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    Generally I find the Winbeta site to be quite accurate. I think they have inside info from someone at Microsoft, but I can't be sure about that, just saying it's possible.

    Henry

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    Posts : 446
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewjr100 View Post
    Generally I find the Winbeta site to be quite accurate. I think they have inside info from someone at Microsoft, but I can't be sure about that, just saying it's possible.

    Henry
    Yeah, Winbeta is usually quite accurate, so like others I hope it's true (especially for those who will have a few computers to upgrade). However, back in August in response to people asking for an ISO to be made available, Brandon LeBlanc posted the following reply in the comments section of one of his Microsoft Blogs:

    Mark your calendars for Windows 8.1!
    "Consumers will only be able to get Windows 8.1 for free through the Windows Store. ISO images won’t be made available broadly for consumers. For most consumers, the Windows Store is the easiest and most efficient route for updating a Windows 8 device to Windows 8.1. "
    So, I'm not sure what Microsoft have planned exactly, but I guess we'll find out in a few days... Hopefully Winbeta is right and they will also make an ISO available.
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  3. #23


    You have a valid point, but August vs Oct...only time will tell, 48 hours anyway

    Henry
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    It will be interesting to see how many failed upgrades happen. That's when you'll hear the cries for install media to put systems back to a working state. I do believe it was posted that if you upgrade though the store, you can do a Windows Reset and go back to Windows 8. That may bail a few out if its true. I'm thinking it could end up being a real mess for some and we'll be busy try to help them sort it out. Fingers crossed I guess.
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  5. #25


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    IMHO, that one concession of offering up an ISO, would generate a lot of positive press and good feelings towards Microsoft. Being able to do a clean install would be much more appealing to a lot of people than an upgrade, especially a big upgrade like this. I had issues after doing the store upgrade to the Preview so I'm not in any big hurry to go that route again. On could argue that was because it was a Preview but once burned....
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  6. #26


    "For most consumers, the Windows Store is the easiest and most efficient route for updating a Windows 8 device to Windows 8.1."
    It is? Trying to remain optimistic, but I'm leery because it didn't work going from 8 RTM to 8.1 RP. Twice I tried Just for the experience. Waste of my time.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It will be interesting to see how many failed upgrades happen.
    Lol! Let's not fool ourselves. Past experience hints to the percentage of failures.

    I'm thinking they may release the ISO since it was released to MSDN and Technet, but will be somewhat hidden from the public on their site.

    I refuse to be a guinea pig this time. Like I said, if no ISO, I'll wait to see how it goes for others even though I'm anxious, let them work out the kinks or release the ISO, then upgrade. I may ultimately spend the bucks to get the disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    "For most consumers, the Windows Store is the easiest and most efficient route for updating a Windows 8 device to Windows 8.1."
    It is? Trying to remain optimistic, but I'm leery because it didn't work going from 8 RTM to 8.1 RP. Twice I tried Just for the experience. Waste of my time.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    It will be interesting to see how many failed upgrades happen.
    Lol! Let's not fool ourselves. Past experience hints to the percentage of failures.

    I'm thinking they may release the ISO since it was released to MSDN and Technet, but will be somewhat hidden from the public on their site.

    I refuse to be a guinea pig this time. Like I said, if no ISO, I'll wait to see how it goes for others even though I'm anxious, let them work out the kinks or release the ISO, then upgrade. I may even spend the bucks to get the disk.
    If it ends up being a high percentage of failures its going to generate a lot of negative press for Microsoft. This could really backfire on them, big time.
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  8. #28


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


    OK so I'm wondering here, I have 8 pro with media center already, will this update remove my media center?

    I never do anything with this so called "store" how does one that doesn't use this thing get this free update? I wonder if MS will send us a email with a link to D/L the ISO? or just give you the option of getting it in the usual windows update manner.

    Or at least a link to D/l the damned update without this store thing, as I have no idea how to even use this store..
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  9. #29


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    When I upgraded to the Preview though the store I kept Media Center. Also when I did my clean install of the 8.1 RTM I was able to use my 8 Media Center code to add it back in again. I highly doubt Microsoft is going to send you an e-mail. They aren't going to know everybody's e-mail address and they don't e-mail you unless you subscribe to one of their services like TechNet or MSDN anyway. They could just do a small update though Windows update to notify you the update is available though the Store if you want it. Or a one time reminder when you go to the Windows Store that 8.1 is available. There are lots of different ways they can do it.
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  10. #30


    bangalore
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    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    when I upgrade from windows store I hope I won't have any network issues

    Wireless network adapter not detected
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