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Update to Windows 8.1 or not?

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N

    Update to Windows 8.1 or not?


    Hi guys,

    A couple days earlier I had windows 8.1. And I must say that was an pain in the ass.
    I couldn't run modern apps like music, video etc. and Tuneinradio or soundcloud wouldn't stream.
    I tried everything to fix it but nothing helped. And now there is Windows 8.1 Update 1.. is it worth it to upgrade to that version? I don't want trouble again. I'm running Windows 8 now and works much better then Windows 8. I can run everything in Windows 8. My laptop is a HP Pavilion G6 2004sd notebook-pc.

    Let me know please!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    In the future you will need the update to get Windows Updates.
    From what I've heard.

    I installed the 5 or 6 small updates & then the big one.{800 & some MBs}

    This morning I installed 2 more important updates.

    The 2 new ones fixed some issues I was having.

    The Start screen BG works now.

    & an old program {Iconoid} started working again.

    That's a good sign that it was worth upgrading. {To me}

    If you make a system image using Macrium Reflect or something, it is possible to revert if you don't like the updates.
    Or so it says on Google.

    EDIT-- After the 2 new updates I could change my Lock screen picture again.

    But like Adam says, if it isn't broken,it might not need fixing.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Tune-In works fine for me on 8.1 and so does everything else.

    You can look here and see if you would like any of the changes Compare Windows 8.1 Editions

    but if you are happy and if it ain't broke, don't fix it
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Thank you for the reply's guys. I'm gonna try out Macrium Reflect and update to 8.1 let's see if it's going to work I'll let you guys know
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Here is my Macrium Reflect tutorial that I made together with my friend Keith. It may help you to get started. It works the same in Windows 8. And you need the recovery CD. The iso you can download from my OneDrive - saves you several hours.

    Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  6. #6


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Thank you but I just noticed I can't upgrade to windows 8.1 for some reason. I'm using Windows 8 Pro now atm. It doesn't show the update in the Windows store.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro N x64


    Download Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    here try this download. its for your other thread regarding Windows 8.1 apps crashing like Videos, Music, Media player.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by bedscenez View Post
    Download Media Feature Pack for N and KN versions of Windows 8.1 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    here try this download. its for your other thread regarding Windows 8.1 apps crashing like Videos, Music, Media player.

    oh thanks! haha I raged a little bit at that thread.. was so confused why my apps didn't work. I'll try this when I got 8.1 back. any idea how to upgrade from windows 8 pro to 8.1? it doesn't show in the store
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7
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  10. #10


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro N


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post

    • Windows 8 Pro, if installed by an organisation or a program that uses Volume Licensing. Talk to your system admin, or the administrator of the program that was used to install Windows 8. If you’re the administrator, you can find more information and links to Windows 8.1 ISOs in the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation.

      so.. does that mean I need to upgrade to enterprise now?
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