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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by tonymarcus View Post
    Well that was a disaster, I installed the windows 8.1 update thinking it would just upgrade the system but it looks as though it's done a reinstall. I've now got loads of things not working, my programs have lost lots of there settings and it seems really slow.

    I'm currently restoring a true image back up and I'm praying it's going to work , I don't think I'll bother with 8.1 until I reinstall the system from scratch.

    Has anyone got it installed without problems. I'm not the biggest Apple fan in the world but at least when they upgrade IOS you don't lose any settings!!
    My experience also......I spent about 45 min. and then did a system restore ( not thru win 8.1 though,,,,,) it erased all my restore points. I had one saved on another drive. My advice is DON'T DO IT YET!!!!!!

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Per this article, there will not be a 8.1 ISO/DVD. Things could change if enough people complain.


    I've had a few users ask whether Microsoft plans to make Media (.ISO) updates available to the general public for Windows 8.1. The answer is no.

    A spokesperson noted that the only way to update a retail-activated Windows 8 computer to Windows 8.1 will be to go through the Windows Store and download the updated bits. However, .ISO-based updates will be supported for volume-license installations (as well as for TechNet, MSDN and DreamSpark subscribers).

    Why isn't Microsoft making the .ISO files broadly available for Windows 8.1? Another spokesperson told me it's because "8.1 was intended as an update for users with Windows 8 already installed." I know Windows Store downloads have been problematic for a number of users and spotty Internet has made downloading from the Store a challenge for some (especially outside the U.S.). But that's all Microsoft officials are saying right now about .ISOs.

    Windows 8.1: What enterprise users need to know | ZDNet

    (article is titled for Enterprise, but my understanding above info is for all editions)
    Well, this is just stupid. Now I have to download the same 3.62GB of data again on my other Windows 8 PC. The upgrade was supposed to be free. Wasting internet volume and bandwidth costs money.
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  3. #13


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    i agree but ,no bandwidth cap here ,so i pay the same monthly payment ,
    and owning multiple computers could also be considered a wast of money,for home users,so if its a business and it has many computers just buy a retail copy
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    and owning multiple computers could also be considered a wast of money,for home users
    Yes, owning both a desktop and a laptop, both of which came with Windows 8 OEM, is a waste of money for home users. However, your reply has only strengthened my conviction the only reason why is because M$ had decided to *make* it that way.
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  5. #15


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by hdmi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    and owning multiple computers could also be considered a wast of money,for home users
    Yes, owning both a desktop and a laptop, both of which came with Windows 8 OEM, is a waste of money for home users. However, your reply has only strengthened my conviction the only reason why is because M$ had decided to *make* it that way.
    yeah,the more i think about it ,it is dumb not to have the choice of downloading a ISO file if you want one,i have msdn acct so its not an issue for me right now,if not for that i would be wanting to be able to download a iso file for sure
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  6. #16


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    Win 8.1 64bit
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  7. #17


    My experience also......I spent about 45 min. and then did a system restore ( not thru win 8.1 though,,,,,) it erased all my restore points. I had one saved on another drive. My advice is DON'T DO IT YET!!!!!![/QUOTE]

    I agree!!
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