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Microsoft Releases Fixes for Windows 8, Windows RT

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Patch addresses 57 security bugs.

Microsoft has released a series of fixes for its latest operating systems, Windows 8 and Windows RT.

February's update delivers fixes to improve the Surface tablet's WiFi reliability and connectivity, as well as a fix for the app-store-downloading bug; the issue saw Windows RT systems entering a "Connected Standby" state while the devices downloaded new Windows Updates via Automatic Update. Users were then unable to download Windows Store applications or related updates.

The batch of patches also delivers driver updates for both Windows 8 and Windows RT and are designed to improve performance with Windows, Volume and Power buttons. One such fix ensures that Windows 8-powered devices wake from sleep when the Windows key or Home Button is pressed.

Other updates for the operating system are improvements for Bluetooth audio playback quality and playback when users are streaming videos from Windows Media Center to their Xbox 360. A fix has also been applied for users who have experienced receiving redundant security confirmations upon connecting to their Microsoft accounts to Windows 8-powered devices.

A batch of additional language packs have been included as part of the update, including support for Slovak, Bulgarian, Solvenian, Croatian, Estonian, Serbian (Latin), Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia), Kazakh and Lithuanian.

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    ssd_pro , February 13, 2013 6:48 PM
    CryioIn max 6 months time Windows 8 will be completely more safer and more stable than Windows 7. All for the better.


    Writing "more safer" doesn't inspire much confidence in your opinion.

    I like seeing lots of bugs reported and fixed. Everything has bugs and it is reasonably transparent to acknowledge and patch.
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    ubercake , February 13, 2013 6:34 PM
    Does this mean my Yahoo! mail will work again in Windows 8?
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    noblerabbit , February 13, 2013 6:36 PM
    Windows 7 forever, that is, until molecular computing comes out where I can interact with my OS via thought control.
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    Cryio , February 13, 2013 6:39 PM
    In max 6 months time Windows 8 will be completely more safer and more stable than Windows 7. All for the better.
  • 14 Hide
    ssd_pro , February 13, 2013 6:48 PM
    CryioIn max 6 months time Windows 8 will be completely more safer and more stable than Windows 7. All for the better.


    Writing "more safer" doesn't inspire much confidence in your opinion.

    I like seeing lots of bugs reported and fixed. Everything has bugs and it is reasonably transparent to acknowledge and patch.
  • 4 Hide
    DjEaZy , February 13, 2013 6:50 PM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/windows-8-tutorial-how-to-guide-toms-hardware,21067.html
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    lradunovic77 , February 13, 2013 7:01 PM
    It is a fix to fix previous Tuesday fix...amateurs
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    sliem , February 13, 2013 7:27 PM
    @DjEaZy
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/w [...] 21067.html

    Right. I'm curious how do the team at Tom's work. Do you guys just post at will or do you not collaborate and plan ahead what needs to be posted AFTERBEFORE proofreading it?

    Proofreading? QA? What's that?
    STRAIGHT TO PRODUCTION!
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    p05esto , February 13, 2013 10:50 PM
    Holy crap, but still no option to remove the useless Start screen and give us a way to one-click to our dozens of installed apps (formerly known as Start menu)? MS is so fricking stupid. Win8 could have been a great hit if tehy had only made these two options configurable. But because of this it's instead know to be another VIsta and a total flop. Power users hate Win8 and they influence the commonn folk, power users write the reviews!!!! Wak us MS, you should have known this.
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    alextheblue , February 14, 2013 1:22 AM
    p05estoHoly crap, but still no option to remove the useless Start screen and give us a way to one-click to our dozens of installed apps (formerly known as Start menu)? MS is so fricking stupid. Win8 could have been a great hit if tehy had only made these two options configurable. But because of this it's instead know to be another VIsta and a total flop. Power users hate Win8 and they influence the commonn folk, power users write the reviews!!!! Wak us MS, you should have known this.
    If a so-called "Power User" can't figure out how to get a functioning start menu in Win8 by now, they are incompetent and shouldn't be writing a review in the first place. I mean seriously, you can keep bitching about it endlessly, or you can just install a start menu and zip it already.
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    Caffeinecarl , February 14, 2013 4:30 AM
    p05estoHoly crap, but still no option to remove the useless Start screen and give us a way to one-click to our dozens of installed apps (formerly known as Start menu)? MS is so fricking stupid. Win8 could have been a great hit if tehy had only made these two options configurable. But because of this it's instead know to be another VIsta and a total flop. Power users hate Win8 and they influence the commonn folk, power users write the reviews!!!! Wak us MS, you should have known this.

    alextheblueIf a so-called "Power User" can't figure out how to get a functioning start menu in Win8 by now, they are incompetent and shouldn't be writing a review in the first place. I mean seriously, you can keep bitching about it endlessly, or you can just install a start menu and zip it already.


    The point isn't that we can't install such a start menu replacement, it's that we shouldn't have to!
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    V8VENOM , February 14, 2013 6:19 AM
    Did Microsoft recall it -- that's the only real fix.
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    Soda-88 , February 14, 2013 11:20 AM
    CaffeinecarlThe point isn't that we can't install such a start menu replacement, it's that we shouldn't have to!

    You don't have to install Chrome/Firefox/Opera either, yet you do it, no questions asked.
    But that's fine, hypocrisy is a good quality to enrich your character with.
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    namdlo , February 14, 2013 3:25 PM
    Microsoft doesn't make mistakes - they make service packs.

    There is no such thing as a bug in a Windows OS - it's an undocumented feature.
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    alextheblue , February 15, 2013 1:57 AM
    CaffeinecarlThe point isn't that we can't install such a start menu replacement, it's that we shouldn't have to!

    Soda-88You don't have to install Chrome/Firefox/Opera either, yet you do it, no questions asked.But that's fine, hypocrisy is a good quality to enrich your character with.
    Exactly, thank you Soda. It's amazing how they'll preach that you need to download and yet they act like installing a start menu is an act of Congress. Meanwhile other advanced users just set things up to their liking and get on with life.
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    Bloob , February 15, 2013 8:07 AM
    namdloMicrosoft doesn't make mistakes - they make service packs.There is no such thing as a bug in a Windows OS - it's an undocumented feature.

    This isn't about Apple.
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