Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    5 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    1,070
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 132 Times in 86 Posts

    Patching Windows the Windows 8.1 Update edition




    PATCH WATCH

    Patching Windows — the Windows 8.1 Update edition


    By Susan Bradley

    When Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update, it threw some of us a curve ball. To continue receiving security patches, Win8.1 users must install Win8.1 Update by May 13. Here's how to add this unusual patch. Plus: Updates for Internet Explorer, MS Security Essentials for XP, and those leftover nonsecurity fixes from April's Patch Tuesday.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/patching-windows-the-windows-8-1-update-edition/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

  2. #2
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks for the all-clear on the non-security patches from 8 April.

    Do you have any feedback/recommendations on KB2952664 which appears to be for Windows 7 (SP1) only? 2952664 was the only new patch MS offered me on 22 April.

    Thanks

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    23,582
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,058 Times in 927 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Paddles View Post
    Thanks for the all-clear on the non-security patches from 8 April.

    Do you have any feedback/recommendations on KB2952664 which appears to be for Windows 7 (SP1) only? 2952664 was the only new patch MS offered me on 22 April.

    Thanks
    This update is intended to make things work better if you upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8/8.1. If you do not plan to do that you may safely ignore it.

    Joe

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JoeP517 For This Useful Post:

    bobprimak (2014-04-24),Paddles (2014-04-25)

  5. #4
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Oakland, CA, USA
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Also any recommendation on KB2863811 (non-security update resolving an Outlook issue of inability to connect to SharePoint after installing February update)?


    Thanks

  6. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    4,748
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked 649 Times in 572 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey1946 View Post
    Also any recommendation on KB2863811 (non-security update resolving an Outlook issue of inability to connect to SharePoint after installing February update)?
    I installed that one nearly three weeks ago without any issues.

    Bruce

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to BruceR For This Useful Post:

    Geoffrey1946 (2014-05-04)

  8. #6
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Some issues with your instructions--in downloading the individual updates, I can only find the -x86 versions. I followed your instructions, but in attempting to install the first one, I get the error message that it's not applicable to my computer. Looked for the 64 bit versions of these files, but they are nowhere to be found on Microsoft's website.

  9. #7
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    4,748
    Thanks
    171
    Thanked 649 Times in 572 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Davewhiteav8r View Post
    Some issues with your instructions--in downloading the individual updates, I can only find the -x86 versions. I followed your instructions, but in attempting to install the first one, I get the error message that it's not applicable to my computer. Looked for the 64 bit versions of these files, but they are nowhere to be found on Microsoft's website.
    Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems (KB2919355)

    Bruce

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •