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Teeotsa

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The difference is 8.1 boots you directly into the desktop
You can use Classic Shell for that in Windows 8. Also let's not talk about Windows 8, its not related to this topic???
 

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Jody Thornton

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The difference is 8.1 boots you directly into the desktop when first setting up. Btw does the weather app still work in 8?
As does Windows 8 when using Classic Shell :D. I don't know about the weather app (or any Metro apps). I've eradicated them from my system.
 

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Jody Thornton

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You can use Classic Shell for that in Windows 8. Also let's not talk about Windows 8, its not related to this topic???
Actually, Windows 8 is what I'm using, so it's definitely relevant. The effect of Server 2012 updates and Flash vs the use of Windows 8.1 updates bears the same result.
Plus, it's nice to actually have some relevant conversation on this forum, on the OS that this forum is ACTUALLY about. So it's all good to me.
 

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    Proprietary
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    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
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    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
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    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
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    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
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dave67

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As does Windows 8 when using Classic Shell :D. I don't know about the weather app (or any Metro apps). I've eradicated them from my system.
Classic Shell isn't there by default on a freshly installed Windows 8 PC. You add that after setting up. So by default when you first set up your PC it'll boot you into the Metro UI.
 

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Teeotsa

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Actually, Windows 8 is what I'm using, so it's definitely relevant. The effect of Server 2012 updates and Flash vs the use of Windows 8.1 updates bears the same result.
Plus, it's nice to actually have some relevant conversation on this forum, on the OS that this forum is ACTUALLY about. So it's all good to me.
Ah sounds good for me 😁 I just don't want to break any rules so i have to read em now
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Professional x64
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    3rd Gen Intel CPU
    Memory
    HyperX Fury DDR3 2x4GB 1866MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 2500
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 720N
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Kingston A400 240GB
    1TB SEAGATE HDD
    Internet Speed
    ~ 6 Mb/s (Enough for me)
    Browser
    Google Chrome 96, Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 93.0
    Antivirus
    No third-party Antivirus software is installed on my system.
    Other Info
    I don't update my installation of Windows. I find it unnecessary.
    Also, i've disabled Windows Defender and Windows Firewall because i don't need them!😂

Jody Thornton

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Classic Shell isn't there by default on a freshly installed Windows 8 PC. You add that after setting up. So by default when you first set up your PC it'll boot you into the Metro UI.
Oh I hear ya! But I have customized every Windows installation since 98 SE. I'll take the Classic Shell. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Professional
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Firefox ESR 91
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters

erpster4

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From what I knew, the Security Only updates for July, August and September 2021 have the Flash removal. So I am glad to see that October does not.

NO, Jody! :mad:
only the July & Aug. 2021 security-only updates have flash removal. the Sept. 2021 security-only updates (like KB5005607 & KB5005627) DO NOT have them as Microsoft mistakenly mentioned them in their support articles but don't actually have the flash removal files
 
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