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Windows 8.1 Update can actually STOP all future updates!

Windows 8.1 Update can actually STOP all future updates! Crazy.: Microsoft has temporarily suspended distribution of Windows 8.1 Update, after it was found that it can cause some updated PCs to actually stop looking for future updates.

The irony is, of course, that Windows 8.1 Update is a mandatory update, which – as I described yesterday on the Lumension Optimal Security blog – is required if you want to receive future security updates.

Let me try to explain that again, as it can be hard to get your head around.

You know that Windows 8.1 update that you must install to get future updates? The one that if you choose not to install, you won’t get any future updates? Well, it turns out that if you install that update you might actually not get any future updates.

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