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Windows 8 Updates: Preparing for the GA

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#1 +FaiKee

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:10

Neowin News has earlier reported that Build Win8 Blog had announced the release of updates preparing for the Oct. 26 GA:

Updating Windows 8 for General Availability
http://blogs.msdn.co...ailability.aspx

Actually, the updates(or part of the full updates) are available, it is a massive 160M accumulative update(102M for some users):

http://support.micro....com/kb/2756872

The interesting thing is; after installation, on checking with slmgr -dlv and IE10, the windows version displayed is still 9200.16384; however, when checking with msinfo32, the Hardware Abstraction Layer shows 9200.16420; and the same goes for WMP

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So it seems, when all updates are completed, the win8 version will likely become 9200.16420.


Another interesting thing: many people knows that MS will be holding a announcement event in NY on Oct.25; however, it seems it will be announced in China yet earlier, because MS China has sent out invitations for a press conf. to be held in 1933 Old Millfun(a famous Shanghai landmark) on Oct. 23(Oct. 22 USA date):

http://www.win8china.../html/2115.html

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Translation: Windows 8, showing up imminent
Oct. 23, 2012
1933 Old Millfun (611 Liyang Road, Shanghai)


#2 torrentthief

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:50

the comments on the msdn blog show tons of complaints about this roll-up update pack, it brings lots of new bugs. I guess Win8 will remain buggy for many months.

#3 AngelGraves13

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:52

This update just nuked Windows 8 for me. Now Windows Update and Apps say "not connected to internet". Sigh.

#4 +sanke1

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:14

Working fine after update.

#5 Detection

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:34

Laptop won't install them with the error, windows update is already installing an update, which it was not.

Desktop is currently 'Configuring Windows updates' ...fingers crossed

Has anyone who has updated Mail app noticed that their contacts are no longer associated with their main Live account ? It has happened on my laptop and desktop, the only way to add a contact to the recipient is to open the People app and go from there, otherwise it tells me none of my contacts have an email address associated with them

#6 bitbucket

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:56

it's installed itself for me via windows update earlier today.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:57

Seems fine on my desktop so far, took ages to install though

#8 duddit2

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:12

installed and all good here, also installed modern app updates and they feel a little snappier (though could be I'm expecting it).

#9 BajiRav

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:19

WMP needed update, RTM version caused very high CPU usage for me. :/

#10 ~Johnny

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:23

This actually makes my computer perform a lot better, though I'm one of the few edge cases where Windows 8 wouldn't play nice with my hardware (a Sony Vaio desktop). W00t.


It does however seem to have broken the settings for Notifications in PC Settings, though I personally don't care for them.

#11 Link_of_Hyrule

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:11

This actually makes my computer perform a lot better, though I'm one of the few edge cases where Windows 8 wouldn't play nice with my hardware (a Sony Vaio desktop). W00t.


It does however seem to have broken the settings for Notifications in PC Settings, though I personally don't care for them.


Yeah I think this is the update that broke my lockscreen background image anyone else experience this?

#12 Lee G.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:14

When installing the cumulative update (KB2756872) I get 'Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes.'

Others are having this issue too: http://answers.micro...?tab=AllReplies

Is anyone here having this issue?

#13 George P

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:18

It's good to see that they're planning on updating it right up till the 26th, and even post GA. I hope they keep at it and not have us wait for service pack 1 etc.

#14 Xerax

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:21

Updated and working fine here.

#15 Link_of_Hyrule

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:21

Well it's good they are pushing updates out now to weed out problems before actual release.



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