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Apply latest Win 8.1 update to a Laptop plus a Desktop

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    Apply latest Win 8.1 update to a Laptop plus a Desktop


    I have a Laptop, plus a Desktop, both running Win 8.1 - 64-bit

    I posted my question here Windows 8.1 Aug Update Released (KB2975719)

    But was told I should rather post it in this section for more responses, so here goes ...

    I have 1 x Laptop, plus 1 x Desktop that I need to update with the latest MS update releases.

    That means I will need to download & update on each machine. Both are Windows 8.1 64-bit units, and they have both had all previous updates installed.

    Given that my Internet connection is very slow, and "out of bundle" data usage is VERY expensive here in South Africa, is there a way I can download the update once, save it to a USB drive, and use that to update both machines?

    If the above is possible, can someone point me to where on the MS site I can download the latest update?

    Once the update file is on the USB drive, can folk here guide me on how to install the update file on each machine? e.g. can I just copy the file to each machine, and then run/execute the files?

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    This what you need?

    kb2975719 - Search Microsoft.com

    Short answer: yes - just make sure you get the x64 version. (3rd on the list)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This what you need?

    kb2975719 - Search Microsoft.com

    Short answer: yes - just make sure you get the x64 version. (3rd on the list)
    Many thanks .. busy downloading the 64-bit version now. I will copy the file to both laptop & PC, and install the update to both machines
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    After spending hours downloading and attempting to update my Win8.1 64bit machine, I see that many updates failed

    See screen-capture of the failed items below. I am now re-downloading the updates, and will try again.


    Click image for larger version
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter before you do
    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Run the Windows Update Troubleshooter before you do
    Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
    I ran that troubleshooter before I started, it reported as below .. it said some items had been fixed so I assumed I was good to go, and updates would be installed OK

    Click image for larger version
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Apply latest Win 8.1 update to a Laptop plus a Desktop
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