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  1. #211


    Sry, i mean in windows 8.1 , i know, in windows 8 you can do something, but 8.1 is just big pain in the ass.
    In windows 8.1, as i tried, you cant :
    1. turn off windows search through windows features in add/remove programs, is there another way ?
    2. yes, services are still there, but their management is limited, i.e. you cant change startup type of some services and so on.
    3. you cant control power management of usb devices, it's broken.

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  2. #212


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    I'm using 8.1, and power management does in fact work. Are you using the preview? That's beta code. It has bugs. Otherwise it would be released.

    Services are no more limited than they were in older versions. I don't know of any service you can't change the startup type for. I just checked mine, and I tried about 2 dozen services, all lf them let me change the startup type.

    You can turn off Windows Search by stopping the Windows Search service, and setting the startup to disabled. I just did it on mine. It works. I'm using 8.1 RTM.
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  3. #213


    No, its full rtm version from microsofts dreamspark. You checked not all services, i checked them all, and they are limited. I bet when you disable windows search service, it will only disable indexing, but search will still work, and there still will be search boxes in explorer.
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  4. #214


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    Quote Originally Posted by niekoniekonieko View Post
    No, its full rtm version from microsofts dreamspark. You checked not all services, i checked them all, and they are limited. I bet when you disable windows search service, it will only disable indexing, but search will still work, and there still will be search boxes in explorer.
    Pardon me for asking but why is it so important to disable the search function?

    And yes, though there are still issue to be worked, this is no different than any other newly released OS.

    And for the record, IE11 needs work as well - Example DreamSpark doesn't work correctly with IE11 in either Windows 8.1 or IE11 under Windows 7 - IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available - Page 8 - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Anyway just curious why you need to disable all these services.
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  5. #215


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    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    And for the record, IE11 needs work as well - Example DreamSpark doesn't work correctly with IE11 in either Windows 8.1 or IE11 under Windows 7 - IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available - Page 8 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You really don't understand the issues there. The problem is not a problem with IE11, and it's really not helpful to go around yelling about how IE11 needs work.

    The issue is that the website was not written correctly and has bugs in which they expect the version of IE to work a certain way. But, since IE11 has greater standards compliance, it doesn't work that way. You fix these issues by using the emulation modes in IE11 until the website has been updated to work correctly with the newer browser.

    Again, the issue is the website. Not IE11. Although Microsoft does maintain a list of compatibility fixes that they apply for various sites, that enable various hacks to allow poorly written sites to work in the newer browser, and Microsoft might update this list to include some sites.. that doesn't mean the problem is in IE11. Microsoft is just doing you a favor by "breaking" IE to make it work with the poor site.
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  6. #216


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by niekoniekonieko View Post
    No, its full rtm version from microsofts dreamspark. You checked not all services, i checked them all, and they are limited. I bet when you disable windows search service, it will only disable indexing, but search will still work, and there still will be search boxes in explorer.
    It might help if you specified which services you're referring to. I can't find a single one, so name one.

    You asked how to "turn off" Windows Search, you didn't say "Uninstall". No, you can't uninstall search as it's integrated into the OS. It's a key part. You can turn it off though by disabling the search service.
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  7. #217


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    And for the record, IE11 needs work as well - Example DreamSpark doesn't work correctly with IE11 in either Windows 8.1 or IE11 under Windows 7 - IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available - Page 8 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You really don't understand the issues there. The problem is not a problem with IE11, and it's really not helpful to go around yelling about how IE11 needs work.
    The fact that you believe there's no issue doesn't mean there isn't one!!!

    As for "yelling about how IE11 needs work". Show me a myriad of my posts doing so.

    There's more than one voice in this forum whether you like it or not. If you feel my posts are in error there's a more civil way of handling it.

    Instead of arguing with you, I'll let the admins decide it.

    Later
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  8. #218


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    And for the record, IE11 needs work as well - Example DreamSpark doesn't work correctly with IE11 in either Windows 8.1 or IE11 under Windows 7 - IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 Now Available - Page 8 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You really don't understand the issues there. The problem is not a problem with IE11, and it's really not helpful to go around yelling about how IE11 needs work.
    The fact that you believe there's no issue doesn't mean there isn't one!!!

    As for "yelling about how IE11 needs work". Show me a myriad of my posts doing so.

    There's more than one voice in this forum whether you like it or not. If you feel my posts are in error there's a more civil way of handling it.
    I'm not sure where I said anything about a myriad of posts, but I would suggest that using three exclamation points in a sentence would amount to yelling.

    You said "for the record", which implies you are stating something as fact. Just because you believe the issue is with IE doesn't mean it is either.

    In my experience with IE11, I've encountered at least 150 sites that have issues with IE11. All of them worked perfectly when you do nothing more than change the user agent string to tell the site the browser is IE10 (this doesn't change any rendering functionality, it only tells the site that you're a browser it knows about).

    My point is, before you state something "for the record", you might want to make sure it's true.
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  9. #219


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    Windows 8.1 update 1 Pro X64 with WMC


    IE 11 has blurred text issue as lots have said on this forum on some sites and is incompatible with java and other plug ins hopefully that be fixed when it is officially released or in next update it is the faster browser and hopefully the couple of issues will be fixed very soon then I can go back to windows 8.1 as I went back to windows 8 till IE 11 issues sorted
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  10. #220


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    My point is, before you state something "for the record", you might want to make sure it's true.
    I posted my factual findings and stand by my statement, whether you agree or not. You can re-read my post you so adamantly disagree with and check out the site yourself (provided you have an account) using IE11.

    That said, "for the record", I stand by my statement(s).

    Also, for the record, I happen to like IE11, growing pains aside.

    Amway this conversation is finished
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