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Will Microsoft bring back the Start Button?

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    There are a lot of good posts here with suggestions on how to backup a system after installation of the OS and personal programs. Suggestions of repairing also. Of course there are pros and cons to them all.

    e.g. Mirroring is fine after installation, but what if 6 months down the road I have a dozen or more programs I've installed? Personally I don't want to spend a lot of time and money on discs mirroring my system again > A system that may be or may not be corrupt in some way. One never knows for sure. Then there may be new BIOSs and drivers that come along.

    95 was short-lived for me on my old Gateway but went on to 98 then 98SE, which IMO were quite stable OSs. Then I bought this Acer with Vista preloaded. Ugh! Now there was a real winner! It got to be where I spent more time fixing it then using it. Eventually I made my mind up that I had to redo the system at least once a year whether I liked it or not. I found that even the mirror was not much good.

    Keep in mind that I don't work IT and I'm not the savviest of users. Professionally I work construction and at the time I didn't have a lot of time repairing the system. Now nearing retirement I do.

    Luckily 7 came along, which to me was quite stable. Not a whole lot of problems with it. I was thinking of buying a new machine with the coming of 8, but upon installing of 8RP it turned this old Acer into a new machine. I'm astonished by the performance. Now no need to buy a new rig. Money saved!

    Anywho, after mulling this over for a while I have to agree with XweAponX, SIW2, and others about installation discs. Other methods are fine and upgrading via the Store to 8.1 may go well, but bottom line installation discs come through all the time IMO. When all else fails, slip it in, boot to install or repair, and walla! Done deal.

    Therefore, with the approaching of the "almost forced" upgrade to 8.1 I want an ISO file to burn for an installation disc to fresh install and for repair. I bought the W8Pro installation disk and feel I have the right to an ISO. Period.

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Therefore, with the approaching of the "almost forced" upgrade to 8.1 I want an ISO file to burn for an installation disc to fresh install and for repair. I bought the W8Pro installation disk and feel I have the right to an ISO. Period.
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    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    About the Windows 8.1 update: If I created the backup DVDs when my Windows is still 8, not 8.1, will it be a problem to recover if ever needed, using the Windows 8 dvds?
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  4. #44


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Therefore, with the approaching of the "almost forced" upgrade to 8.1 I want an ISO file to burn for an installation disc to fresh install and for repair. I bought the W8Pro installation disk and feel I have the right to an ISO. Period.

    Couldn't agree more and I can't see any reason not to provide one - it's not like you have to use it if you don't want to - could anyway upgrade through the store.

    If MS choose not to give us one then it's good to have other options though (rather than resort to downloading one of dubious legality).
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