That said, there are no issue seen thus far; and Windows 8.1 is working beautiful as well. Now I just need to re-adjust to the new tweaks and stuff Microsoft did with 8.1
I personally wouldn't advise using Norton's with Win8/8.1, because an improved version of Microsoft Security Essentials is built into Windows and is standard with Win8 (called Defender.) But if you have to have Norton's in there, then be sure that Defender is turned *off* (it's in the Control Panel.) When you install other antimalware programs like Norton's they will usually turn off Defender (MSE) automatically when they install. But double check and be sure, because the last thing you want is two (or more!) antimalware programs running at the same time--just asking for trouble with those programs interfering with each other to slow things down, false positives, and the like. One antimalware program running at a time is the rule...
Also, with 8.1 (I'm running the real thing), I highly, highly recommend running the Classic Shell version 3.9.5 start button/menu (that's all I use Classic Shell for--I don't install its other features.) This version specifically supports 8.1 and allows you control over the desktop charms and the desktop corners. You can shut them all down if you please--control 8.1 ought to support by default, for all of us non-touch users, but doesn't. The Classic Shell start-button/menu version 3.9.5, freeware, and highly recommended!
I have to disagree with that recommendation ,for me anyway ,I see nothing wrong with getting use to win8 new start ,and getting to enjoy it ,and im not a touch screen person ,don't even have a touch smart phone ,I highly, highly recommend running the Classic Shell version 3.9.5 start button/
I'm not usually one for Windows add-ons, either. But this version of CS is the best one by far, and it's so seamless I forget it's there most of the time, except (as I told the other fellow) when I want to customize something Microsoft doesn't think I should be able to customize, that is. I think I can say that this is the first time I've ever used this kind of a Freeware Windows add-on! This version is the exception for me--you should try it, maybe, just for grins. It uninstalls easily and won't hurt a thing in your default setup. The RT UI is still there if I want to access it for some reason, but the nice thing about Win8/8.1 is if we don't want to look at the RT UI, we don't have to...
Question for real people, not for trolls : what do you think about these new apple's level "features", or are those bugs ? 1) broken usb power management, every usb device is shut down after a few minutes of inactivity. 2) you cannot turn off windows search, there is no such thing in add/remove programs -> "windows features", maybe it is trying to do first jobs for search ads ? 3) castrated functions like management of services and so on.
First, USB Power management can be configured. There are settings in the devices hardware profile to enable whether it is turned off or not on the Power Management tab.
Second, You can turn off Windows Search by disabling the service in Services.
Third, Add/Remove programs was renamed Programs and Features in Vista. Same functionality. It has a "Turn Windows Features on and off" link.
I have no idea what you mean about "castrated functions". The standard old Services MMC plugin is still there. You can also control services in Task Manager now as well, although it has less functionality.. Maybe that's what you mean.. but you can always still use Services.mmc