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  1. #240


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Great... well is it possible to back up all game folders and put the files back in the original place? (sorry for all the questions)

    Infact, would uninstalling recent updates fix my keyboard issue?
    Last edited by Bobshaw; 29 Aug 2015 at 10:23.

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  2. #241


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Q1) Not that I'm aware of.

    Q2) It may or may not depending on what was wrong with the keyboard. It won't hurt to try though.
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  3. #242


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thanks for all the help. Looks like i will have to refresh
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  4. #243


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry about that.
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  5. #244


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Ok this might not be related to this topic but i cant even refresh my computer. It just comes up saying it was unable to do so. I cant make a recovery image either: Recimg Error _ Can't create recovery image. - Data Recovery - Systems

    My computer has gone to poop
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  6. #245


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Looks like it's time for a clean install instead.
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  7. #246


    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    Apologies for naivete about Windows.

    I originally had a 32-bit XP Pro installation. When I decided to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro I used the retail 64-bit installation disk to switch my system to 64-bit mode. That worked fine and my system was then 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. When the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro was offered I performed that via the Store. That also went fine and I currently have a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro system.

    When I display system information the OS is always "Windows 8.1 Pro" regardless the application (or uSoft built-in) I use to see that info.

    Nowhere is the word "Upgrade" or "Update".

    Reading THIS tutorial it says, for example:

    If you have Windows 8.1 Update installed, then you must use a Windows 8.1 Update ISO.

    (1) Given the above way I got my current OS, do I have Windows 8.1 Update or plain old Windows 8.1?

    (2) The Media Creation Tool that I used to create a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro ISO had no options mentioning anything about "Update" or "Upgrade". If my installation is indeed Windows 8.1 Pro Update where do I get the (64-bit) Windows 8.1 Pro Update ISO?

    Post-post additional question:

    (3) Where in the mounted ISO is the information about what type of ISO it is? That is, is there a string or number or something in a file or somewhere on the ISO that designates what type of ISO it is?
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  8. #247


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    If you have windows 8.1 Pro
    Update or Upgrade = not an issue

    just download the newest windows 8.1 setup media >
    Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help
    and use that..
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  9. #248


    Posts : 100
    Windows 8.1, 10, various Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    If you have windows 8.1 Pro
    Update or Upgrade = not an issue...
    The formatting of your response continues the ambiguity - the instructions in this tutorial, 1st page, mention Windows 8.1 AND Windows 8.1 Update, suggesting that they are indeed different and require different ways to repair. The instructions then go on and mention the Pro versions as an aside, suggesting they're just like the nonPro versions. But there is no clear explanation what the instructions mean about the Update versions of either the installed OS or ISO OS; certainly the instructions do NOT say "Pro versions are never considered Update versions" or anything like that.

    Your answer is appreciated, BTW, but folks like me need maximum handholding; the instructions are fairly specific with Update words which your answer essentially says "Ignore those words - you're good to go". That's what I hope is valid, what I thought was valid, but really would like the instructions themselves clarified about Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8.1 Pro etc etc etc - maybe something as simple as a statement like "All further uses of the word Windows will mean any of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro. Furthermore, if you are repairing a Pro version then you do not need an Update ISO - just use the regular ISO" or whatever.

    Again, thanks for the reply - all replies are always appreciated completely.
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  10. #249


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Brokensoftware,

    The difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update is the later is more up to date. Think of it as the same as comparing Windows 7 and Windows 7 with SP1.
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