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Microsoft announces 'spring' update for Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I really doubt that Windows 9 will look like Windows 7. That's in the past and Windows will continue to look more like Windows 8.

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  2. #12


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Installing 8.1 was a freakin nightmare. I'm not sure about the upcoming upgrade. As it isn't rumoured to have anything real for desktop users, and frankly there is nothing I'm currently lacking, I may just forgo the update and wait for 9.
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  3. #13


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Installing 8.1 was a freakin nightmare. I'm not sure about the upcoming upgrade. As it isn't rumoured to have anything real for desktop users, and frankly there is nothing I'm currently lacking, I may just forgo the update and wait for 9.
    Just wondering, how was it a nightmare? I installed it from the ISO and the instillation went very smooth.,
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  4. #14


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Installing 8.1 was a freakin nightmare. I'm not sure about the upcoming upgrade. As it isn't rumoured to have anything real for desktop users, and frankly there is nothing I'm currently lacking, I may just forgo the update and wait for 9.
    Just wondering, how was it a nightmare? I installed it from the ISO and the instillation went very smooth.,
    A fair number of users have to do it though the store. Those with an OEM Windows 8.0 install can find it very difficult to obtain an ISO. I did the store update once and had issues right away. My WIFI went intermittent along with my wireless keyboard and trackball. A clean install from an 8.1 ISO and all was well. I'll let Rickkens confirm it, but my guess is he did the store update and it went south. Getting your 8.0 factory install back after that can also be an issue. It was for some.
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  5. #15


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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    I can't use the store, as I disable uac via regedit. It kept hanging, right near the end with a black screen and a totally useless error message that did absolutely nothing to identify the issue.
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  6. #16


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Installing 8.1 was a freakin nightmare. I'm not sure about the upcoming upgrade. As it isn't rumoured to have anything real for desktop users, and frankly there is nothing I'm currently lacking, I may just forgo the update and wait for 9.
    Just wondering, how was it a nightmare? I installed it from the ISO and the instillation went very smooth.,
    A fair number of users have to do it though the store. Those with an OEM Windows 8.0 install can find it very difficult to obtain an ISO. I did the store update once and had issues right away. My WIFI went intermittent along with my wireless keyboard and trackball. A clean install from an 8.1 ISO and all was well. I'll let Rickkens confirm it, but my guess is he did the store update and it went south. Getting your 8.0 factory install back after that can also be an issue. It was for some.
    I got my copy of the ISO for Windows 8/8.1 from TechNet so it was rather easy for me to install both versions. I've read the horror stories that took place when users tried to do the install from the store.
    I just hope there is a way to get a copy of the ISO for both update 1 and Windows 9.
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  7. #17


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
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    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    I can't use the store, as I disable uac via regedit. It kept hanging, right near the end with a black screen and a totally useless error message that did absolutely nothing to identify the issue.
    Using the store was not very good from what I read. The post above describes what I did to install Windows 8/8.1.
    Sorry to hear that you had these issues.
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  8. #18


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post

    Just wondering, how was it a nightmare? I installed it from the ISO and the instillation went very smooth.,
    A fair number of users have to do it though the store. Those with an OEM Windows 8.0 install can find it very difficult to obtain an ISO. I did the store update once and had issues right away. My WIFI went intermittent along with my wireless keyboard and trackball. A clean install from an 8.1 ISO and all was well. I'll let Rickkens confirm it, but my guess is he did the store update and it went south. Getting your 8.0 factory install back after that can also be an issue. It was for some.
    I got my copy of the ISO for Windows 8/8.1 from TechNet so it was rather easy for me to install both versions. I've read the horror stories that took place when users tried to do the install from the store.
    I just hope there is a way to get a copy of the ISO for both update 1 and Windows 9.
    I also got my ISO from TechNet. I did the store update once as a test just to see procedure. I won't be doing it that way again any time soon.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I also got my ISO from TechNet. I did the store update once as a test just to see procedure. I won't be doing it that way again any time soon.
    Amen! That's why I was scrambling to get that ISO!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1 pro with Media center


    Windows 8 (8.1 actually) is great. You have to remember that you can never satisfied everybody. Impossible. Some are still running XP (how do you spell ouache or eurk) some are running windows 7 (which is a great windows) and some are running windows 8.

    There is something you have to remember, when Microsoft release windows 7, they have make a big mistake. They've forgot all the phone and all the new tablet touch screen! That's why windows 8 came earlier with obviously some mistake.

    Don't live in the passed! A child begins to walk, he falls but rises up again.
    Windows will never be perfect.

    Lievre
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