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What is this menu called? Two question

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Professional (x64)

    What is this menu called? Two question


    When Windows 8.1 came out, I upgraded to it from my existing Windows 8 installation and found myself having the "Start Menu" button back as well as an advanced Context Menu on the taskbar. See the picture below.

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    However, I've gone to Ubuntu and now back to Windows 8. Upgrading to Windows 8.1 doesn't give me the "Start menu" anymore and my context menu doesn't show the features for me to shut down my computer.

    Anyone with more knowledge about this context menu able to give me some more advice? If I try getting the upgrade for Windows 8.1 again, it just tells me that the update has already been applied.

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  2. #2


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Howd you update to 8.1, from the Store? Download one of the ISO images and try it that way. you can find them by googling
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  3. #3


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Howd you update to 8.1, from the Store? Download one of the ISO images and try it that way. you can find them by googling
    Only problem though is that's going to require reinstalling the entire OS =\

    However, what i'm going to do is download the ISO and try loading that into a VM... If that works, I'm just going to do it. There's a few thinsg in 8.1 that I must have.

    Thanks for the suggestion
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    Ah, now I know it wasn't Windows 8.1 Enterprise... So I'm positive it wasn't the ISO I downloaded... This is very weird.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Professional (x64)


    Reinstalling it from the ISO took care of this for me. Thanks
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