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Windows 8.1 will be getting nearly 30 patches later today

  1. #31


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    John, ran the file checker yesterday as part of my monthly maintenance and could not correct corrupt files. The DISM command fixed all this. Whether if was a result of the updates, I do not know.
    I always install optional updates except for driver updates or unless I know they will cause problems. The recent updates have had no ill effects on my system, touch wood.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Professional


    I must admit, my machine is set to install all windows updates (Except the Windows 10 preparation), and i've yet to run into any issues with the latest patches.
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    Sniper I love that signature!. I'm using Dark mode for the forums and it looks amazing:
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  4. #34


    SUCCESS! All the 4/21 updates installed today.....no problems whatsoever.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    John have you tried SFC only once and rebooted? or a few times? because it can take a few tries because the files are in use. You could try a Proper power Reset first, draining all electricity from your system(specially RAM) then booting to desktop and running it immediately before all programs are loaded.
    Thanks for suggestion - yes, I had tried running SFC at least 5 times with a reboot between each - and tried several runs of DISM and SFC with no success. Finally, I restored the pc back to April 11 (prior to the 20 "Optional" updates on April 21) and success! Both SFC and DISM are working again, so my conclusion (tho it may be faulted) is that those "Optional" Updates were causing problems for me. For now, they are "hidden" and everything seems to be fine again.
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  6. #36


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    These are optional, do not need to be installed, you should read Microsoft knowledge base or support information on what they are for.
    Although my knowledge lacks understanding on most of them, so I decided to keep them off for now. Look them over further again, noticed once 24, then 22 and then 21 updates.

    Sorry I had recently had crash problems, I hate to make matters worse as of yet. Pretty sure have it fixed now. Since the updates are not important but optional.
    That probably is a wise move on your part - not to install them. I installed all 10 of them on both desktops and since that time, SFC can't correct corrupt files it finds on both pc's. Not positive this is related to the Windows Updates, but very suspect. Am considering rolling pc's back to just prior to these updates and see if that corrects SFC.
    I have been reading through them one at a time from support information. To me from ones I do understand, I do not really need all of them. Would not be so over anxious to install optional updates, important ones, yes. Read through each ones support information, then you make the call, as may have said some might be in preparation for Windows 10, again optional. I took a few after reading about it. Think of it similar to a BIOS update, don't do it unless it's fixing an issue for you or benefits you.
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  7. #37



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    If you ever have a "slow day" with nothing pressing to do, you can always install them one at a time with reboots and test it awhile, after a few successful ones image and then go to the next(probably take a few days to do, but at least your system will be patched). But to be honest that would drive me nuts.
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  8. #38



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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    I have been reading through them one at a time from support information. To me from ones I do understand, I do not really need all of them. Would not be so over anxious to install optional updates, important ones, yes. Read through each ones support information, then you make the call, as may have said some might be in preparation for Windows 10, again optional. I took a few after reading about it. Think of it similar to a BIOS update, don't do it unless it's fixing an issue for you or benefits you.
    A lot of them are just fixes for odd or seldom hard/software configurations. Somewhat like BIOS or driver update's for new hardware that comes out on the market(like the new USB 3.1 for example)
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    I have been reading through them one at a time from support information. To me from ones I do understand, I do not really need all of them. Would not be so over anxious to install optional updates, important ones, yes. Read through each ones support information, then you make the call, as may have said some might be in preparation for Windows 10, again optional. I took a few after reading about it. Think of it similar to a BIOS update, don't do it unless it's fixing an issue for you or benefits you.
    A lot of them are just fixes for odd or seldom hard/software configurations. Somewhat like BIOS or driver update's for new hardware that comes out on the market(like the new USB 3.1 for example)
    Thanks, yes I had been reading about them. Ones I felt to try were ones I felt I needed as of now. Ones not sure of, I held off on doing. Can effect everyone differently I see according to there system what is on it.
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  10. #40



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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Thanks, yes I had been reading about them. Ones I felt to try were ones I felt I needed as of now. Ones not sure of, I held off on doing. Can effect everyone differently I see according to there system what is on it.
    Exactly. I have never experienced a problem with an update, hotfix or patch from Microsoft, and then there are others that run into problems EVERY month.
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