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    Windows 8.1


    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!!

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    I'm not the biggest Apple fan in the world but at least when they upgrade IOS you don't lose any settings!!
    is that 100% ,i recently bought a a older apple laptop ,anf it said i have what was needed to update to os10.7 from os 10.6.8 but it would not install the update ,when i joined a mac forum i found out why ,i didn't have the correct duel core cpu


    i updated my win8 to win8.1,last night and see no issues with any settings yet ,what setting did it change on you .
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1


    Has anyone got it installed without problems.
    Yes; however I did a clean install via an ISO which is not generally available to non Technet and MSDN subscribers.
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    I had several things that didn't work, Speedfan (hardware monitor) wouldn't load. Desktop gadget program would not display properly. The computer seemed to be really slow. Lots of my programs had lost there settings like they had been reinstalled. I looked in the add remove programs list and a lot of my program were listed as being installed today.

    I will install 8.1 next time I do a full format and install, hopefully there will be a 8.1 DVD by then. True Image successfully restored my PC to Win 8.
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    Windows 8.1


    I will install 8.1 next time I do a full format and install, hopefully there will be a 8.1 DVD by then.
    Sounds like a good plan and I hope MS hears you on this issue. Anyway, you were one of the smart ones that had a backup plan and I'm glad it worked for you! Cheers!

    my2cents
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    interesting ,i just check add remove program and a lot of programs show they were install on the same day as the upgrade
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    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    interesting ,i just check add remove program and a lot of programs show they were install on the same day as the upgrade
    Perhaps that's why I lost some settings on my programs, it seems to me like 8.1 is a fully operating system install and not an update like a service pack
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    I will install 8.1 next time I do a full format and install, hopefully there will be a 8.1 DVD by then.
    Sounds like a good plan and I hope MS hears you on this issue. Anyway, you were one of the smart ones that had a backup plan and I'm glad it worked for you! Cheers!

    my2cents
    I use true image but when I tried to restore from with in windows it said that some of my back up files were missing but luckily it worked when I used the boot CD
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    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by tonymarcus View Post
    I will install 8.1 next time I do a full format and install, hopefully there will be a 8.1 DVD by then. True Image successfully restored my PC to Win 8.

    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)
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by tonymarcus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    interesting ,i just check add remove program and a lot of programs show they were install on the same day as the upgrade
    Perhaps that's why I lost some settings on my programs, it seems to me like 8.1 is a fully operating system install and not an update like a service pack
    yeah it not like a service pack , it was a kernal upgrade ,has a different build number than win8 ,so that explains the setting changes
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