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Tick, tock: Windows 8.1 users face patch ban as Microsoft sets next weeks updates


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Microsoft will issue eight security updates to customers next week that will include fixes for Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and SharePoint.

From Computerworld:

Four of the bulletins, including the one targeting IE, affect Windows 8.1, the fall 2012 refresh of Windows 8. However, to receive those four updates, users of Windows 8.1 must have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Update, which Microsoft released just last month.

Of the eight updates, two were tagged "critical," Microsoft's most serious threat rating, and the remaining six were marked "important," the next step down in the firm's four-part scoring system.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248207/Tick_tock_Windows_8.1_users_face_patch_ban_as_Microsoft_sets_next_week_s_updates

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The amount of PC's that i've come across don't work right due to this update is ridiculous though.. :wut: :pos: Installed Linux and W7 on a few of these machines and everything works just fine.

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:medic: Important heads-up for XP Users:--

No patches will be offered to Windows XP PCs next week, in fitting with Microsoft's standard support lifecycle policy. XP was retired last month, although Microsoft made an exception May 1 when it pushed a single IE patch to the 13-year-old OS, a move that caught most by surprise. At the time, it explained that it gave the IE fix to XP customers because the latter had been retired so recently.

Apparently, a week is the difference between patching and not patching XP.

"Microsoft will include the 'out-of-band' from last week in this month's IE update," said Storms, using the term for the emergency patch Microsoft shipped May 1. "But it wouldn't hurt to double-check."

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:medic: Important heads-up for XP Users:--

No patches will be offered to Windows XP PCs next week, in fitting with Microsoft's standard support lifecycle policy. XP was retired last month, although Microsoft made an exception May 1 when it pushed a single IE patch to the 13-year-old OS, a move that caught most by surprise. At the time, it explained that it gave the IE fix to XP customers because the latter had been retired so recently.

Apparently, a week is the difference between patching and not patching XP.

"Microsoft will include the 'out-of-band' from last week in this month's IE update," said Storms, using the term for the emergency patch Microsoft shipped May 1. "But it wouldn't hurt to double-check."

OMG, for past sooooo many years, we all are hearing MS won't support Windows XP. But, the truth is far away from their saying. Microsoft is actually in love with XP and wants to keep its flagship OS in news. That's all!

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MidnightDistortions

I am seeing plenty of benefits from using multiple OS's. Even if it's an archaic OS that you can't connect to the internet, it's still useful in some applications. Too bad some of these hardcore XP lovers don't see it that way. Sure you might not be able to use a printer or a certain hardware, but the lack of exploring your options will only give you less options. Sure Linux and Apple are not perfect, neither has the support that Windows has and Apple is overpriced but that doesn't mean you can't use them at all because it doesn't have support for something that you want. If your outdated PC can run Linux then do it, there's also virtual software so besides not wanting to get off of XP because it does everything you want doesn't mean it can do it forever and even the hardware/motherboard will fail and it'll be far better to get a modern one over one that has been around for 10 years. Even if your against W8, doesn't mean W7 is dead yet but W7 won't last forever either then you will have to find a supported OS anyway.

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it does everything you want doesn't mean it can do it forever

You're probably right, but forever is a long time from now. If/when I find the need to change, I'll do so.

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