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Microsoft re-releases August Update (Update 2) Windows 8.1

  1. #31


    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    just ran the installer for this optional update, first time it gave me red error and failed install, I clicked try again and it D/Led and installed OK, so far no problems that I can see.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1


    Installed the new update this morning, it seems nothing has changed.
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  3. #33


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    I installed a couple of hours ago and i havent noticed any hiccups as of yet!
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  4. #34


    Why's everybody so pessimistic ? Expecting every update to fail ?
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  5. #35


    Ok I just installed to optional KB2975719 2014-09-03
    Looking back I see the same file KB2975719 successfully installed on 2014-08-12

    I had no issues and I don't see anything different yet.
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  6. #36


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Why's everybody so pessimistic ? Expecting every update to fail ?
    Um, maybe because they pulled the original after it caused some serious issues for some people and this is a re-release?

    And MS themselves recommended removing the original.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Installed them again, still buggered up!
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  8. #38


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Why's everybody so pessimistic ? Expecting every update to fail ?
    MS' record hasn't been good the past 18 months.

    W7 has had several dodgy updates in that time (there's one at the moment).

    W8 has had big problems with major updates (just check out the posts about W8 to W8.1 issues).

    Interestingly I can't recall seeing complaints about XP updates during this period.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    I just installed it with no issues. I will post back if I have any issues.
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  10. #40


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I installed it & got a black screen & cursor.

    Used my fresh Macrium image to get back to normal.

    This "update" is not for me.
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