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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 (and Win 8) patches Win8.1 Patch Test Progress..

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      Da Boss

      Having previously imaged to September patches without the IE exploit patch,
      I proceeded to install the MSFT October 2019 patches on my home test device.
      Note: This is a hardware installation of Win8.1 x64 Pro and not a VM. I have MRT disabled due to sending ‘heartbeat’ telemetry.

      Checking WU, I was initially offered SMQR kb4520005 and commenced installation.
      On completion and visual prompt, the system was rebooted.
      Allowing time for SSD to settle, approx 15-20mins whilst checking taskmanager
      disk activity and CPU usage, my usual checks were done within:

      Computer Management – Performance – Data Collector Sets
      to find, NO reactivation of telemetry or tasks were changed.
      Note: Diagtrack service removed since early 2018.
      Event Viewer displayed:


      Knowing there was an SSUv3 awaiting in WU,
      checked WU again and was presented with kb4521864 SSU.
      Installed (no reboot requ’d – but I rebooted anyway)

      Checked Event viewer once again to find:


      SFC /Verifyonly showed the following:


      After this, I checked our canon printer to find all is good there too.

      Nice, albeit too early for mission critical/ regular home devices on Win8.1
      Will update this post upon discovery of any issues henceforth..

      Tip: It’s an idea to save SSU patches from the catalog for storage offline,
      you never know when/if you’ll need them in the future..

      Win7 Pro x64 | Win8.1 Pro x64 | Linux Hybrids x86/x64 | Win7 Pro x86 | W10 never again
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      ? says:

      thanks Microfix for posting the results. i used ghacks page to disable the heartbeat in MSRT (you probably know about it)


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