Last September, Microsoft shipped several flawed updates, including one that emptied Outlook 2013's folder pane and others that even after they had been deployed. Yet try as hard as I may, I cannot obtain a free 8. You can also now control when the browser remains on-screen or hides away for full-screen browsing. Since the original introduction of Windows 8 in 2012, we have been continuously refining the experience, and we are making steady progress. Finally, try installing the update locally from the command line. Easier access to your favorite apps and key controls: On the Start screen, on select devices you will now find Power and Search buttons at the upper-right corner next to your account picture.
Right-clicking on an app tile on the Start screen works just like right-clicking on something on the desktop. You'll be prompted to choose your installation option again. The windows update troubleshooter may be a good idea, please try it. I do not understand why they are so stupid to appreciate what is going on around them. Recent tweaks have included , and that audio and video files now open in Photo Viewer and Media Player, respectively, rather than bouncing you into Metro. In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that , starting in May. We have made the Windows 8.
It also brings improvements for business customers, really accelerates opportunity for developers, and enables device makers to offer lower cost devices. Sey doesn't promise that the suggested fixes will work in all cases. How to download and install the latest Windows 8. In the past day, 13 people have replied, many of them saying that there is no error code. I thought so too and have uninstalled and reinstalled current drivers, etc.
The System Restore feature will help resolve and reverse problems caused by new Windows Updates. I cannot afford a 3. Many websites provide device drivers for download, but the drivers may be out-of-date, incompatible with your system, or lacking critical files. Soon, things will get much, much better. If you move your mouse to the top of the screen when using a Windows Store app, you will see the familiar Close and Minimize buttons. The Automatic Repair window will display on-screen. Other than that, it looks like everything should work smoothly, as both the monthly rollups and the security-only updates appear to install correctly on the majority of devices.
To install the updates, an administrator should log on to this computer and Windows will prompt with further instructions. And on your taskbar, you can now pin both desktop apps and apps from the Windows Store as well as your favorite websites. Microsoft may be around the corner, but the company is still issuing Windows 8. Windows 7 will be around a lot longer than you think. And as I mentioned above, when you move your mouse to the bottom of the screen in a Windows Store app, the taskbar comes up.
If you have any important documents on your computer, you should back them up, too this should be an unnecessary precaution, though; updates are just a bunch of patches, rather than a complete reinstallation. Note: DriverFinder full functionality requires 29. Best Regards, Tao Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help. To install the updates, an administrator should log on to this computer and Windows will prompt with further instructions. Yet try as hard as I may, I cannot obtain a free 8.
For example, it resolves an issue with Japanese Era names, while also bringing all of the above. Yet try as hard as I may, I cannot obtain a free 8. Pshaw -- it sounds to me more like some customer-tone-deaf person in the organization has decided to minimize the patching budget by cutting off the company's most recent customers. Look for a blog post later today on the that discusses these in greater detail and a post on the on deployment guidance for the Windows 8. So while the monthly rollup includes just two lines of changes, like the typical security patches and a reference to a bug fix for Event Viewer, the security-only release points to more goodies. As always, we have to preface this with the usual disclaimer: Downloading Windows updates using unconventional methods is risky. Your drivers will never be out of date again.
The Answers forum is peppered with similar complaints and a wide range of errors, from to , for which there are no solutions from Microsoft. This update will bring improvements to keyboard and mouse users to experience Windows 8 better on non-touch device. Get the first word on what the important tech news really means with the. Update: Just go to the below link and you can easily download all the required updates. Its automatic detection mechanisms make it a virtual expert on your computer. The March 2019 Patch Tuesday cycle also brought new monthly rollups for Windows 7 and Windows 8. On the Start screen, if you right-click on an app tile, you will get a context menu next to the app tile that shows you what you can do with the tile, like unpin from Start, pin to the taskbar, change the tile size or even uninstall the app.
It also underscores how we are moving more quickly to improve the Windows experience for customers. Thurrott notes that both Windows 8. Follow Gregg on Twitter at , on or subscribe to. It's unclear how many businesses were affected, and Microsoft did not provide an estimate. Unfortunately, there's a chunk of Windows 8.
With the current generation of Windows, we made a pretty big bet on touch and mobility. No response to the thread. Sometimes an interactive install can provide additional detail on the reasons for installation failures. No response to the thread yet. Consumers and small businesses -- anyone who uses Windows Update to fetch patches -- got a one-month extension, and so had to have Windows 8.