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    Windows update on windows 8.1 hasn’t been able to check successfully since pre-April-11th, hence I haven’t been able to get a list of updates which are relevant to my system. The checking for updates has been so slow for me that it hasn’t worked at all. M$ has bleeped up their online databses of updates, so I can’t use the MS17-… pages to work out whic updates I need. I have ms office, I have windows 8.1, I have flash player, I have but never use IE, my system is pre-2013 in terms of the processor fitted (so I shouldn’t be caught up in this evil business of refusing to update kaby-lake machiens running pre-10 operating systems). I can’t work out which updates I need, and hence which I should be searching for in m$’s update catalog. I last updated on 08/04/2017, and was up to date with all the things I actually needed (meaning security updates only). I haven’t updated since, what has come out since April 8th which is a security fix for ms office 2010, IE 11, windows 8.1 (64 bit) or flash player? Can anyone give me the exact update names so I can find them in the catalog and download the .msu files. For now just assume I want the security updates, but not the non-security ones, and am not too worried about the risk of bugs in them (I will hold of installing until the bugs are fixed but right now I want to know which updates I’m going to need when things clear up, especially with all the new vulnerabilities that have been in the news, as I read it they are mainly fixed but by April 11th’s patches? Or are all the NSA ones fixed by patches of pre-april-8th)

    Woody, you’re doing a great job here but with the flurry of recent posts I can’t follow from amongst them exactly which update is which. I had about 50 tabs open in my browser trying to compare all the various sources of info and work out the correct kb numbers of the updates I need.


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