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Optional Update KB3000850

  1. #41


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by VooDoo View Post
    I had same issues and more. IE11 would not work properly and Windows Explorer would freeze - lots of generally strange behaviours. All back to normal. When I get a chance I'll see what's in the update in detail and decide if I need it.


    VooDoo
    I noticed that it also increased my restart time and cold boot times dramatically as well. Normally I can cold boot to an active responsive desktop in under 4 seconds and restart in under 10 seconds. After installing this update, cold boot time increased to over 2 minutes and restarts to over 3.5 minutes...and once it finally got to desktop my system was still unresponsive for another few minutes while my HDD cranked away at 100%.

    I noticed that right after my manufacturers logo, it would sit at a blank (but actively lit) screen while the HDD cranked away for minutes before showing me the "Welcome" screen.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 207
    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    all done here
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  3. #43


    France
    Posts : 52
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    Tried to install on Win 8.1x64 Desktop and Laptop, both failed, and no error message.
    Well, this morning switched on my Desktop and after Windows screen but before log in screen, it said installing Windows Updates, and I waited about 20 minutes before reached Windows desktop. Everything was sloooooooooooow, could do nothing. Tried system restore, it said successful, but was stuck on Windows screen. Booted to my rescue disk, and reverted to a very recent backup clone of my disk. So back to normal, but will not be installing this update.

    My laptop booted as normal, it was not successful in installing the update
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  4. #44


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lafargeotte View Post
    Tried to install on Win 8.1x64 Desktop and Laptop, both failed, and no error message.
    Well, this morning switched on my Desktop and after Windows screen but before log in screen, it said installing Windows Updates, and I waited about 20 minutes before reached Windows desktop. Everything was sloooooooooooow, could do nothing. Tried system restore, it said successful, but was stuck on Windows screen. Booted to my rescue disk, and reverted to a very recent backup clone of my disk. So back to normal, but will not be installing this update.

    My laptop booted as normal, it was not successful in installing the update
    Forgot to say that before. I had this also on my laptop, at first it said the install was not succesful. The second time it worked (unfortunately :P )
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  5. #45


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


    Got them installed.
    Long process.
    No problems yet.
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Phone Man - thanks to your info, I persisted and got update installed on both pc's. Appreciate it.
    John, that's success again this time
    How many hours did it take to complete?
    Took about 1 hour total on each pc - not bad. Strange thing with HitmamPro tho - it started sending all Windows info to Scan Cloud after updates...just turned off "Upload to Scan Cloud" as there were a couple thousand items. Evidently the updates changed something in the makeup of Windows files.....?
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  7. #47


    Mine took less time -- only about 15 minutes. That's the good news.

    The bad news is that, upon restart, Win8.1 would not reboot to the desktop. Had to do three cycles of Automatic Repair before PC finally rebooted into Win8.1 desktop.

    Was about to give up and restore from my latest MR backup, when it finally worked.

    All-in-all, took about an hour, but most of that was in running the Automatic Repairs.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    The bad news is that, upon restart, Win8.1 would not reboot to the desktop. Had to do three cycles of Automatic Repair before PC finally rebooted into Win8.1 desktop.
    Had this problem as well. Took 3 cycles of pulling the power plug out and cold booting to get back to the desktop. Pressing shutdown button put it to standby which didn't do much and holding for 5 seconds to shutdown didn't help either...only way to get myself back to my desktop was cutting the power directly.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    I've commented elswhere but as this is the main thread...

    An hour to download and install. A long initial restart after which I left it and then did another restart to finalise everything. Now running disk clean and that has been going for an hour and a quarter. That is ridiculous. 3.5gb added to the OS size following this update and only 0.25gb found by disk cleanup.

    First job when it finishes will be to make a disk image... I'm not doing this again.


    (a friend once said about Windows updates... why bother, they just break things and then you need to get someone else to try and sort it out. Lol, while I don't endorse that comment I can see why she said it)
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  10. #50


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


    Well, looks like I'll pass on this optional update for awhile at least. Thanks to all who've posted their experience both good and bad.
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