Windows 8.1 Update is now mandatory for everyone running Windows 8.1, so in case you didn't install it already, your computer is not eligible for more updates and security patches released by Microsoft.
But even though Microsoft made it a compulsory update, some users are still struggling to install it due to some errors experienced when starting the deploying process.
These issues have been experienced by many more users after April 8, but Microsoft promised to address them until it officially makes Windows 8.1 Update mandatory for everyone. The deadline was reached on June 10, so despite this important milestone, some computers cannot be updated to this new OS version due to reasons that have nothing to do with users.
“In the latest suite of Windows updates I was having repeated problems with them failing to install after 'restart'. I finally resorted to selecting and installing 1 at at time and they have now installed except for what appears to be the problem file the KB2800095 file. I have tried over a dozen times and every time encounter the same issue... failure to configure on reboot,” one of the users that are still trying to fix the errors said.
Microsoft initially announced a May 13 deadline for installing Windows 8.1 Update, but due to the plethora of errors experienced by users, the company decided to push it to June 10.
The company did confirm that some Windows 8.1 consumers were experiencing issues when trying to deploy Windows 8.1 Update, but stated that everyone was supposed to complete the upgrade thanks to the 30-day extension.
“While we believe the majority of people have received the update, we recognize that not all have. Having our customers running their devices with the latest updates is super important to us. And we’re committed to helping ensure their safety. As a result, we’ve decided to extend the requirement for our consumer customers to update their devices to the Windows 8.1 Update in order to receive security updates another 30 days to June 10th,” it said in mid-May.
At this point, Windows 8.1 computers that aren't yet running 8.1 Update cannot receive any other updates and the only patch they can get is the KB2800095 file that actually upgrades their systems. Once this is successfully installed on their computers, Windows Update would also display some other patches, thus helping them keep their systems fully up-to-date and secure.