Windows 8 Hotfix Repository

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  1. McRip

    McRip MDL Addicted

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    #1 McRip, Aug 7, 2012
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    WINDOWS 8 Hotfix Repository (Windows 8.1 Hotfix Repository is here)

    There you'll find all updates and hotfixes for Windows 8

    McRip and PointZero
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/44645



    The hotfix database here will be updated approximately once per week.
    When a hotfix or update is removed, then it is superseded.
    All hotfixes and updates are originally from Microsoft.
    Third-party sources for updates are not allowed. Only Microsoft sources are allowed to be sure being on the safe side.
    All updates are tested before we release it here.
     
  2. komm

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  4. Rickkins

    Rickkins MDL Senior Member

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    Uh guys, might I humbly suggest that perhaps some info on these things be supplied...

    Thanks.
    You guys rock..!!:D
     
  5. DJxSpeedy

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  6. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    but when this is an rtm update.. why i cant find the KB number at windows update catalog ? :D
     
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  7. McRip

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    Because we use another piece of software to find the updates.
     
  8. burfadel

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    There probably won't be too many Windows 8 RTM KB articles showing up until the official availability date, even if the update is available. Even for Windows 7, the KB number won't show for many hotfixes.

    Also only mainstream (security, the odd system update or two) updates will show in the Windows Catalog, there are many more hotfixes, which this and the Windows 7 hotfix repository cover that won't be in the Windows Catalog.
     
  9. akf

    akf MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks to both McRip and komm for their great effort in maintaining their respective Windows 7 and Windows 8 hotfix repositories. :worthy:
    Is there any reason for M$ to hide the KB articles from being viewed by us, even though the hotfixes have been released? I find it somewhat annoying not to be able to read the unavailable KB articles, because I want to know the description of the hotfixes.
     
  10. burfadel

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    There is either an error and the KB article isn't posted correctly (it happens) or the update is paid for by a company etc to fix the specific issues. Something along those lines anyway!
     
  11. TheFamousTripleBoot

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    Wow, this is cool.
     
  12. Cleric

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    Many thx for McRip and komm for this is great thread specially its for RTM :D.. but we need some info and screenshots.

    1- these updates/hot fixes fixing what exactly ??
    KB2739987
    KB2740443
    KB2740446
    KB2740448 (Additional/IE10)

    2- these couple for what exactly ??
    MicrosoftFixit50911-KB2732814-DisableApplicationIsolation.msi (KB2732814/FixIt)
    MicrosoftFixit50912-KB2732814-EnableApplicationIsolation.msi (KB2732814/FixIt)

    3- it was very hard to activate W8RTM so Is there any one of these updates/hot fixes Check for License or affect Activation Like old windows 7 "KB971033" ??

    4- how to receive these updates from Default Windows Update ??

    Regards :)
     
  13. DJxSpeedy

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    updates cant be uninstalled o_O
     
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  14. McRip

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    The updates can be uninstalled. Use dism for it or WinToolkit. There is an uninstaller for updates integrated.

    Those hotfixes will never be offered by Windows Update.
     
  15. mrtb

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    How to download all?
     
  16. Boyfriend

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    Why? What is the purpose of these updates then?
     
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    #20 akf, Aug 8, 2012
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    As stated, the hotfixes will never be offered by Windows Update. However, M$ will select some of hotfixes to be included in Windows 8 SP1. So, by installing these hotfixes, you are actually using an OS somewhat closer to Windows 8 SP1. The reason is that Service Pack will contain all updates offered by Windows Update, as well as publicly unreleased hotfixes. Most of the times, updates offered by Windows Update are more of security fixes. The performance improvement are offered by some of the hotfixes.

    For sure, other experts from Windows (7) Hotfix repository can provide much better answer than me.

    Hope that this is helpful. :)

    The KB articles for these hotfixes are presently unavailable, so we cannot know for sure what the hotfixes are. Inspection of the components:

    KB2739987:WindowsUIImmersive.
    KB2740443:Windows-Networking.
    KB2740446:Windows-VidProc.
    KB2740448:Windows-IE-HTMLRendering and other updated components of Internet Explorer 10.

    If there is such activation-related hotfix, for sure, McRip and komm will put a cautious note in the changelog, perhaps warning us not to install it. Similar to Windows (7) Hotfix repository, there are other users who will report issues, if hotfix installation will cause any problem. Most of the times, it is safe to install these hotfixes.