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Win 8.1 VS preview VS 8.1 Release.


Tully

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#1
I have 2 desktops that were running Win8.1 preview.
The one was automatically updated to Win8.1 release.

The 8.1 Realease has destroyed my confidence in Microsoft.
Everything worked in 8.1 Preview.
Now my Canon PIXMA MG 3250 printer is not compatible (it gives a message that it isn't) with IE 11.
It will not work as a network printer. Have to use USB.
Lost about 50% of my apps or tiles (Whatever)
Search now gives me about 100 web choices, no option that works for searching MY computer!
Everything is referred to a the Social networks (which I don't want) & the CLOUD
That I have no use for.

Every time I want to print I have tell it where to send the document to, no defaut

Many other things that I object to that I don't want! I am forced to deal with with out any explanation!

Most of the MS Apps I can not delete The CLOUD FOR ONE!

I have lost control of MY COMPUTER!!

I would go back to Win7 but even that is a NIGHT MARE as MS has taken control of my HD & I can't do a factory format1

Win 8.1 Release has ruined my computer life after a log relationship with MS since MS Dos 1

I will be 85 in Feb.

Tully:dinesh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Assembled
    CPU
    Intel I5
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8Z&&-V LX
    Memory
    8 GB DDR2 SDRAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on board
    Sound Card
    INTEL ON MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung TD390 HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 512GB SSD
    2TB Storage
    External Seagate "Dashboard" File Backup Drive USB3
    WD "My Cloud" 4TB
    Samsung Super Write Master 24 DVD Writer
    PSU
    Cosair
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    AIR
    Keyboard
    Advent USB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Advent USB
    Internet Speed
    200 MB dwn 30MB up
    Browser
    IE 11 Win 10
    Antivirus
    MS Essentials
    Other Info
    USB2 & USB3

XweAponX

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#2
You would have lost all of your purchased tiles in the upgrade - But if you are using the same Microsoft Account that you used to buy the tiles, you can go into the Store and right click, across the top you'll see "My Apps" and you will see "Not on this machine" - You can then slot em all up for download. I';ll try to find a tutorial for you, I';ll paste it in when I get back.

Dos 1.0 eh? I remember PC Dos, Dr. Dos, I used to run AutoCAD r10 on Dos 5.0, Dos 6.2.2 was the last and best DOS, I still use it for some things.

Actually, "The Cloud" is a free area that can store your personal docs, it connects to "My Documents" - If you use a Local Account you won't have access to "Skydrive", which is MS's Cloud. Look, I hear ya, I never had a use for iCloud, but I got it, and then I got an iPhone and I found out I needed it!

You can set up 8.1 to not use Cloud services even if you are using an MS account to log in - Without the MS account, you will never get access to the Tile Apps you paid for.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

XweAponX

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#3
Ok, to get to Your apps, right click on the Store after it populates, a green stripe will go across the top.


yourapps.png

Click on "Your Apps"

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There will be a selection called "Not Installed" - And you will see a list of all apps you bought. you can download them all from there.

As far as your Desktop Programs go - You may or may not need to re-install them.

Good to see an original PC user here, from all the way back when IBM said "No Program will ever need to use more and 640 kb upper memory"- You remember Machine Basic and all that stuff? I used to have a mint condition Museum quality IBM PC XT.

At Coleman College in San Diego, they have a little Museum of computers from the past, some of them are amazing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.

Nemix

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#4
I liked preview version better too, at least back then I could use Windows 8.1 on my laptop without blurring my eyes to death and Fast Startup worked for me back then too.

8.1 release made me jump back onto to the Windows 7 bandwagon again, I'd rather go back on Windows 7 and preserve my eyesight then stay on Windows 8.1 and slowly go blind no matter how much I like Windows 8.1 more than Windows 7 on the desktop; I can forgive Fast Startup not working on my laptop (I have a SSD, not a big difference when enabled) with Windows 8.1 release but the blurriness is unforgivable.

Microsoft released Windows 8 with the intention to kill the desktop then brings back a Start Button and Boot to Desktop option in Windows 8.1 to lure back desktop consumers since Windows 8 was such a flop but at the same time they bring in a new DPI Scaling feature (meant for tablets and another stab at killing the desktop) that not only kills your eyesight but also causes performance issues with same games and programs then to top all that off the mouse lag issues that should not even exist in the first place makes some games pretty much unplayable (effects mainly desktop users, tablet users don't use a mouse and besides the change was made to reduce power consumption on tablets).

I really like Windows 8.1 but the small bugs and problems desktop users face along with the unforgivable blurry text has me staying happily on Windows 7 for my desktop and laptop however having said that I still plan on getting a tablet device with Windows 8.1 come 2014 since I think on a tablet is where Windows 8.1 shines best and the way windows 8.1 was meant to be used.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-2670QM
    Memory
    Samsung 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GT 555M
    Hard Drives
    Intel 525 120GB | HGST Travelstar 1TB
    Mouse
    CM Storm Xornet | Microsoft Sculpt Comfort
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps | 600 Kbps
    Other Info
    Seagate Backup Plus 1TB

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