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Windows 8.1 will be getting nearly 30 patches later today

  1. #51



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I received 4 and installed as always

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  2. #52


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


    yeah, found 2 optional, installed, than did a check, and 4 more popped up, installed them, nothing strange happened... thought this was a Tuesday thing with updates.
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  3. #53


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    One of the options is for a virtual machine installation, so won't apply to most. Installed a couple of the new ones that applied to me, hid a few more, and nothing seems broken for now.
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  4. #54


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    How stupid I feel after checking each of the 20 optional updates out one by one. None of them really applied to my pc's and installation evidently did a number on each pc. Luckily I had backups just prior to the date of the Windows Updates and was able to return to my previous status on both pc's. A lesson learned - don't install unless you know WHAT you are installing - don't rely on MS for always telling you the consequences of installing an update . I won't do that again! My SFC and DISM are both working again without being confused by these 20 updates. No telling what will happen when Windows 10 hits installation date - just be cautious.
    Well, I'm at a loss ... and I'm not exactly a windows novice !!
    I have 26 optional updates listed + silverlight + skype !!
    I have been checking almost every specific info web page at MS but I fail to see from those data/explanations if those updates bear any relevance to my system config ??
    Is this a swift roll-out to ease up the jump to W10 ???
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  5. #55



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Yes & no... Not the answer you were looking for right?

    Some are to ease the upgrade, some are fixes for new technologies/hardware, and some are fixes for old outstanding problems that are getting done on Windows 10 and being "downstreamed" to the previous OS versions.
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