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windows 8.1 looks the same as windows 8. no new features.

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    windows 7

    windows 8.1 looks the same as windows 8. no new features.


    i cant pin apps to the task bar and they don't open on the desktop. when i go into system it says "windows 8.1 pro"

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Cian,

    See if this may help to compare with:

    What's new in Windows 8.1 Update and Windows RT 8.1 Update? - Windows Help


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  3. #3


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cian567 View Post
    i cant pin apps to the task bar and they don't open on the desktop. when i go into system it says "windows 8.1 pro"
    Are you sure you have the 8.1 Update 1 (KB 2919355) installed?

    Look at your Update Install History to see if you have (KB 2919355).

    Your specs show you started with W7, when and how did you upgrade to W8.0 and/or 8.1? Sounds like you may still be on W8.1. For users that had upgraded to 8.1 a couple of months ago the functions you mention were not available until the W 8.1, Update 1 on 4/8/14.
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    Posts : 10
    windows 7


    Click image for larger versioni tried to install it just right now but it didnt work
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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Cian,

    Install all of your Windows Updates first, then see if you may be able to update to 8.1.

    Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 - Update to from Windows 8
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  7. #7


    Posts : 10
    windows 7


    I GOT IT. I'm a complete idiot. Thanks everyone
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    No problem mate.
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  9. #9


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cian567 View Post
    I GOT IT. I'm a complete idiot. Thanks everyone
    NO! You are NOT an idiot

    You knew enough to seek help and solved the problem. Good Job
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windows 8.1 looks the same as windows 8. no new features.
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