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Your general opinions on Windows 8.1 Preview Release

  1. #41


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Professional


    I was going to put it on my production box, but after following this thread I'm having second thoughts. I'll go ahead and test it in a VM first.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    I installed 8.1 on a second computer.

    Am I correct in stating unless you use touch or a mobile device, the changes are nil and the basic win8 is equal ?
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  3. #43


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    I installed 8.1 on a second computer.

    Am I correct in stating unless you use touch or a mobile device, the changes are nil and the basic win8 is equal ?
    i would say that is correct ,from what i have seen in my install so far
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  4. #44


    I like the speed of IE11, they have a done a decent upgrade on IE10, fonts in some web sites look slightly awkward, I don't like the start button but may be useful to those who log in to desktop.
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  5. #45


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Is the option to create a system image faeture removed from the preview?
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  6. #46


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    I installed 8.1 on a second computer.

    Am I correct in stating unless you use touch or a mobile device, the changes are nil and the basic win8 is equal ?
    I would disagree. The native ability to boot to the desktop instead of the Start Screen has nothing to do with touch or mobile. Being able to have the same desktop background on desktop and the Start Screen has nothing to do with touch or mobile. Being able to sort the all apps screen (most used, most recently installed, etc) is beneficial regardless of the environment.

    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Is the option to create a system image faeture removed from the preview?
    It appears to be. I find this on the MS forums.
    How to create system image in windows 8.1 prewiev pro - Microsoft Community
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  7. #47


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    I installed 8.1 on a second computer.

    Am I correct in stating unless you use touch or a mobile device, the changes are nil and the basic win8 is equal ?
    I would disagree. The native ability to boot to the desktop instead of the Start Screen has nothing to do with touch or mobile. Being able to have the same desktop background on desktop and the Start Screen has nothing to do with touch or mobile. Being able to sort the all apps screen (most used, most recently installed, etc) is beneficial regardless of the environment.

    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Is the option to create a system image faeture removed from the preview?
    It appears to be. I find this on the MS forums.
    How to create system image in windows 8.1 prewiev pro - Microsoft Community
    I hope they include this feature in the final version.
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  8. #48


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Old games like Dune 2000 and Red Alert 1 get a window saying that DirectPlay is needed but after a click or two, the needed feature is enabled and the games work fine. All works just like in 8 so in this case 16bit color mode needs to be enabled.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Pro


    I personally think a lots changed. These are my biggest issues at the moment:


    1. The themes in 8.1 have changed- I can’t find the minimal themes. Instead were left with giant fish, dragons etc. or just a blank colour.
    2. The search on the start screen is like in an app- just the small column on the right. Is it possible to revert to the 8.0 style- Full screen?
    3. In Windows Explorer it shows all the folders but I have my own filling system. Anyway of completely removing the section or at least customising which folders show?
    4. Also some of the x86/x64 app tiles now have a backing colour. (I particularly like the way they have chosen a blue background on the icons with a blue monitor in them lol- Just look at RDC and This PC icons. )


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  10. #50


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I like the speed of IE11, they have a done a decent upgrade on IE10, fonts in some web sites look slightly awkward, I don't like the start button but may be useful to those who log in to desktop.
    Hi there
    Are you using an Online Banking system in the UK -- I've tried "Sharkleys" (Barclays) and get a message "You are using an unsupported Browser -- please UPDATE IT. !!!! Strangely enough another account using what we call "Satan's Bank" or SANTANDER Bank seems to work OK.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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