Windows 8.1 April Update.

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  1. singularity

    singularity Registered Member

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    Users of Windows 8.1 must have got a huge 500mb + update.
    Windows 8.1 april update brought many features back which were abandoned when windows 8 was launched.
    More like a retrograde than upgrade in a way :)
    1)Power and Search buttons on the Start screen.
    2)Close/ Minimize to tray buttons on windows metro apps.
    and so on..
    Read more at : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/whats-new
     
  2. Minimalist

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    I don't use metro so those changes make no difference to me. I installed this update only to get next updates that MS releases. For metro users I'm sure some new features will make their experience better.

    hqsec
     
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    same here.
    i got the last update to get my bug fixes. :cool:
     
  5. ArchiveX

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    The Apr. 8 Updates for both
    Office 2013 & Windows 8.1
    exceeded any previous size...:eek:

    I'm still crossing my fingers...:D
     
  6. sm1

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    Closing metro apps using the close button doesn't really close the apps for me. I see metro mode IE still running in the task bar.

    Using windows 8 is like using a Linux OS. Every few months there is a new version and huge updates. There may be some incompatibility with installed security software and taking system images before and after the update. MS could have retained windows 7 GUI and made metro apps optional. Had they done this there might not be a need for such frequent updates. Now I am just using windows defender with default deny SRP as I am not sure any 3rd party antivirus will work without glitches with this new update.
     
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    Please check StartIsBack+.The latest version has 'Terminate modern apps with close button' feature.
     
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    Information Regarding the Latest Update for Windows 8.1
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/gladiato...arding-the-latest-update-for-windows-8-1.aspx

    Also see: Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support
    http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsof...nfirms-its-dropping-windows-81-support-240407
     
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    M$ shills must be thrilled by these news. They need to be more and more inventive to find stupid excuses.

    On Wikipedia it says 2018 for end of mainstream support and 2023 for extended support. Do they write these dates in the various agreements you have to agree with when you install/update Windows?
     
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    Is this different than releasing a service pack and requiring that it be installed as a prerequisite for future security updates as has happened in the past?
     
  11. siljaline

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    The nice folks at MS Answers could help you with all things Microsoft.
     
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    chachazz Updates Team

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    Microsoft says - http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/...indows-8-1-update-the-it-pro-perspective.aspx
    As for enterprise, a reprieve today, 4/16 - Brandon LeBlanc:
    »blogs.windows.com/windows/b/spri···ine.aspx
     
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    Thanks:) I have a license for it. I may try it again.
     
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    It's different in that the prior edition is getting its support dropped immediately after the new update. In the past, it was generally a couple of years before an edition would be dropped. So for example, you had a couple of years of support for SP1 after SP2 was released.

    And what makes it really strange is that the original, ".0" version of Win8 will continue to get security updates. That would have been like dropping support for XP SP1 while RTM continued to get updated.
     
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    When you refer to support for XP SP1 after the release of SP2 what do you mean? I seem to remember that at a certain point updates/patches could not be installed because they required SP2 - is that correct? Can you say specifically what discontinuing support for 8.1 without "update 1" means? As to their continuing support for 8.0 I agree that makes no sense. Still the whole thing seems blown out of proportion. Apart from the always present risk of an update failing why would anyone want to stay with 8.0, or 8.1 without "update 1"? I've used all three and the only difference I can see is that each iteration is a slightly less PITA.
     
  16. Minimalist

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    @Victek
    Usually after release of new service pack the old one was supported for few more years. Windows XP Sp2 was released on September 17, 2004, support for Sp1 was ended on October 10, 2006. Sp3 was released on April 21, 2008, support for Sp2 retired on July 13, 2010. (more info: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle). Also see attachment.
    If there is a problem with Update 1 and company can't install it right away (compatibility issues with some software they are using) they are exposed to potential security threats until that software gets updated. That's why this situation can be dangerous. It would be better/safer if MS released updates for Windows 8.1. for a little longer.

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