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Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

  1. #111

    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    I was given a Windows 7 PC to fix (a virus problem). It had never been updated and I had to download almost 300 updates. 12 hours - never again.
    LOL... Funnily enough I just downloaded and created a repository of all updates for Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 with WSUS...

    Anyway the repo is something like 4GB ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    They still make good soundcards, but their driver section is abysmal. And instead of releasing updated drivers for their cards, they simply manufacture a new one with yet another set of abysmal drivers.

    When Windows 8.1 was released, instead of giving us updated drivers, they simply changed the date of the old 8 drivers and placed them under the Windows 8.1 tab. No kidding - Sound Blaster Z series Windows 8.1 drivers out by the end of January 2014 - Page 7. They did the exact same thing with the ZXR drivers - SBZxR_CD_LD_1_00_22 Drivers Released - Page 5

    Just pathetic. But hey, it's Microsoft's fault for updating the OS
    Hi there

    Ms are entitled to update their OS any time they want to -- if the hardware people can't keep up then simple - don't update YOUR copy until you need to or run it in a VM. Things like sound run quite happily in a VM -- in fact these days It's really not necessary to have separate sound cards at all as even a basic Mobo will probably give you all the sound capabilities you need these days especially if it has digital output too -- plug this into a separate system if you really need special sound for gaming etc -- most computer sound systems are pretty horrible anyway.

    Not sure where you're going here Jimbo but I actually side with Microsoft here and blame the hardware vendor for not keeping up with the OS upgrades. I thought I was pretty clear on that.

    Oh, and I don't do mobo soundcards... hence why I bought a dedicated soundcard for my needs

    And there's absolutely no reason why I would want to run my soundcard in VM, nor should I be required to do so. We build our systems according to our needs, not to anyone else's.

    I think he missed the sarcasm smiley in your last statement and read it the wrong way.
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  3. #113

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Yeah I thought so too but then he went into the viability of needing a separate soundcard so...
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