• MS pulls buggy KB 3161608 Windows Update speed-up patch

    Replaces it with KB 3172605, KB 3172614… and sticks it to Intel.

    If you’re struggling with slow Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Update speeds, take a look at this article. I end up recommending that you ditch Microsoft’s “solution” entirely and use the approach listed on wu.krelay.de to fix the slowdowns.

    The German solution works for Win 7 and Vista. I have no idea how to fix the problem in Win 8.1 — or if Win 8.1 people are experiencing significant slowdowns.

    But it’ll be fun to watch Microsoft and Intel getting into a real expectorating match.

    InfoWorld Woody on Windows