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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

snydeq (1272828) writes | about 5 months ago


snydeq (1272828) writes "Microsoft TechNet blog makes clear that Windows 8.1 will not be patched, and that users must get Windows 8.1 Update if they want security patches, InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard reports. 'In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May,' Leonhard writes. 'Never mind that Windows 8.1 customers are still having multiple problems with errors when trying to install the Update. At this point, there are 300 posts on the Microsoft Answers forum thread Windows 8.1 Update 1 Failing to Install with errors 0x80070020, 80073712 and 800F081F. The Answers forum is peppered with similar complaints and a wide range of errors, from 800F0092 to 80070003, for which there are no solutions from Microsoft. Never mind that Microsoft itself yanked Windows 8.1 Update from the corporate WSUS update server chute almost a week ago and still hasn't offered a replacement.'"

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Free updates requiring free updates is fine. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#46753151)

Current and future free updates to Windows 8 require previous free updates to Windows 8. I don't see a problem here.

You started with Windows 8. Then it has minor updates. Then 8.1 came out. Now 8.1 Update is out. All free. All improvements. They are all the same OS.

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