Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 6 Aug 2014.
Just a normal Patch Tuesday.
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).
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.
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.
That's some pretty awesome after sales support when you think about it.
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
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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