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  1. Drone

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    Another third party app to revive Start Menu in 8/8.1

    StartW8
     
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    Took the plunge and installed Windows 8.1 on my main desktop and its mehh
     
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    i just installed Windows 8.1 Professional x64 and activated it with my Windows 8 Professional Upgrade key today on my Gaming rig / main computer with Classicshell and disabled all metro and using a local account i don't need all that fancy things :roll:
     
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    This is why you disconnect all drives and devices before you install an OS. Only one hd, keyboard and mouse. That's it.
     
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    I'm not on the list
     
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    Yeah, thats what I was getting at when I said "I suppose I should have disconnected all other drives before updating to 8.1"

    Right now I am just manually backing up my (2) important folders, but do you have any ideas on how I can go about fixing it?
     
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    Back up your drives manually and delete all partitions. Format and install.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Not a huge deal but ran into my first disappointment with 8 compared to 7. Have an old HP Deskjet 6940 on the network and Windows 7 just installed a driver for me whereas now I have to select from list and based on description not even sure was exact right one and many less customization options now too. Ah well I rarely print...and there was a Metro app base installed to open this PDF! :)
     
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    IIRC, printing and drivers changes a lot in 8 versus 7 and earlier. Mode 4 drivers (kinda like how the WMI layer was supposed to be years back) and new drivers are less common with older hardware.
     
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  10. Dos101

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    Updated.
     
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    As expected minor update to Windows 8.1 is coming in April, and major update called Threshold in 2015.

    Here's leaked screenshot of Update 1

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    So I got 8.0 for Christmas (still on Preview right now)...should I just do 8.1 upgrade after install or burn or whole new 8.1 ISO or what?
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    When I did the upgrade, I gained about 20 GB of HDD space(so whatever it is they do when upgrading seems pretty damn legit). Might as well do it that way, since getting the 8 key to activate 8.1 is a hassle.
     
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    Got an XPS 13 from my job as a work computer and it came with Windows 8.1. So i figure why not. Ill join the club. lol
     
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    Another leaked screenshot. Now new updated IE11

    [​IMG]
     
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    omg, flat and really thin flat
     
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    thanks. gunna test W8 on one of my numerous spare PC's, that'll be handy
     
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    Thanks! That'd be good for my laptop I'm gonna buy next month/
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I'm using start is back.
     
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    Done, and welcome!

    I'm really anxious for Build this year, I guess we'll be getting a lot more info on Microsoft's vision for Windows http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-s...d-plans-at-build-2014-show-report-7000025047/
     
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    Can I join? 8.1 on my secondary rig in signature.
     
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    Add me =)
     
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    Ok. Get from Windows Update like a Service Pack?
     

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