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Old 04-15-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: NJ Shore
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Why you should install this update

We strongly recommend that you install Windows 8.1 Update or Windows RT 8.1 Update (KB 2919355). This is a critical update that is required for future updates to Windows. If you prevent it from installing or you uninstall it, you won’t get future bug fixes, security updates, and new features. In some cases, if you uninstall this update from a new PC after signing in with a Microsoft account, OneDrive might not work as expected.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Microsoft enterprise users now have until August, instead of May, to move to the 'Update' versions of Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Embedded 8.1 in order to continue to receive future fixes and updates.

Microsoft gives business users more time to install Windows 8.1 Update | ZDNet
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:27 PM
 
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Did anyone actually read the entire article? Much to do about nothing.

As for Windows being a failure all the way back to '93, I can't atop laughing. Windows is a product of a business. That business (Microsoft) has done everything but fail.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:28 PM
 
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Did anyone actually read the entire article? Much to do about nothing.

As for Windows being a failure all the way back to '93, I can't atop laughing. Windows is a product of a business. That business (Microsoft) has done everything but fail.
You misunderstood that poster when he said "every other". He meant that XP worked, Vista didn't, 7 did, 8 hasn't worked well, etc.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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You misunderstood that poster when he said "every other". He meant that XP worked, Vista didn't, 7 did, 8 hasn't worked well, etc.
He was wrong though. Every one of those worked, including ME and Vista.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:28 PM
 
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One reason Linux/Android/Unix is looking better and better each day. Install (or not) install updates at your own risk. Run the software I want to regardless of whether I have updated the OS; if I can't get it because I am running an old version I probably do not need it anyway. Chances are someone else has something comparable I can use. But Microsoft and Apple play games with their users; you cannot get this software without that update. But I can still receive critical security updates either way, because this is how the OS protects itself against security exploits.

I can't get OneDrive unless I upgrade to Vista or higher. I can't get Office 365 unless I upgrade to Windows 7 or higher. When will it stop, when does it stop?
I have no idea what point you're trying to make here. It's fine when you have to upgrade to run some particular piece of software as long as it's Android or some Linux distro, but not when you have to upgrade Windows or OS X to run some piece of software?

Why are Microsoft and Apple expected to provide support for old versions forever, but Google can go on merrily introducing new APIs and deprecating old ones? I would argue it's an even bigger issue for Android devices, since companies have a dismal record of shipping current versions and offering updates.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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He was wrong though. Every one of those worked, including ME and Vista.
I'm certainly no expert on OS's, but I've heard that same comment before now.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Since I run W7 and avoided W8 this thread is not relevant to my world. Hint: if I had to buy a lap or desktop I would simply "downgrade" (laughable term) to W7. Problems solved. Reminds me the Vista fiasco.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I had to buy a new laptop this morning. That's bad enough, the time it takes to get used to one and clean out all the crap but now I have to try to do it with the Win 8.1 that it came with.
I don't mind learning something new but so far I hate,hate, hate it!
Can I really downgrade back to 7?
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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Can I really downgrade back to 7?
Not really related to the subject of this thread, start a new one for help with that.
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