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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. #31


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    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.
    All I've ever seen is the juggling balls going around in a circle under the logo. I've never seen a horizontal line animation in 8 or 8.1?

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  2. #32


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


    Maybe I had an earlier Preview. The Bouncing Circles sounds like the Windows 7 animation.

    My Windows 8 only has the Aperture Circle spinning.
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  3. #33


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i think i see a colored bird or something. and the juggling balls

    just checked ,it was 8.1 preview and it was a swimming upward colored fish,with the spinning white dots under it
    pic taken with cell phone ,not good
    Last edited by caperjack; 13 Oct 2013 at 18:37.
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  4. #34


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Maybe I had an earlier Preview. The Bouncing Circles sounds like the Windows 7 animation.

    My Windows 8 only has the Aperture Circle spinning.
    Yeah, a circle of balls rotating around in a circle like they are being juggled. They bunch up and change speed as they rotate. Under the Windows logo.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    You forgot "I've been running it for months!"
    Will you have to remove the preview before you can use the official version??
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  6. #36


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    i think i see a colored bird or something. and the juggling balls

    just checked ,it was 8.1 preview and it was a swimming upward colored fish
    pic taken with cell phone ,not good
    I'm running the RTM clean install. I briefly ran the preview, did the update though the store. I ended up with issues and went back to 8.0. On my laptop (UEFI) I see an ASUS logo over the circle animation. On my desktop (no UFEI) its a Windows 8 logo. I don't remember ever seeing the fish, other than a desktop wallpaper.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i have the rtm on an other drive ,had to remove it [only have a dell sff so no room for 2 drives ] because i needed to backup email info to use on the rtm .

    anyway i edited my last post to add that it had the spinning dots under it ,and i will add here that after it stopped spinning it go the my user picture and a spot to put in my password ,when i put in the password and hit enter the spinning balls reappear and then it goes to desktop
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    i have the rtm on an other drive ,had to remove it [only have a dell sff so no room for 2 drives ] because i needed to backup email info to use on the rtm .

    anyway i edited my last post to add that it had the spinning dots under it ,and i will add here that after it stopped spinning it go the my user picture and a spot to put in my password ,when i put in the password and hit enter the spinning balls reappear and then it goes to desktop
    Mine does the same thing except no fish. I also see the spinning balls beside my user picture. I'm set to auto logon so there is no pause to enter my password.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 14 Oct 2013 at 04:53.
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  9. #39


    The fish is a breed called Beta.
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  10. #40


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    The fish is a breed called Beta.
    Beta is the 2nd letter in the Greek alphabet and in software is used to designate the 2nd version of new software. Alpha is the first.
    Betta is the name of the fish species and thanks to MS geeks they associate the Betta Fish with the Beta version of their software. They need to get out more.

    Jim
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