Windows 8.1 updated to 2020-01 and 2016-09

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Windows 8.1 updated to 2020-01 and 2016-09

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Main Info

https://archive.org/details/windows-8.1-updated

This is 8.1 x64 with all the non-telemetry updates up to 2020-01 and 2016-09. It also has .Net 3.5, 4.8, and 6, VC++, and more.

There is also a services tweaking guide here (add link), doing this will reduce the amount of background services and improve both performance and security.

Q&A

Q: I just checked Windows update, and it's missing plenty of updates, why?

A: That's because those updates include telemetry, all the updates that begin with a date on Windows update are guaranteed to have telemetry, excluding IE updates. The rest of the KB updates that aren't in the ISO are likely telemetry as well.

Q: Is the 2016-09 versions only updated to 2016-09?

A: Yes and no, Windows itself in both of the versions is updated to the specified point, however .Net, IE, and maybe others have the latest updates as of the time of posting.

Q: Doesn't 8.1 already have telemetry?

A: Yes and no, all Windows versions since 2000 have had some form of telemetry, each newer version got progressively more telemetry included in it compared to the previous version, but 8.1 is still far from Windows 10/11's level of telemetry, and most of it can be bypassed by not joining in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. In fact, the privacy tweaks included in the readme on the desktop nullify most of the telemetry in pre-telemetry update copies of Windows.

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This ISO is provided without a license key or any activation, meaning it is not an illegal source of Windows. The users must have their own license key to activate Windows.

The updates and integrated .Net, Visual C++, and more belong to Microsoft and the developers there that created them.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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Windows 8.1 updated to 2020-01 and 2016-09

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Hi @K4sum1 ,

Can you make an updated version of Windows Server 2012 R1 Datacenter with Net Framework 4.8 , please?

but with these updates only ( no telemetry ):

https://mega.nz/#F!ExhDEbDA!pUhzXKVp5-hgzvylW_btfQ

https://msfn.org/board/topic/175105-server-2012-updates-on-windows-8/

One based on Windows Embedded Industry Pro 8.0 with Net Framework 4.8 will be amazing too

Thanks!!!!!!

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8.0 Is going to be harder. I have mostly everything ready to start, I'm just not sure how to do it without using audit mode, which I don't want to use.
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I just discovered this with all the updates (but telemetry updates are included too):

https://archive.org/details/windows8updates24

Maybe you can try ntlite or Win Reducer with Server 2012 R1, please?:

https://winreducer.forumotion.com/t2994-guide-to-create-a-micro-10

Thanks :)

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Well, I may eventually do it, but next on my list is XP/2003, and I'm not sure when I will get around to them.
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