Tag Archives: Windows 8.1

Microsoft confirms: SMBus Controller devices loss functionality through Windows Update

[German]Windows Update can seriously damage your Windows installation due to installing a wrong driver. Microsoft has now confirmed such a case with Intel SMBus Controller devices in Windows 7/8.x (and its corresponding server builds).

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Windows 7/8.1: Update KB2952664 / KB2976978 re-released

[German]Microsoft has re-released optional update KB2952664 for Windows 7 SP1 and optional update KB2976978 for Windows 8.1. Both are “snooping” updates for telemetry.

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Windows 8.1/10: App-Update Error 0x80073CF0

[German]Windows 8.1/10 checks for updates pending for installed app and download the updates from Windows store. Some users are receiving update error 0x80073CF0. If a restart doesn’t fix this error, here are a few other hints.

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More changes to Windows 7/8.1 Security-only updates

[German]Microsoft will change how Security-only rollup updates for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 and corresponding server versions are delivered.

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Microsoft January 2017 Patchday summary

Microsoft has released on January 10, 2017 (Patchday) a couple of security updates for supported Windows versions, for Adobe Flash and for Microsoft Office 2016/Sharepoint.

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Windows 7/8.1: Optional INTEL System driver updates

[German]Microsoft has released since December 2016 several INTEL driver updates named as INTEL – System – <date> <version> (for instance INTEL – System – 6/28/2016). All packages are declared as optional updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1, and … Continue reading

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Windows 7/8.1/Server: New update schemes for WSUS/SCCM from December 2016 onwards

[German]Microsoft is changing its Supersedence Behaviour for Security-only and Security Monthly Quality Rollup Updates for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Windows: Can’t create a recovery drive

[German]Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 provides the possibility to create  a recovery drive on an USB stick. But what’s to do, if the creation wizard reports ‘We can’t create a recovery drive on this PC’?

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Windows: How to decode update 0x8024…. errors

Sometimes Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 fails during updates or feature upgrades with an error. This blog post shows how to cover Windows Update (WU) errors with error code 0x8024….

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Rollup Updates KB3197867, KB3197868 (Windows 7), and KB3197873, KB3197874 (Windows 8.1)

Microsoft has released a couple of Rollup updates for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and the corrospending Server variants at November 8, 2016. Here are the details, what’s inside.

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