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Windows 8.1 Build 9374 x86 leaked

  1. #51


    Portland, Oregon, USA
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    @ mdmd: The update process for Vista/7/8 is the same, but dont confuse that with the upgrade. 8 has fewer editions, a new licensing scheme (Sytem Builder, upgrade-only, Windows Media Center sold separately instead of being free, etc.). And it looks like they also have a new (not entirely, but still different) activation method.

    From what I've heard there was an upcoming SP2 for 7 as of early last yr, but MS supposedly cancelled it in favor of promoting 8. Maybe I'm wrong, but I dont think a new SP is coming for 7, although they will continue to update it regularly until the end of its' supported lifecycle, which is still far off (XP ends next yr I think, Vista not too long afterwards).

    I'm not sure if MS "must" update/upgrade Metro apps, maybe you can elaborate on your opinion? I suppose if you paid for an app then they're legally obligated to support it, but probably not if it's free. Also, some apps are made by 3rd-party developers/publishers, so it would be their responsibility to support their app, not MS. Of course, you can just uninstall an app if you dont like it, and it wont receive updates. I keep only a few apps on my Start screen, the rest are removed. Everything else is just shortcuts to my most commonly used desktop programs, all grouped into relevant categories. I'm starting to love it more and more because I can just press the Windows key and start typing the name of any app/program I dont have pinned, and it will usually come up near-instantly.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I'm not sure if MS "must" update/upgrade Metro apps, maybe you can elaborate on your opinion?
    Referring to the most controversial feature of 8. WinRT - start screen - charms etc... I don't have an opinion on any of this. I am all out of opinions, very tired of giving an opinion. ... have a tendency to view the term update/upgrade - the same. ...know they are different. I think it is funny to expect Microsoft to change their habits to date from the 1980's. People will always be required to configure, customize, install 3rd party, break/fix broken systems, update, upgrade, reboot, repair, replace Microsoft software.

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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    I'm starting to love it more and more because I can just press the Windows key and start typing the name of any app/program I dont have pinned, and it will usually come up near-instantly.
    ... use it the same way ...
    the opposition believes (the start screen) it does not belong on a desktop non touch pc.

    How about those leaks? I like the final release... not interested in trials of leaks.
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  4. #54



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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    I am wondering how much an upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows Blue (8.1) is going to cost. Seems like Microsoft is following apple on upgrades. I will need to do this on my laptop which runs windows 8 pro now so I can show it at my seminars.
    From what I read so far,it might not come out till late summer or fall. I hope Microsoft does not charge a forutune for an upgrade
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  5. #55


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    @ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop. I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open. But that's mostly because of the way MS designed things, they just need to revise and perfect it and it will work much better. The tiles are a bit big, but not overly huge enough to bother me. I went to Best Buy recently and saw touch screen laptops running 8 and it was a pleasure to use them. Everything was fluid, responsive, and seemed almost natural. With some improvement, and changes to the way Metro integrates with the classic desktop, it will be much better. They could even get rid of the desktop altogether and make things so that all apps/programs run in Metro mode (things that need to be windowed can be in a fullscreen or resizable window). I dont necessarily support that but it's still an option. MS's move to have a single unified OS between desktops/laptops, tablets, phones, gaming consoles, etc seems to me like a good move, but only if they play their cards right. But even then they will still need to tailor individual bits to each platform, so things wouldnt be 100% identical. They could also learn alot from other OSes like Linux and OS X, by integrating/mimicking certain aspects of the UIs for those OSes.

    I wont be trying this out until an x64 version comes out, and even then only in a VM. As long as they include the option for turning on Aero Glass and the Start button then I'll be happy overall, though I'm still looking forward to seeing what changes Windows Blue will bring. I believe in customer choice. There are those who will say good riddance to the Start button and Aero Glass etc, but that doesnt make them right just because of their particular opinion. To each his own, however I choose to run my systems dont affect others. But there are ppl who will always think they are right, everyone else is wrong, my way is the only way and what I say is universal law. Therefore, MS should give customers an option by still including older legacy features as optional (not everything, but the big stuff).
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  6. #56


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Hopefully X-64. IMO Ms should now just forget about the 32 bit editions from here on in. I can't think of even quite old PC's that can't handle 64 bit versions.
    My old laptop runs Windows 8 (32-bit) but I don't think it would be happy with 64. For one thing, wouldn't I need a new set of 64-bit drivers (which probably don't exist)?
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  7. #57


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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Hopefully X-64. IMO Ms should now just forget about the 32 bit editions from here on in. I can't think of even quite old PC's that can't handle 64 bit versions.
    My old laptop runs Windows 8 (32-bit) but I don't think it would be happy with 64. For one thing, wouldn't I need a new set of 64-bit drivers (which probably don't exist)?
    That's what scares people off in the first place: no drivers. Try to see if you find them, while you still use 32bit, and if you do find those, you're better than expected.

    EDIT: drivers for XP 64bit were the most difficult for me to find ever. But they were found, which means Vista and 7 capable machines (have more support), even some older lucky XP ones, can be upgraded to 64bit with no difficulties if the CPU allows it.
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  8. #58


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    @ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop.
    I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open.
    Oh well, uhhhh ... first, I am on your side, ... second, ... metro doesn't seem odd to me.
    But then again, I am a lemming.


    I like flipping pages and immersive apps. Shrunken windows are annoying to me. Microsoft will undoubtedly provide hundreds of updates down the road, soon to be Windows 8.5, .7, then 9, 10, 11 whatever.

    The phone UI is an acceptable method of accessing tools, but then, I am a lemming.
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  9. #59


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    @ mdmd: I do agree that Metro seems odd on a desktop.
    I'm still on the fence regarding whether Metro is good or bad for desktop users but I'm keeping my mind open.
    Oh well, uhhhh ... first, I am on your side, ... second, my view has evolved ..., metro doesn't seem odd to me.
    But then again, I am a lemming.


    I like flipping pages and immersive apps. Shrunken windows are annoying to me. Microsoft will undoubtedly provide hundreds of updates down the road, soon to be Windows 8.5, .7, then 9, 10, 11 whatever.
    The phone UI is an acceptable method of accessing tools, but then, I am a lemming.
    I adapted to Metro as well and I can say that the UI is very fast, allowing fast-switching between apps in full-screen, something we didn't have in previous versions. Some say there's no multitasking: wrong of course.
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  10. #60


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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    EDIT: drivers for XP 64bit were the most difficult for me to find ever. But they were found, which means Vista and 7 capable machines (have more support), even some older lucky XP ones, can be upgraded to 64bit with no difficulties if the CPU allows it.
    Yes well it was an XP laptop before I upgraded it. The laptop manufacturer doesn't supply recent versions of all the 32-bit drivers, let alone 64. (And Windows Update tried to install drivers that caused BSODs - it wasn't a happy upgrade.)

    So I'm hoping that MS continue to provide 32-bit versions of Windows for a good few more years yet...
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