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Oct 17 -- who's got it (W8.1) - Public release only


robinb9

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#23
I do! Taking forever to download 3 gigs on my windows 8 pro laptop, still downloading for past 15 min and normally 3 gig download takes 10 min tops
Will let you know how it goes if it ever finishes, microsofts servers must really be bogged down
 

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#24
I don't have time to mess around with it at the moment, but I've just had a quick look and it appears all upgrade links lead to Windows Store, where it downloads and installs automatically?

So, are there any links to a direct download where I can just download the update file, so I don't have to download nearly 4GB of update on every machine?
 

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#25
I'll have to go and have a look, not long switched on, but I thought the date was the 18th so I wasn't expecting anything until tomorrow. ;)
 

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#26
Successfully downloaded from store on two computers, total time for download and install about 2½ hours. No problems encountered. Searching for updates after install has taken 15 minutes, thus far nothing has downloaded, servers slow there as well.
 

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#27
Has anything about the update changed since september? I had loads of compatibility issues.
 

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#28
My tablet did not show it in the store but i rebooted it then it showed it, will try it later today, when maybe the servers calm down a bit, still installing it on the laptop, though
 

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#29
Updating here! Downloading with 50mbit, so that quite quick.
 

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#30
i can't see the windows 8.1 update in the store. what am i doing wrong?
 

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#31
Nothing for me yet, I did have a few updates but no 8.1 yet, I did ask it to check for updates but it said there weren't any.
 

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#32
Coming to you from a nice new Windows 8.1, upgraded from Windows 8. From clicking the tile in the Store until right now was almost exactly 3 hours, but most of that was download time on my relatively slow connection.

So far, so good. I have saved a copy of the folder ~Windows.~BT, which seems to contain the downloaded installer, to my backup drive, in case I need to do this again.

Anyway, it seems to have worked as advertised!
 

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#33
I've got the Windows 8.1 update showing in the Windows Store! Located in CA here. But won't do the update until I get to work. Maybe it is a good thing the download is slow, because I don't want to hog the bandwidth at work.

My first update with be on a VM running on a notebook made by the Fruit Company! When I get home this evening, I'll try it on two Windows 8 tablets...
 

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#34
If you do not see it in the store try rebooting the computer
Also i am told microsoft iss ending it out in bunches as not to overload the servers too much. My rep at microsoft told me to check on and off throughout the day into the end of this week because of this
 

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#35
Does it install or can we burn it/ use a usb???
 

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The tile just showed up on my Store, but it says 8.1 PREVIEW. Is that what everyone else is seeing? I purposefully did NOT install the preview, and sure don't want it now.
 

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#38
Sigh. Updated through the store (looong download time) and at the last restart it failed to repair and errored out. Forced to Restore back to 8

Look at it again in the morning. Maybe :rolleyes:
 

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#39
Hi there
TechNet has a new one -- SAME Product key though for the previous one I'd already installed - not sure how much difference there is -- Backing up my system now before I install the 17/10/2013 (can't get used to US dates 10/17/2013 seems totally cackhanded - either YYMMDD or DDMMYY but that system !!!)

downloading it now -- I would be surprised if there are any issues between the older RTM and the new one - especially as I don't need to get another key.

(Downloading at 12.5 Mb/s --decent but well below what I should be getting - still it won't take long - then I'll see what happens - even Ms's servers I suppose get heavily used at times).

Cheers
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Installing now

After removing my 8.1 preview and installing my backup of 8.0 about a week ago, then forcing what seemed like 20 or more windows updates I'm now downloading the 8.1 update through the store.

Progress so far:
10:00 - start download (10mbs)
10:55 - checking compatibility
11:00 - Applying changes
11:05 - Gathering info
11:15 - Preparing to restart
11:18 - Restarting
12:00 - Rebooted and then setup (slow msata)
12:05 - reboot again and getting devices ready
12:10 - Applying PC settings
12:12 - Setting up a few more things
12:20 - Updating App's
12:29 - And now running again with 8.1 pro

Two and a half hours.....

Patience is a virtue :dinesh:
 
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