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  1. Mustang

    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO

    Yes, either W8 or W8.1 product key will install and activate the W8.1 bootable ISO. Once you've got it installed, you need to download the Media Creation tool for Win 10 from this link: Windows 10 When you run the Win10 Media Creation tool, save the ISO as if installing Win10 on another PC...
  2. Mustang

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    #bubblebobble. I recently downloaded the first option for the W8.1 ISO shown at: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-windows-8-1-iso-download-create.html#option1 I have since installed it on 2 PCs using my W8 and W8.1 OEM disks purchased from a retail shop. It does contain...
  3. Mustang

    New February 2015 Updates for Windows Available

    Thanks Jim. You're right, the key worked fine. I have two computers and originally bought and loaded Win Pro 8 on the first computer. I only bought W8.1 to avoid downloading the big update, (to W8 to get W8.1), and installed it on my other PC; and replaced W8 on 1st PC with W7. Now have...
  4. Mustang

    New February 2015 Updates for Windows Available

    Thanks heaps, Jim, that's exactly what I'm after. :thumbsup: I also bought the original Win 8 Pro OEM disk from a computer shop. Would the key from this disk work on the 8.1 Pro ISO for my 2nd computer?
  5. Mustang

    New February 2015 Updates for Windows Available

    For a fresh install, starting with Win 8.1 Pro OEM DVD disk bought from computer shop, is there one update which acts like the old Service Pack that can be saved, and removes the need to download all previous updates?
  6. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    @ Jimbo: Good one mate! Ozi ozi ozi! Oi oi oi! Thoroughly enjoyed the witticisms about Aussie wizards & Test Match. You could say: " Ow'zat for LBW!" ... Leg before wicket for the uninformed! :roflmao: Watch out that the VB doesn't have a 'bitter' end though! lol! Or if you're ever in the...
  7. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    Neither do I like it ... ie: being stuffed around by the incompetence of M$! And paying good money ... TWICE ... for half-baked operating systems.
  8. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    Brilliant assessment Jimbo ... absolutely brilliant! :thumb: The irony of it all is that I really don't want to see M$ go down. Despite their shortfalls, I've always liked the flexibility of Windows ... from W98 home, update to XP, stand alone XP Pro, Vista Ult, Win 7 Ult ... but W8? Ugh...
  9. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    Yep! Even when ADSL modem is fully connected, as evidenced by all lights green, and being able to access web using mobile phone connected thro WiFi ... IE11 will not connect if the modem is turned on after the PC has been booted up! It's necessary to re-boot the PC. Trivial but a constant...
  10. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    Hi whs! You got a genuine laugh out of me with that one! Hell I'm only a youngster at 74! :thumbsup: @tepid: It was only a screw up from M$ profit point of view. The point is, if it ain't broke don't fix it! My philosophy is to get as much mileage out of something as possible as long as...
  11. Mustang

    Windows 9: Much ado about little, given cloud shift

    I must be showing my age! :cry: I just want something that works out of the box, does exactly what I want it to do, in the fastest, simplest way. I used to be like pparks: And enjoyed challenges, but alas, W8 saga finished it for me. Aside from a little window dressing, the only advantage...
  12. Mustang

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

    Instead of an IT specialist I'm now employing a full time psychic to keep track of all the new updates/upgrades/new kernels/new OSs/ ... yadda, yadda, yadda! :doh:
  13. Mustang

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

    They could call it Windows 9.1.1.1.1... recurring! :roflmao:
  14. Mustang

    What we know so far about the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update

    Most of the people on this forum who love W8 are geeks and can get it to run to their satisfaction. And for the simple minded who just want to go on Facebook, or get the weather report, it also works OK. But for the tweens, who make up the vast majority, and just want an OS that’s simple and...
  15. Mustang

    Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

    Windows 8, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.2 ..... ad infinitum. This would have to be the all time greatest stuff up by Microsoft. 3GB download from the store to get 8 updated to 8.1 ... and then you can't save it. Then massive updates to 8.1. And now 8.1.1. W8 makes Vista look like an exemplar par...
  16. Mustang

    Intel says Broadwell processors available for holidays

    My sentiments exactly. My first PC was Win8 Home loaded on DIY tower using Intel CPU/Intel Board. And I've used Intel on Intel ever since. I constantly see problems on forums where CPU/Mobo are mix-matched, that I simply don't get. I figure that the manufacturer's own board should be best...
  17. Mustang

    Microsoft as a Subscription?

    100% :ditto: And rather than download over 3GB to install the store version of 8.1 every time I want to do a fresh install ... and then another 800+ MB for 8.1 update via Win updates ... I just went out and bought the 8.1 Pro OEM disc from a retail store. At least now all I need to download is...
  18. Mustang

    Microsoft as a Subscription?

    I have the stand alone version of Office 2013 and the version listed in Programs and Features is 15.0.4605.1003, which came through the normal Win updates. So I presume I have SP1? :think: I also have Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 stand alone versions, and frankly the number of features in each...
  19. Mustang

    Start Menu will reportedly return to Windows 8.1 this fall

    Yep, you get my vote 100%. :thumb: I've got a new, (2 months ago), iPhone 7, i5s 64bit OS, and am fully conversant with using side by side apps on desktop of this phone; and can sail thro the menus for various tasks. But when it comes to a desktop PC or laptop for user friendly, serious...