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Move from Windows 8 to 8.1 NOW!!!

  1. #41


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    If your reinstalling that often why not just clean install 8.1 then?

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  2. #42


    Posts : 73
    w7 pro - ( Server 2012 build 9200 ) - Server 2016 - Mint 18.2


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you're reinstalling that often why not just clean install 8.1 then?
    I am totally alone in NOT liking what user feedback has done to 8.
    8.1 is bad.
    8.1.1 is worse.
    10 is awful.
    All changed by whiners, complaints, and user feedback. The sheeple have spoken.

    But that's another story / topic.
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  3. #43


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    What can I say, I didn't like Windows 8.0 at all. What they did in 8.1 changed that for me. Now it's my primary OS. If a lot of people are complaining about something that's usually a sign that its something that needs to be improved or changed. Anyway, if you like 8.0 more power too you.
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  4. #44


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by nt62 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If you're reinstalling that often why not just clean install 8.1 then?
    I am totally alone in NOT liking what user feedback has done to 8.
    8.1 is bad.
    8.1.1 is worse.
    10 is awful.
    All changed by whiners, complaints, and user feedback. The sheeple have spoken.

    But that's another story / topic.
    Well that's an odd perspective. I'd understand Windows 7 but not Windows 8.0. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but you seem to take on a rather significant amount of work and risk just to avoid adapting to some minor changes. How the hell did you switch to Windows 8 in the first place?
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  5. #45


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    Quote Originally Posted by nt62 View Post
    Microsoft cannot FORCE anyone to move to 8.1.
    I will NOT be upgrading anything.
    ... been using 8.0 since its release.
    On this system, build 9200 (8.0) works beautifully. Totally awesome. Totally rock solid.
    Let's do this again in 2024.

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    If it's so rock solid why are you reinstalling every three weeks?
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  6. #46


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    ... but you seem to take on a rather significant amount of work and risk just to avoid adapting to some minor changes. How ... did you switch to Windows 8 in the first place?
    What work? What risk? Adapt to what I don't want?

    Well at RTM, MS had offers of 8 pro for $14.99 US. I almost don't remember.
    I do remember paying $14.99 for 8 pro.
    One laptop I have got a free upgrade from Windows 7.

    But anyway, I always specify build 9200 because I use server 2012 not retail 8 pro.
    (both use the same kernel - nt62)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2012

    I never liked all the junk MS was driving at.
    ... was given a free copy of server and basically use that all the time.
    No phone stuff, No sync, No live tiles, No uninstallable apps, No Microsoft Accounts

    Click image for larger version

    I just want the metro tiling system as a launcher... Don't need groups.
    Very much prefer immersion not windowing.

    If you view the server start screen on Wikipedia,
    it's just plain clean and basically launches desktop programs only.

    I have learned how to use it differently as well.
    It has features not available in retail systems.

    Also, as builds went up, server 2012 R2 had a change
    in build 9600 which removed some of the features in 9200. (Don't like R2)

    There is no work for me here. Watching all the mania about builds at tenforums,
    I would ask, what are they going to do when 10 remains 10 for years ?
    Looking and getting excited about the next updates?

    What risk? There is no risk in what I do here.
    Being afraid to use Windows because one does not have the updates is computer comedy.

    a rather significant amount of work
    It's a hobby. I am not at the office working. I am old and retired at home.
    Last edited by nt62; 27 Jun 2015 at 20:05.
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  7. #47


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    w7 pro - ( Server 2012 build 9200 ) - Server 2016 - Mint 18.2


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    If it's so rock solid why are you reinstalling every three weeks?
    That's not in stone. Perhaps 3 weeks to 3 months would be a better average length of time.
    Reference to 3 weeks should indicate that it is easy to do.
    Ten minutes from USB boot to start screen is a cup of coffee.

    It's just something to do in between
    grocery shopping, visits to my bank, auto repair shop,
    pet store, running Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or cutting grass.

    I like to go thru the motions occasionally. ... do not have much installed.

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    ... sympathies to those that install 50 to 100 programs and 20 games +
    OR create tons of links to MUSIC multimedia
    Last edited by nt62; 27 Jun 2015 at 20:43.
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  8. #48


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    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    ...Well that's an odd perspective. I'd understand Windows 7 but not Windows 8.0.
    Why? Windows 8 is an improvement on 7. The only difference is the UI and customization options that were removed. One could say the same thing about 10. That 10 is an improvement on 8.x.

    ok, fine, but the UI of 10 is from my perspective - retro - and a hybrid of 8 metro.

    Of course there are improvements and added features in 10,
    but if a list is made, say 15 improvements in 10 vs 8, 13 of them I don't need or want.

    Bollocks on the 10 menu. I dislike desktop menus.

    an odd perspective
    Of course, as well, it is amusing how so many tirades occurred to define metro tiles as kiddy land.
    And now of course in 10, the kiddy tiles are still there and not a peep from any fans.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    That just raises more questions.

    Why are you using the Server version if you claimed to have upgrade keys for 8? They're not the same OS.

    What are the changes in Server R2 that you do not like?

    Why not just use a launcher replacement to make it work the way you like? You already have Stardock.

    Why do you do a full install when you could simply set up an image?

    Is your computer actually legitimately activated or do you simply reinstall before it starts to complain?
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  10. #50


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    1) Like explained, I don't care for the MS ecosystem.
    2) I have a key for 8 yes, and have used it. In fact I have backups of backups on USB sticks of the 8 pro iso
    3) They use the same kernel and are quite the same.
    The difference is in the underlying features - capabilities.

    4) R2 is a clone of 8.1 (build 9600 kernel NT 6.3)
    - don't like 8.1 - one feature of 8.1 that is nice is "show desktop on start" - (not available in R2)

    5) Have been using desktop launchers for years - they are great
    - the metro tile launcher is better - No desktop clutter.

    6) As stated, I like to go thru the motions - it's a hobby - not unlike the hysteria over fast ring builds
    - I have a dozen images made up, it requires no effort to restore - I like a challenge
    Also as previously stated, 10 minutes from USB boot to start screen is easy

    7) Yes, legit activation.

    Not expressing that anyone else should be interested in what I like.

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