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    Windows 8.1 Users Planning to Switch to Windows 7 Due to..


    Windows 8.1 Update was officially launched on April 8 as a mandatory update for everyone running Windows 8.1 on their PCs, laptops, or tablets, but a number of users experienced issues that blocked them from installing the new OS version.

    Even though Microsoft rolled out some workarounds to address these errors, the bugs persisted and users are still having problems with what was supposed to be an update that makes the Windows 8 operating system a bit more appropriate for traditional PCs.

    Now some of the users affected by these problems said on Microsoft's Community forums that going back to Windows 7 seems to be their only option, at least until the software giant resolves the issues and allows them to install 8.1 Update flawlessly.
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    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    well I didn't want to go back to W7 home premium, I posted the only way I was able to get the thing installed was to find and D/L the ISO from "one of those sites" smirks....

    But it worked out well for me that way.

    I just would like to see MS go ahead and post the damned ISO with update for all users to D/L, It can't be "activated" anyway, only used as a reinstall using a "public" install key, only than can you "activate the thing using a paid for retail key, so what's the big deal MS???
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Well, frankly, yesterday I was contemplating going back to 7, but I did manage to solve my issue with 8.1, so I'm staying...
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    well I didn't want to go back to W7 home premium, I posted the only way I was able to get the thing installed was to find and D/L the ISO from "one of those sites" smirks....

    But it worked out well for me that way.

    I just would like to see MS go ahead and post the damned ISO with update for all users to D/L, It can't be "activated" anyway, only used as a reinstall using a "public" install key, only than can you "activate the thing using a paid for retail key, so what's the big deal MS???
    You still need a valid product code to activate with. I don't get why they are so stingy with the ISO's? They always get leaked anyway. Unfortunately some of the leaked ISO are tampered with in a bad way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Well, frankly, yesterday I was contemplating going back to 7, but I did manage to solve my issue with 8.1, so I'm staying...
    Just curious. What was your issues with 8.1 and how did you solve it?
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 13 May 2014 at 19:13.
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Well, frankly, yesterday I was contemplating going back to 7, but I did manage to solve my issue with 8.1, so I'm staying...
    Just curious. What was your issues with 8.1 and how did you sole it?

    How can I revert back to "pre-update 1"...???
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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    out off all PCs at work and home that was updated to 8.1 update 1 I had 3 problematic PCs. There were errors while installing update on one home laptop and two work PCs. what is strange that there was other PCs with same specs and installed from same image that had no problems.
    Tried various fixes including MS automatic tool and DISM.exe commands, nothing helped.
    After some time found solution that worked for me. it was System restore, I had many bad experiences with system restore it failing or don't solving problem, but this time it solved update 1 problem.
    After getting error while installing update 1, I did system restore to set computer to point before it installed prerequisite updates (that were available from that same patch Tuesday). then reinstalled those updates again and this time it went ok.
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    Belgium
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1 64 bit (updt)


    I am fortunate that I had no problems with the update.
    That being said, I went from XP Pro to 8.1 (new hardware), skipping Vista/Win 7.
    Yesterday I had to "clean & repair" the Win 7 pc of a friend.
    Now I am very glad that I don't need Win 7!
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Well, frankly, yesterday I was contemplating going back to 7, but I did manage to solve my issue with 8.1, so I'm staying...
    Just curious. What was your issues with 8.1 and how did you sole it?

    How can I revert back to "pre-update 1"...???
    Hi there

    Surprised an experienced / seasoned campaigner like you *might* have a problem with reverting to an earlier period. !!!!!

    I'd assume that before doing any upgrades take a BACKUP IMAGE - then simply restore to the period you want.

    If you don't like COMPLETE backups then just say take a FULL backup once a week / once a fortnight and do daily Incremental backups. Then you've got your system image for as many days as you need.

    (To restore to a specific date - restore the last FULL backup and then on top of that restore the incremental backups to the date you need.)

    Some of the Free backup solutions now offer incremental backups - for most people this would mean running a job every night that wouldn't take more than a few minutes after the initial Full backup. Probably TWO full backups a month would be sufficient if you did daily incrementals.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Win8.1 Pro, Desktop Mode


    Yea, I know I should, but I don't really do backups.
    I suffer from terminal slackness...
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