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W8.1 RTM testing - only TWO issues otherwise 100% OK

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    W8.1 RTM testing - only TWO issues otherwise 100% OK

    Hi everyone
    I'm quite satisfied after some exhaustive testing that W8.1 is definitely worthwhile upgrade from both W8 (and W7 - provided you can manage without the Start menu in W7).

    Everything I've tried works without a problem - including complex apps like Photoshop CS6 and VMware player / workstation.

    TWO issues remain - one - SKY GO (TV media streaming service I use a lot for LIVE SPORTS - particularly UK Football) doesn't work with IE11 and the latest version of Silverlight - solution - use CHROME BROWSER for this application - works perfectly - and two - if you use one of those extra languages not included in the 36 languages in the current language pack then you are out of luck - the windows 8 ones won't work.

    So I can't see any particular reason for W8 users NOT to upgrade - especially as it's free and for anybody using W7 thinking about an upgrade - go direct to W8.1 - don't waste your time with W8.

    I suspect the languages will be available in due course.

    Last edited by Brink; 28 Sep 2013 at 02:55. Reason: removed direct download of games that violate Microsoft copyright and EULA

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    I found bridged networking in VirtualBox caused BSOD on resuming from sleep. So did Cisco AnyNet but it isn't even supported on Win 8 so can't really complain about that.

    File history excluding SkyDrive is irritating but other than that I agree. Much better than 8 for me.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 23
    win 8.1 Pro (64-bit)

    I found VMWare 9 had to be "repaired" in order to use it after upgrading to Win 8.1 (64-bit). I had lost access to the network. Otherwise, no major issues (but see my post here: )
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Thanx for yer exhaustive work, im gonna stick with 8 anyway, I just like it better. Maybe I'll change my mind when the real version comes out.
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W8.1 RTM testing - only TWO issues otherwise 100% OK

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