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Windows 8.1 Aug Update Released (KB2975719)

  1. #171


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Hi, all. I stop by occasionally to check in for any important material that has been posted and do whatever I have to do. Well, things were just fine until this Microsoft fiasco. I understand about uninstalling the defected updates by reading the article by Microsoft and posts here. I haven't done it yet, I see some people have additional problems after uninstalling the updates, which gives me pause about uninstalling. And, why in the world doesn't Microsoft contact users directly with all important information........why does one have to search to see if there are any problems? Microsoft really needs to get its act together....regular folks using their program shouldn't have to dig for necessary information...it should be automatically sent to the people.
    How would you suggest they send it to you? Microsoft doesn't send you e-mail unless you subscribe to it from them. They are one of the few companies that don't spam your inbox with stuff. The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled. They also post info on their web site. Once other sites see that info they post it on their sites and the message gets spread.
    "The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled".....then why didn't I get the patch directly to fix it. Why was't the patch downloaded to the HP Support assistant? I don't think I subscribed for e-mail from Microsoft.....and I don't remember given a source to do so. Does Microsoft e-mail this important information if you did subscribe?

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  2. #172


    Its good what they perform presently with bad updates, but I feel they could go one further by releasing bulletins via email.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Overall it would be a good idea that MS would notify users of bad updates for sure. Not all people read tech news, especially the commoner. Perhaps through Action Center, although thats not a direct means on communication that I know of. Perhaps upon finalizing an installation or upon first use of an OEM machine for option to join an email list?
    option to join an email list < And I should add > concerning updates.
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  3. #173


    There were warnings about that patch-pulling affair, even before they officially pulled it back all over the place, even on non-computer related sites. If they made a patch to uninstall that one all the AVs would consider that a threat and would not let it do it.
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  4. #174


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It’s good what they perform presently with bad updates, but I feel they could go one further by releasing bulletins via email.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Overall it would be a good idea that MS would notify users of bad updates for sure. Not all people read tech news, especially the commoner. Perhaps through Action Center, although that’s not a direct means on communication that I know of. Perhaps upon finalizing an installation or upon first use of an OEM machine for option to join an email list?
    option to join an email list < And I should add > concerning updates.
    I would think it would be easy for them to add that option for those that use a live ID. The question is how many would actually take them up on the offer?
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  5. #175


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    I am not convinced that emailing people is the best way to go, it would just confuse more people

    I am assuming the majority of people with the update have no issues and have been using it for nearly 2 weeks unaware of what happened, what would be the point of telling them an update could have problems, they would start panicking and thinking something is wrong with there pc
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  6. #176


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    It’s good what they perform presently with bad updates, but I feel they could go one further by releasing bulletins via email.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Overall it would be a good idea that MS would notify users of bad updates for sure. Not all people read tech news, especially the commoner. Perhaps through Action Center, although that’s not a direct means on communication that I know of. Perhaps upon finalizing an installation or upon first use of an OEM machine for option to join an email list?
    option to join an email list < And I should add > concerning updates.
    I looked on some of the Microsoft sites and couldn't find any info for signing up for their e-mails. Could you please provide that information to me. Thank you.
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  7. #177


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Hi, all. I stop by occasionally to check in for any important material that has been posted and do whatever I have to do. Well, things were just fine until this Microsoft fiasco. I understand about uninstalling the defected updates by reading the article by Microsoft and posts here. I haven't done it yet, I see some people have additional problems after uninstalling the updates, which gives me pause about uninstalling. And, why in the world doesn't Microsoft contact users directly with all important information........why does one have to search to see if there are any problems? Microsoft really needs to get its act together....regular folks using their program shouldn't have to dig for necessary information...it should be automatically sent to the people.
    How would you suggest they send it to you? Microsoft doesn't send you e-mail unless you subscribe to it from them. They are one of the few companies that don't spam your inbox with stuff. The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled. They also post info on their web site. Once other sites see that info they post it on their sites and the message gets spread.
    "The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled".....then why didn't I get the patch directly to fix it. Why was't the patch downloaded to the HP Support assistant? I don't think I subscribed for e-mail from Microsoft.....and I don't remember given a source to do so. Does Microsoft e-mail this important information if you did subscribe?
    Right now, there is no opt in offer for e-mail notices during a Windows install. With a Microsoft live ID though it could be offered, if they wanted to. As a Microsoft MVP I do get e-mail from Microsoft. I get what I opted in for when I was accepted. You can tailor it to suit your interests. Even so I heard about the issues here before I saw it mentioned in my Microsoft e-mails. I didn't get any e-mail from Microsoft specifically dealing with those patch Tuesday issues. Not that I can remember anyway. Some of the stuff I get is subject to non disclosure anyway.
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  8. #178


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    There were warnings about that patch-pulling affair, even before they officially pulled it back all over the place, even on non-computer related sites. If they made a patch to uninstall that one all the AVs would consider that a threat and would not let it do it.
    I never saw any warnings and just now learned about the whole fiasco from this website.
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  9. #179


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    There were warnings about that patch-pulling affair, even before they officially pulled it back all over the place, even on non-computer related sites. If they made a patch to uninstall that one all the AVs would consider that a threat and would not let it do it.
    I never saw any warnings and just now learned about the whole fiasco from this website.
    It all depends on what websites you frequent and what news letters you subscribe too. I get stuff from ZDNet and PCWorld and it was mentioned with links to their articles on it.
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  10. #180


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    How would you suggest they send it to you? Microsoft doesn't send you e-mail unless you subscribe to it from them. They are one of the few companies that don't spam your inbox with stuff. The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled. They also post info on their web site. Once other sites see that info they post it on their sites and the message gets spread.
    "The usual method is to pull the patch, which they did, and then issue a patch to undo of fix those that did the original patch before it was pulled".....then why didn't I get the patch directly to fix it. Why was't the patch downloaded to the HP Support assistant? I don't think I subscribed for e-mail from Microsoft.....and I don't remember given a source to do so. Does Microsoft e-mail this important information if you did subscribe?
    Right now, there is no opt in offer for e-mail notices during a Windows install. With a Microsoft live ID though it could be offered, if they wanted to. As a Microsoft MVP I do get e-mail from Microsoft. I get what I opted in for when I was accepted. You can tailor it to suit your interests. Even so I heard about the issues here before I saw it mentioned in my Microsoft e-mails. I didn't get any e-mail from Microsoft specifically dealing with those patch Tuesday issues. Not that I can remember anyway. Some of the stuff I get is subject to non disclosure anyway.
    Thank you, alpha. So, I guess nothing will change at this time, Thanks for your help. Okay, something strange just happened while typing my last sentence......an audio for some ad just started......how did that happen.....? Strange.
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