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Move from Windows 8 to 8.1 NOW!!!

  1. #51



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    On your point 6
    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
    I can definitely understand this. I like testing different Linux distros (setting up things is fun) and with the Windows 10 preview I had to try different install scenarios and drivers and have become quite adept and fast at installing the OS, drivers, and software. It's a lot more fun and educational to me than playing games and stuff.

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  2. #52


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    Windows 8


    Please I denied users to have access to drive c. Now I cannot access the drive and all folders in the drive. What is the way ou without formatting it?
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  3. #53


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by zee31 View Post
    Please I denied users to have access to drive c. Now I cannot access the drive and all folders in the drive. What is the way ou without formatting it?

    Please start a new thread on your subject.
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  4. #54


    Posts : 53
    Windows 7/8


    I wonder how the Windows 10 upgrade will go because of this. I'm on the Insider Program and the most recent build works on my machine. However, it is very plain jane in regards to all ASUS parts, custom built. I can see many an HP, Dell etc. with specialized drivers having an interesting time of it. I would say if you are on 8.1 that 10 will work fine. If you are on 7, which I was, you are rolling the dice. If you are stuck on 8 because 8.1 didn't work, I would make a disk image before going to 10.
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  5. #55


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Sooooo, my machine came with Windows 8, I purchased Pro with Media Center. Then after being harassed with stupid update Now screens I updated to Windows 8.1. I also have purchased several 8.1 Store apps

    BUT

    if I need to re-install in the future, normally i would do a factory reset, do my 8 Pro upgrade with the key and add Media Center, then I would do my Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    So, I can no longer upgrade in the future to 8.1, unless I purchase yet another upgrade>
    Am I understanding this correctly? If yes, I am either stuck having to purchase the 8.1 upgrade pack, or simply throw any of my Windows 8.1 apps out the door, this is totally not cool.

    And some wonder why I have come to distrust and dislike Microsoft so much.
    I can see Class Action suits filed on this.
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  6. #56


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    Sooooo, my machine came with Windows 8, I purchased Pro with Media Center. Then after being harassed with stupid update Now screens I updated to Windows 8.1. I also have purchased several 8.1 Store apps

    BUT

    if I need to re-install in the future, normally i would do a factory reset, do my 8 Pro upgrade with the key and add Media Center, then I would do my Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    So, I can no longer upgrade in the future to 8.1, unless I purchase yet another upgrade>
    Am I understanding this correctly? If yes, I am either stuck having to purchase the 8.1 upgrade pack, or simply throw any of my Windows 8.1 apps out the door, this is totally not cool.

    And some wonder why I have come to distrust and dislike Microsoft so much.
    I can see Class Action suits filed on this.
    No, you can download install media from here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help that will let you install Windows 8.1 with Windows 8.0 keys. It will also activate with the Windows 8.0 keys. You'll still have to install 8.1 Pro and use add features to add Media Center, but you can skip having to install 8.0 and upgrading to 8.1.
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  7. #57


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RBS View Post
    Sooooo, my machine came with Windows 8, I purchased Pro with Media Center. Then after being harassed with stupid update Now screens I updated to Windows 8.1. I also have purchased several 8.1 Store apps

    BUT

    if I need to re-install in the future, normally i would do a factory reset, do my 8 Pro upgrade with the key and add Media Center, then I would do my Windows 8.1 upgrade.

    So, I can no longer upgrade in the future to 8.1, unless I purchase yet another upgrade>
    Am I understanding this correctly? If yes, I am either stuck having to purchase the 8.1 upgrade pack, or simply throw any of my Windows 8.1 apps out the door, this is totally not cool.

    And some wonder why I have come to distrust and dislike Microsoft so much.
    I can see Class Action suits filed on this.

    No, you can download install media from here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help that will let you install Windows 8.1 with Windows 8.0 keys. It will also activate with the Windows 8.0 keys. You'll still have to install 8.1 Pro and use add features to add Media Center, but you can skip having to install 8.0 and upgrading to 8.1.
    I don't understand, I already would have 8.0 Pro and Media Center installed why would I want to overwrite that with 8.1 that is just plain foolish. So I would still have to buy 8.1 Pro to install that? is that what you are telling me?
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  8. #58


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    I don't understand anything you've said so far so I guess were even. So your PC came with Windows 8, then you bought the Pro Pack. Then you upgraded to 8.1. Then you asked what if I have to reinstall. There are two ways to do that.
    1, Factory Reset to Windows 8, enter your Pro pack keys, upgrade to 8.1. Doesn't cost you anything, don't have any idea why you thought you had to buy 8.1 again?
    2. Go to the download I linked to and download Windows 8.1 install media, its free by the way. Then install 8.1, it will use your Windows 8.0 OEM key automatically. Then enter your pro pack keys to get Pro and media center. You may even be able to download 8.1 Pro and install it with your Pro Pack key and save doing one of the upgrades. Still all free.

    You don't have to buy 8.1 Pro again just because Windows 8.0 reached end of support.
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  9. #59


    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I don't understand anything you've said so far so I guess were even. So your PC came with Windows 8, then you bought the Pro Pack. Then you upgraded to 8.1. Then you asked what if I have to reinstall. There are two ways to do that.
    1, Factory Reset to Windows 8, enter your Pro pack keys, upgrade to 8.1. Doesn't cost you anything, don't have any idea why you thought you had to buy 8.1 again?
    2. Go to the download I linked to and download Windows 8.1 install media, its free by the way. Then install 8.1, it will use your Windows 8.0 OEM key automatically. Then enter your pro pack keys to get Pro and media center. You may even be able to download 8.1 Pro and install it with your Pro Pack key and save doing one of the upgrades. Still all free.

    You don't have to buy 8.1 Pro again just because Windows 8.0 reached end of support.
    Okay, for some reason I got the wrong idea here.

    I was thinking that they were not going to allow the free upgrade to Windows 8.1/8.1 Pro any longer. I don't know where I got that idea from. After re-reading the article, again, I believe all they are saying is that support is no longer provided. Stupid me, I still have no clue how or why I thought that. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for helping me put my brain back in my head.

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  10. #60


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Hey, no problem, stuff like that happens to all of use at some point. I ditched my factory Windows 8.0 OEM installs long ago. I just clean install Windows 8.1 when need be. I go right to Pro with my MSDN key then add Media Center.
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