Advice on a Windows 8.1 update pack similar to this??

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bcsman, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. bcsman

    bcsman MDL Novice

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    I have downloaded and used this update pack when installing a fresh version of Windows 7. It installs many and most updates from SP1 to sometime in September I think. This is the info posted here in the Windows 7 forum:

    forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/45005-Simplix-Pack-to-update-Live-Win7-System-Integrate-hotfixes-into-Win7-distribution

    Is there anything similar for updating a new install of Windows 8.1? Would make life much easier, I tried looking in this forum but didnt see anything. Thanks for any help!!!! :clap:
     
  2. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    #2 coleoptere2007, Feb 21, 2017
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    By searching a bit you could find many tools (MSMG Toolkit, Windows update Minitool....)here, have a look in abbodi1406 sig also, no packs really exist you have to make it yourself or find another way like torrent to download a version updated to january 2017 for example. :)
     
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  3. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    #3 Tiger-1, Feb 21, 2017
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    @bcsman Hi Welcome to MDL :welcomeani: well until now I don't see also something similar to Simplix unfortunately; what you can make is install one correction made by M$ but I don't remember that one so you need search inside Windows 8./8.1 section still if I'm not wrong our good member Abbodi1406 provide this file then again you need search dude :)
    Edit: I make wrong info in true is the correct way for those that don't have lazy thanks for Mr.X and LatinMcG sorry Abbodi1406:eek: ;)
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/72415-win8-1-WindowsUpdate
     
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  4. Mr.X

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  6. bcsman

    bcsman MDL Novice

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    Thanks a bunch for the replies!! I did follow Mr.X reply and have changed from Windows 8 to 8.1, very nice what I was looking for. I am going to be reinstalling 8.1 soon and will give this a try. I will post back here to give a thumbs up or down to the update. Thanks again guys...:thumbsup:
     
  7. bcsman

    bcsman MDL Novice

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    The link led me to a Windows 8 update and I was working with 8.1 But the original link from Mr.X got me into the ballpark, much appreciated. Maybe the Windows 8 link would work for 8.1 but am downloading the 8.1 link...
     
  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Strange, some bug with vBulletin must have happened.
    Anyways, now fixed.
     
  9. bcsman

    bcsman MDL Novice

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    Well here's my experience with the Windows 8.1 German update file. I did a clean install of Win 8.1, then downloaded the file, 636MB. It said it would install updates thru January 2017. I did not activate windows update service before installing this file. I started the .exe file and it proceeded to install 170 of the 177 updates and rebooted. After the reboot it installed the other 7 updates and rebooted again. So everything worked as advertised, then I activated windows update service and it found 18 other KB updates. My only negative about the whole process is everything of course is written in German so unless you have a translation available you pretty much have to guess at the options. But besides that I am very happy with this website. I will keep this file on a zip drive in case I need it again.
     
  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Next time try WHD and you'll get all updates in a download folder, use the W8UI script to install and you even can select to not install telemetry updates.
     
  11. ocam

    ocam MDL Novice

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    WHD - What is the difference between Windows8.1-x64 and Windows8.1-Update3-x64?

    On new installed windows 8.1 for Windows update to work is enough to install manually just KB3172614 or Windows Update Client + KB3172614?
     
  12. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Windows8.1-Update3 is for latest ISO/ESD installations (already have KB3000850)
    Windows8.1 is for older releases (RTM/Update KB2919355)

    KB3173424 + KB3172614
     
  13. ocam

    ocam MDL Novice

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    Thank you!