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    well im installed and running 8.1 'fine' now.


    only oddity is that when i do the 5.1 sound test in windows, all my sounds come from my front left and fromt right speakers. sub and center work, so thats an odd one.

    cant find new drivers since the auzentech website seems offline.
     
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    hmm i get this "This Domain Has Expired, To Renew Please Contact Your Provider."

    you don't got your Windows 8 driver laying around or if it's a Windows 7 try it out sometimes they work.
     
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    seems they've gone out of business. their facebook page has been dead for a year. trying a generic Cmedia driver, the windows 7 auzentech driver works - but all the audio comes out the front speakers.


    oh how can i make win 8 not require a click or keypress to 'slide' away and reveal my password screen? that thing annoys me.
     
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    http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-eliminate-the-win8-lock-screen
     
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    Some info on W8.1 update 1 and screens:

    Taskbar shortcuts for modern apps

    [​IMG]

    Right-click menus for Metro apps

    [​IMG]

    Easier access to search and shutdown

    [​IMG]

    Update 1 will add a shutdown button to the Start screen, along with a button for a system-wide Bing search.

    And more:


     
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    ONE OF THE CRAZIEST MOMENTS IN COMPUTER-LIFE

    I use Win 8.1. plus Office 2013, and have bought several language packs for spell checking etc .

    Ok. But I do not and have never switched the O.S. system language, and have never used the language icon in the taskbar (in fact I always disable it after OS installation).

    Well... one day last week my whole Windows environment was in another language. Weird. I left it that way to discover how some options and events are named, and was going to change it back after some days or a week.

    Hell, you know what? This morning it was again changed back to the previous language!!!!! I didn't do it!!!!!

    :wtf:
     
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    The hackers couldn't read it in your original language :D
     
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    More news: W 8.1 update 1 will boot to desktop by default and it'll have xxl desktop scaling up to 500%

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, that is necessary!
     
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    oh god no. its going to default to that on me for every OS install, i know it.
     
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    Here's another leaked Windows Features screenshot of W8.1 Update 1 Build: 6.3.9600.16606.140126-2042. It seems that they've ditched Active Directory Lightweight Services and Hyper-V. Can't say that I'll miss them.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Win8.1 9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237
    Has leaked.
     
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    It's an early leak not the latest one. I wouldn't bother, plus final arrives just 3 weeks from now.


    Here's new video

     
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    You have any idea how we get the update? Will it just come through the Store, or Windows Update like last time?
     
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    It will be a usual Tuesday patch update which you get every month. So yup through Windows update. But there will be an iso too for those who want clean install, however l'm not sure if it'll be public.
     
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    So it won't let me activate my clean install of 8.0 with my upgrade key…specific error that such is not allowed. What can I do? If people are switching out their keys to be able to use 8.1 ISOs and what not I figure this has got to be possible.

    Edit: Found a reg change to make. My Google-fu was failing me last night I guess.
     
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    i linked a how-to earlier, good to see you figured it out yourself.
     
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    Well I am not trying to activate an 8.1 install with 8.0 key rather an 8.0 clean install with an upgrade key (which wants an older version of Windows already installed). I need to find a reg key and change it's Boolean value then try to activate again apparently.
     
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    Some news, statistics, links and rumors:

    Tami Reller of Microsoft today revealed at a Goldman Sachs technology conference that Windows 8 license sales have now crossed the 200 million milestone.

    Latest win 8.1 update 1 build is 9600.17025 and there's also IE11 with Enterprise mode for Windows 7 and 8/8.1.

    And some say that there will be Windows 9 dev preview in March, beta in May, RC in September, RTM in December.
     
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    Since I ran windows updates a few days back, Skydrive has been starting up at login. Since I couldn't find anywhere to disable it from running at startup I created a scheduled task at login to kill the skydrive process. This worked fine until Skydrive wanted to sync and started it back up.

    Here is the solution for those of you who don't want Skydrive to run at all.

    EDIT: For machines that are fully up to date, you will be looking for OneDrive instead of SkyDrive. Thanks, Drone.
     
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    ^ Thanks for that tip, FX-GMC. In my case it's called OneDrive though. And btw you can also disable option Save Documents to OneDrive by default
     
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    Interesting, Drone. My W7 PC and server Skydrives have not yet updated the name, only phone and tablet. I guess that's because they use apps, which don't need to wait for Patch Tuesday?
     

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