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  1. #11


    Posts : 29
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit with Media Center


    I had problems with the upgrade through the store also, but after I did a clean install of 8.1 all is working fine now.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    sygnus21, adding Verizon.com to the box in Compatibility View in IE 11 got the Verizon email inbox options to come out of hiding. I also went back and added Google.com instead of the fix of unchecking Use the Microsoft list, which is widely recommended on the Web. It is not clear to me if the unchecking might affect adversely other sites so it was worrying me a bit. The Google version via Compatibility is pretty far back, e.g., the Search options are on the side, not along the top, but it works fine. Thanks! JS10013
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  3. #13


    Lausanne
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    On my Dell it went OK (if slow), but the Comodo A/V no longer worked nor did the desktop gadgets, but this ws easy fixed. I have a W8 Pro Upgrade & was forced to call MS to reconfirm my license after the upgrade! Also had the desktop watermark: SecureBoot is not Properly Configured - yeah that will be because I want to keep the option to boot to Linux!

    On my friend's Toshiba (a new machine) much worse, Store download kept failing with an 0x80070002 error (gosh that helps). After a lot of internet searching (and much BS from MS), I found the answer here (thanks) that this is often due to a prev. failed Windows Update & can be reset by using the built-in DISM Tool:
    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8Hope this helps & thanks MS (for nothing). PS: Apple now offer their OS for free, take note M$.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1

    Can update devices as non-admin now


    A surprise plus in my going to Windows 8.1 and IE 11. For updating my Tomtom GPS and Logitech remote, before, I had to log-on as the Administrator (I log-on almost always as a User to make life more difficult for potential hackers). I wouldn't even get the usual option of putting in the Administrator password, and it took me a while to even figure out that that I had to log-on as the Administrator for the sites to work, as opposed to something else. Now, logged in as a user, I was asked once if I trusted each site to be an exception to Enhanced Protection, the default in IE 11. One Yes for each and the sites and the updating of the devices work without a problem as a User. Even with the temporary need for Compatibility Views, I am a fan of 8.1 and IE 11 so far, a little for some more speed and more for better security from what I read and see. JS10013
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  5. #15


    Posts : 4
    windows 8.1


    Update re TomTom. A couple of days ago TomTom changed its website yet again, now it's TomTom Drive to get updates. The TomTom user sites confirm, as I found, that IE 11, even with compatibility, didn't work with it, but went into a loop. TomTom Drive worked fine in Google Chrome, which I keep as a backup and as a convenience, e.g., I stay logged in on Amazon under my password in Google Chrome while my wife does the same in IE. Still, the new twist makes me a little less of an 8.1 and IE 11 fan for now. JS 10013
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