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Windows 8.1 : lots of stuff doesn't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Windows 8.1 : lots of stuff doesn't work


    Updated to W8.1, very disappointed. Lots of things no longer work!
    1. Sickbeard won't run.
    2. Can't get to admin on my router.
    3. IE11: Lastpass and X-marks won't run.
    4. Lots of Store Apps "broken".

    I see a system restore coming on.

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  2. #2


    Hafnarfjrur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I've found the latest (W8.1 X-64) final - works fine

    Try compatibility mode, disabling enhanced security and setting popups at will -- remember also that IE11 is trying to deprecate the use of Flash - however it will be a while before a lot of sites abandon it altogether

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Hi Jimbo,

    I had so many issues that I decided to back out and restored my system.
    You'd think after 40 years in IT I'd have learned to avoid the bleeding edge.

    slinte mhath

    Jim
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  4. #4


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


    Upgrade installs are iffy at best. I'm actually surprised there aren't more problem threads as a result of Microsoft herding us all to the store for the update.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Upgrade installs are iffy at best. I'm actually surprised there aren't more problem threads as a result of Microsoft herding us all to the store for the update.
    This one was actually touted as an update rather than an upgrade so I assumed it would work just like a service pack.

    Silly me!
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  6. #6


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


    It's more than just a service pack. The Windows kernel gets updated and goes up one number. It goes to Version 6.3, its a new OS. There are some brave souls at Microsoft that likely didn't get much sleep last night.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 220
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    I think I'll give it a few more months before trying again.
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  8. #8


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    I think I'll give it a few more months before trying again.

    Yea, think I'm going to give it at least a month before making the leap. Not to mention I'm on satellite ISP with monthly allowance and this is a 3.2GB download.........ouch!

    Suppose I could take the laptop to the library. Maybe when I finally decide to do it.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I would like to add that my Outlook has not been working since this update. I ran a test, and the test message from Outlook went through, but nothing else is going through.

    E-mails are going through to my cell phone just fine and no settings have been changed. Anybody have any suggestions?

    Thank you.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    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.
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