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    Think twice about installing Windows 8.1 Preview




    PATCH WATCH

    Think twice about installing Windows 8.1 Preview


    By Susan Bradley

    On June 26, Microsoft unveiled Windows 8.1 as a public preview; but before installing Win8.1 Preview, you should know a few important facts. Plus: It's time for the end-of-the-month, nonsecurity patch cleanup; and if you're running Java, check that it's up to date.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/think-twice-about-installing-windows-8.1-preview/ (opens in a new window/tab).

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    Thank you Susan for the info about Windows 8.1, I'll certainly take your advice onboard as I was thinking of having a play with it.

    With regards to the Patch updates, you have not updated your advice about KB 2834140, do you think it is safe to now install?

    Also, I have been offered KB 2808679, reviewed to version 2.0 on 11th June, which deals with verifying URI ports, any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    John

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    Thank you Susan for the continued guidance on the continuing updates that are required to keep our systems running at their optimum. Please help clarify a lingering question: Is it absolutely necessary for the general type user to continue installing the ".NET" updates? Is it possible to just continue to 'hide' these updates as we will not be writing and/or testing any special apps, coding, etc.???? Thanks again and PLEASE keep up the outstanding work along with the rest of the staff!

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    Also waiting to hear about KB 2834140...





    Quote Originally Posted by jrp2706 View Post
    Thank you Susan for the info about Windows 8.1, I'll certainly take your advice onboard as I was thinking of having a play with it.

    With regards to the Patch updates, you have not updated your advice about KB 2834140, do you think it is safe to now install?

    Also, I have been offered KB 2808679, reviewed to version 2.0 on 11th June, which deals with verifying URI ports, any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    John

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