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Forced Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

  1. #41


    I am sure Microsoft loves dumb sheeps in the lala land..
    Go wherever the wind blows...
    I went back to Win 7 and to apple since win 8 and 8.1 are the worst pieces of sh-it ever since Vista!
    Have'nt met any one that likes it yet...well except you...$$$$




    Quote Originally Posted by [COLOR=#3E3E3E
    Windows 8 is a personal choice. I cannot honestly say it's "good" or "bad". It all depends upon what you like. It's fast and stable and that's good for everybody. Whether you like or dislike the new interface is going to be a personal matter. I won't be surprised that some like it and others hate it...and that's totally fine by me.[/COLOR]

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  2. #42


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Once you get used to it, I think your opinion of it will change.
    For better or worse.
    Sounds like getting married.
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  3. #43


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    You guys are ridiculous. Windows 8.1 is amazing. I had absolutely NO problems upgrading from 8 to 8.1. Anyway, you guys sound like the people who were hesitant to upgrade to windows 8. Now look at those people. They love it. You must have some ridiculous hardware to be having driver problems. So just upgrade. Don't be like the windows 8 haters.
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  4. #44


    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    I agree David. For me I saw it and fell in love INSTANTLY. No complaints since. Other people are all like "WINDOWS 8 IS SH*T" "YOU SUCK MICROSOFT". They are the people who take change slowly. I just wish they could get used to change.
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  5. #45


    Took me a month or so and the upgrade to 8.1 before I decided it was a good OS. I don't use any of the Modern stuff but as a basic, Desktop[ oriented OS it's excellent with the addition of Classic Shell or Start8. Stable and fast.

    I miss AERO but not as much as I thought I would.
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    I'm after getting the blue banner that only let me select a time for my laptop to finish installing and updating to Windows 8.1.
    I do not want Windows 8.1 and I would like to select which updates are downloaded and installed on my laptop, BUT in the Windows Update Settings, I cannot select a different option from the drop-down list for automatic updating. It's shaded in grey as if it's restricted even though I'm the administrator.

    Any help would be really appreciated!

    Oh and I had to select "4 hours" for the time I want my laptop to update to 8.1. I was hoping I could find a way around it in that time.

    Also, when I try to uninstall an update by right-clicking it, the only options it presents me is to view or copy the details of the update. Frustrating.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 87
    Win 8 and Linux (MINT)


    It sounds like a managed system to me as in a company asset and it is using some patching management software like "Windows Server Update Services" or one of the plenty full 3rd party management suites

    Is this your personal computer, some sort of company asset, or a system setup for you by someone else?

    If it is yours need to log on to the system as an administrator.
    If it is some sort of company asset, you need to contact the company and be given the account to log on as a administrator.
    If it is a system setup for you by someone else contact that person for the administrator account.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by majulook View Post
    Is this your personal computer, some sort of company asset, or a system setup for you by someone else?

    If it is yours need to log on to the system as an administrator.
    If it is some sort of company asset, you need to contact the company and be given the account to log on as a administrator.
    If it is a system setup for you by someone else contact that person for the administrator account.

    It's my personal computer and I am logged in as Administrator. Is there anything else that could prevent me for selecting a different option?
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  9. #49


    Posts : 87
    Win 8 and Linux (MINT)


    It sounds like a managed system to me as in a company asset and it is using some patching management software like "Windows Server Update Services" or one of the plenty full 3rd party management suites.

    Since you selected 4 hourss which reminds me of a WSUS
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  10. #50


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by karstenes View Post
    You guys are ridiculous. Windows 8.1 is amazing. I had absolutely NO problems upgrading from 8 to 8.1. Anyway, you guys sound like the people who were hesitant to upgrade to windows 8. Now look at those people. They love it. You must have some ridiculous hardware to be having driver problems. So just upgrade. Don't be like the windows 8 haters.
    Windows 8.1 lacks basic compatibility with off-the-shelf hardware, e.g.

    [UNSOLVED] Asus Taichi back screen (lid) not working - Microsoft Community

    I understand that to an extent these are the hardware vendor's problems to solve, and Microsoft does need to progress their update program in spite of this. Nonetheless, pushing out forced updates to users when there are known issues is massively inconsiderate. Most of the people owning this hardware are not tech-savvy, and forcing them to install a product that is known to cause significant problems is costing them large amounts of money to get the issues fixed.

    This seems like basic common sense to me. Your blind cheerleading, and that of others in this thread, is frankly embarrassing.

    If people want to stop the update, just accept that there are good reasons why they may want to do so and give them the information they need. This is a support forum, after all.
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