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How can any of you use Windows 8.1 Update 1?

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I got through a couple of paragraphs. Good luck to you.
    Good job, I hope you get this bug soon
    Wishing ill on people’s systems is not very nice. No one here wished that upon you. It shows something of your character as all of our posts do.

    MS is not forcing anyone to buy or use any of their products. There are alternatives. You seem to be an advanced user. “Reimagining Microsoft” has been in the news for quite some time. There’s one I found linked below that dates back to September, 2011. I’m sure you’ve read at least some articles on the subject. “Reimagining Microsoft” focuses on “devices and services” as a new business plan. It’s not new news that these services will be integrated into their OSs such as OneDrive is now in 8.1. MS Live accounts to sign into a device, MS Store apps working in conjunction with one another, Bing search, the Store, live tiles, and more are all integrated into 8.1. Attempting to create an OS to work across all devices is nothing new either.

    Do you not research a product before you buy it? Most people do. Even then after when we buy the product sometimes we decide we don’t like the product we have a certain time span to take it back for a full refund. At least here in the U.S. that’s the law.

    BTW, I read your post #15, so I had somewhat of an idea of what you were up to. When I got to post #16 I thought not to waste the time to read it, which is anyone’s prerogative, including yours. I think it to be very dangerous to hack the Registry to the extreme that you did. Not very good advice IMO.

    Here’s another item to add to my list in post #12.

    5) Use a different OS.

    Again, good luck to you and have a great day.

    Steve Ballmer: We are ?reimagining Microsoft? | Ars Technica

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    3) Instead of using Group Policy Editor to disable OneDrive like I usually did and used to see this message in Event Viewer which was probably the cause of the initial 1 minute freeze: "The server {1B1F472E-3221-4826-97DB-2C2324D389AE} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout." -- (Event ID) 10010, (Source) Distributed COMwhich caused the event log to be busy during startup

    4) I disabled UAC completely, both from Control Panel and using a registry trick, this in turn, does not allow OneDrive to run since UAC is disable
    Perhaps it's tweaks like that, that you are running that I am not, which causes some of these bugs to come out of the woodwork. I'll have to look at OneDrive, I did have SkyDrive in place with Windows 8.0 (however, I predominately use Dropbox). I'll have to see if it's still doing anything since I use a local account (actually a domain account, since 8.1 is on my work computer).
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  3. #23


    Dubai
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    I got through a couple of paragraphs. Good luck to you.
    Good job, I hope you get this bug soon
    Wishing ill on people’s systems is not very nice. No one here wished that upon you. It shows something of your character as all of our posts do.

    MS is not forcing anyone to buy or use any of their products. There are alternatives. You seem to be an advanced user. “Reimagining Microsoft” has been in the news for quite some time. There’s one I found linked below that dates back to September, 2011. I’m sure you’ve read at least some articles on the subject. “Reimagining Microsoft” focuses on “devices and services” as a new business plan. It’s not new news that these services will be integrated into their OSs such as OneDrive is now in 8.1. MS Live accounts to sign into a device, MS Store apps working in conjunction with one another, Bing search, the Store, live tiles, and more are all integrated into 8.1. Attempting to create an OS to work across all devices is nothing new either.

    Do you not research a product before you buy it? Most people do. Even then after when we buy the product sometimes we decide we don’t like the product we have a certain time span to take it back for a full refund. At least here in the U.S. that’s the law.

    BTW, I read your post #15, so I had somewhat of an idea of what you were up to. When I got to post #16 I thought not to waste the time to read it, which is anyone’s prerogative, including yours. I think it to be very dangerous to hack the Registry to the extreme that you did. Not very good advice IMO.

    Here’s another item to add to my list in post #12.

    5) Use a different OS.

    Again, good luck to you and have a great day.

    Steve Ballmer: We are ?reimagining Microsoft? | Ars Technica
    yup, just downgraded to Windows 7, 0 quirks and now I can use my PC like it was meant to be without anyone forcing me to use services I don't want
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  4. #24


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Im just really shoked by the way ppl get so defensive anytime someone states their opinion their dislike for Windows 8.1. EVERYONE has a right to feel how they want and express that is what this is here for to show the probs ppl are experiencing. It seems like to me you are the one that needs to LIVE WITH the fact that everyone does not like this OS, not because they want to vent and be mean but because they are stressed at all the issues they are having real problems. I don't think Deepor or Maximus were coming on strong, that's how they feel about their issues. I think many ppl and ms are so busy being offended by ppl expressing themselves they are less concerned with fixing issues and improving customer faith by showing some understanding in their frustration instead of trying to silence them. Not to those ppl, you don't own MS and the workers don't either so those are the ppl who need to DEAL with It! This is a Free Country ppl.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    Hey HIPSEY do you own Microsoft, you sure are defensive. Why don't you just don't logon here anymore if it hurts your feelings that bad that ppl aren't happy with it. Of course, no one has money to keep going out buying this stuff and everyone knows its nonreturnable. We have no idea what we are buying until we use it ...So hey add this to your list Come off your thrown and realize this is a free country and not everyone is on the windows MS bandwagon. geesh, you would think they were paying you money to be so sensitive about Windows 8. SO U HAVE A NICE DAY as well and better yet take the day off. signed no burbs just south side Chicago all day...hahaha...and oh ms, don't bother sending email just ban me for speaking my mind but of course everyone that supports you will of course be heard...it's of no indifference to me, could care less...
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  6. #26


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    There are many threads across many forums that I read where people complain that the desktop icons freeze when you reboot, then become active after 1 minute. Also in any explorer Window, the icons will appear white/blank for 1 minute as well, then everything starts to work normally..

