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    What to do with KB3000850 Nov update received in March

    I have Windows 8.1, and I'm dilligent about updating (after I see Susan Bradley's instructions). At the end of February I applied all the February updates and all went well. Now Windows Update tells me I have another update waiting, namely KB3000850. It says it was "published" (whatever that exactly means) on March 2, 2015, but in looking it up I see that KB300850 (a huge 723 MB) was apparently originally offered on November 18, 2014. I hadn't received it until now. The last advice from Susan that I can find on this one is in the November 27 Patch Watch: "keep on hold for a while longer." When I Google KB3000850 I don't see any recent entries about it, but there were some problems with it in November. Should I install it? Hide it? Thanks.

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    The KB article is at revision 11.0. Something has changed with the update. If Windows Update says you need it I recommend you install it. If you've installed it before it is unlikely you'll get the whole 700+ MB download again.

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    Probably good advice, but I think I'll keep it on hold for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry B. View Post
    Probably good advice, but I think I'll keep it on hold for a while.
    Since about November 2014 I have installed/reinstalled Win8.1 on about 15 customers' computers and subsequently installed all available WU patches including KB3000850. No problems.
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