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Windows 8.1 Update 2 to arrive through the Windows Store

  1. #71


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Just like you can tell apart 8.1 vs U1 by the presence of the power button on the Start Screen, this shiny new Windows button will just be some visual marker to tell U2 apart, nothing more. I expect the underlying OS changes were made just to appease those Chinese licenses already purchased...

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  2. #72


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64-Bit

    Jay Malachani


    His idea of the Windows 8 update is very genius. I hope Microsoft considered at least one of his suggestions especially the File Explorer idea, it is genius. Go check it Windows 8 and 8.1 users there. I'm excited for the update btw
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  3. #73


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post
    Lol, they can make it as mandatory as they want. But, will they convince me not to choose "Windows 7" on the multi-boot menu?
    I find this comment both tiresome and rather typical of this forum. It is really a shame. There is far less passive-aggressive on any other forums I look at (dirt-bikes in my case). No-one ever says "BMW is xxx" or "KTM is xxx". Each to their own.

    Too many children allowed are here who don't know how to behave and only say Windows (xxx) is xxxxxxx
    perhaps?
    Well, it's a one product forum, expect a lot of naysayers, some not going to greater depths.
    BTW. I Puch-Puch on the BMW. Also have an old Monet-Goyon bike, being french you should know about it.
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  4. #74


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    The same type of rumors started concerning the Update to Windows 8.0. But they waited until October and released it as a New OS.

    I can't get away from the idea that Microsoft is herding us toward a "Pay as you Go" type system much like they are using for Office 365 and Adobe uses for its software now. I suppose only time will tell.
    8.1 is not a "new OS"...;) My original 8.0 key activates 8.1 without a problem (Using the Technet/MSDN 8.1 .ISO). Also, you can still buy stand-alone versions of Office if you want. 8.1 and beyond is the only update path for 8.0 (I never thought I might one day have to spell out this kind of thing...;))

    The tech press is really "something"...perpetually confused on the simplest of issues, it seems. This *better be* the update that integrates an official start menu into 8. Having paid $40 for the Pro version back in January '13 I can't really complain...but if Microsoft wants to sell a lot more of Win8 before shipping Win 9, the update had better be there!
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  5. #75


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    The same type of rumors started concerning the Update to Windows 8.0. But they waited until October and released it as a New OS.

    I can't get away from the idea that Microsoft is herding us toward a "Pay as you Go" type system much like they are using for Office 365 and Adobe uses for its software now. I suppose only time will tell.
    8.1 is not a "new OS"... My original 8.0 key activates 8.1 without a problem (Using the Technet/MSDN 8.1 .ISO). Also, you can still buy stand-alone versions of Office if you want. (Using the Technet/MSDN 8.1 .ISO.) 8.1 and beyond is the only update path for 8.0 (I never thought I might one day have to spell out this kind of thing...)

    The tech press is really "something"...perpetually confused on the simplest of issues, it seems. This *better be* the update that integrates an official start menu into 8. Having paid $40 for the Pro version back in January '13 I can't really complain...but if Microsoft wants to sell a lot more of Win8 before shipping Win 9, the update had better be there!
    Nope. They're saving the start menu for U3 or later, which is why I will skip U2 entirely! And me too, I really can't complain as I only paid $17 for the upgrade license (limited time offer for new system purchases), but even then, I expected a wholesome OS, not one confusingly mangled together with functionalities every so slowly added back to it!
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  6. #76


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Soon there will be computers out there running.....
    8.0
    8.1
    8.1.1
    8.1.2

    Sounds like a mess for the Geek Squad.
    They are all Win8... Never have I seen so much confusion about updates--it's no different from Win7's updates and service packs, etc. No different from Vista. All that's different is the crazy update numbering scheme Microsoft has chosen for Win8. I mean, it doesn't confuse *me,* but it sure seems to confuse many other people. Making a fuss over prerequisites is the silliest thing yet--nothing has changed from the way it's been done in Vista/7. The *only* difference is that Microsoft is now *telling* people ahead of time about the prerequisites. And of course, Microsoft's silly "we'll give you another month to update to the prerequisites" policy, makes everything sound much more "serious" than it should. Man, that is stupid with a capital "S." In Vista/Win7 fashion, Microsoft should go ahead and just release the updates on schedule and define any "prerequisites" on the day the update is released and not before.
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  7. #77


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sardonicus View Post
    Soon there will be computers out there running.....
    8.0
    8.1
    8.1.1
    8.1.2

    Sounds like a mess for the Geek Squad.
    They are all Win8... Never have I seen so much confusion about updates--it's no different from Win7's updates and service packs, etc. No different from Vista. All that's different is the crazy update numbering scheme Microsoft has chosen for Win8. I mean, it doesn't confuse *me,* but it sure seems to confuse many other people. Making a fuss over prerequisites is the silliest thing yet--nothing has changed from the way it's been done in Vista/7. The *only* difference is that Microsoft is now *telling* people ahead of time about the prerequisites. And of course, Microsoft's silly "we'll give you another month to update to the prerequisites" policy, makes everything sound much more "serious" than it should. Man, that is stupid with a capital "S." In Vista/Win7 fashion, Microsoft should go ahead and just release the updates on schedule and define any "prerequisites" on the day the update is released and not before.
    They should have stuck with the old convention. That means Windows 8 SP3 will soon arrive...
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  8. #78


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post

    Nope. They're saving the start menu for U3 or later, which is why I will skip U2 entirely!
    I hope not. Man, this just gets dumber and dumber...oh, well, I'll just keep using Classic Shell's very nice start menu until Microsoft's OS programmers can learn C++ (or whatever they are using) well enough to code a simple start menu. How utterly embarrassing for Microsoft--to be seen as inept on integrating such a simple gui feature--a feature that amateur programmers have no problem coding for Windows 8 *freeware*...! What happened--did Sinofsky fire everyone capable of coding a start menu??? If so, well, then, I guess Windows 9 will be coded entirely in Visual Basic. Yay...
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  9. #79


    Posts : 94
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post

    Nope. They're saving the start menu for U3 or later, which is why I will skip U2 entirely!
    I hope not. Man, this just gets dumber and dumber...oh, well, I'll just keep using Classic Shell's very nice start menu until Microsoft's OS programmers can learn C++ (or whatever they are using) well enough to code a simple start menu. How utterly embarrassing for Microsoft--to be seen as inept on integrating such a simple gui feature--a feature that amateur programmers have no problem coding for Windows 8 *freeware*...! What happened--did Sinofsky fire everyone capable of coding a start menu??? If so, well, then, I guess Windows 9 will be coded entirely in Visual Basic. Yay...
    I know how you feel, but what's coming in U2 is a shiny new Windows button, happy?
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  10. #80


    Quote Originally Posted by eatup View Post

    They should have stuck with the old convention. That means Windows 8 SP3 will soon arrive...
    Yep, that's pretty much it...But, a "rose by any other name will smell just as.." rancid?...;) I think one of those loony PR people Microsoft decided to pay millions of $ to (in order to create a "hip and smarmy" public image for Microsoft) is responsible. It's definitely another boneheaded PR move, probably because some way-overpaid suit decided that "service pack" has a negative connotation...Microsoft simply needs to be technically excellent--leave the "hip and smarmy" to Apple, please...;) *gag*
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