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  1. #100


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    OK thanks.

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  2. #101


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    De nada. Thanks for posting it though.
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  3. #102


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit


    How do you get the windows 8.1 upgrade. I have been to the Microsoft Store and when I tell it to upgrade it just goes back to the "upgrade" window and just sets there. Had left in there for over an hour and nothing. Also, what happens if you need to reinstall you need to install the upgrade to 8 after you may have needed to reinstall?

    Thanks
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  4. #103


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Not sure yet. I didn't get the option to create .iso from the downloaded files. Unless that is just me, there will a lot needing iso files in the future.

    I will make one myself, then.
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  5. #104


    Posts : 21,825
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Simon,

    I don't think the ISO option will be available until tomorrow (18th), and for when using the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant.
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  6. #105


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    I found something in the Windows Update screen on the desktop. A 230 MB update and a couple of others. I already have Win8.1 Pro RTM installed tho, so what exactly IS this? Well, an update will tell me, heh.

    Nah, just an update. restarts at 30%. Why is it always 30%?

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  7. #106


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    Right-click for details and usually there's a link to the KB article. They are no doubt security updates for 8.1.
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  8. #107


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure yet. I didn't get the option to create .iso from the downloaded files. Unless that is just me, there will a lot needing iso files in the future.

    I will make one myself, then.
    That is going to be the BIG question. Will folks be able to do a clean install of Win8.1 via an .iso or a USB stick from what MS gives them?
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  9. #108


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Those three are the GA rollups. Install them and 8.1rtm becomes 8.1 GA.

    I did it a few days ago. You will notice the build number changes. There is also a weird bar thing at the bottom of the children's IE version.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    I found something in the Windows Update screen on the desktop. A 230 MB update and a couple of others. I already have Win8.1 Pro RTM installed tho, so what exactly IS this? Well, an update will tell me, heh.

    Nah, just an update. restarts at 30%. Why is it always 30%?

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  10. #109


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    No idea. It is possible, perhaps if you use the "upgrade assistant " ( available tomorrow, strangely ). We will find out then.

    That is weird as a lot will have done the upgrade today, only to find they need to d/l the whole darn thing again to create an iso. Seems a very odd way to go about it by MS.


    Quote Originally Posted by johnpombrio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Not sure yet. I didn't get the option to create .iso from the downloaded files. Unless that is just me, there will a lot needing iso files in the future.

    I will make one myself, then.
    That is going to be the BIG question. Will folks be able to do a clean install of Win8.1 via an .iso or a USB stick from what MS gives them?
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