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Win 8.1 install problems !!!

  1. #1


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

    Win 8.1 install problems !!!


    None.

    I just installed 8.1 Pro with Media Center from the Store link.

    Everything went smoothly.

    I did not lose ANY files, pictures, or installed programs.
    I had to update 5 drivers & got 2 Windows Updates.

    My 8 Pro product key is the same in 8.1 Pro.

    I used my Microsoft account info to do the install.

    Things are a little slow because it is just getting broken in.

    My Start button was still there from Classic Shell too.

    My font sizes for icons & stuff had to be reset.

    I'm going to run 8.1 for a few weeks to see how it does.
    If I am not happy with it, I have a Macrium image of 8 so I can easily revert if I want to.

    From my experience installing 8.1 I really don't understand why so many people have so many problems with it.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Statistics mean nothing to the individual. A single Chain Smoker could live to 100, you can win the lottery first go, etc.

    Not that you would expect widespread issues. Why would you? If the majority, or even just a moderate percentage, had problems with the install, it wouldn't get through testing. However it would be foolish to think that this has been smooth sailing for everyone just on your own experience.
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  3. #3


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


    Quote Originally Posted by rcoobc34 View Post
    Statistics mean nothing to the individual. A single Chain Smoker could live to 100, you can win the lottery first go, etc.

    Not that you would expect widespread issues. Why would you? If the majority, or even just a moderate percentage, had problems with the install, it wouldn't get through testing. However it would be foolish to think that this has been smooth sailing for everyone just on your own experience.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Me. Why? You can't presume something for everyone from your own experience.

    You didn't mention what hardware you are running. My wireless card proved incompatible with windows 8.1 (after updating drives on Windows 8), despite Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 preview supporting it natively. I couldn't update either by the store or by using an iso with my wireless card installed.

    People are having problems.
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