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Why I love today’s Windows 8.1 Update

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    How to get it?

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  2. #62


    Quote Originally Posted by MihailMojsoski View Post
    How to get it?
    Hello neighbor, welcome to the forum.
    If you mean latest update to 8.1, just go to windows update in Control Panel. You may need to click on "Check for updates ". Of course you have to be on 8.1 to do it.
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  3. #63


    You can also update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 ( from "Store")and this latest update 1 will be included.
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    Oh i know about that, i was just curious about the 4 he pinned, i normally pin from the down arrow where all the icons are, in 8 you could not do that, in 8.1 you could not do some of them like the 4 he did, so i assumed you could not donit in the update, so they changed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    You can also update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 ( from "Store")and this latest update 1 will be included.
    that is good to know this update is included if you have not yet gone from 8 to 8.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    You can also update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 ( from "Store")and this latest update 1 will be included.
    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Me too, i did it on 5 machines, no problems at all
    i am wondering if the 2 laptops are the same manufacturer? If so maybe there is a driver issue that they both use, brummyfan?
    Hi Robin,
    Yes both my laptops are Acer, this update was very painful for me, I had to re-install and update through the Store and everything works fine except few drivers need to be updated, I tried to avoid re-installation but everything failed, I couldn't understand why FF works in both laptops but IE11 refused to respond, I have left my older laptop with only FF working at the moment as I don't use that often.
    Must be an acer thing, you should check their website and see if there are drivers you need to do the upgrade.
    microsoft is making this mandatory and if you do not do it you will not be able to get security updates in the future
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    This is too much change for me to handle. It forces me to use a UI paradigm I don't really want to be using all the time in deference for Microsoft's overly ambitious desires for the desktop user share. Typical....
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    Though there is a bit of a learning curve when using the OS, but it's not something that's impossible to get over. Man I can only imagine the community cries back then when Microsoft moved from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95... talk about a change then!

    Anyway underneath the hood of 8.1 the OS just flies and I think performs just as good if not better that Windows 7. And yes, having the OS live does have it's benefits if you desire. If not, just use a local account. Also, all this talk about the "Start Screen"... to me, all it is is one giant shortcut screen, which you can now bypass if you desire.

    BTW I've not run into a single issue since installing this latest update on either desktop or laptop. All is good here

    Peace
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  9. #69


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    This is too much change for me to handle. It forces me to use a UI paradigm I don't really want to be using all the time in deference for Microsoft's overly ambitious desires for the desktop user share. Typical....
    Desktop users aren't going away, and aren't being sucked-in by MS' 'vision'.

    This update catering to them (us) is not a bad thing, quite the contrary.

    You are not being 'forced' to use something you don't like, you still have the choice to stay in Metro till you die, if you wish to.

    But you seem to believe that desktop users should not have that same degree of choice, but should be coerced by lack of choice into the Metro non-experience 'because it's the future'?

    Why is that, I wonder?

    It's certainly not because the desktop PC is dying, as you've long claimed. It's actually had somewhat of a resurgence over the last six months or so as people realise that A/ Win 8.1 makes the desktop easily accessible again and B/ tablets and smartphones are not letting them do everything they may want to do.

    8.1, and especially with this new update, will almost certainly bring many new users who were frightened-off by Win 8's interface and direction, and that can only be a good thing. It may also bring some former users back.

    I, for one, would never consider giving up a super-powerful open-architecture x86/x64desktop or laptop over which I have total control, for a gutless, restricted closed-architecture, overly and overtly monetised, dumbed-down 'experience' under the control of others.

    No, I'm perfectly happy with the changes in 8.1.1 and firmly believe that if Win 8 had been released in this configuration originally it would have been far more successful. It provides an improved UI for both Metro and desktop users. I call that a good move.


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    Did anybody play with new "PC Settings" from Start ?
    For instance: Go to "PC and devices" > Disk space > See my apps sizes, it lists sizes of all installed Apps.
    Lots of other stuff I'm just exploring.
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