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Windows 8 Updates: Preparing for the GA


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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.com/b/b8/archive/2012/10/09/updating-windows-8-for-general-availability.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.microsoft.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.com/html/2115.html

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Translation: Windows 8, showing up imminent

Oct. 23, 2012

1933 Old Millfun (611 Liyang Road, Shanghai)

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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.

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

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Working fine after update.

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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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Updated and working fine here.

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

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Something funny: AIDA64 shows IE as 9200.16420 (Help dialogue shows 9200.16384). :D

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And yes, it installed well and runs fine for me.

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That kinda minor build change doesn't say much, in fact it just shows how minor the updates are really (basically for performance etc). Seeing the size of this update though, it's at service pack levels in terms of MB it seems.

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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?

It happens on my computer too. I tried several times and every time it reverts back the update, but can't find any logs about the error because, strangely, the list

of previously installed updates has been flushed and shows as empty. Also, the Windows Update shows the most recent check for updates and updates were installed as never.

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It happens on my computer too. I tried several times and every time it reverts back the update, but can't find any logs about the error because, strangely, the list

of previously installed updates has been flushed and shows as empty. Also, the Windows Update shows the most recent check for updates and updates were installed as never.

I've also tried several times. I've been unable to find a solution, so I'm waiting for Microsoft to address the issue.

For me the failed updates show in the update history, and show error code 800F0922.

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I installed the 160MB patch for windows server 2012 that Windows Update was showing... now the darn thing is crashing jaming and slow as heck.... what the heck did they do with this patch

awesome update MS.... now my start and wait for login screen looks like this on windows server 2012

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