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For those on Windows 8, make sure to keep your system updated, and update to Windows 8.1 Update 1. Microsoft has made the decision to make Update 1 required in order to obtain new Internet Explorer 11 security updates.
When Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Update, IT feathers were ruffled by Microsoft’s decision to make it a compulsory update: without it, Windows 8.1 systems would no longer receive security fixes. As spotted by Computerworld’s Gregg Keizer, Microsoft is applying the same rules, at least in part, to Windows 7.