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  1. #21


    Odd. Please post some screenshots to see if it may help ID the issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butter View Post
    I think I've made a huge goof. I expected a download file, so I've clicked on the store tile. It seems to b an automatic upgrade. NOT what I wanted to do.
    Sorry, I intended to just take a peak at the download file, but instead it started an install. At least it did install correctly, so one of the Microsoft servers must have the wrong image for the Store file. It definitely offered 8.1. Preview, instead of 8.1.

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  2. #22


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    Dirty Butter,

    Good to hear it worked correctly this time for you.
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  3. #23


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    Thanks Shawn!

    I've actually installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition in my laptop more than a week ago from one of the MS Perks and I liked it. Of course, I installed the Windows 8 Start button 3rd party and I can still switch it to the Metro screen if I want to.

    I will also install it in my Samsung touch-screen computer.

    Rayda
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  4. #24


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    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    Now that you mentioned it, no, there is no live tile. BTW it was like that even before today

    Personally I don't like the way Skydrive works under 8.1, much prefer the "desktop" version which offers more options.
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  6. #26


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    windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    Now that you mentioned it, no, there is no live tile. BTW it was like that even before today
    You mean in 8.1? I've always had a skydrive live tile in windows 8.
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  7. #27



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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    It is sitting in windows explorer, i use skydrive and i saw it there, if you use skydrive pro there is still a tile for it
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  8. #28


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    windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    It is sitting in windows explorer, i use skydrive and i saw it there, if you use skydrive pro there is still a tile for it
    I'm talking about the tile showing the last uploaded file name or pictures. When you right click on the tile there is no option to turn live tile on or off.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    Now that you mentioned it, no, there is no live tile. BTW it was like that even before today

    Personally I don't like the way Skydrive works under 8.1, much prefer the "desktop" version which offers more options.
    Yea, the RT user interface (Metro/Modern/whatever it is) for 8.x is optional, in case you might not realize it. It's tuned (dumbed down) specifically for touch screens--lots of wasted space on each screen, dumbed-down & truncated options, too-large fonts, etc. If you have a non-touch computer like most people do, you never have to look at the new UI unless you want to--8.x contains the entire Win7-'ish (Explorer-based) user interface, thank goodness (although Microsoft seems to go to lengths to hide it for some reason.) Just grab a 3rd-party start menu from somewhere (Classic Shell 3.9.5 is excellent & free) and take it from there.
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    No live tile on Skydrive anymore
    Now that you mentioned it, no, there is no live tile. BTW it was like that even before today
    You mean in 8.1? I've always had a skydrive live tile in windows 8.
    In Windows 8, live tile worked for Skydrive, in 8.1 it doesn't. When I said before, I meant even before the "official" release of 8.1. In other words, not even the RTM version worked.

    Why this is, I've no idea but it should go back to being a live tile.
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