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HippsieGypsie

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andyparks

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Had to have a code sent from microsoft to a email before you can continue
 

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gedstar

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@andyparks

Well how did it go, just wondering does it rename that windows folder to old and create a new one
 

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Wds

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It's Oct 17 ..... Still waiting ..

So far .. NO link from MS store yet ...!!
Are people really excited for Windows 8.1? I got Windows 8.1 since the beginning of October from my university for free. It's the same thing as Windows 8 with the exception of a start button. I don't see anything exciting about it but well whatever floats your boat.

Okay I admit the boot speed is very impressive on an HDD disk (5-8 seconds). But other than that nothing else seems exciting.
Nup .... I did not need the "FAKE" start buton .."ClassicShell works fine" ...but being able to disable the things that I don't like on the TILES ... :=}

(BTW ...downloading .... slow like hell ..."
 

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HippsieGypsie

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Had to have a code sent from microsoft to a email before you can continue
Do you sign into your PC with the Microsoft account? The code is for trusted PC?
 

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    8.1 Pro X64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Acer T690
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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
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    Acer/Intel E946GZ
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    2GB (max upgrade)
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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Acer AL1917W A LCD
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    Standard 250 watt
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    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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Had to have a code sent from microsoft to a email before you can continue
If that's the "Trust this PC" prompt you can skip it, I do believe there is a, "I can't do this now" or something like that option. I skipped it and did it latter on when I had my e-mail setup and working. The action center will remind you to do it.
 

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andyparks

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@andyparks

Well how did it go, just wondering does it rename that windows folder to old and create a new one
It went ok no problems dont no yet about the folder yet
 

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    acer ax3950
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    i3 530
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    dont need one as i go on onlive cloud gaming
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    none
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    i-inc 19 inch wide
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    640 gig
    Cooling
    fan
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    logitec s540
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    motor mouse
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HippsieGypsie

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    Acer T690
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
    Motherboard
    Acer/Intel E946GZ
    Memory
    2GB (max upgrade)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Integrated RealTek ALC888 high-definition audio with 7.1 channel audio support
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer AL1917W A LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440 X 900
    Hard Drives
    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
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    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
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    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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    Dual case fans + CPU fan
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    Acer Windows PS/2
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Wds

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Let us know if it gives an option for u to create an iso


Nop ... Just chat with CS from MS ... through windows update only "for now" ....!!
Lol! I chatted with the store for a link to the ISO. The person answered that it will be available via the Store on the 19th. I'm not in a good mood because of no ISO, so I answered it's in the store already > Try and keep up. Thanked her for her time and closed out. :p
Sooooo ....she LIED to me ....:mad: ....??? LOL
 

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andyparks

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    acer ax3950
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    i3 530
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    dont need one as i go on onlive cloud gaming
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    i-inc 19 inch wide
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    640 gig
    Cooling
    fan
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    logitec s540
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    motor mouse
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HippsieGypsie

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Nop ... Just chat with CS from MS ... through windows update only "for now" ....!!
Lol! I chatted with the store for a link to the ISO. The person answered that it will be available via the Store on the 19th. I'm not in a good mood because of no ISO, so I answered it's in the store already > Try and keep up. Thanked her for her time and closed out. :p
Sooooo ....she LIED to me ....:mad: ....??? LOL
She had the date wrong for the store....
 

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    Intel Pentium D Dual Core
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    Acer/Intel E946GZ
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    2GB (max upgrade)
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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Acer AL1917W A LCD
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trebor

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hi,
I am from italy, I see the update in the store (I use a local account, so it's not needed a Microsoft account), it says it's 3.62 gb... but can I download it and install later? or I have to do everything without interruptions??
 

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raniero

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im in italy, ive also tried to set usa and uk as country. italian language

anybody has any suggestion to got theupdate?
Try this
Thank you very much! i was missing an update, ive installed it from windows update and now win 81 shows up in win store, downloading

ive just check out that after download started ive only 5gb free on my c drive, hope its enough, i assume if it would been notenough it would had warn me
 

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Updates

Hi just updated to 8.1 without a problem and it was quick. Checked the drive afterwards and it is showing windows old folder. Disk clean up is showing 4.5 gig of win 8 can be cleaned.

Then checked win update and there are 5 updates to download. Bing as an optional one and one is the browser choice update.
 

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gasdel

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No .iso option i suppose
Thanks
Gas
 

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gasdel

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@Trebor,
I wouild make a straight procedure, though I just got a message frome the store I can stop it and proceed afterward via store
Gas
 

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burtie

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Well the update is still going...it's been over 2 hours. Now saying applying settings 3%.

Wish it would hurry up...I have a bus to catch in an hour and won't be back until Monday evening :( lol
 

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HippsieGypsie

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@ Wds, andyparks, krappo, prestwich1, gasdel, burtie, and anyone else who has upgraded via the Store.

Thanks for posting your results. I gotta go to work. When I return I'll upgrade if all goes well for you. Much rather have ISO, but it seems it's going well. Good luck!

BTW, Welcome to Windows EightForums, prestwich1 and gasdel. It's good to have you aboard. :)
 

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    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 - PCI Express x16
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    Acer AL1917W A LCD
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    1440 X 900
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    350 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
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    PSU
    Standard 250 watt
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    Desktop 7.2" (183mm) W x 17.5" (445mm) L x 14.5"
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