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Windows 7: Microsoft Abandons Windows 8.1


15 Apr 2014   #11

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonguy30 View Post
Wasn't xp supposed to be dead around 2010?

Yeah, about Win 8. So you can't stay on an older version? Does MS still support users with only Windows 8 and who doesn't have 8.1?
Yup, 8.0 will continue to receive support and security patches however 8.1 users unable to install Update 1 will not be getting support or patches by the end of this month (if the dates don't change).


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15 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I don't see the connection,
8.0 is only 15-16 months old and Microsoft is dumping support
Like the article referenced in this thread, you're statement is misleading. Windows 8.0 is supported without a patch; it is 8.1 that will not be supported, if MS does not change that by May's patch Tuesday. Windows 8.1.1 is supported next month...
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15 Apr 2014   #13
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Well...very bad situation! If one can't release that 8.1 Update 1 is remaining stuck with no security updates! Better MS to fix that silly situation, now some would want to upgrade their OS.
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15 Apr 2014   #14

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
Perhaps some people ought to read the "Spiel" a bit better

It doesn't mean your 8.1 system is no good -- simply that in order to receive further updates you have to upgrade 8.1 update 1.

Now if there are problems in installing 8.1 update 1 then these need to be fixed P.D.Q - another issue entirely though.

People didn't make complaints when say SP3 appeared for XP - but before you could install it you had to have SP1 / SP2 installed (unless you got the retail SP3 version which was quite rare unless you were TechNet / Msdn subscriber) . Later SP3 did become available for a short while through retail channels - but the original idea was that XP wouldn't get a final SP3 service pack update. Customer and business demand however forced Ms to incorporate an XP SP3 release.

Don't cry Wolf when it isn't needed.

Cheers
jimbo
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15 Apr 2014   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

8.0 will still receive updates, only 8.1 needs the latest update.
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15 Apr 2014   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If one is seriously that concerned about receiving Windows Update updates he would naturally have installed Windows 8.1 Update 1. On the other hand, someone who isn't concerned about Windows Update updates likely doesn't have Windows 8.1 Update 1 high on his priorities anyway.

One way or the other I don't see how this is a problem; it's not like you're installing an entirely new version of an operating system (apparently) for damn's sake, and if Update 1 is refusing to install because errors you likely have far more to worry about than petty updates.
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15 Apr 2014   #17

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Wait a minute! Windows 8.0 is being treated as a separate release than 8.1? I thought 8.1 WAS an update to 8.0. What's up with that?
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15 Apr 2014   #18
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

So, next boxed/retail Windows 8.1 update 1 Pack will be packaged as all the others Windows Ed, with a DVD refreshed media which makes me feel better, though they didn't wrote on box when i bought my retail Windows 7, that was SP1 already!!

A friend of me want to buy soon Windows 8.1 OEM version on tablet, might wait if they can fix the failed update now.
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15 Apr 2014   #19

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

The article was very weird to begin with,
All I know I'm not at all effected by 8.0-8.1-8.1.1,
Microsoft can do what it wants too,
Can't say anything good about Forbes either,
Cheers.
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15 Apr 2014   #20

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I never got through the whole article. The Forbes site has just to much garbage jumping around and following the scrolling.

What I gather is, 8.1 needs the update to 8.1.1. and things will work fine. Kind of like what we use to call a SP.
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