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You receive updates for : Windows only?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win8 Pro x64

    You receive updates for : Windows only?


    When I check for updates it shows:
    "You receive updates for : Windows only"
    I've checked "Change settings" and there is no option to change it to "everything"
    I'd like win8 update to function as it did in WinXp where it would check for all updates, ie Silverlite, hardware drivers, etc.
    Is there a way to get that update function in Win8?
    Thanks,
    jimb

    my self build desktop pc:
    Win8x64. (The one that I purchased and downloaded from the Microsoft.com store.)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Is there a "Get updates for other Microsoft Products. Find out more" link on the Windows Update page? If so that might help you.

    If not, try this page:
    Microsoft Update
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  3. #3


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Hi juvat and welcome to Eightforums,

    Windows Update can check for updates for other Microsoft products. Like Silverlite etc.

    To enable that you must go the Windows Update (via the Configpanel). Then choose "change settings" in the left bar. There is a checkbox you can tick that says something like "recieve updates for other Microsoft products while updating Windows".

    That's it .

    Greetz,

    Rover
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win8 Pro x64


    You folks are superb!!!
    Many-many thank you's to you all. I followed your instructions and now my Win8 is updating in the way I had hoped.
    jimb
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    That's good to hear, Jimb! I'm glad I could help you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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