    I have experienced this on multiple install of Windows 8.1 update on different laptops

    Please tell me how can you guys tolerate this?

    It wasn't the case in Windows 7, 8, or 8.1


    just the update 1
    I don't have many desktop icons, but I did notice that icons in File Explorer are slow to fill in right after installing Windows 8.1, and it never gets better as you would expect due to caching. Fortunately, the solution is simple and something I do anyway: Turn off Windows Defender's Real-Time Protection. It also causes lengthy delays for the commencement of file delete and copy operations in File Explorer.
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  7. #27


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


    Quote Originally Posted by MaXimus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Excellent mdmd!

    I was going to ask why he or she bought the laptop with 8 preinstalled in the first place. Why not get it with 7? It's been in the news since before release what a lousy OS 8/8.1/8.1.U1 are.

    I got to say you topped me with yours.
    coz I live in Dubai and they don't have choices of OSes or customizations, you buy it as is, you cannot change a single spec

    PLUS, ASUS doesn't provide any drivers officially for Windows 7 for my laptop (ASUS G750JX) so even custom builders who do ship these laptops with Windows 7 ship it with unapproved drivers
    Hi there

    Not going to argue directly with an inhabitant of Dubai -- but all I can say is when I did a two day stopover there it seemed to me to be the SHOPPING CAPITAL of the Universe !!! I think even the back streets of Shanghai wouldn't have so many products on offer.

    Internet there is pretty good too so your update 1 should be fine --I've had NO problems with Windows 8.1 update 1. I did install from scratch however so no bloat etc in my machine.So I can't say I've ever experienced the problem.

    @pink y - people are free to say they HATE any OS they like -- there's the Chillout room for that -- simply start a thread who hates this OS or something.

    If people pose a question saying they have a problem on a particular topic they hope to get some sort of sensible answers - that's what the Forums are for andgenerally very useful too.

    I wish some of the "newbies" had some experience of the "Old School way" years ago when Internet communication was just starting to get popular and affordable where we used to logon to text based BB's (Bulletin Boards) which were rigidly controlled by a SYSOP. If you didn't adhere to what was known as "Netiquette" you would be dealt with very quickly.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #28


    Fear is fantasy and a horrible handicap. Quit listening to the whiners. Nothing is ever, not ever, their fault or their responsibility.
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  9. #29


    First time I get bored I'll try to ruin something in my Windows, no big troubles, everything installed correctly , upgrades, updates, everything. Drivers work like they should, couple of BSODs because of overzealous OC and one buggy analog TV card. I am anything but gentle with it, tens of programs being installed and uninstalled all the time, a lot of work done with computer and some experimenting with the OS to see if I can duplicate some problems people ask me about. In short, this is most boring windows ever.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by pink y View Post
    Hey HIPSEY do you own Microsoft, you sure are defensive. Why don't you just don't logon here anymore if it hurts your feelings that bad that ppl aren't happy with it. Of course, no one has money to keep going out buying this stuff and everyone knows its nonreturnable. We have no idea what we are buying until we use it ...So hey add this to your list Come off your thrown and realize this is a free country and not everyone is on the windows MS bandwagon. geesh, you would think they were paying you money to be so sensitive about Windows 8. SO U HAVE A NICE DAY as well and better yet take the day off. signed no burbs just south side Chicago all day...hahaha...and oh ms, don't bother sending email just ban me for speaking my mind but of course everyone that supports you will of course be heard...it's of no indifference to me, could care less...
    Welcome to Windows EightForums, pink y.

    Overall it seems to me you’re angry and have some axes to grind, especially with MS for getting banned without notice. Did you dig up some old bones here to take that out on me?

    Please notice that the OP edited his or her OP that same day, therefore, unless you read his or her original OP before the editing that day, which I highly doubt, you have no idea what he or she stated originally. If true, then how can you possibly comment about my posts answering to it? Some of what he or she wrote is revealed in my first post #9. Furthermore, why did you not include others that answered to the OP in your critique?

    Please don’t assume that my feelings got or get hurt simply because someone doesn’t like 8.x. No skin off my nose really. It’s no secret that I and many others on this support forum are big proponents of the vast changes MS has introduced in 8.x. It doesn’t need defending whatsoever. It stands in its own and it runs just as well as 7. However, I do have a “thing” about posters who criticize and whine while presenting a problem. As Jimbo45 stated > There is proper "Netiquette" and there are proper channels to express one’s feelings on a subject such as the Chillout room here: Chillout Room - Windows 8 Forums

    I don’t know about you nor anyone else, but I have never bought a product that I didn’t try out, bought prior, or on occasion when I couldn’t try out (such as purchasing online) that I didn’t research in depth before I bought it. That’s just plain common consumer sense.

    This is pretty much what all companies have to follow in the refund process here in the U.S.: Microsoft North American Retail Product Refund Guidelines

    I have to ask > Is your global spell check turned on? Doesn’t look like it. And if I may ask > Where did you learn to write the English language? Geez! The nuns would have knocked me silly!

    You have a nice day as well, pinkie pink y.
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