Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 update requirement by 30 days

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Oh thanks Microsoft. This would be great if I could install the update. But it fails every time. I've tried a few different fixes but it seems like I'm going to have to do a fresh windows install :(
     
  3. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Wait...i have a w8 copy that i upgrade to 8.1 every time i format the disk, does this mean that few months from now if i format my computer, i can´t install w8.1? :3eyes:
     
  4. Pzykotik

    Pzykotik Ancient Guru

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    I would assume it means that no more patches will be released for w8, so the patches leading up to, and including 8.1 will still be valid.
     

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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    No. The store will download for you 8.1 Update directly.
     
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    Mato87 Banned

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    I've never updated my windows and I neverl will.
     
  7. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    What? That means you could still be on Windows 1.0 :eek:
     
  8. EspHack

    EspHack Ancient Guru

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    lol most likely he turns off updates completely when installing windows, just like i've been doing for years, but now im starting to notice a couple of things im missing out that are relevant, like the fact that im still at IE9 cause there is no way to install the latest without SP1, im planning to change my mind and let it update freely like my wp when i get w8
     
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    tr4l1975 Ancient Guru

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    I have auto updates turned off. I just make a point to check every Tuesday for new updates.
     
  10. BABA-The Hacker

    BABA-The Hacker Banned

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    ....Or MS is still working with their updates...?
     

  11. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Holy **** .. 33 updates today including Office :D
     
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    I take it you've only been using computers for a handful of years then? Seeing as you're on w7.
     
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    Don't feed the trolls... didn't you see the sign? :p
     
  14. eclap

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    Hmm. He's from Slovakia. Sign right there.
     
  15. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    I am on Windows 8 Original.. not 8.1..

    I received 12 updates.

    xD
     

  16. Mato87

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    Nope currently on windows 8.1 pro.

    nailed it.
    I turn the automatic updates off, simply because I don't want useless junk flooding my hdd and whole computer.

    Your take is false, I've been using computers since I was a kid, that means over 20 years, I also forgot to update the personal page, iam currently on win 8.1 pro

    Iam going to let that pass...for now. You can apologize to me later.

    Iam awaiting your apology too.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2014
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    Before you performe a clean install of your windows 8 installation run these commands on an elevated command prompt:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

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    Available Switch Options:
    
    /CheckHealth - This switch option only checks to see if a component corruption marker is already present in the registry. It is just a quick way to see if corruption currently exists, and to inform you if there is corruption. It does not fix anything or create a log. This should be finished almost instantaneous.
    
    /ScanHealth - This switch option does not fix any corruption. It only checks for component store corruption and records that corruption to the log file. This is useful for only logging what, if any, corruption exists. This should take around 5-10 minutes to finish.
    
    /RestoreHealth - (recommended) This switch option checks for component store corruption, records the corruption to the log file, and FIXES the image corruption using Windows Update. This should take around 10-15 minutes up to about an hour to finish depending on the level of corruption.
    
     
  18. nick0323

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    Some people seem confused. Windows 8.0 and 8.1 update 1 will continue to receive updates.

    Those on Windows 8.1 (without update 1) will not receive updates and will cease to exist or perish!
     
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    Hi Gabe,...... the "next episode (update)" upcoming when next, sir???
     
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    SOme of us.... used "command- driven" operating system.... ago...
     

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