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Optional Update KB3000850

  1. #171


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Got this optional update (KB3000850) today and no information yet.
    It was 723.9 MB and took forever to install.

    I will wait for the information to be posted before I update my Laptop.

    UPDATE: MS just released the information. Its a Nov 2014 rollup so that is why it was so big.

    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3000850


    Jim
    Good luck with your as far as i know a lot a lot of computer crash or top of the line problems. no shut down or restart. programs not working. explorer went on vacation. slow computer. system restore not working. take a while to repair. try uninstall from programs and feature-view install updates.

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  2. #172


    try to unistall directly instead. reconfigure the whole computer.
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  3. #173


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stangbat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardoDV View Post
    I am still not positive what prevented installation during the first few attempts, but it apparently was the start menu and GUI customization software- Start8, WindowBlinds/Classic Shell.
    FWIW, I am running Classic Shell and had issues. Maybe that is causing problems?
    If so it must be hit or miss. I have Classic Shell and had no problem. Only disabled anti-virus while installing.
    I wonder what its all about. I updated An Asus G75, HP Envoy Touch Screen and home built Asus P7P Pro board I have Norton IS running on all and Classic Shell, I have no issues on any of the three?
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  4. #174


    I put it in yesterday, just left it minimised, and carried on with whatever.
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  5. #175


    Greece
    Posts : 341
    Win8.1 64bit, Windows 10 TP on VMWare Player


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    MS develops OS software that manages computer hardware, the navigation of, and configuration of the OS itself. They make changes to code and/or add additional code for the safety of or the ease of use of that system. Since when do they have to test every third-party software for running, use, and stability? Nay. It’s up to the developer to keep up with the changes, not the other way around. Changes and/or additions via Windows update are made monthly. Any developer needs to keep up with those. MS is more than happy to share those changes with developers.

    If it affects an MS OS or product, then one has a legitimate complaint. If not of the OS itself, then rather that MS didn’t change the code in their program/product to meet those changes and/or additions.

    Looks to me that Avast dropped the ball, not MS.
    Well said. Microsoft checking out whether their updates affect all other software is just as unrealistic as believing that Microsoft technicians would really take the time to ring you out of the blue and advise you they've found problems with your computer that they're more than happy to fix for you .

    I've been watching this thread with interest and haven't attempted this update yet, but it's System Image time so once that's out of the way will maybe give it a go, knowing I have a fall-back in place.
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  6. #176


    I wander if MS does the same like for instance auto industry. When I worked in auto spare brake parts industry, I used to get advanced warnings from all car manufacturers about planed changes of the car parts so we can prepare for production of them and stay current. Japanese MFGs used to make some changes few times a year but I still had enough time to adjust production.
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  7. #177


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    Looks decent. With apparent performance enhancements
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  8. #178

    you have 50%of the reason


    Quote Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    MS develops OS software that manages computer hardware, the navigation of, and configuration of the OS itself. They make changes to code and/or add additional code for the safety of or the ease of use of that system. Since when do they have to test every third-party software for running, use, and stability? Nay. It’s up to the developer to keep up with the changes, not the other way around. Changes and/or additions via Windows update are made monthly. Any developer needs to keep up with those. MS is more than happy to share those changes with developers.

    If it affects an MS OS or product, then one has a legitimate complaint. If not of the OS itself, then rather that MS didn’t change the code in their program/product to meet those changes and/or additions.

    Looks to me that Avast dropped the ball, not MS.
    Well said. Microsoft checking out whether their updates affect all other software is just as unrealistic as believing that Microsoft technicians would really take the time to ring you out of the blue and advise you they've found problems with your computer that they're more than happy to fix for you .

    I've been watching this thread with interest and haven't attempted this update yet, but it's System Image time so once that's out of the way will maybe give it a go, knowing I have a fall-back in place.



    many computer without avast have problems. that a big update. a notice by microsoft would reolve part of the problem. It was a headache of a update why so big why optional. Not good details of microsoft about this.
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  9. #179


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    installed it on my HP laptop, and my friends. Had no problems with it during or after insall on either, have several 3rd party programs installed like the start menu thing (startmenu x) and more, the other had nothing but basic stuff. even w8 on my machine was an update to an update, the origional OS was W7 home, went to W8, than 8.1, than 8.1.1 and now this, what ever IT was/is. My problem was going from W8.1 to 8.1.1, had to get hold of a torrent D/L ISO to get it to work, even though I had a "retail" version of 8.1 installed.

    But all went fine with mine
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  10. #180


    Microsoft technicians would really take the time to ring you out of the blue and advise you they've found problems with your computer that they're more than happy to fix for you.

    Really!!!! Wow!! I cant wait for them to try again, and here was me threatening to unsurgically remove their kneecaps - silly me!!!!
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