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    Moving to Windows 8.1 ready or not


    PATCH WATCH

    Moving to Windows 8.1 — ready or not




    By Susan Bradley

    Microsoft tries new Windows Update tactic to move reluctant Windows 8.0 users to Win8.1.

    Plus: October's Windows patching got off to a rough start, and things haven't improved much since.



    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/patch-watch/moving-to-windows-8-1-ready-or-not/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    Have any Windows 7 users tried installing KB3000061, and if so with what results?

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    I have 3 Win7 computers and KB3000061 installed successfully on each one w/o any problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanBradley
    ... not so good for those who what to stick with Win8.0
    What?


    Quote Originally Posted by SusanBradley
    The update has already taken numerous Win8.0 users by surprise. According to posts in a Microsoft Answers forum,
    Well, at least one.


    Quote Originally Posted by SusanBradley
    they thought they’d been infected with a virus!
    Yep, a virus will often give four hours notice of impending doom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tandor View Post
    Have any Windows 7 users tried installing KB3000061, and if so with what results?
    I have it installed and haven't noticed anything untoward - what are your concerns ?

    As for Win 8.0 to 8.1 - I was asking someone if they'd upgraded from 8 to 8.1 yet and they said it auto did it last night and took about 2hrs - "Must have pressed the wrong button" - but I didn't ask for an explanation.
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    Thanks for the responses, my concerns were simply that Susan advised waiting, unless you have to open Office documents, and reported problems with Windows 8, so I wondered if it was giving anyone with Windows 7 problems.

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