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    New Update [KB3000850]

    Win8.1 has a huge update this AM, about 725MB. I didn't get the KB number but will post back when finished. Got it, KB3000850.
    https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3000850?wa=wsignin1.0
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    I saw that. It was listed as optional update.
    More info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3000850
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    Hey Y'all,

    I've been running all day with that update installed w/o a problem so far!

    Of course I Imaged my C: drive before applying the update!

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    Update showed 2 huge updates today, one was optional. I tried both and neither one installed properly. The machine was set back to the pre-update state each time. Will wait a few days and see what happens. I can't be the only one with a load failure on both updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman144 View Post
    Update showed 2 huge updates today, one was optional. I tried both and neither one installed properly. The machine was set back to the pre-update state each time. Will wait a few days and see what happens. I can't be the only one with a load failure on both updates.
    You need to identify the updates by KB number. Remedies may not be the same for all failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman144 View Post
    That doesn't identify the two updates you were talking about.

    But why is your system date set to 2099?

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    I have seen where having the wrong system date can cause failures to update.

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    System date is fine and set to the proper day. I want to know why windows thinks it is 2099.

    Reordered the updates in the log by name and each one shows a failed update followed by a successful one. The log always showed the failed updates first because of the 2099 date issue.

    I just deleted the log file in the datastore to get rid of that problem. I can still see what updates have installed by looking at the installed updates instead of the update history.

    So I guess this problem is solved except for the funky date issue.
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    See if something on this page helps:
    http://www.faqforge.com/windows/corr...-in-windows-8/

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman144 View Post
    ...I want to know why windows thinks it is 2099...
    Check the date & time settings in your computer's UEFI (or BIOS).
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    For info re: KB3000850 and Avast users: You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caveman144 View Post
    Update showed 2 huge updates today, one was optional. I tried both and neither one installed properly. The machine was set back to the pre-update state each time. Will wait a few days and see what happens. I can't be the only one with a load failure on both updates.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dytqa3YN9sE This does go work, go exactly by these instructions. I had 1 update that wouldn't install I tried several times, wouldn't work. I went to You Tube tried these exact instructions, and it worked perfect. That was about 2 months ago. It,s fine now. You Tube search type in ( Fix for Windows 8 Failure configuring Windows Update ) in case link doesn't work. Thanks, Chuck

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