Windows 8.1 Update 1 reportedly set for March 11 release

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    37,375
    Likes Received:
    6,393
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
  2. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,856
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    GPU:
    .
    My virtual machine is ready!

    Look at this one from Verge too.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014
  3. WaroDaBeast

    WaroDaBeast Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Gigabyte HD7950
    That missing shutdown button was one of the things that I found annoying when I tried Windows 8. A friend of mine, for whom I bought a laptop, found it impractical not to have such a button on the "home" screen.

    I really don't know what M$ is thinking with their latest OS. The whole thing smells of "too little, too late" to me.
     
  4. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    469
    GPU:
    EVGA 1070Ti Black
    Has then been option to completely disable metro and or not install it yet? and working startmenu like win 7? that dont require me to go 3rd party to fix? if not MS can go scratch still
     

  5. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,856
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    GPU:
    .
    Windows 9 or win8.1 update 2.
     
  6. kenzt

    kenzt Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    RX 480 NITRO+ OC
    I use Start8 from Stardock(5$). It's good, it removes all charm bars, logins automatically to desktop. windows 7 start menu, disables windows 8 hotspots on screen and you can customize it.
     
  7. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,478
    Likes Received:
    1,522
    GPU:
    GTX980 SLI
    StartIsBack: $2.99

    Can do all the above too, and IMO feels much more part of 8.1 than other 3rd party replacements
     
  8. Cyberdyne

    Cyberdyne Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,400
    Likes Received:
    189
    GPU:
    2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
    Classic Shell: Free

    Can do all that and more.
     
  9. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,423
    Likes Received:
    94
    GPU:
    GTX Titan Sli
    I just don't like when you need a 3rd party solution to fix a fundamental OS issue. The burden is also not on Microsoft in case an update breaks compatibility.

    I like the improvements under the hood in Windows 8.x but I really do hope we'll get the option to avoid Metro completely. I also dislike how Microsoft hid the option to choose a local account.
     
  10. seaplane pilot

    seaplane pilot Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    2080Ti Strix
    Threshhold? More like stranglehold.
     

  11. seaplane pilot

    seaplane pilot Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    2
    GPU:
    2080Ti Strix
    Install with the ethernet cable unplugged so you do not have to sign in with an email address.
     
  12. mmicrosysm

    mmicrosysm Master Guru

    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Cirrus Logic GD5430 1Meg
    I tried both and have to say Start8 does not look or feel like I'm using a 3rd party app. Sometimes I forget I'm even using Windows 8.

    Yep and if it is a Laptop do not enable the Wifi until your logged in.
     
  13. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Sapphire VaporX 290
    Why would ne1 pay 2.99 for startmenu when classicshell is free and better! Oh ya I know why um better not say. I will only upgrade from windows 7 as my game os when I microsoft forces me to use a dx d3d that they will not support in windows 7. As for everything else I use a computer for I use linux. Anyways about update um oh ya bore bore bore more junk for the ignorant masses.
     
  14. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,092
    Likes Received:
    469
    GPU:
    EVGA 1070Ti Black
    did we all miss the part where I said I dont want to resort to 3rd party stuff for this? guess it wait and see
     
  15. gapson

    gapson New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    Radeon HD7870

    Use Start Menu 8 and it is free!
     

  16. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,856
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    GPU:
    .
    Lol nobody read Tsunami's post ... ??
     
  17. oOEvil1Oo

    oOEvil1Oo Active Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    2x 770 MSI Lightning
    I was not a fan of using the 3rd party stuff either. I waited till BF4 released then just nutted up and put the dreaded OS on my PC. I have no real regrets, the performance gain was worth it and I also use classic shell. I guess if you are dead set on waiting for the actual return of the start menu, that's your call.
     
  18. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,856
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    GPU:
    .
    BF4 works fine now on Win7 with the latest patch and the 334 driver. I'm glad I stuck with it.
     
  19. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    4,029
    Likes Received:
    33
    GPU:
    EVGA RTX 2070
    oh a day early birthday present.



    but maybe they should change the release date seeing it the anniversary of the japan earthquake.

    bad enough I was having some thoughts about how to cause an earth quake and then that happens......bad mood that day.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2014
  20. Terradorvite

    Terradorvite Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 1080
    I really hope this service pack has a bunch of fixes for my old games, I could dual boot but preferred with a single OS. I will NOT give up Red Alert2 and Yuris Revenge.
     

Share This Page