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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Is Now Available

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. rtwjunkie

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    what do you mean by "non legacy equipment"?
     
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    Yeah, you can get rid of windows.old.
     
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    Delete Linux.

    Do it, You won't.
     
  4. Easy Rhino

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    hi, this thread is about windows 8.1, not linux. please stay on topic.
     
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    :roll:

    Anyway I'm pretty sure there are no windows.* files anywhere. Not on my computer anyway. :laugh:

    EDIT: Nope, just searched my C drive. Nothing. I think it's safe to go ahead.
     
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    I'm gonna wait this one out since this system needs a solid OS for my testing and stuff... too much stuff to reconfig if stuff mucks up.
     
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    i would never ever delete Windows.old without a DEEP check. Stupid 3rd party software developers like to save stuff in the weirdest places.... Of course if you only play games, who cares! :p
     
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    :mad::banghead: i had to do a win7 first, win8 upgrade, so ive only just got rid of 1 windows.old

    the new start menu is amazing, i hated that metro nonsense but now i have a start button its all alright ,,, welll except thats sarcasm(noted for some) and the damn paint icon isnt in start nor is wordpad notepad ,all those things I have to ass about to use,, nice.
     
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    Just tested for the first time in my life Xbox Music. It is the stupidest thing I ever seen. Before playing my own music on my hdd, it shows me a propaganda (publicity) spot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We do not deserve this bullsh1t. Totally and irreversibly smelling like iTunes (which I NEVER have had to smell, btw... But I got imagination)
     
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    I downloaded it from app store - 3.65 GB, but when I tried to install, it says: Your PC ran into an error, reverting back to the previous windows version....I guess I will have to make a fresh install. Pff....I was going to anyway.
     
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    I can't stand UAC, so yes, it's off, but turning it on wasn't what fixed it. (See below)
    Thanks though!

    My issue appears to have been fixed by installing a few updates over in Windows Update and rebooting. I can't say for sure if it was the updates themselves or just rebooting, but after the reboot, the Windows 8.1 update appeared under a new "Update Windows" category and appeared as soon as the app was opened.
     
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    Ok I deleted windows.old and now after reboot I cannot ping or remote into in... I figured some stupid shit would happen to me
     
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    Window 8.1 sucks

    Window 8.1 sucks!!!its big stepback from Window Vista/Window 7...Microsofts Software Clown are going backwords!!!!What a stupid looking interface!!!I will never ever upgrade to Window 8 and thinking about Apple!!!!!!!!!!!!:mad:
     
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    I think you forgot some of these !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Windows 8.1 took so many steps back it wound up back where it started. ;)
     
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    LOL this guy knows.
     
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    I still need someone to explain me in basic English why SP 8.1 is better than Win 8.0 vanilla, or even better, Win 7.
     
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    Xbox Music is OK, definitely not great. Can't say that I ever had any ads played if I was listening to music from my hard drive though. Are you sure you weren't streaming the song? (A little wifi icon appears next to the song if you are). IMHO Microsoft should have kept the Zune software and modified it for touch, it was far superior at music management compared to Xbox Music.

    That would have been my next suggestion. :laugh: Be sure to check for updates after 8.1 is installed, there should be about 3 updates for it.
     
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    I don't even know but since I am a sheep I decided to install.
     
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    Well as a long time user of 8

    The metro settings menu is now a full settings menu

    Apps actually work properly across multiple monitors, and two can run at a time without messing with the other

    And i now have 3 buttons for the start menu, because apparently the pop up one, and charms at the right side, wasn't good enough
     
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    It can open Iso files by it self. And you have more options to make it more like a start menu. It runs more stable, and starts up faster. support for directx 11.2
     
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    Change isn't so bad

    Advantages of Windows 8.1:
    More color options
    Desktop wallpaper on start screen provides more uniform experience
    Boot to desktop
    Easy access to "All Apps" section of start screen
    Start (ish) button with easy right click access to shutdown/reboot/etc
    Cleaner install (freed up 6gb from my 8.0) install

    Advantages of Window 8 over 7 (in general)
    Direct X 11.1
    Snappier navigation (hard to measure, easy to see)
    Up One Level button in File Explorer
    Improved Task Manager
    Faster Boot

    Now granted, yes, Windows 8 (and 8.1 for that matter) could still use a little tweaking. The hot corners are not the most intuitive thing ever, and the start screen is a not so big departure from the start menu, but all in all Win 8(.1) has lots of really nice touches. The UI is clean, snappy, lightweight. The boot speed is a good deal better than Win 7. I've been on Win 8 since they released it through MSDN and I don't plan on going back. Change isn't so bad.
     
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    and don't forget:

    better task manager UI in general, and speedier file transfers. really a good operating system when you get away from Metro UI (for those that don't like that part).
     
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