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Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaked

  1. #91


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    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by justmetoday View Post

    Sorry,

    I have to agree with the OP on this one, I leave my PC on all the time, I use it as my clock at least with my windows 7 computers, it saves me from having to purchase a clock and take up desktop real estate. It is simple things like these that make Windows 8 such an albatross, everything you want to do always has extra steps added to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    As Brink Says "The date and time will always show on your desktop taskbar just like it is in Vista and Windows 7."

    If you are constantly in , and using, Metro Apps, then it could be a nuisance for the majority to have a clock in there faces, on a full screen display. If, on the other hand, you are using legacy apps on the legacy desktop, nothing has changed.
    Hello Justmetoday,

    In addition to leaving your PC on the desktop to see the time and date on the taskbar, you could also lock your computer ( + L) so that when the lock screen appears shortly after like below, you'll have the modern clock showing in it along with any notifications.



    From my experience: while Windows can never be what everyone wants out of the box since that would be impossible, you are able to customize it however you like with whatever you like.

    People may ask, but why should I have to?

    I say, you don't have to, but why would you not want to.
    Yes, thank you for the tip, I could do that, or a desktop gadget tool, but just another couple of extra steps, which is what I said was an inherent problem with Windows 8, everything always needs a few extra steps. Why should I lock my machine I am the only one who uses it? However, perhaps my cat uses it behind my back, ummm, he is quite clever.

    There is still the problem of always having to exit or switch an app to see the time, as it is on Win 7 if I am browsing or in windows mode I can always see the time. I never use the metro browser.

    However, my Windows 8 solution is much more elegant, I use Stardocks Decor 8 software, which allows me to display it on the Start screen. But, why did I have to install Decor 8 for such an easy item?
    Yeah, it's not easy to get everything for everyone in it.

    You installed Decor 8 to customize it how you like I suppose.

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  2. #92


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yeah, it's not easy to get everything for everyone in it.

    You installed Decor 8 to customize it how you like I suppose.
    Yes, it also allows me to customize my text and background colors, how many rows to display, and I create and can use customized backgrounds, which also allows me to adjust background scrolling speeds. It works in either 8 or 8.1, my concerns with the new upgrade, is that it may break everything that allows me to like Windows 8 as it currently is. Those are many of the things I loved about Windows 7, I could change it to reflect my own personal flavour. Stock Windows 8 is rather dull and unattractive to me.

    Stardocks Modern Mix already handles running metro apps in a window and allowing you to pin it to the taskbar.
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  3. #93


    Quote from my earlier post "Alphanumeric's concern could be correct, but I would visualise downloading updates from the normal source as an automatic procedure for corporate users."

    An "Escrow" update has been leaked, so the question is, I guess, answered.
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  4. #94


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Quote from my earlier post "Alphanumeric's concern could be correct, but I would visualise downloading updates from the normal source as an automatic procedure for corporate users."

    An "Escrow" update has been leaked, so the question is, I guess, answered.

    In a large corporation the IT Pro often controls what updates get issued and when. They have their own update server and don't use Windows update like we do. They vet them on a test machine to make sure nothing gets messed up before pushing them to the company PC's. Windows update would be locked out via a group policy, the windows store may be disabled too. They may have a very tight control on production PC's and what can be done on them. From what I have read you can't update Windows 8 Enterprise to 8.1 Enterprise though the Windows Store, its not an option even if you wanted to. You have to have the install media to do it. They get that from Microsoft. I would think the big OEM's are going to want everything rolled into the one ISO too. I'm thinking there will be a rollup update released that's like a service pack for those with machines already running 8.1 and a full ISO for corporate customers to use. That's my hope anyway.
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  5. #95


    I had to have a go at the Escrow.. kept the image handy though!

    There are a couple of updates to be installed before the user can proceed. (One is as large as 10,275 KBs) The major update is itself 573,531KBs.

    I am still rooting around, but, so far, have not found anything earth shattering.
    Last edited by davehc; 09 Feb 2014 at 14:35.
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  6. #96


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I have a shortcut to control panel on my Start Menu. I have room for it so why not. I don't know why Microsoft added it to that Menu. Somebody noticed it being added and pointed it out.
    I have mine on my QuickLaunch Toolbar. I keep most of the programs and files I use most often there.
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  7. #97


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I had to have a go at the Escrow.. kept the image handy though!

    There are a couple of updates to be installed before the user can proceed. (One is as large as 10,275 KBs) The major update is itself 573,531KBs.

    I am still rooting around, but, so far, have found anything earth shattering.


    May be in Windows 9.
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  8. #98


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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ah so just having (installed) the 8.1 RTM build won't cut it. You'll have to patch up to the GA build to apply update 1. That's how I read it any way. Anybody with an 8.0 OEM install that needs to reinstall will have to update to 8.1 (though the store), patch to the GA build, and then update again to 8.1.1.
    Good grief, Alpha! For now, I have 8.0 on my desktop and have just installed 8.0 on this laptop. So are you saying it would be best for me to wait until 8.1.1 comes out before updating? Not that I have a problem with that, especially if I'm reading your post correctly because I don't want to jump through the hoops it seems I may have to do.
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  9. #99


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    For the most part, I still find 'Metro' Windows 8/8.1/8.1.1 impractical for no touch/desktop users; some fun things to fool around with, but mostly impractical. (I do, however, find the PDF Reader handy!)
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  10. #100


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Ah so just having (installed) the 8.1 RTM build won't cut it. You'll have to patch up to the GA build to apply update 1. That's how I read it any way. Anybody with an 8.0 OEM install that needs to reinstall will have to update to 8.1 (though the store), patch to the GA build, and then update again to 8.1.1.
    Good grief, Alpha! For now, I have 8.0 on my desktop and have just installed 8.0 on this laptop. So are you saying it would be best for me to wait until 8.1.1 comes out before updating? Not that I have a problem with that, especially if I'm reading your post correctly because I don't want to jump through the hoops it seems I may have to do.
    I don't think it matters, I'd go to 8.1. You should be able to update to 8.1.1 or whatever it is, once its released. My point was, according to what was posted, you have to do a couple of other updates before you do the update 1 thing. Conceivably it could go like this: Windows 8.0 > patch so 8.1 update shows up in Windows store > update to 8.1 though the store > patch again as a prerequisite to update 1 > apply update 1.
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