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Windows 8.1 Preview Not Working on All Computers

  1. #31


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whest View Post
    I decided when windows 8.1 was first available I would wait for the ISO files to be available to download and dual boot on my PC and laptop, both then had W8 Pro installed. I'm glad I did this, and, as like W8 Preview, W8.1 Preview is buggy and annoying, for example the new start menu for mind is a step backwards compared to W8 and is buggy - the resizing is OK, but that's all, also remote control is a little buggy. When I finished installing both of OS's and completed setting everything up I ran sfc /scannow on both the machines and both were clean with no integrity violations in the system files which is good.
    So what I'm getting at is you can live in both worlds if you have the time to dual boot, and there is no problems with W8 when you want to return, its automatically included in the boot menu and works - this is on a single drive with multiple partitions on my laptop. On the PC I decided I would install it to another hard drive, as I didn't have enough room on my 250gb drive, and that worked except W8.1 wasn't included in the boot menu when I finished, however BCD Edit will probably fix that.
    So don't rush in and make hasty decisions, think it through, and don't expect beta versions to be as good as they were with Windows 7, the final version of W8 after numerous updates is as good as W7 and even better for mind.
    You say it is buggy, then please explain what the bugs are so that others may be either helpful with the problems or see if they can come up with a fix. Also this will help those who are installing Win 8/8.1 for the first time. . .Thank You. . .

    One that I've noticed is that the new Start Screen is buggy.

    Pin to Start doesn't always work, and stuff that's in All Apps often can't be moved or copied to the Start Screen.

    I've enabled the Quick-Launch toolbar to cater for programs that won't pin, though, and all is good in this part of Oz.

    I am not using a 3rd-party start menu at this stage, I'm trying 8.1 without it.


    Wenda.

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  2. #32


    Gold Coast Australia
    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Build RP B8400


    Hi All, I live in Australia and have an ASUS RT Tablet that I was able to upgrade to 8.1 via the store no problems, but I also have a desktop PC running a registered version of Windows 8 Pro and when I go to the store there is no sign of the 8.1 upgrade, what's the problem. Is this the English language issue I have read about, if so, how come I got the download on m RT?

    I should add I received and email from Microsoft stating my RT 8.1 update was available at the store, but, I receive no such advice for my desktop PC.. Would appreciate some comments .
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  3. #33


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Welcome to the forum, Les.

    Mate, you need to go to the Microsoft site, apparently there's an 'update' that needs to be installed first, and then you can d/l from the store.

    I can't say for sure exactly how downloading it that way works, as I downloaded the ISO version.

    Hope this helps you.


    Wenda.
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  4. #34

    Win8.1


    What Microsoft site?

    I am in Ireland & have the same language problem.

    I hear about the ISO, but where do you download it from?

    Microsoft is no help in this fiasco!

    Tully
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    What Microsoft site?

    I am in Ireland & have the same language problem.

    I hear about the ISO, but where do you download it from?

    Microsoft is no help in this fiasco!

    Tully
    The link is in this tutorial (Option two).

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...d-install.html
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  6. #36

    Win8.1 Update


    I went to the tutorial & it DOES NOT LIST UK ENGLISH as one of the languages supported!

    I can't fathom why UK English is not on the list!!

    Tully
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I went to the tutorial & it DOES NOT LIST UK ENGLISH as one of the languages supported!

    I can't fathom why UK English is not on the list!!

    Tully
    You can use the .iso image with US(Eng), change the keyboard layout, regional settings( date&time) to UK while installing.
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  8. #38


    a small village
    Posts : 4
    8, 8.1 ,7 , xp, cent os


    hello Folks..
    for my Person it runs successfully....
    i think there might be differences between the accepted Interfaces instead of 8pro...
    by have a look of all itīs a little bit better for understand userfriendly interrests.
    A Person told me Windows 8 ,the world isnīt able to use this stuf.
    Isnīt it ??
    I love w8...
    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by scarli; 03 Jul 2013 at 08:24.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tully View Post
    I went to the tutorial & it DOES NOT LIST UK ENGLISH as one of the languages supported!

    I can't fathom why UK English is not on the list!!

    Tully
    You can use the .iso image with US(Eng), change the keyboard layout, regional settings( date&time) to UK while installing.
    Why should I have to change my setup to comply with stupidity?

    Tully
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  10. #40


    Posts : 279
    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    It's a workaround that allows you to install 8.1 .... (duh) ...
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