First look at Windows 8.1

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  1. weasel

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    Was thinking the same..thx for answer you never know these days.tbh i'm not looking really forward to it most people are adapted to win 8 without the start button and now we get it back.Like i said in a previous post i wish users could choose wich updates they want or not before install.
     
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    I installed Windows 8.1 RT for my Surface tablet and I will say that it has been great. I restored back to 8 to try out new firmware update (Via Recovery USB) and I already miss 8.1. Just god awful with the tile sizes, slow and now the apps are crapping itself again. Boy I can't wait for official release of 8.1...
     
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    stupid that it's being held from public release until October.... It's nothing but a service pack.
     
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    MSDN / Technet will have it before then. I'm pretty sure that someone will post it on the torrent sites.
     
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    Where is that from?
     

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    Haven't seen an exact reason stated....just articles saying that MSDN and TechNet subscribers have to wait til Oct 18. MS is basically giving devs the middle finger here....and in the case of some software, users are getting the same treatment.
     
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    ISO Leaked..
     
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    there is alot of devs filing complaints, so they might change there mind....maybe...big maybe


    some even saying if they dont release it through subscribes, that they would go with the leaks.


    microsoft should of know it was going to get leaked because of there actions.

    they just trying to protect there asses from anything being broken.

    but in the long run.by doing what they are doing, its going to hurt worse.

    if some program or driver dont work. person would have to wait till company release update for program or driver to use 8.1, mean while this problem could of been avoided if microsoft released it early on the subscribes.

    are we living in the 90s again?

    actually I was watching ads from microsoft and xp look better then windows 8.
     
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    Hopefully the attitude towards devs will change quickly.... A company focused on "devices and services" can't survive if it keeps both the "devices and services" away from everyone....which is essentially what MS is doing here....
     

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    No. Youll need to use a setup ley and once you have 8.1 installed, you'll need to input your retail key and re-activate it. The upgrade from the Windows store wont need another key. Or so i'm lead to believe.
     
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    It work great with my Windows 8 Pro OEM key I got from Newegg.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm liking 8.1 so far. There seems to be a few compatibility issues with a couple apps I use. But no big deal really. Fixes are included in their next updates. But other than that, it's a solid upgrade over 8.
     
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    found really easy and fast way to install it.

    you need a program that can mount iso files if your not using windows 8

    download this file and extract imagex

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s...n_5aWB3CAGwcRIzhDf_0-Jck1Q&top_level_offset=7


    make sure you have a seperate partition or drive for the windows install and mount the windows iso

    start cmd

    and run the following

    imagex /apply d:\sources\install.wim 1 f:\

    D: would be the iso mounted drive

    F: would be the drive you want to install drive to.

    it will extract the install.wim file to the drive

    and then run

    bcdboot F:\windows

    F: being the drive you extracted the files too.

    and reboot and it should show the added windows install in the boot manager.

    pick the new windows install and it will finish installing devices, it will reboot, select the same choice as before. and then it will ask for the serial and ask for user info and finish completing setup and your done.


    this saves time as you dont have to wait for the setup loading to start before installing.


    setup screen might look different then the cd boot setup screen.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013

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