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When will you upgrade to 8.1?

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  • Immediately

    25 54.35%
  • Wait a month or so

    17 36.96%
  • Only when I'm forced to

    4 8.70%
  1. #21


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


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    XweAponX thanks for your reasons .as for vista style boot animation miss them on bootup ,[never used vista so its all new to me ] im in the can when that happens ,
    It's the horizontal line that has an animation that looks like it is actually doing something, it's similar to the Windows XP dotted line across the bottom. I prefer the Windows 7 animation, it is the best. I've messed with Mods that change the Boot Animation, I had one that made my system look like it was a Trek puter booting. But it ultimately wrecked my boot animation. If I ever get a Touchscreen system, I'll re-install it and then I'll use LCARSx32. I've gotten the Speech to work pretty well with that, and even respond with Majel Barrett-Roddenberry's Voice heh.

    They've updated LCARSx32 so that it works with Windows 8 now, they built in an Updater that downloads the newest incremental versions when they come out.

    I think I remember even the Betas of Windows 7 had the same Vista-Style animation, and when my Windows 7 Boot animation got messed up, it reverted to that, I don't know how - But it seems like that animation is built in to even Windows 8, I've seen it. Maybe the 8.1 Preview I have shows that animation because it's on a VM.

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  2. #22


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery. After having a Ultrasonograph on this Wednesday it was determined that my Artery is pretty well block, thus only allowing a small amount of blood to flow through my brain, thus come the time 8.1 is released I'll be in ICU flying high on some really good pain meds . . .. . .so maybe in a couple of weeks. (At least now I know why I am having problems at this time just wish I knew about the first 67 years. . .
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  3. #23


    Wow. That's a major surgery there, Lee. May the Force of the universe or whatever you believe in be with you and the surgical team.

    Is there any way someone could post your progress from time to time? I, for one, would like to know.
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  4. #24


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery.
    Oh, Lee, I am so sorry you're having problems and so glad that you know the cause and it will be taken care of! Good luck and we'll hang onto your copy of Windows 8.1 for you.
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  5. #25


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I have learned to wait a bit. Got burnt with ME, what a joke, and even Vista to some extent. I more than likely would still be on 7 if my laptop hadn't come with 8.

    Will wait to see what kind of problems people report once 8.1 hits the masses.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery. After having a Ultrasonograph on this Wednesday it was determined that my Artery is pretty well block, thus only allowing a small amount of blood to flow through my brain, thus come the time 8.1 is released I'll be in ICU flying high on some really good pain meds . . .. . .so maybe in a couple of weeks. (At least now I know why I am having problems at this time just wish I knew about the first 67 years. . .
    Good luck to you. My dad is having the same surgery on the 24th he is 88.
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  7. #27


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery. After having a Ultrasonograph on this Wednesday it was determined that my Artery is pretty well block, thus only allowing a small amount of blood to flow through my brain, thus come the time 8.1 is released I'll be in ICU flying high on some really good pain meds . . .. . .so maybe in a couple of weeks. (At least now I know why I am having problems at this time just wish I knew about the first 67 years. . .
    Hi Lee,
    Wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.
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  8. #28


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery. After having a Ultrasonograph on this Wednesday it was determined that my Artery is pretty well block, thus only allowing a small amount of blood to flow through my brain, thus come the time 8.1 is released I'll be in ICU flying high on some really good pain meds . . .. . .so maybe in a couple of weeks. (At least now I know why I am having problems at this time just wish I knew about the first 67 years. . .
    Yow, I hope all goes well, gook luck.
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  9. #29


    All my rigs were updated. Windows 8.1 all the way !

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  10. #30


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I Would do it on Friday, but on Wednesday I have to go into the VA Hospital for surgery on my Carotid Artery. After having a Ultrasonograph on this Wednesday it was determined that my Artery is pretty well block, thus only allowing a small amount of blood to flow through my brain, thus come the time 8.1 is released I'll be in ICU flying high on some really good pain meds . . .. . .so maybe in a couple of weeks. (At least now I know why I am having problems at this time just wish I knew about the first 67 years. . .
    Offering a prayer for a full recovery.

    Jim
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