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Big problems after 8.1

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    Big problems after 8.1


    After upgrading to 8.1 I'm having all sorts of problems. Programs and apps won't open. The side setting panel won't open. I could open the This PC window but its blank. The Start page appears ok at first but if I try to view all programs it just goes blank and I can't do anything else. Anyone else having trouble like this?

    Edit: after multiple reboots it seems to be working fine this time. I'm afraid to reboot now though!
    Last edited by philnolan3d; 27 Jun 2013 at 01:16.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Keep us posted, if you find out why it is doing this, it's something we all need to know. You are the first person in here I have seen admit they have installed 8,1, so you are kind of "on point" with this, so keep plugging at it, your insights will be valuable to us all later on! I'm sorry I can't be of much help because I have decided to wait until I am completely familiar with 8. I simply don't know what the differences are yet.
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    Edit: after multiple reboots it seems to be working fine this time. I'm afraid to reboot now though!
    Good to hear that !

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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I simply don't know what the differences are yet.
    check it out here
    Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
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    Yeah, it's no good. I got lucky with that one boot, then I had to reboot after a Windows Update and the same stuff is happening. I had a very similar problem in 8 a couple of times, but a simple reboot fixed it every time there. I also find that it takes a long time to boot while 8 was always very fast.

    Does anyone know how to boot in Safe Mode? F8 doesn't seem to be working. Thanks.
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    It seems that if i leave it on the lock screen for a while at boot, then log in it works. I have no idea why.
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    Thanks I got it. It sucks that you can't just hit F8 anymore.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah they turned Safe mode in to this fooking ORDEAL to get to. It is not supposed to be that way, and MS will not Budge changing it back.
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    I think the assumption was that it would no longer be needed. That has turned out to be a fallacy for sure.
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