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  1. #11


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    This was my first issue with update file KB2919355

    "I have found little issue, that when i run Windows Explorer and browse folders,
    it takes very long time to open folder content, about 10 sec.

    That's just when i power on computer or restart, after first loading-opening folders, then works fine.
    And I have figure out that this behaviour was caused by update KB2919355 !I have clean install of Windows 8.1 and all updates installed.After i installed KB2919355 update, there was this issue in Windows Explorer.So, i un-installed this updated, Windows Explorer works fine again.
    I hope there will be some fix soon ...."

    I fixed that with creating new user account, copying data from old user account to new, and Windows Explorer works fine again with update installed,
    but then i found some software issues, while using some *.sys file for my music software environment. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my Music Workstation computer.
    I was getting freezes, blue screens and so on...
    So i un-installed KB2919355 update and everything works back to normal.
    I really can't use that update right now, cause i have more troubles than before !

    Best,
    Matej

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Yea, I know I should, but I don't really do backups.
    I suffer from terminal slackness...
    All you go to do is set up a schedule LOL
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  3. #13


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Yea, I know I should, but I don't really do backups.
    I suffer from terminal slackness...
    Hell I been looking for a reason to really like you, and now I know what it is. . .slackness. . .would have never thought of that. . .
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  4. #14


    everything was fine n dandy here after the update
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  5. #15


    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Pro


    You fellows are lucky. Unfortunately, for a large group of workstation users, including HP Z820 users like me, Microsoft introduced a nasty bug in Update 1 that causes the LSI SAS driver to fail. Microsoft has a workaround published involving a reduction of system RAM and a rollback. Pretty ridiculous. I have since reverted to Windows 7. The Microsoft troubleshooter article is here: A Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer does not restart after update rollup 2919355 is installed
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  6. #16


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I expect most of these bugs and problems with Windows 8.1 Update 1 to be fixed by June 12, 2014 to August 12 , 2014 at latest, those are the dates Windows 8.1 users have until they are pretty much forced to upgrade to Update 1 to get future security patches and bug fixes; with August being the last date for business's using Windows 8.1 to upgrade.

    Microsoft is most likely also prepping to update the Microsoft Windows site and change the current Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to include Update 1 integrated after June 12, 2014 for new users who wants to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via digital purchase and download.
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there.

    Unless there is some very strange hardware around I'm really surprised with the amount of problems that have been seen with the W8.1 update.

    However since Ms don't supply the ISO's any more (except TechNet / MSDN) I can probably understand it since people aren't able to use Vanilla systems any more. Ms not providing ISO's is a REALLY STOOOOOOOOOOPID IDEA. !!!!!
    All my systems have worked perfectly -- but I'm lucky enough to have the ISO.

    By not starting from say the ISO every system could be HORRIBLY different -- especially if people have downloaded all sorts of stuff from the Internet. At least from an ISO you are starting from a known point.

    While this isn't solving the OP's problem it should show that NOT providing the ISO's will cause a HUGE amount of problems that could easily have been avoided.

    BTW although I used to like W7 - it looks really OLD fashioned now when I boot it up !!!. I only use it now for accessing some Work applications otherwise I don't use it any more. I still though have several applications on XP (access via a VM) so my XP systems will outlast the W7 one's !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


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


    I had issues on my laptop when I did the Store upgrade to 8.1. My WIFI cut in and out like somebody was flipping a light switch on and off. That was with the factory OEM install. I obtained an ISO and did a clean install of 8.1 and had no issues. My wife's Acer laptop with its factory OEM 8.0 install wouldn't update to 8.1 though the Store. I tried 3 times and it failed each time. I did a clean install of 8.1 with Update 1 yesterday and had no problems. On the other side of the coin. On my desktop PC, I had installed the leaked update 1. When the official version came out it was patched automatically though Windows update and I have had no issues. Same deal with my laptop, I had installed the leaked version and Windows update patched it to the official version. For me, Store Update = Fail, Windows update = Pass.
    I should also mention that I wasn't running any third party utilities to bring back the old Start Menu or running any custom theme's etc. I didn't disable UAC. I also didn't do any modifications to kill Metro etc. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that any one of the above would cause issues with upgrading to 8.1, or even update 1.
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  9. #19


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post
    I expect most of these bugs and problems with Windows 8.1 Update 1 to be fixed by June 12, 2014 to August 12 , 2014 at latest, those are the dates Windows 8.1 users have until they are pretty much forced to upgrade to Update 1 to get future security patches and bug fixes; with August being the last date for business's using Windows 8.1 to upgrade.

    Microsoft is most likely also prepping to update the Microsoft Windows site and change the current Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant to include Update 1 integrated after June 12, 2014 for new users who wants to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via digital purchase and download.
    They pulled all the old ISO's off of TechNet and MSDN. Everything listed now includes update 1. The Microsoft download in this thread, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create, now includes update 1.
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  10. #20


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I had issues on my laptop when I did the Store upgrade to 8.1. My WIFI cut in and out like somebody was flipping a light switch on and off. That was with the factory OEM install. I obtained an ISO and did a clean install of 8.1 and had no issues. My wife's Acer laptop with its factory OEM 8.0 install wouldn't update to 8.1 though the Store. I tried 3 times and it failed each time. I did a clean install of 8.1 with Update 1 yesterday and had no problems. On the other side of the coin. On my desktop PC, I had installed the leaked update 1. When the official version came out it was patched automatically though Windows update and I have had no issues. Same deal with my laptop, I had installed the leaked version and Windows update patched it to the official version. For me, Store Update = Fail, Windows update = Pass.
    I should also mention that I wasn't running any third party utilities to bring back the old Start Menu or running any custom theme's etc. I didn't disable UAC. I also didn't do any modifications to kill Metro etc. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that any one of the above would cause issues with upgrading to 8.1, or even update 1.

    Hi there
    I think that amply makes the case for having the "Vanilla" Isos available again -- who knows what modifications some people have made to their systems so the poor old update has to try and take care of these !! - A 100% impossible task.

    After a while it's always a good idea to re-install from Scratch again - especially say going from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 update 1.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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