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punkfolkrocker Tech: Performance Rating for a single laptop (10) RE: Tech: Performance Rating for a single laptop 27 Jun 21


I don't know if this applies to win 7,
but I'll presume it does..

I needed to do a fresh win 8.1 instal on two laptops in the last couple of years.
I followed the correct ISO download and instal procedure from Microsoft site..

Both laptops installed ok,
but the serious problem was windows update then refused to work..

It kept insisting it needed to be updated through windows update...!!!!????

Basically, microsoft have made it near impossible for average consumers to fresh instal Win 8.1

[for obvious reasons...???]

After wasting too much time downloading microsoft official fix patches,
which didn't fix it.
I found a freeware utility which could download all win updates to an offline folder,
then apply the updates required to fix win update.

Since then, win 8.1 has worked ok on both laptops,
and update without problems when I apply manual updates...

I can't remember the name of the freeware update utility,
but I'm fairly sure I named it in a previous mudcat windows tech thread...


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