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  1. #181


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by schmety View Post
    Hi !

    Computer , where i have Windows Pro 8 installed, isn't connected to internet connection.
    Will there be a way to install 8.1 update to offline computer ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Best
    Short answer.... no.

    Unless you has an ISO image, which is rare to none, you'll have to have an internet connection to upgrade.

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  2. #182


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by samanthablock View Post
    I'm downloading now too...........and I must be crazy for doing so. I finally just got used to 8 and got everything the way I wanted it, running perfect.........and this download is incredibly slow! I keep trying to talk myself out of STOPPING the download.......and just leave things the way they are for now.......but I can't......but from what I read, after the download finishes, you have to manually click the installer file on the desktop, correct? If you change your mind, you can just delete that file? Or am I wrong?

    Oh Oh, and can someone explain to me about the .iso...........why do people prefer that over the store upgrade?
    lol I'm the same way lol, but I made a full Image backup of my W8 setup just prior to starting the D/L, which is sure takin its time @about 100 on DSL. that way I can just recover the system as it was if I don't find anything I like, but I don't see any problems as pretty much everything that is running on W8 Pro should run on 8.1. A lot of programs have already updated to be comparable with it.

    Only reason I have a slight concern is cause HP has a problem supporting the stupid Az Radeon/Intel switchable graphics with drivers, it took 3 months after W8 was out to get a graphics driver for this laptop. Problem is AMD doesn't like/support the idiotic 7690m xt and won't let me D/l the driver right from their site. I have to wait for the OEM crap. So that's why I made a full image just in case the graphics driver doesn't like 8.1

    The ISO will let you burn the installer to a DVD like W8 D/L did so you can re install later without going through this mess again if you ever need too re install.
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  3. #183


    I stopped the install...........I'm going to WAIT...........I have no problems at all with my setup and I have no issues with it..........and generally, I wait while and don't jump right into something new...........I had problems with graphics drivers on this Lenovo laptop...........google and firefox constantly needed their cache cleared or web pages wouldn't load properly.........I recently got the correct drivers........I also had a problem with wireless being slow and staying connected. I fixed that by uninstalling the adapter and windows reinstalled it...since then it's been fine.......working great.
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  4. #184


    Posts : 15
    WINDOWS 8.1 PRO WITH MC


    Good evening @all from Italy,
    Download and installation was alright, I then wanted to make an image backup but i have not been able to because of not enough space on disk (43 GB the image, 160GB the free space on disk), anyone else having this kind of issue?
    Thanks a lot for any help
    Gas
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  5. #185


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Well I wish I hadn't downloaded and installed...the modern settings panel keeps crashing back to the start screen when ever I try do change anything, and I also can't customise any start screen items.

    I had to go and catch a bus as I am away for the weekend, so I had to turn my PC off... I'll have to sort it out next week when I get back

    I really wish I hadn't bothered now... I had W8 set up perfectly and I just hope I haven't gone and ruined it.
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  6. #186


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    You must be able to roll back from windows.old
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  7. #187


    Posts : 272
    windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    You must be able to roll back from windows.old
    Can you do that?

    If I can't get it fixed I might just wipe the HDD and start with a fresh clean install... it just means I have to reinstall all my darn programmes again.

    I am wondering if maybe the amount of programmes I have caused some problems with the upgrade. I do have an awful lot, all of which I use for various different work and hobby reasons.
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  8. #188


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by burtie View Post
    Well I wish I hadn't downloaded and installed...the modern settings panel keeps crashing back to the start screen when ever I try do change anything, and I also can't customise any start screen items.

    I had to go and catch a bus as I am away for the weekend, so I had to turn my PC off... I'll have to sort it out next week when I get back

    I really wish I hadn't bothered now... I had W8 set up perfectly and I just hope I haven't gone and ruined it.
    sounds fixable, but its called prepping, I always make a full image backup before I do anything like this.

    btw I been D/L 5 hrs now and am just at around 75%

    edit, well I see its "gathering info" so I assume its D/l and installing, my bad lol
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  9. #189


    Australia
    Posts : 32
    windows 8.1 pro with media pack


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Yeah I also checked Windows update there but there wasn't any. I'm guessing that's because I'm running the evaluation copy of 8.1.

    Anyway checking my laptop, which does have 8.1 RTM installed, I haven't gotten anything through the store, but Windows update offered me 3 updates totaling 241 meg.

    Attachment 29444

    As you indicate, the main one, 230 meg, is a roll up and finishing touch for 8.1 - Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 General Availability Update Rollup

    As soon as I post this, I'll update as post back.

    Later
    I installed them fine. But my apps and start button broke after returning from start up. Apps start then exit to desktop while anything from the start button claims it couldn't find the file. I'm unsure if the updates did this or it's just a 8.1 bug with the OS but it seems likely.
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  10. #190


    I checked the store, their is no update in it. I am in Az. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. I currently have 8.1 preview, but I can not find the update in the windows store.
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