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How to stop windows 8.1 upgrade prompt

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ste2425, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Oh, yeah, they might have been using the update media instead of updating from the store? Otherwise I'm not sure why everything would get wiped, I just know it isn't supposed to. Obviously, just like with any SP install, backup before you do it.:)
     
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    Actually now that you mention it I used the upgrade media. My customers Pc used the store.
     
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    There you go. Like the article says, upgrade media=wipe and store upgrade=keep everything.

    I thought you said you could read white pages.:D Just bustin' your chops.
     
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    nobody reads the white papers before they do stuff only after. Or else I wouldnt be considered an early adopter id be an educated consumer jesus dude the years of TPU have not been kind to you.
     
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    I was just bustin' your chops man, I don't read that crap before I do things either, only once things go wrong. Sorry if it came off wrong.:toast:
     
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    me and you did not become seasoned vets with weight by reading white papers after a product launch we did it with experience.
     
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    You got it, if you want to learn to swim just jump right in the water.:toast:
     
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    I didn't expect such debate. I thought it'd be as simple as yes or no. Thanks for the link to disable it ill have a look through when not at work.

    The upgrade media I think was the issue all the work machines had.

    Ill read through the links and find out if my win8 was an upgrade or not, cannot remember now and I got it through dreamspark so only have a rwdvd.

    If it was an upgrade then ill stick with 8.
     
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    It doesn't matter what your original Windows 8 media was(I believe they were all Upgrades actually), what matters is how you install the Windows 8.1 Upgrade.

    If you use the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Media then it wipes everything. If you get the Windows 8.1 Update through the store then it keeps all your programs, settings, and files.

    Think of the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Media as the same thing as the Windows 7 w/SP1 DVDs. If you install from one of those DVDs it re-installs the whole OS, but if you just install SP1 through automatic updates then it keeps everything and just installs the service pack.
     
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    Did you origianlly update to W8 from W7 or was it a fresh W8 install? Mine did that too (not a show stopper since I have my data on another drive) but I upgraded from W7 Ultimate to W8 so that might have been a factor.
     
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    They come in threesomes. Everything you say is wrong.

    EDIT: Seriously though, at least in the olden days of Windows Pre-8 we did backups in case of screwups. I'm pretty sure the SP installer for Windows 7 said something about backups. Backups and disk images.
     
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    My upgrade didn't go smoothly! It broke all of the permissions for my user accounts including administrator. I lost files to permissions and had to do a full format and reinstall with a 8.1 disc. That is just my experience with this crappy upgrade they put out. I even have a co worker experience the same thing with his lenovo laptop and he ended up having to call lenovo to get a restore disc after windows tried to "upgrade"
     
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    Yes....I also heard there's an extended Disk Cleanup for Win 8.1 as well
     

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