OK, so maybe I mis-interpreted what was said; throw me a bone here:
... those users who have elected to install updates manually will have 30 days to install Windows 8.1 Update on Windows 8.1 devices; after this 30-day window - and beginning with the May Patch Tuesday, Windows 8.1 user's devices without the update installed will no longer receive security updates.
Ok, here's how I understand it. It seems to be saying that if you have updated to 8.1, there is a 30-day time window in which you will need to upgrade to 8.1 Update 1, and if you don't, you will no longer be able to receive any updates including the all-important Update 1
. In other words, if you somehow miss the deadline, your 8.1 is and will always be
dead to future updates. Or did I err?
I totally get that some things need to be installed before other things. Duh. I get that in Linux every other day, I got that SP1 needed to be installed before SP2 (or was it SP3?) in XP, I get that. It wouldn't be news if that's all that was going on. Got it. What I don't understand is why put a deadline on it? Why not just make it like any other update that you install as you go and life goes on? And why let plain ol' Win 8 stroll on it's merry way? Please tell me I'm wrong and I'll forget this whole post, because if it is true as I've interpreted it
... I have no words to describe how insane that seems.
And here's the other hitch: this update has been proven so problematic that MS had to pull it from WSUS because it prevents
corporate users from receiving future updates: http://www.bit-tech....ows-blue-81-pulled/1
AND quite a number of folks have reported problems with the installer:http://www.neowin.ne...-but-problems-remainhttp://www.bit-tech..../14/win81-update-1/1
So, it seems this issue is causing headaches and consternation with more than just internet talking-heads, and that's why it's news.
If Update 1 is going to be available forever, not just inside the 30-day window, then I'll admit I'm wrong, and this is just fallout of people being cranky about learning a new Windows version and updates not installing properly.
Nothing new to see here... business as usual... move along...