Windows 8.1 Update 2014 info

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by alessio89g, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    I read in this thread that the leak of Windows 8.1 Update 2014 it's not the final version, but I ask myself if it's the same situation of the leak of Windows 8.1 that was updated with the GA Rollup, or if it's like a beta, that I'll have to uninstall when the official release will becomes available.
    Were found bugs in this version?
    I also ask myself if I install these updates I will lose the activation of Windows and Office via Microsoft Toolkit 2.5 (WinDivert system) and if I will be able to continue using it after the installation.
    It may serve, I actually installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86 full updated and Office Professional Plus 2013 VL.
    Sorry my bad English, and, if possible, please answer me by very basic English. :worthy: Thanks!
     
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  2. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    1. No need of uninstalling these updates when it is officially released from Microsoft.
    2. AFAIK, no serious bugs :)
    3. No, you will not lose activation; if it is lost by chance, you can use MTK to activate. It works.
     
  3. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    Thanks for your answer! :)
    So when Microsoft release it officially, at worst a further final fix update will becomes avaible, like GA Rollup, correct?
     
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  4. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    The current leaked update could not be installed on the previous leak reporting 9600.16596, it is quite unlikely that the final release could be installed on 9600.16610. :p
     
  5. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    I don't think so. The final build will probably supersede escrow. Two systems i updated with leaked build received patch Tuesday updates.
     
  6. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    Yup, it seems you could install the update, then reboot, and it's show time ........ just wait and see. :D
     
  7. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    :confused: So, it's a better idea wait for the official final release?
     
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  8. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    Dude, it is your call only.
    If you like to experiment, live, have fun, take risks....then go ahead and install.If you wish to just have things work , well almost, out of the box then wait.
    No harm in either approach:D
     
  9. CorporateRAT

    CorporateRAT MDL Member

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    Just back up your system using your favorite disk imaging software and install updates.
     
  10. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    it is even ok to simply create a restore point prior to installing the escrow updates
     
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  11. Minsk

    Minsk MDL Novice

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    This update has bugs , just wait for a new leak or final maybe for me :(
     
  12. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    I prefer wait for a final release at this point. My PC is very old and slow, and my goal is an update that brings performance improvements, as I read on the web about this update, and I want to avoid making the situation worse with installations/uninstallations/restore point.
    Thanks guys!
     
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  13. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    Yes. 1st because you might not (?) need to install all those rolls-up and updates. 2nd is just an "update" (which means, there are not majors changes, actually there are NOT changes, at all, just a right click and some other stupid things) and 3rd the offical release would be (haha) tested before its release. Actually we are doing their dirty job... These leaks are not casual, this is not TRON: Legacy.
     
  14. alessio89g

    alessio89g MDL Member

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    It make sense what you say. I'll follow your advice!
     
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  15. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    Except for bug fixes that could prevent a potential blue screen, I can't recall an update resulting in a significant performance improvement.
     
  16. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #17 murphy78, Feb 13, 2014
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    It depends. Restore doesn't seem to restore everything.
    For example. If you create a restore point and then update your Windows Defender Updates, it won't restore that system partition.
    So, depending on how the update affects the system partition, if at all, would affect how much could be restored.
     
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  17. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    For that reason i use Image Backups. Windows Restore never worked properly for me so i disable it shortly after installing Windows.

    BTW: That Avatar fits perfectly :good3:.
     
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    segobi MDL Addicted

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