Well Bill if you check with the members here they will all tell you how much I love the Windows 8 series <sarcasm>.having trouble with 8.1 updating.it will not update any files at all and i was hoping some one could help with what might be causing this.thank you bill.
|you need start your PC totally disconnected from internet (to avoid Windows Update service connect to Microsoft Servers) and then install these updates manually....|
took your advice and now running win10 pro.sooo much better and easier to use.thank you very much dvd_dog.Well Bill if you check with the members here they will all tell you how much I love the Windows 8 series <sarcasm>.
Since you are here to learn download the two KB's listed below (make sure you always grab the right version). Use your favorite search engine and use the link that sends you to Microsoft's site.
Choose" Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems" for KB3173424.
KB3172614 is a one size fits all update
you need start your PC totally disconnected from internet (to avoid Windows Update service connect to Microsoft Servers) and then install these updates manually....
KB3172614 (contains the Windows Update client that's holding up downloads).
once both updates are installed, you can connect to internet again, and Windows Update should start to work normally again.
That being said why don't you just update to Windows 10? It's painless and you will thank me 100 times over. I feel like crying after dealing with Windows 8.x. Just search for Windows 10 upgrade and go to the Microsoft link, follow the instructions then sit back and smile. It's 2019 in your computer now.
after DVD_DOGs advice i went and bought acopy of winn 10 pro. it went on so easy and started to update straight away.but i am having a major problem getting it to recognize one of my 2 hard drives.i went into the bios and in the main screen it shows only 1 hard drive and the cd drive.but if i go into the boot screen it shows both the drives.i put windows10 on both drives so i could have a backup drive just in case.now i dont know what to do?i am new to computers and being 67 years old i am a bit behind everyone.but i am willing to learn hopefully wit your help .billindeed, the only reason to not use windows 10 now is if you are absolutely broke
Hey Billafter DVD_DOGs advice i went and bought acopy of winn 10 pro. it went on so easy and started to update straight away.but i am having a major problem getting it to recognize one of my 2 hard drives.i went into the bios and in the main screen it shows only 1 hard drive and the cd drive.but if i go into the boot screen it shows both the drives.i put windows10 on both drives so i could have a backup drive just in case.now i dont know what to do?i am new to computers and being 67 years old i am a bit behind everyone.but i am willing to learn hopefully wit your help .bill
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