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Author Topic: Windows 8.1  (Read 35902 times)
W8JX
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« on: October 17, 2013, 11:50:27 AM »

Windows 8.1 has been released and is available in online app store for a free update to Win 8. It is approx a 3.7 gig download.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 09:58:22 PM »

Its snappy on my Surface

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W8JX
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 04:14:27 AM »

I see no issues and it seems snappier on a 64 bit Netbook.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 03:14:34 PM »

Tried Win 8.1 upgrade yesterday. It bricked my hard drive. MS tech support basically told me I was hosed,
they advised me to wait for bug fixes before trying again.

Restore from backup would not fix it. Ended up resetting to 8.0 factory image from DVD backup rescue disk,
then recover data files from my data backup. Now in the process of hunting down and reinstalling all
the apps.

The system was dual-boot with 2 HDs, and the Win 8.1 upgrade managed to also brick the Ubuntu HD.
Have not yet gotten around to seeing how seriously that was killed - grub2 can't find any bootable image
on it.

Not a good Thursday.

-- Tom, N5EG
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 10:10:53 AM »

Unhooked the Win 8.0 HD and connected the Ubuntu 13.04 HD.

The Ubuntu HD has the non-windows partitions reformatted to NTFS
with Win recovery installed on each one.

Time to reformat the Ubuntu HD.

-- Tom, N5EG
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2013, 12:55:00 PM »

Unhooked the Win 8.0 HD and connected the Ubuntu 13.04 HD.

The Ubuntu HD has the non-windows partitions reformatted to NTFS
with Win recovery installed on each one.

Time to reformat the Ubuntu HD.

-- Tom, N5EG


I would of disconnected other drive before install. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 01:28:06 PM »

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Tried Win 8.1 upgrade yesterday. It bricked my hard drive. MS tech support basically told me I was hosed,
they advised me to wait for bug fixes before trying again.


I would have made an image of the drive first, and then try to upgrade. That way if anything went south I 'd only be out the time it took to create the image and the time to run the upgrade and nothing else.
Then again hindsight is always 20/20 Smiley



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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 10:34:16 AM »

Windows 8.1 Tip: Download a Windows 8.1 ISO with a Windows 8 Product Key
Paul Thurrott 10/20/2013 - 11:53am
Part of the problem, solved
http://m.winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-81-tip-download-windows-81-iso-windows-8-product-key

It's the Windows 8.1 Upgrade tip you've all been waiting for: The ability to download a Windows 8.1 ISO—a file from which you can make DVD- or USB-based bootable media—using your legally acquired Windows 8 (as in 8.0) product key.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in with this tip via email, comments on this site, and Twitter. It's hard to know where the tip originated, but I want to be clear that this is not something I came up with personally, and this workaround is widely available on other sites and blogs as well.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2013, 12:39:47 PM »

Sounds like Windows still has the Dalek mentality toward other os's "Exterminate!"

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 07:23:10 PM »

Outside of being a bit faster, I see no difference between W8 and W8.1.  Still the same new interface and still the same pains in trying to make it do what the older Win OSes did easily.
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 05:40:13 AM »

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint installed on my laptop and the upgrade to 8.1 went without any problems and it still boots either OS.

I have Windows 8.1 and OS X installed on my 27" iMac and the upgrade to 8.1 went without any problems and it still boots either OS.

I have never had any problems upgrading to any Windows OS version, or MAC OS version, or Linux version.

I think many people create their own problems by not educating themselves a bit before attempting an upgrade. 
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 06:14:38 PM »

I use a $5 shareware product called Start8 by Stardock.
I makes the windows 8 interface look and function exactly like windows 7.
I have not seen the Win8 charms, APPS on the desktop, the 'Store',
nor any Win8 keyboard or mouse tricks in 6 months.
Everything on the old style Start button menu looks and works like Win7.
Optionally you can keep any of Win8 features individually, but I axed them all
in Start8 settings.

Best $5 I'll ever spend.
It also works with Win8.1.


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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 06:37:49 AM »

I use a $5 shareware product called Start8 by Stardock.
I makes the windows 8 interface look and function exactly like windows 7.
I have not seen the Win8 charms, APPS on the desktop, the 'Store',
nor any Win8 keyboard or mouse tricks in 6 months.
Everything on the old style Start button menu looks and works like Win7.
Optionally you can keep any of Win8 features individually, but I axed them all
in Start8 settings.

Best $5 I'll ever spend.
It also works with Win8.1.


Why stay stuck in past. Little point in upgrading if you are still stuck on 7.  Time to move forward not back.
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2013, 04:14:30 AM »

Well, I'm sort of "stuck" on Windows 7. It works, does what I need it to do with no problems.
I don't have a touch screen, so that feature of Windows 8.1 would be useless to me.
Granted, faster would be nice, but AMD just game out with a 4.7 ghz chip that will turbo up to 5 ghz.
Since I upgraded my machine only 2 years ago, I figure I have another 8 to 10 years before I upgrade again.
Wise grandfather's advice: If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2013, 05:13:49 AM »

I use a $5 shareware product called Start8 by Stardock.
I makes the windows 8 interface look and function exactly like windows 7.
I have not seen the Win8 charms, APPS on the desktop, the 'Store',
nor any Win8 keyboard or mouse tricks in 6 months.
Everything on the old style Start button menu looks and works like Win7.
Optionally you can keep any of Win8 features individually, but I axed them all
in Start8 settings.

Best $5 I'll ever spend.
It also works with Win8.1.


Why stay stuck in past. Little point in upgrading if you are still stuck on 7.  Time to move forward not back.

Too bad Windows 9 will end up looking like Windows 7. The PC manufacturers will not allow another Windows 8. Microsoft nearly put them out of business.

In addition. In the commercial and business world, there are 1,000 procedure/process oriented users for every one of you. These are people who know how to power up, open their app, use their app, and shut down the PC, and know nothing else. And in the medical field that I serviced, there were a ton of these types. Microsoft essentially put them to the side, and ignored them. Well, it took Windows 8 to find out how many there really are.
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