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Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only

  1. #81


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    I wouldn't be too hopeful. It could be the upgrade asst. is for upgrading from a previous os, and the store d/l is for the long suffering customer who already has win8.0.


    Quote Originally Posted by Flik View Post
    I've just tried it, the message I have is...
    Windows 8.1 can't be downloaded from here but you can download it from the windows store.
    Weather that will change tomorrow is anyone's guess.

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  2. #82


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I wouldn't be too hopeful. It could be the upgrade asst. is for upgrading from a previous os, and the store d/l is for the long suffering customer who already has win8.0.
    I'm not at all hopeful to be honest and yes I agree with your thinking. Oh well, never mind.
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  3. #83


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    If you're not seeing it in the store, you may have to reset it. Close the store, run wsreset.exe and try reopening the store.
    Yeah, I don't see it in the store either on my computer. I have KB2871839 installed and have rebooted.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Why can't I find the update in the Store? - Microsoft Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    4.In the list of available updates, select KB 2871839, and any other updates you want to install, then tap or click Install.
    Hmmm...not working for me yet. I'm in Michigan in US.

    I'm running Windows 8 Pro from OEM (Dell).

    Hmmm....found that at work, there were a few other updates that I had not installed or approved via Systems Center on my windows 8 laptop. A check via Windows update showed a few updates were still required. I approved the updates at work, pushed them out to my machine and now do see the Windows 8.1 upgrade tile now. So, it's more than just the update listed. Make sure that you are running all other Windows 8 updates.
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  4. #84


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    If you're not seeing it in the store, you may have to reset it. Close the store, run wsreset.exe and try reopening the store.
    Yeah, I don't see it in the store either on my computer. I have KB2871839 installed and have rebooted.

    Hmmm...not working for me yet. I'm in Michigan in US.

    I'm running Windows 8 Pro from OEM (Dell).

    Hmmm....found that at work, there were a few other updates that I had not installed or approved via Systems Center on my windows 8 laptop. A check via Windows update showed a few updates were still required. I approved the updates at work, pushed them out to my machine and now do see the Windows 8.1 upgrade tile now. So, it's more than just the update listed. Make sure that you are running all other Windows 8 updates.
    Hi pparks1

    Just finish doing 11 updates to 8.1, all clean installs, but did install all 20+ IMPORTANT Windows updates first.

    Ray.
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  5. #85


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    Win 8.1 Px64


    As I crossed my fingers, I did the download and install. Some "different" prompts on the screen, "installing a few things, installing a few more things, HI etc". I have dual screens, some processes were on #1 screen, while others were on #2 screen, but 1 hr and 10 minutes.... seems to function normally. Noticed "windows.old", how long are you keeping that around??
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  6. #86


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    dl'd about 6pm ,just a few little niggles, im not keen on the merging of the explorer library window with "this pc"
    preferred the old school way, but there will always be things we prefer the old way, we wouldnt have progress if no one tried a new way.
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  7. #87


    Hasn't worked for me I'm afraid (8 64 Pro to 8.1 Pro). Three hours to download and about half an hour to configure to end up with the dreaded black screen. After a manual reboot, Windows restored itself back to v8. I think my problem is down to the Nvidia Graphics card updates in that I find it impossible to upgrade the drivers whether it be in XP or v8. I forgot my little trick of pulling the network cable whilst Windows configures itself. Oh well, onward and upwards


    edit: Now working! It was a graphic card driver problem. The update to 8.1 forces upon you the very latest driver version. My card is an older 9800GT which isn't fully supported and hasn't been for some time. Solution - install driver version 295.73 from 2012. Hope this helps someone.
    Last edited by BarneyRubble; 23 Oct 2013 at 16:06. Reason: update & solution for me
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  8. #88


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just upgraded to 8.1 and my laptop feels faster than before.
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  9. #89


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Got it to run in my virtual partition. The download was very slow the first 2 hours (20%) but then all of a sudden it went very fast. The setup was not very fast either, but on this system the virtual partition has only two 2.4GHz cores and 2GBs of RAM. I did not notice any hickups yet except that it did not seem to be able to find any updates. Maybe they come automatically.
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  10. #90


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    ok for those of you that want to see the libraries when you click the explorer icon on the taskbar, then open explorer click view /navigation pane and click show libraries.
    when you next open explorer it will open again with the libraries window instead of "this PC"
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