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Windows 8.1 Updates Received Today (3/25/15) Questions

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    Windows 8.1 Updates Received Today (3/25/15) Questions


    Hi, I have 3 questions:

    Update KB2976978 - Read additional info on this update which said that this update performs diagnostics for Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.....for customers seeking to install the latest Windows Operating system.

    How do I know if my system is participating in this program? Is Windows 10 the system they are referring to? I'm not planning on buying the new system (if it's free, I may update) so should I just ignore the update or install as long as it doesn't cause any problems with my computer system.

    Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Removal - I have Norton 360 which, I believe, removes all malicious software when scanned. Should I download anyway............as long as it doesn't cause any problems with Norton 360?

    Update KB3048778 - this one is weird having to do with systems that use the Japanese or Korean IME, whatever that is! I don't know if I need this. It says it's fixing KB3033889 which was downloaded on my laptop on 3/11/15......don't know why. Also having the IE problem that it states it will fix, so I guess I should download.

    Thanks so much,

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    Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
    Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.
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    win7 x64, win 10 tp, soon to be win 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
    Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.
    Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.

    This one hosed my machine! Denied access to C: thru This PC, among other things, Had to re-image and hide it! AAArrrrgggggHHHHH!!
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    Kb3000850


    KB3000850

    Important When you install this update (3000850) from Windows Update, updates 3016437, 3003057, and 3014442 are included in the installation.
    ____________________________

    I am being offered the KB3000850 as an important update. It is 724 MB in size.

    I can't find information as to what benefits this update will offer. Has anyone had any issues / problems after installing it?

    I am nervous about installing it after reading this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher View Post
    KB3000850

    Important When you install this update (3000850) from Windows Update, updates 3016437, 3003057, and 3014442 are included in the installation.
    ____________________________

    I am being offered the KB3000850 as an important update. It is 724 MB in size.

    I can't find information as to what benefits this update will offer. Has anyone had any issues / problems after installing it?

    I am nervous about installing it after reading this thread
    November 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
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