Which Windows 8.1 Updater to use now?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by MonarchX, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    KUC is no longer useful for post-Update 1 Windows 8.1 x64 updating. WHD is now closed and the final version is being developed. Is there another good updater then? I want to have ALL the updates and I want that updater to verify which updates I already have and download only the new ones, the ones not available through regular Windows Update. Is there such an app? I get all Windows updates, but I just learned that there is NET Framework 4.5.2 out there that wasn't a part of available regular Windows Update. I want an app that downloads even such updates as long as my system actually supports them.
     
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  2. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    #2 burfadel, Jun 15, 2014
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    KUC works differently to WHD. KUC has the download lists internal and is maintained solely by Komm. WHD is a shell, the update lists that reference the updates are separate. Abbodi1406 looks after Windows 7, 8.1, and Office 2010, and I look after Office 2013. Once WHD is finalised the only time it will need updating, at least in theory, is when Office 2015 and Windows 8.2/9 are released and so forth.

    The update for NET Framework 4.5.2 exists both as a all-in-one update covering Windows 7 and 8.1 etc., and a standalone update for each of x86 and x64 Windows 8.1. The standalone update is included in the Windows 8.1 lists. There is absolutely no benefit of using the all-in-one over the standalone, the all-in-one updates NET Framework of Windows 8.1 simply by running the same standalone update which is stored internally.