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What is the difference between Updates for Windows 8.1 and Updates for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems RRS feed

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  • I hope I don't sound too silly but I need to know the difference between 'Update for Windows 8.1" and "Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems". I thought all Windows 8 version must be running under x64bit system.

    I am managing WSUS and I decline all "Update for Windows 8.1" and approve "Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems". I am found dumb look at these two updates, thanks.


    Thang Mo

    Monday, December 22, 2014 8:18 PM

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  • I thought all Windows 8 version must be running under x64bit system.

    DESKTOP operating systems are still available in 32-bit editions; only the SERVER operating systems are now 64-bit only.

    As such, the difference between "Updates for Windows 8.1" and "Updates for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems" is the same difference between "Updates for Windows 8" and "Updates for Windows 8 for x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows 7" and "Updates for Windows 7 x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows Vista" and "Updates for Windows Vista for x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows Server 2008" and "Updates for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems".

    The ones without the "x64-based systems" reference are 32-bit updates.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
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    Monday, December 22, 2014 10:37 PM

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  • I thought all Windows 8 version must be running under x64bit system.

    DESKTOP operating systems are still available in 32-bit editions; only the SERVER operating systems are now 64-bit only.

    As such, the difference between "Updates for Windows 8.1" and "Updates for Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems" is the same difference between "Updates for Windows 8" and "Updates for Windows 8 for x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows 7" and "Updates for Windows 7 x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows Vista" and "Updates for Windows Vista for x64-based systems",

    which is the same difference between "Updates for Windows Server 2008" and "Updates for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based systems".

    The ones without the "x64-based systems" reference are 32-bit updates.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Monday, December 22, 2014 10:37 PM
  • In addition to 64bit there is 32bit of Windows 8.1. (Only server operating systems are 64bit only now. I mean Windows 2008 R2 and all Windows Server 2012 /R2 versions.)

    M.

    Monday, December 22, 2014 10:45 PM