Microsoft Windows 8.1 Is Now Available

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  1. PantherX

    PantherX Folding@Home Team Leader Staff Member

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    Microsoft on Thursday announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, a feature-rich update to its popular Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with th...

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Is Now Available
     
  2. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Already updated and working fine :)
     
  3. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    Downloading.....incredibly slow, as expected.
     
  4. JulesCools

    JulesCools Banned

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    Nice to see that it can start up in desktop mode. Oh wait, my copy of Windows 7 started up in desktop mode 5 years ago. OMG It has Bing Smart Search and Food and Drink APP!!! WHOAAA
     
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  5. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Lol yeah, same old Windows 8 with stuff that should've been there. I have it installed in vmware player since RTM and it is good with start8. I only had to download some 230MB update and two other smaller updates.
     
  6. AndreasGuido

    AndreasGuido Ancient Guru

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    so annoyed i didnt get win8 when it was on offer for something like £25 a while back :(
     
  7. Fyew-jit-tiv

    Fyew-jit-tiv Master Guru

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    Don't worry dude. They will do the same with win9. ;-)
     
  8. Baldassano

    Baldassano Member Guru

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    Isn't saying "Microsoft's Popular Operating System" a misnomer? More like "Microsoft's Shove it down your throat to like it" Operating System, which is why Toshiba came out yesterday and said 99% of their PC's are still sold with the BETTER Win7.
     
  9. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    Haha .. common, yes. Popular? Hell no :p
     
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    Lol at the haters
     

  11. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    It took me 10mins to download on my laptop at work, 5 minutes on my desktop at home... Both systems were up and running in less than 30minutes.

    Another Win8 thread ruined by those that have no reason to be posting in it, other than to increase their post count.....typical....
     
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    corsair link wont work on 8.1 :(( damnm it
     
  13. Alexraptor

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    Installed 8.1 upgrade, Setting menu pretty much crashed becoming inaccessible until I rebooted.
    Leaves a fantastic first impression.

    So glad I haven't defiled my gaming rig with this crap.

    And still no Aero Glass, gotta love how Microsoft feel its their place to tell us how to utilize our system resources and strip out features they deem excessive, rather than leaving it as a "choice".

    And thats utlimately what the failure of Windows 8 comes down to.
    Freedom of choice being removed.
     
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    Had graphics driver issues, had to force the OS to uninstall the drivers, it went into an infinite boot loop, took an hour to solve >.>"

    deltatux
     
  15. KissSh0t

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    Where can I download Windows 8.1 Upgrade?

    I say this from Windows 7... I have windows 8... but it is not installed.
     

  16. Titan29

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    Where can I get the official iso for the 8.1 Pro 64bit?

    I have 8 Pro currently but would like to have an iso burned on a flash drive for clean install.
     
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    dont think you can m8 you have to update

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/buy
     
  18. KissSh0t

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    They don't make it easy do they...

    I clicked the Upgrade Now button which then takes me to a page telling me.

    Windows 8.1 is coming soon

    And that I can Download Windows 8

    I have Windows 8 but do not have it installed... I just want the ISO so I have it.

    xD

    Ohh well..
     
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    I'm having no issues with the update. My second rig runs w8 pro mc and it seems to take long than standard but I expected that.
     
  20. BarryB

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    Got my ISO from TechNet, the servers there are full speed, downloading from our VLSC links where disgraceful, 122 hours FFS?
     

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