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  1. #41


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


    Well, frankly, without an ISO, it's no use to me at all.

    I am NOT going to attempt to 'upgrade' through the Store.

    In fact, due to my slow and limited connection, it won't even be downloaded using this machine.


    Wenda.

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  2. #42


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You never know, there might be even more METRO in 9.

    It depends, if MS are able to shift 8.1 , through whatever means they can - they will keep building the metro monster.

    If the public are able to reject it, then MS will have to think again.

    Well if that the case and Microsoft keep on or playing the metro UI game and making future Windows OS's with the Metro UI useless crap like windows 8 and windows 8.1, I just have to say its just of matter of time that Microsoft will follow the same steps like BlackBerry did and that will only lead straight to the ground...

    Like the word is said for the last year, for BlackBerry RIP, RIM/BlackBerry and at this time and what is going on at BlackBerry today no one is sure, its up for sale at this time, and Forbes has reported if RIM/BlackBerry to turn it around they BlackBerry will not be around in year 2014 to 2015 they will completely be gone within that time frame...

    Just give it time Microsoft can and will face the same problems and issues like RIM/BlackBerry did if they don't get it right and hear what all the users and mainstream enterprise users if they don't turn it around with Windows 9 or Windows 10, within the next 2 to 5 years, we all can start Kissing Microsoft Goodbye and RIP...

    (YOU CAN MARK THAT FACT DOWN ON ALL OF YOUR CALENDARS)
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  3. #43


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    There has never been an ISO download version for OEM manufacturer's Pre-installed Windows PC's.
    So basically it's the same as downloading a Service Pack and installing it?

    Like others have said, I'll do a clean install off the retail OEM DVD for Win8 Pro, then download 8.1 from the Windows Store.

    So I guess to get the download you have to sign in with a Microsoft Account, not a local account.
    Only done one Windows 8.1 Preveiw upgrade from the store, no Microsoft Account need. Three upgrades with the ISO.
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  4. #44


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    I will be sticking with Windows 7 until Windows 9 comes into the market in 2015
    But you take that decision blindly. We don't know yet how 9 will be.


    What if the changes will be worse for you? Transitioning from 7 to something new will be hard either way.
    Hope: that is the word, you hope that 9 will be the "savior from the prophecy".

    Maybe 8.2 comes as well...


    Good luck
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  5. #45


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Seen a few people mention that it has been a slow download

    I am on slow BB so wondering what the size is for this, on a good day I can download about 1 GB/hour

    Thanks
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  6. #46


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Explorertml View Post
    I will be sticking with Windows 7 until Windows 9 comes into the market in 2015
    But you take that decision blindly. We don't know yet how 9 will be.


    What if the changes will be worse for you? Transitioning from 7 to something new will be hard either way.
    Hope: that is the word, you hope that 9 will be the "savior from the prophecy".

    Maybe 8.2 comes as well...


    Good luck
    Well we have to wait and see, that's for the folks at Microsoft to decide and if they want to keep their current jobs in the future...

    If MS blows it with the new Windows 9 that is in the works at this time there are reports all ready the Windows 9 is being built as we speak, and my point here again is, if Windows 9 still has the Metro UI crap on it, this time around we all can start kissing MS goodbye and RIP within 2015 to 2017

    MS Cannot and wont survive if Windows 9 is contaminated with Metro UI, that will be back to back disaster for MS and MS is starting to really hurt at this time...

    One more or two more major mistakes Microsoft Corp, will be Beside RIM/BlackBerry and down and out
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  7. #47


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Seen a few people mention that it has been a slow download

    I am on slow BB so wondering what the size is for this, on a good day I can download about 1 GB/hour

    Thanks
    Different versions have different sizes (ie. language is different and atchitecture).

    A ISO will be around 2.6GB for 32bit and 3.3GB for 64bit.

    If you upgrade through the Store it will be a bit more, around 4.5GB, since the files are extracted already and extra config files for your machine and OS get generated as well.
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  8. #48


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    That will suck if you can't get an ISO to do a clean install with! I did the store upgrade once on my laptop. It appeared to go OK but I had some issues after that. My wireless connection got flaky and unreliable. mouse/touchpad had the same issue. It would gust stop and refuse to work, after a couple of minutes it would work again. Wash rinse repeat, . I reinstalled drivers etc but in the end I just reinstalled 8 to get back to a stable system. I have an MVP MSDN/TechNet subscription so I should be covered and be able to do a clean install next time around when it becomes final.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    There has never been an ISO download version for OEM manufacturer's Pre-installed Windows PC's.
    True enough... and also I imagine that the OEMs who've sold Windows 8 PCs wouldn't want people to clean install 8.1 over all their lovely bloatware.

    Secondly, and I have more sympathy here, if everyone upgrade installs from 8 to 8.1 then things like the manufacturers' recovery partitions will be left intact, so from the OEM point of view, support for PCs sold with Windows 8 (which will all eventually need to end up running 8.1) is much easier than if people start wiping partitions away.
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  10. #50


    My laptop runs W8.1, no W8.0 license. Is there any word on the pricing for the retail version of W8.1 Professional?
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