Waiting for 9, hoping for better...
    Well, as the thread title states Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a Mandatory Update for Future Security Update Offerings. I guess it all comes down to whether you consider that compelling or not?
    I do not. I assume full responsibility for my system's security.
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