Windows 8 logo from www.oostdam.infoWindows 8 is a very nice product to my opinion. It is based on the previous 7 version but it can use apps instead of programs, but there is a full compatibility. Every program that runs on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8 as well. This product is amazing. Microsoft improved it in so many ways that a new set of articles will appear on this site the next couple of weeks. I love it, and this experience is only based on the beta developer version. Lets hope the RTM and final release will be available soon. I'm afraid it will not be until autumn 2012.


In this article I want to inform you about the new patches that you immediately have to install after playing around a while with your new Windows 8. This is important as it fixes a couple of things  that didn't made it to the release itself. They are all dated September 14th or September 16th, 2011 and below I give you an overview. Keep in the back of your mind that probably all the KB26XXXXX patches are related to this platform and you can find additional information about these patches online.


Windows Developer preview Client patches
KB Article Release dateSize
KB260861209/16/20111,5MB
KB261419409/16/20115,2MB
KB261615009/16/20112,7MB
KB261661909/16/2011308KB
KB261667609/14/201150KB
KB261702809/16/2011139KB
KB261786809/16/20112,2MB


There will be a definition update for Microsoft Defender as well, so perhaps in this case it is better to go for the automatic update option. Wow, I'm still not used to the green color of Windows 8. A reboot is needed and it will show the regular text like"Do not turn off your computer" etc. etc.


A little extra information while you are installing things?

If you are running the Windows 8 in a test environment, make sure you take a snapshot before making any larger changes. I also found that the VMware tools are not always running smoothly as I would expect them, I'm running VMware Workstation 8, perhaps thats the problem. So,.... Having a snapshot is always very handy at those times.


Hopes this article has helped you, and getting you enthusiastic for Windows 8 as much as I already am! 


 

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Ben OostdamBen Oostdam has been working with Windows systems since 1993. Worked for several companies as a system administrator, and is currently a Senior Support Engineer for Qurius Managed Services in the Netherlands specialized in System Center Solutions.

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