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Windows 8.1 Aug Update Released (KB2975719)

  1. #231


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Thanks for the reply - I'm currently only running Windows Defender.

    I know it's usually not a good idea to try an official Microsoft solution to a Windows error, but I went ahead with this one: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/910336

    I removed the files from the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Datastore (& Download) directories and restarted the Windows Update service, then ran the KB2975719 standalone installer again and it worked.

    The only real issue that causes is that the list of installed updates is blown away (from within Windows Update) but is still visible elsewhere.

    I'm not 100% happy, but at least the update went through.

    Cheers,

    Mike.

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  2. #232


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 (ugh)


    I just came back to my laptop and noticed that it was offering me KB2919355, 2.6MB, listed as "Windows 8.1 Update" with the description for Windows 8.1 Update 1 ("you must install so you can continue to receive updates"), and KB2975719, 169.6MB, listed as "Update for Windows 8.1", "install to resolve issues". Both KB2975719 and KB2919355 are already installed (listed under "View update history"). Luckily after the previous update fiasco from Microsoft I'd disabled automatic install so I got to opt out, but I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this. It looks like the whole disaster is about to hit us a second time.
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  3. #233


    Hi there. Reading through the thread, some are claiming that some updates are listed twice. I would advise to go ahead and install updates.

    MS is not a perfect company that has perfect employees that write perfect code. Sometimes they falter as we all do. We can all bet this will happen again as it has in the past, but with each others help we get through it.
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  4. #234


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 (ugh)


    Uhh, these are two of the most lethal updates Microsoft has issued in recent years in terms of bricking machines, and after surviving the first time round I'm supposed to let them have another go? The fact that they're already installed but Windows wants to install them again doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the level of quality control that went into these things.
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  5. #235


    Was there something that happened to your system the first time around? If not, what's the concern? If Windows Update reports they need to be installed, then they need to be installed.

    These updates did not afflict my system or others whereas others were. MS cannot possibly test their update code on millions of computers with millions of different configurations with millions of different peripherals. It's simply a hit or miss. Seems to me users on this thread got through it all. Also, perhaps I missed it, but I haven't read in this thread that the updates "bricked" their system. Messed them up, but not bricked. That's not to say that's not possible.

    If not a custom rig, did you check out your OEM sight for information?

    If you think it will afflict or brick your system, then don't install them, but face the consequence(s) if you don't. One would be that all or some future updates won't install since they're sequential.

    Of course you have every right to wait until someone else that might answer.
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  6. #236


    Wasn't that the update that was pulled and released redone afterwards ?
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  7. #237


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 (ugh)


    Pulled, then re-released, then pulled again, then re-released again, at which point I installed it after waiting a few weeks to make sure there were no more reports of problems. Now it's asking to install it again even though it's listed as already installed, presumably it's a re-re-re-release of the original. Given its history, would you trust this thing?
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  8. #238


    Quote Originally Posted by Error80070002 View Post
    Pulled, then re-released, then pulled again, then re-released again, at which point I installed it after waiting a few weeks to make sure there were no more reports of problems. Now it's asking to install it again even though it's listed as already installed, presumably it's a re-re-re-release of the original. Given its history, would you trust this thing?
    Trusted it first time, than when it was pulled back and re released I uninstalled old one and installed newer one, since than it didn't show up again. (at least not yet)
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  9. #239


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 (ugh)


    I've just tried reinstalling (meaning letting Windows Update install) the re-re-whatever-released KB2975719, and got the expected result "We couldn't complete the updates". I don't know why Microsoft even bother with releasing updates, they could just replace them with a script that displays an update-failed message and save everyone a lot of time and bandwidth.
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