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News Microsoft denies Windows 8.1 Update 2 plans

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Aug 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I wonder how long it will take to update Windows 8 when it's near end of support.
    Due to no SP2 for Windows 7 we already have to spend an hour or two after installing W7SP1 downloading gigabytes of updates (if you don't slipstream).
     
  3. ffjason

    ffjason New Member

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    Considering Microsoft release an .iso version of Windows 8.1 Update when it released, there aren't many fixes since then to install.
    In comparison to Windows 7 which has nearly 200 patches since SP1 it doesn't look like Windows 8 will end up in that state.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Yea because Windows 8.1 isn't going to get anywhere near the 200, whoops i mean 601 patches that Windows 7 has received in the three years since SP1.

    After all it's only been 9 months since 8.1 and we have 118 updates so far.
     
  5. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    That's some pretty awesome after sales support when you think about it. :)
     
  6. ArcAngeL

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    If the shift to a free ISO download for every build, they would be able to reduce bandwidth and power on their update centre, people who plan on doing a rebuild, could simply download the ISO and install.

    When I rebuild from win 8, I had to patch, update to 8.1 and patch again took most of a day.

    Oh and why? My tech net generated key won't work with windows 8.1 ISO. :l
     
  7. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    A trend that is about to change as they also announced they will only provide updates for the latest version of Internet Explorer starting in 2016, only a question of time until Microsoft Operating Systems get the same treatment.
     

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