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dandl
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June 17, 2015 - 7:05 am

I have 17 optional updates in W8.1 after update Tuesday. Does anybody have any idea what these updates are for, or has MS just been saving up updates for users.

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June 17, 2015 - 8:03 am

No idea Daniel, and at this stage I can't be bothered going through all the associated knowledge base items to find out. For the moment I'm just ignoring them, at least until I can find time to check them all out.

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June 17, 2015 - 8:12 am

I've been using 8 a little more recently just to keep it active for the free 10 upgrade and yes, there are a lot of updates.
However, on neither of my Win 8 installations do I get the Win 10 notification, even though both are totally kosher.

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June 17, 2015 - 9:16 am

Make sure the KB3035583 update is installed. This is a recommended update in 8.1. Mine is hidden. Also you may want to Win Key+R and run WSReset.exe this will reset the store app. Have a good day, have to run.

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June 18, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Daniel - Martin Brinkmann over at GHacks has posted a list of all those optional updates: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/17/microsoft-releases-batch-of-non-security-patches-for-windows-june-2015/?_m=3n.0038.1642.dh0ao06kf3.1pec

Looks like the majority are to fix issues specific to certain machines (configurations).

dandl
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June 18, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Thanks Jim
When I am back on my 8.1 machine I will check those updates out through this link. I know explorer.exe has been acting crazy and it looks like at least one update is related to explorer.

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June 28, 2015 - 11:46 am

Marc Thomas said

I've been using 8 a little more recently just to keep it active for the free 10 upgrade and yes, there are a lot of updates.
However, on neither of my Win 8 installations do I get the Win 10 notification, even though both are totally kosher.

Marc, you don't see the update notification because you're running a TechNet copy of Win 8.1.

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June 29, 2015 - 8:17 am

Erm, what's the difference Dave?

dandl
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June 29, 2015 - 9:24 am

Marc, would the TechNet copy be the W8 Enterprise Version?

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June 29, 2015 - 11:03 am

Optional files are not necessary and there for personal choice. The explanations are often almost difficult to understand, so users are left wondering should I install? Well, I believe that if I have problems with the o/s, then maybe, but I resist as much much possible since it also might create a bigger problem elsewhere. IMHO, I opt out of the installation, Mindblower!

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June 29, 2015 - 4:01 pm

I'm afraid I completely lost your drift there Mindblower.

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June 29, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Marc, my comment was aimed at Daniel, who started the topic. Sorry for the confusion, Mindblower!

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June 29, 2015 - 5:17 pm

MB
I had forgotten I even asked about the 17 updates. They were optional but they were also flagged as recommended updates. Went ahead and installed the updates with out any harm.

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June 30, 2015 - 10:16 am

Marc Thomas said

Erm, what's the difference Dave?

It's Win 8.1 Pro, but with a special license key. The update installs, but the notice isn't displayed.

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