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    Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a Mandatory Update for Future Secu


    Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a Mandatory Update for Future Security Update Offerings

    Microsoft has now gone ahead and released the KB Article for Windows 8.1 Update 1 ahead of the April 8, 2014 public availability.

    You can read the full KB Article (2919355) here: Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

    However, there's one very important piece of content in the KB Article that really needs its own special highlight. In the Introduction section it reads:

    Important All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed. We recommend that you install this update on your Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer in order to receive continued future updates.
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    So... how does this affect the folks who stayed on Win 8.0. My guess would be that they lose updates support, but the article in the link only mentions 8.1. I know quite a few who never bothered installing Win 8.1. It's dated April 2 so it shouldn't be April Fool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corax View Post
    So... how does this affect the folks who stayed on Win 8.0. My guess would be that they lose updates support, but the article in the link only mentions 8.1. I know quite a few who never bothered installing Win 8.1. It's dated April 2 so it shouldn't be April Fool.
    It should be safely assumed that latest updates will be incorporated into future 8.1 upgrade. So, people wanting to upgrade to 8.1 should wait till some time after update comes out so they can do it in one shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It should be safely assumed that latest updates will be incorporated into future 8.1 upgrade. So, people wanting to upgrade to 8.1 should wait till some time after update comes out so they can do it in one shot.
    In Brink's post it says you must have 8.1 already to get the 8.1.1 update:

    Prerequisites

    To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1.
    It seems you cannot get 8.1.1 unless you already have 8.1.
    I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It should be safely assumed that latest updates will be incorporated into future 8.1 upgrade. So, people wanting to upgrade to 8.1 should wait till some time after update comes out so they can do it in one shot.
    In Brink's post it says you must have 8.1 already to get the 8.1.1 update:

    Prerequisites

    To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1.
    It seems you cannot get 8.1.1 unless you already have 8.1.
    I could be wrong.
    That's probably right, I thought I was clear in thinking that people that want to upgrade from plain Win 8 to 8.1 should wait until 8.1.1 updates are incorporated so they don't have to do extra updating. It would seem logical for MS to include newest updates in future upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It should be safely assumed that latest updates will be incorporated into future 8.1 upgrade. So, people wanting to upgrade to 8.1 should wait till some time after update comes out so they can do it in one shot.
    In Brink's post it says you must have 8.1 already to get the 8.1.1 update:

    Prerequisites

    To apply this update, you must be running Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1.
    It seems you cannot get 8.1.1 unless you already have 8.1.
    I could be wrong.
    That's probably right, I thought I was clear in thinking that people that want to upgrade from plain Win 8 to 8.1 should wait until 8.1.1 updates are incorporated so they don't have to do extra updating. It would seem logical for MS to include newest updates in future upgrade.
    I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree.

    I guess we will find out on the 8th.
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    To get update 1 you need to be running 8.1. If you are running 8.1 and don't apply update 1, no more security updates for you. One of the updates in the update 1 package is a security update. That update is a prerequisite for any further security updates. I don't know what happens if you stay on windows 8.0?
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    Geez, how annoying.....
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    It is a bit of a mess. Microsoft tried to do the right thing by offering 8.1 free to those already running 8.0. Unfortunately its a big update, its effectively an OS upgrade, so doing the upgrade though the store doesn't go so well for a lot of people. I think if they would just let the average Joe download a Windows 8.1 ISO it would make things a lot easier. They obviously want everybody that's on 8.0 to move on to 8.1. They just don't seem to be making it all that easy. Those with factory OEM installs are in the worst position. They can't do the download that was posted in another thread, it only excepts Retail keys. So its 8.0 > Windows Update > 8.1 Store upgrade > Windows Update > Update 1 though Windows update > etc.
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    If only Win 8 was made what win8.1 is now, there would be no problems now. To change half of system is not an easy task specially if it has to be done over internet that is not really 100 Mbps in 99% in most of the world. A nice, clean service pack .ISO would have been much better and could be downloaded at leisure. Clear HW ans SW requirement change explanations would spare a lot off people "stress" and confusion about upgrading. I see MS's public relations, marketing and top management (Ballmer) as the main culprits for the mess about otherwise fine OS.
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