1. Jody Thornton's Avatar
    Hey Folks:

    I realize that updates for Windows RT are supposed to only be delivered through Windows Update. But would anyone know where a repository might exist for older monthly rollups?

    I'm looking for either the November or December 2017 rollup for Windows 8.1 RT. Any help would be appreciated.
    :)
    11-26-2018 08:30 AM
  2. T Moore's Avatar
    Rollups fix problems with previous updates and the ones you want have problems that have been fixed with later updates. This is why older rollups may not be presented again, they are not needed.
    11-26-2018 10:34 AM
  3. Jody Thornton's Avatar
    I know that @T Moore, but I find that with all versions of Windows now (and pretty much all in 2018), Microsoft update quality has suffered severely. Performance has also severely dropped. Additionally, there are Spectre/Meltdown mitigations that slow down the tablet slightly with the newest rollup. The performance dip is QUITE noticeable. I would update IE 11 and Flash (and .NET too), but the core OS is not likely to be attacked by a Spectre/Meltdown variant. Yes I know it can happen, but I'm not going to lessen performance by using an update that pretty much nullifies CPU cache to avoid the slight possibility of an attack.

    I was formerly right with you on you stance on updates, but now, with telemetry, CPU blocking, and performance degradation, I'm not sure Microsoft is really on the users' side.
    11-26-2018 02:23 PM
  4. T Moore's Avatar
    I know MS is not on the side of RT users.
    I stopped installing rollups and previews this January. Long story.
    11-26-2018 11:54 PM
  5. Jody Thornton's Avatar
    I found the rollup from someone else. There's no way to mark as solved is there? Thanks for your help @T Moore
    :)
    11-29-2018 07:32 AM
  6. RTGent's Avatar
    I found the rollup from someone else. There's no way to mark as solved is there? Thanks for your help @T Moore
    :)
    My RT is "installing update 4 of 5" as I type. No performance issues, happily, as ever, since November of 2012. Best of luck to all.
    12-02-2018 12:03 PM

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