Solved 8.1 Successes?

amrobx

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Mine has been an overall enjoyable experience, both with the upgrade and clean install. There were some minor issues after the upgrade, such as text size and having to reinstall a couple of things. The clean install, while lengthy, proved to still be a bit better, though. I had zero of the issues many described while running a clean install and was even able to restore the majority of my settings/customizations with the new Skydrive backup feature.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Rev. 3.1
    Memory
    16 GB PC12800 Corsair Vengeance @1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Windforce 3 Nvidia GTX 770 4 gb
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio VO370M
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    128 gb Plextor PX-128M3 6 Gbps
    2 TB WD Black 7200 rpm 6 Gbps
    1 TB WD Black 7200 rpm 3 Gbps
    750 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm 3 Gbps
    PSU
    Seasonic Platinum 860w
    Case
    Thermaltake Urban S71 full tower
    Cooling
    1-Noctua NF-A14ULN, 1-NF S12A PWM, 2-NF-P12 PWM, 2 200mm Thermaltake
    Keyboard
    Logitech K400r w/ integrated touchpad
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security 2014

Ztruker

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Upgraded my Toshiba laptop from Windows 8 Pro X86 to Windows 8.1 Pro X86. Upgrade was perfect, absolutely no problems. The only program I had to reinstall was 8GadgetPack. Everything else, including Classic Shell, worked.

Easiest install I've ever done. About an hour and a half, start to finish, over a 54MB wireless connection.

The last thing I did was use SIW2's ESD-ISO to create a ISO from the C:\ESD folder then create a bootable Windows 8.1 flash drive in case I ever have problems. See here: Option 2: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/18309-windows-8-upgrade-iso-download-create.html
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro X64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
    CPU
    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP h2207
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050@59Hz
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
    1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA
    PSU
    500W
    Keyboard
    Wired USB
    Mouse
    Wired USB
    Internet Speed
    3GB Up, 30GB Down
    Browser
    SeaMonkey
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender; MBAM Pro
    Other Info
    UEFI/GPT
    PLDS DVD-RW DH16AERSH

Teerex

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Altghough the upgrade went smooth (in take two :D), looking around (in the Event Viewer, the Performance Monitor) I see that the installation is chock-full of log and counters errors and misconfigurations. They (and probably some other unseen things) don't show up in the day-to-day operation of the system, but deep down something is seething, unhappy.

Clean install is still the way to go. But as this Windows isn't and will not be my primary system, I'll let it continue like this to observe the happenings, the events and phenomena.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus N73SV
    CPU
    i7 2630QM
    Motherboard
    HM 65
    Memory
    6 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 3000 & Nvidia GT 540M
    Sound Card
    Intel HD Audio ALC269
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LED backlight flat panel
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Seagate Momentus 640 GB 5400 rpm
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