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  1. #31


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by waltc 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

    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.
    Sorry you lost me

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  2. #32


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    Is there any way to get a installer file or ISO of v8.1 for a upgrade license?

    I'd like to have a backup for slow connection speeds.
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  3. #33


    Not at this time. Maybe later Microsoft might change their minds if enough people complain.

    Henry

    Hey Microsoft "CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW"
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  4. #34


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    I see. That's crap. Oh well.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    I see. That's crap. Oh well.
    Have a look here:
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
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  6. #36


    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 653
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit


    My Skydrive tile is live in 8.1 I've just been to test it.
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  7. #37


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    I see. That's crap. Oh well.
    Have a look here:
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
    I tried that, but my key is not accepted as it is a upgrade key, not retail.
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    I see. That's crap. Oh well.
    Have a look here:
    How to download the Windows 8.1 ISO
    I tried that, but my key is not accepted as it is a upgrade key, not retail.
    Your key is good enough to start downloading Win8 and to Activate at the end, I am not sure what it's not accepted, could you please be specific.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 68
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I tried that, but my key is not accepted as it is a upgrade key, not retail.
    Your key is good enough to start downloading Win8 and to Activate at the end, I am not sure what it's not accepted, could you please be specific.
    The thread specifically says "retail Windows 8 key", and I do not have that. I have a upgrade key from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. The installer just don't accept the key and I can't advance in the installer.
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  10. #40


    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Muyfa View Post

    I tried that, but my key is not accepted as it is a upgrade key, not retail.
    Your key is good enough to start downloading Win8 and to Activate at the end, I am not sure what it's not accepted, could you please be specific.
    The thread specifically says "retail Windows 8 key", and I do not have that. I have a upgrade key from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. The installer just don't accept the key and I can't advance in the installer.
    OK, fair enough.
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