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Why I love today’s Windows 8.1 Update

  1. #11


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Thank you, Shawn! I'm on it.

    You sure are one rootin' tootin' tutor. Sure can crank these tutorials out!
    I have a feeling Shawn was a cpu in a past life, probably an i7. Either that or he is the love child of a CPU and a word processor, he is in the next Avengers

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Hi all, since I updated today my windows 8.1 with update KB2919355 I notice(never before) taskhost.exe using over 13% of my CPU even when my PC is Idle.....what is this and why is it burning so much CPU usage....????...
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by nicosxm View Post
    Hi all, since I updated today my windows 8.1 with update KB2919355 I notice(never before) taskhost.exe using over 13% of my CPU even when my PC is Idle.....what is this and why is it burning so much CPU usage....????...
    Hello, nicosxm. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    I found this.

    The taskhost.exe application consumes 50-60% of the average cpu - Microsoft Community
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  4. #14


    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Well, after taking nearly two hours and nearly 10% of my monthly quota to d/l and install, it's up and running, and apparently without any major problems. The install was painless, if slow.

    So far, there's nothing I dislike, it's the same to use and to look at as the early 8.1.1 leak I tested, but with the taskbar--in-Metro working. And when you un-pin the Store from the taskbar, it stays un-pinned upon rebooting, unlike the preview.

    Two issues, neither of which are major...

    *The new Power option in the Start screen. Why not put it in All Apps as well, as many (myself included) use All Apps almost exclusively, and not the SS?

    *It has caused my Tor browser to display as an out-of-date version (it's not, I checked, so should be OK).

    Now, I'm off to take a system image, and have a bit of a look around the OS.

    TTFN.



    Wenda.
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  5. #15


    Not sure if this link has been posted before... but I have found it quite enlightening, thus thought I'd share it...

    Read here....
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  6. #16


    Chicago USA
    Posts : 84
    Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit and 64 bit


    One thing I noticed when using the "X" in the upper right corner to close out a modern app is that the app is still running in the background when you check in the task manager. If I close out an app I would expect it to quit running. Tested with the App Store and Skype.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
    One thing I noticed when using the "X" in the upper right corner to close out a modern app is that the app is still running in the background when you check in the task manager. If I close out an app I would expect it to quit running. Tested with the App Store and Skype.

    Yes, it's always been that way. They will run full blast for a time then go into suspended mode using less RAM. Alt/F4 or going into Task Manager to kill is the only way to completely close.
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  8. #18


    Newbie here. I'm kind of ambivalent about the changes. I never had issues using Windows 8 from the beginning. I never minded Metro. I never missed the start button. I never got it. I use a mouse a lot too. I think the two new buttons are ugliness in a cool design. I did boot into Metro which I wanted to. I pinned one app to my taskbar. That's a good feature. I like the highlighting of new apps that are downloaded. Despise that alphabetic list. Ugly and not helpful. Overall, I think it should appease the people who seemed to be unable to adapt to Windows 8 for some reason. Hopefully, they will all shut up now and I won't have to read any more articles about what a HUGE mistake Microsoft made with Windows 8 because I love it.
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  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by eyedeetenteeerr View Post
    Newbie here. I'm kind of ambivalent about the changes. I never had issues using Windows 8 from the beginning. I never minded Metro. I never missed the start button. I never got it. I use a mouse a lot too. I think the two new buttons are ugliness in a cool design. I did boot into Metro which I wanted to. I pinned one app to my taskbar. That's a good feature. I like the highlighting of new apps that are downloaded. Despise that alphabetic list. Ugly and not helpful. Overall, I think it should appease the people who seemed to be unable to adapt to Windows 8 for some reason. Hopefully, they will all shut up now and I won't have to read any more articles about what a HUGE mistake Microsoft made with Windows 8 because I love it.

    Welcome to Windows Eight Forums.

    Right on! I couldn't agree more!
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  10. #20


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1


    Would these new updates be the cause of the error " This page can't be displayed" I get when trying to sign in my email accounts ( Outlook and Yahoo ) ? Or does the issue have to do with Heartbleed, the New Security Bug Scaring the Internet ?
    What You Need To Know About Heartbleed, the New Security Bug Scaring the Internet
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