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    Microsoft requires migration to Windows 8.1 Update within


    Microsoft requires migration to Windows 8.1 Update within 5 weeks

    Microsoft yesterday confirmed that Windows 8.1 users must upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update, the refresh that begins rolling out to customers today.

    "Failure to install this Update will prevent Windows Update from patching your system with any future updates starting with updates released in May 2014," said Michael Hildebrand of Microsoft in a Monday blog.
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    Seems a little fast to me personally.

    As an aside, I upgraded to 8.1 yesterday and it automatically put me on update 1.
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    Hi there
    From what I've seen so far - upgrading is a "No Brainer" -- especially from Windows 8.0

    What IS a shame though is that unless you have TechNet / msdn access you can't seem get an iso to do a clean installation -- I think THIS omission will come back to haunt Ms later

    Why they don't release ISO's is just beyond me - I can't think of any conceivable reasons - and often a clean Windows re-install solves a whole slew of problems - especially these days where unless you are incredibly careful downloading ANYTHING is a minefield - sites deliberately go out of their way to confuse the downloader with all sorts of toolbars / special offers / zillions of links to OTHER software than the one he / she wants etc.

    Sometimes a clean re-install is the only way -- I remind people of the nasty piece of adware I saw on someone's PC recently -- BUBBLEDOCK --if you get something like that only a totally fresh windows install will guarantee there's no tiny bit of it left in your system.

    (Little article here -- enjoy !!) - The best method is still a total Windows re-install as this thing goes REALLY deep into a system - even though typical virus / malware removal tools report it as gone).

    VIP Defense - How To Remove Bubble Dock

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    From what I've seen so far - upgrading is a "No Brainer" -- especially from Windows 8.0

    What IS a shame though is that unless you have TechNet / msdn access you can't seem get an iso to do a clean installation -- I think THIS omission will come back to haunt Ms later

    Why they don't release ISO's is just beyond me - I can't think of any conceivable reasons - and often a clean Windows re-install solves a whole slew of problems - especially these days where unless you are incredibly careful downloading ANYTHING is a minefield - sites deliberately go out of their way to confuse the downloader with all sorts of toolbars / special offers / zillions of links to OTHER software than the one he / she wants etc.

    Sometimes a clean re-install is the only way -- I remind people of the nasty piece of adware I saw on someone's PC recently -- BUBBLEDOCK --if you get something like that only a totally fresh windows install will guarantee there's no tiny bit of it left in your system.

    (Little article here -- enjoy !!) - The best method is still a total Windows re-install as this thing goes REALLY deep into a system - even though typical virus / malware removal tools report it as gone).

    VIP Defense - How To Remove Bubble Dock

    Cheers
    jimbo
    So unless I subscribe to TechNet / msdn ( are they free or paid subscription sites ? ) I will be toast if I need to do a clean install in the future ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetMeIn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    From what I've seen so far - upgrading is a "No Brainer" -- especially from Windows 8.0

    What IS a shame though is that unless you have TechNet / msdn access you can't seem get an iso to do a clean installation -- I think THIS omission will come back to haunt Ms later

    Why they don't release ISO's is just beyond me - I can't think of any conceivable reasons - and often a clean Windows re-install solves a whole slew of problems - especially these days where unless you are incredibly careful downloading ANYTHING is a minefield - sites deliberately go out of their way to confuse the downloader with all sorts of toolbars / special offers / zillions of links to OTHER software than the one he / she wants etc.

    Sometimes a clean re-install is the only way -- I remind people of the nasty piece of adware I saw on someone's PC recently -- BUBBLEDOCK --if you get something like that only a totally fresh windows install will guarantee there's no tiny bit of it left in your system.

    (Little article here -- enjoy !!) - The best method is still a total Windows re-install as this thing goes REALLY deep into a system - even though typical virus / malware removal tools report it as gone).

    VIP Defense - How To Remove Bubble Dock

    Cheers
    jimbo
    So unless I subscribe to TechNet / msdn ( are they free or paid subscription sites ? ) I will be toast if I need to do a clean install in the future ???
    TechNet and MSDN are pay for subscription services. TechNet is actually being discontinued. If you don't have any Windows 8.1 install media you can't do a clean install. What OS did your PC ship with and did you make any recovery media?
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    Thanks for your reply, My pc came with Windows 8 and I have updated to 8.1 and to the recent updates. I required and got the original installation disks when I bought the Dell Inspiron. and have not made any recovery media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LetMeIn View Post
    Thanks for your reply, My pc came with Windows 8 and I have updated to 8.1 and to the recent updates. I required and got the original installation disks when I bought the Dell Inspiron. and have not made any recovery media.
    If you do a clean install you'll have to reinstall 8.0 and then upgrade to 8.1 though the store. I'm not sure what happens if you try to do a Reset or Refresh on your current system.
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    I wonder what all of us who cannot install the 8.1 update will do if MS doesn't fix the issues related to the update?
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    Well that is a *** good news to me! as I hate this update to it's core and would like to uninstall and never install it again >,<#
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    I totally dislike the idea that we are forced to get this update.. I like the way it was, new updates aren't the greatest.. I paid for my system to work a certain way and they are making me change it to what >they< want. To me it's just wrong, but what can ya' do? Would be stupid to have an OS that doesn't have new updates...
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