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Windows 8.1 : lots of stuff doesn't work

  1. #11


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


    Quote Originally Posted by nugar View Post
    I'm about done with 8.1 already, keep on losing Internet connection with both wireless and LAN. Can keep a connection for a short while then it seems to disappear, it then either a restart of the PC or change from wireless to LAN connection until it drops then switch back again, becoming a right royal pain in the you know where. Will have to go back to win 7.
    I had that issue when I updated to the preview though the store. I ended up going back to 8.0. My mouse and keyboard would cut in and out too so it was a pain just trying to update drivers and trouble shoot the problem. No such issues after doing a clean install of 8.1 though.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Alphanumeric, where can I get the ISO for 8.1 final to be able to do a clean install, and man do I hate updating, always seem to get issues with it.
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  3. #13


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


    Quote Originally Posted by nugar View Post
    Alphanumeric, where can I get the ISO for 8.1 final to be able to do a clean install, and man do I hate updating, always seem to get issues with it.
    You can't, not easily anyway. The only official channels for download from Microsoft are TechNet and MSDN, and those are subscription services. Being a Microsoft MVP I have access to TechNet and MSDN. Before that I had to resort to bit torrent to find one.
    This thread might be worth a look. How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 19 Oct 2013 at 05:19.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i installed it last night and have not come across a problem yet ,but i don't use it for much but internet ,i did remove files from a hdd in a usb external device ,then use disk manager to re-size/create a partition to install windows on a 1tb drive ,no problems with all this .my windows live mail works as it did before ,my music and documents work all fine,media player works fine ,just cant find anything that doesn't work ,
    i have to say i set it to download from the store and walked away from computer not using it as it did the upgrade
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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    It turns out that the Internet drop out are caused by the firmware in Telstra's Technicolor TG587N v3 modem, Windows 8.1 isn't playing fair with the firmware on that particular modem. Telstra explained what to do to bypass it until Technicolor engineers have fixed a new firmware for the modem. So anyone who is with Telstra and have one of these modems the fix is apparently due in the next week or so.
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  6. #16


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    they had time to do that before the full release !!
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