Does Windows Update Work In 8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Izlude, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Izlude

    Izlude MDL Novice

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    Fully activated. I noticed Windows Update searches forever, is it simply not ready? Also some drivers require updates from the web but complain they cannot connect... Not sure what the deal on that is :/ I know I can install .net where a previous post stated, but it concerns me that the system doesn't respond to connect.

    (it's tying to install .net 2 and 3 for my Rapid Storage Driver)

    "Windows could not connect to the internet to download necessary files. Make sure that you're connected to the internet and click Retry to try again.

    Error: 0x800F0906
     
  2. bdl

    bdl MDL Senior Member

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    server not ready ?o_O what update ?
     
  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Did you use the RMT version when you installed?

    I have no issues with updates.... :eek:


     
  4. Izlude

    Izlude MDL Novice

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    Yea I used RTM, that worries me even more now :eek: Let me try then to install the LAN driver next, maybe the included windows drives are messing me up.. otherwise I can't imagine what's up.
     
  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    only thing that you will see until October is defender updates, windows update isn't sending updates (afaik) to an operating system that doesn't come out until October.

    Sounds like you might need to go to your NIC card or WiFi card manufacturer and look for updated drivers.

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    wow yall post fast hehe
     
  6. TONSCHUH

    TONSCHUH MDL Addicted

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    I got beside the Defender Updates a NVIDIA Audio Driver Update as well.

    :)
     
  7. Dyon

    Dyon Guest

    Same for me, only Windows Defender updates...
     
  8. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah didn't think about drivers, that probably too.
     
  9. pawanyadav

    pawanyadav MDL Novice

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    windows update working fine here, updated display driver, defender definitions and ms office 2013 hotfixes after clean install. :)
     
  10. okatomy

    okatomy MDL Novice

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    the first update search ends up in loading forever.

    reboot your machine and the next time it will work

    there are hardware driver related updates and windows defender yet.

    for the driver updates i would double check if i want to install, they are mostly outdated.
     
  11. hpvn9x

    hpvn9x MDL Novice

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    Enterprise 8.1 RTM (clean install, not activated yet), got updates for Office 2013 Pro Plus and Visual C++ 2005, 2008 & 2010 Redistributable Packages
     
  12. ciscokid

    ciscokid MDL Member

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    I installed x64 Pro RTM, there were 3 updates available. The Nvidia audio driver, Windows Defender update and a driver for a PCI Express LPT card I have.

    That was it, hope that helps. :biggrin:
     
  13. Izlude

    Izlude MDL Novice

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    thanks that fixed it :eek: that was weeeeird 0.o
     
  14. karlwhitfield13

    karlwhitfield13 MDL Novice

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    Odd because it appears to be okay for me

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  15. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    yeah it will find drivers, other MS software and defender. Nothing for Win8.1 pushed yet though.
     
  16. qaj1shi

    qaj1shi MDL Senior Member

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    working fine here with WMC! W8.1 Pro x64 with WMC.

    Currently updating Office
     
  17. AmyGrrl

    AmyGrrl MDL Novice

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    I installed over top of my Windows 8 Pro. Activated Windows 8.1 Pro with the key I purchased. Windows Update did not work at first. When it gave an error I clicked to run the wizard and it repaired Windows Update for me. The only update was Windows Defender.
     
  18. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    no, I got updates for visual c++ redist