I'll have to check on the KB3000988 update next time I boot into Windows 8, as it had in the advisory it was for Windows 7 SP1. No mention of Windows 8. Though if it were wrong, it wouldn't be the first time.
OK, I see now, it's a hotfix for several OS's that applies if KB2918614 is installed across a range of OS's, including Windows 8. Links for each OS is listed from the Microsoft Download Center, which will then show a link for KB3000988 that applies to the user's OS.
This is the article I based the findings in my earlier post on & why I felt it to be valid. Not a mention of any OS other than Windows 7 SP1.
I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Thanks for the heads up, rp88!
On Windows 8 & 8.1, since I depend on neither OS, sometimes wait a week after the updates are released before applying. It was recently on one, that two months worth of updates were needed for one 8.1 Pro install, and this was about two weeks after the 2nd month worth were released. So that may help to describe how much I use these OS's, to be honest, it was all a $75 waste of my money. Tried to sell the licenses (which is perfectly legit, the EULA states they're transferable), plus the backup DVD's I paid extra for, all for $75, as I wouldn't by the terms of the EULA, be allowed to keep any of it. That's two Windows 8 Pro licenses, plus Genuine MS Windows 8 install media (32 & 64 bit), for $5 less than the initial promo price of $40 each. Oh, and the 64 bit Windows 8 DVD that I created during the install process, which was used for both installs, the backup media was bought as a collectors item only & the free bonus Media Center COA's, which are also transferable, but must be used with the same COA it was installed on prior.
That's bad, when one cannot get rid of two Windows Pro OS's COA's, plus the brand new, unused media to install (or repair with) for $75. Speaks volumes of the OS. If it were Windows 7 Pro & only one license, it would sell, so long as the customer knew it was legit.
Today, single legit copies of XP Pro that can be transferred from one computer to another will fetch at least that, if not more & so will Windows 2000 Professional.
This goes beyond a botch of bad updates, the entire Windows 8 project must have been the product of a team of less than professional engineers. Must have been the same group who engineered Vista, it's worth is no more than Windows 8 at the moment, a little higher than normal because some whom downgraded to XP years back now wants a supported computer.
It's best to wait at least a couple of days to ensure other users aren't reporting issues with the updates before installing. In the case of another computer being available, a week is better. That way, another update should be released to patch the bad one.