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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 8.1 Questions: Win 8.1 (and Win 8) Group B update problem

    This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 1 year, 8 months ago.

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    • #82230 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m in Group B and followed the instructions on applying updates from the Info World article. Trouble is, when I try to do the second part and run Windows update to get the missing stuff for Office etc, it just keeps on searching. The record is 10 hours so far.

      Any tips?


    • #82425 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      Windows 7?
      Use the information here
      Download and install manually before doing anything else, one at a time:
      If it takes a long time, disconnect from the internet only while installing the patches.

      EDIT (taking in consideration Kirsty’s note and for reference, for more general use).
      The instructions here http://wu.krelay.de/en/ apply to various versions of Windows and are the best you can find anywhere else on the web.
      For Windows 7 it is enough what I posted above, which is also known on this site as “Canadian Tech’s method” because it was promoted actively on the Microsoft Answers site by @Canadian Tech, one of Woody’s MVPs, before Microsoft published their KB article πŸ™‚

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  ch100.
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      • #82434 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        Probably Windows 8, on this page πŸ™‚

    • #82586 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      this seems to be an older thread imported from the previous version of the web site

      I think this is one of the shiny new pages @woody initialised yesterday, looking at the location.

      Thanks Kirsty.
      I updated my post to cover Windows 8/8.1 and Vista for those interested.

      • #82588 Reply

        AskWoody MVP

        It’s good to see that it applies to more than just one OS, and I know that krelay.de link will be helpful (I’ve used that one myself, in the recent past).

    • #83873 Reply


      Try this abbodi86 reply for my query here which would surely fix the issue:

      More clarification/queries on this, read here, here, here and here.

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