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Windows 8.1 RTM (Core, Pro, Enterprise x86, x64) leaked

  1. #51


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


    Quote Originally Posted by alkaufmann View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by uffbros View Post
    I am having same problem...You have to use a Retail key and we have OEM keys I would say.
    Are you saying that anyone that started with an OEM Windows 8 or upgraded to Windows 8 from OEM Windows 7, has to move to the back of the bus?
    I do believe its just upgrade keys that won't work. If you bought the upgrade version and not a full version of 8, 8.1 won't accept the upgrade keys. An upgrade to 8.1 though the store will work but a clean install won't. On a clean install 8.1 won't accept upgrade keys.

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  2. #52


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Nemix View Post

    - Kill apps on shutdown instantly (this was default in Windows 8 and has been changed in Windows 8.1, I really want this back)
    - Kill Tasks instantly
    Doing these on shutdown is actually not a good thing. When some apps don't close out properly, they can corrupt.
    Second, if you are working on documents and you have not saved them and you accidentally shutdown, or the system tries to reboot for an update or other reason, you can lose all your work as you are not prompted to save it.
    This is a throw back from very early XP days for a faster shutdown, and has been proven to not be a good thing.
    Yet, it's a staple of Geek Squad PC speed tweaks, and again, is a bad thing, not a good thing.

    On today's PC's it really is not needed.

    - Make Command Prompt always run as admin (also want this really bad too I use Command quite often and it gets really old having to right click run as Admin)
    You don't have to do that, you can do it the same as you did in Win7, Search, type cmd and hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

    However, this will add it to the right click context menu.
    You can Shift+RightClick the Desktop to get the prompt as well.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    "Extended"=""
    "Position"="Top"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas]
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    "Extended"=""
    "Position"="Top"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\runas]
    @="Open Command Window Here (Administrator)"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    "Extended"=""
    "Position"="Middle"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /s /k pushd \"%V\""
    You can also pin it to your Taskbar, Right Click it, then Right Click on Command Prompt and Properties
    Then Shortcut Tab and Advanced and Check off Run as Admin
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  3. #53


    Posts : 132
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alkaufmann View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by uffbros View Post
    I am having same problem...You have to use a Retail key and we have OEM keys I would say.
    Are you saying that anyone that started with an OEM Windows 8 or upgraded to Windows 8 from OEM Windows 7, has to move to the back of the bus?
    I do believe its just upgrade keys that won't work. If you bought the upgrade version and not a full version of 8, 8.1 won't accept the upgrade keys. An upgrade to 8.1 though the store will work but a clean install won't. On a clean install 8.1 won't accept upgrade keys.
    I will keep this downloaded ISO around in case I want to do a another clean install on my desktop machine. I guess if I want to do a clean install on my laptop I will need to install Windows 7 Ultimate, downgrade to Windows 8 PRO, add the Windows Media Pack and then upgrade to Windows 8.1 PRO. I wonder if they will sell a Windows Games Pack.
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  4. #54


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    the 64 bit version (leaked) seems to work just fine -- trying it in a VM for now.

    Get it from "The usual places" !!.

    Note though -- as it's a Torrent always run from a VM first -- even if the torrent seems to be 100% OK -- you never know !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #55


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


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Get it from "The usual places" !!.

    Note though -- as it's a Torrent always run from a VM first -- even if the torrent seems to be 100% OK -- you never know !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    It's those "Bonus Extras" that will get you.
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  6. #56


    Acronis True Image 2014 does not install with Windows 8.1 x64
    Just put 8.1 x64 RTM on, did an UPGRADE over the preview release. Seems to be running as well as the preview release did. Nothing new from what I can see so far.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    @ Tepid

    I think the - Kill apps on shutdown instantly (this was default in Windows 8 and has been changed in Windows 8.1, I really want this back) is not meant as in when the OS is being shutdown but the apps themselves.

    In Windows 8.1 closing an apps does not kill the app off memory instantly like it did in Windows 8, instead the app stays on the memory in the case you may access it again during the same session for faster app startup; whereas in Windows 8 closing an app via top-left corner actually remove the process from the task manager almost instantly and thus unused apps are taking on idle memory usage when not being used as they do in Windows 8.1.
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  8. #58


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    Quote Originally Posted by alkaufmann View Post
    I wonder if they will sell a Windows Games Pack.
    I'm re-uploading a Windows-8-Game-Pack, which should work under Windows-8.1 as well.

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  9. #59


    Toronto
    Posts : 82
    Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    so no leaked key for ENTERPRISE version

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi Jimbo,

    I got a copy of Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-Bit)

    And its working like a charm for me at this time...

    Regarding Activation we will have to wait till fall of 2013 for M$ to get their Activation servers online... but its all good good good!

    Regards,
    ExplorerTML
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  10. #60


    Most of you running 8.1 RTM, is it on a clean install,or upgrade from 8.1Preview?
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