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Windows 8 Patch Progress

There are various banes of IT existence: dumb users, flawed bosses, collapsed budgets. I'm not sure where patching ranks, but it sure isn't fun.

Windows 8 will still need patches. What it won't need is so many restarts when you do patch. In fact, Microsoft expects only one restart for an entire patch cycle. The only exceptions are emergency fixes for problems, major worms and viruses that could spread and disrupts thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of machines -- scourges like Blaster.

Are restarts a big problem? You tell me at

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/18/2011 at 1:18 PM


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