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Why I love today’s Windows 8.1 Update

  1. #31


    Like most of you, I didn't notice much of a change in updating W8.1 to 8.1.1, other than the adding the store icon to the taskbar.

    whs got me hooked on running W8.1 as a virtual machine, which is good for testing the update. Moving the VM between my W7 PC and MBP is a bonus. There's nothing like running W8.1 on the 13" MBP with 2,560x1,600 resolution...

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by nicosxm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    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
    Thanks for welcome note and reply still dealing with the issue, I had seen the thread you posted before posting on this site/forum but did not get much help from it...(thread date back to 2010) mostly about win 7....will keep searching...

    Not quite sure how to take this. Was just trying to help. You couldn't have seen me in 2010, for I joined this forum in 6/12 as per my profile, so it couldn't have been me.
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  3. #33


    Thanks for the welcome. I discovered another new change I don't like. If I'm running an app and close it I don't go back to Metro like before. I go to desktop. Is there a way to disable this behavior? Thanks.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    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.
    There is also an other way.

    Just grab hold of the app at the top, pull it down to the bottom, wait until the app flips and then let go. Then it is also really closed.

    You're correct. I forgot that one. I was experimenting a while back with different ways. Just pulling down without flipping doesn't close them.

    With the app bar there's no pulling down with the mouse any longer without touch screen. At least on mine it's that way.
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  5. #35


    Hasselt, Belgium
    Posts : 75
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32/64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Mas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post


    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.
    There is also an other way.

    Just grab hold of the app at the top, pull it down to the bottom, wait until the app flips and then let go. Then it is also really closed.

    You're correct. I forgot that one. I was experimenting a while back with different ways. Just pulling down without flipping doesn't close them.

    With the app bar there's no pulling down with the mouse any longer without touch screen. At least on mine it's that way.
    Maybe it is a setting then, because I can grab the app bar and still pull it down like before the update. However, I don't see the little hand anymore but just the arrow. I place it at the top of the screen, press the left button and hold it and then pull it down. Wait until the app flips and let go of the mouse button.

    And it's not only on my laptop, it's also still this way on all my other computers.
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  6. #36


    Hmm. Tried it last night. I'll try again later. I'm on my phone now having lunch basking in the sunshine.
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  7. #37


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


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hmm. Tried it last night. I'll try again later. I'm on my phone now having lunch basking in the sunshine.
    I can still drag Apps down to close them. The hand is gone but I can just drag the title bar down and it works like before.
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  8. #38


    USA
    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nicosxm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    Hello, nicosxm. Welcome to Windows EightForums.

    I found this.

    The taskhost.exe application consumes 50-60% of the average cpu - Microsoft Community
    Thanks for welcome note and reply still dealing with the issue, I had seen the thread you posted before posting on this site/forum but did not get much help from it...(thread date back to 2010) mostly about win 7....will keep searching...

    Not quite sure how to take this. Was just trying to help. You couldn't have seen me in 2010, for I joined this forum in 6/12 as per my profile, so it couldn't have been me.
    I don't this he's talking about you per se, but that link, which is dated Feb 2010.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1


    Exactly Sygnus21, I was talking about the link posted on the Windows Forum dating as far as Feb 2010, so far still have the issue and can not get any info in regards to it.....
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  10. #40


    Ok. I was surely mistaken.

    If signing into a PC with MS account I think WinKey/Q which is Charms search on Start Screen set to everything gives great MS site results because it's powered by Bing. Try searching for "code xxxx" that you got. I didn't spend a whole lot of time. I'd do it but I'm on my phone and busy.

    Hope that helps.
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