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  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    eh. finally found out why my PC kept waking up (and sometimes BSODing) while it was meant to be asleep.


    facking windows 8 has an option in the action center for 2am maintenance - which you CANT disable through task scheduler, like i'd been trying.

    so it'd wake up, not sleep when it was done, and sometimes BSOD when doing it :/
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    Well I am now a Win 8.1 user. Purchased a DELL Venue 11 Pro tablet and it came with 8.1. It has taken a bit to get used to, but I am really starting to like it:)
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    If i put my computer to sleep and wake it up my vcore goes wacky.
  4. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    thats the kind of thing i'd demand a refund over
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    Wondering....
    I bought this ASUS UltraBook and it had Win8 64 on it.

    Now, for weeks, I get a Windows Bar across my screen saying to go to the store for Win8.1. But, I don't have a key. I was gonna download the 8.1 Pro, from someones Google Cloud, but stopped it when I realized I would not have the time for it to finish.

    From what I understood, that version would just run, after a re-boot.

    What does this TPU club think I should do? I have Sunday off and plan to go to a cafe with 11n. It will still take a while but, I will have time.

    Windows store? Or the .ISO on the cloud?

    Thanks!

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    My guess would probably be the mobo and it didn't do it when I first got it. I honestly haven't used sleep in so long idk when it started. With the ssd it is just easier to shut down.

    At this point i'm just waiting for ddr4 and going intel at that time.
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    both the same
    personally i may take iso, since you have backup in case you need it again someday
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    With the Windows store version you shouldn't have any troubles with upgrading and activation. Not sure on the .iso method since i've only used it for a clean install and needed a license key.

    Definitely do yourself a favor and perform a system image backup from within Windows just in case anything goes wrong.
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  9. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    KB2919442 10.2MB
    *KB2939087 1.19MB
    KB2919355 690MB
    KB2932046 47MB
    *KB2938439 19.5MB
    KB2937592 302KB

    Updates with an * aren't technically part of the Windows 8.1 Update, but I recommend you install them anyway
  10. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    got windows 8.1 on my laptop. well win8came with it with a free upgrade to 8.1..
    really like it. its lot faster than windows 7.
    windows 8 was an abomination tho.
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  11. Drone

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    Yup I've seen some leaked direct links. Some guy told that installing those two bonus updates is not recommended. Anyway lolz I'm waiting for official time.

    There's not a big difference between 8 and 8.1. However, there's a significant difference between windows 8 and 8.1 spring 2014 update
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    I first installed some leaked version that had only 2 files rared, the bigger one ~ 560mb and this almost fcked up my whole windows.
    Explorer would constantly lockup after 1-3min with 1 core to the max 25%, sometimes mouse/keyboard stopped working, startup apps not starting or taking forever, etc.. A big mess. Saved it in safemode.

    Now I installed those direct links and its like nothing happened, works perfect and whole windows GUI is a little faster too. I also installed those 2 extra updates just in case.

    Tested some cpu bound game benchmarks and i noticed a little fps boost vs std 8.1. ~ 2-3fps extra.



    Imo this is what windows 8 should have been from the start, now its almost perfect :)
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I have the files as i listed, reckon it's worth trying them?
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    Yes, those are legit.

    This is how I installed in the end,

    1st) KB2919442 10.2MB, reboot

    then installed those extra 5 in one go, rebooted again and that's it :)
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    Direct links to bonus updates are dead now. It seems MS removed them for some reason. I'm glad I haven't installed them.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    All the files in one download here-

    32 bit https://mega.co.nz/#!VhcSXZpa!d4Bn-Pc8q5KOTtVL4c0-krujgaZR5Q-qqgWfqs-vCxU
    64 bit https://mega.co.nz/#!859DwS7D!TAkjXfGy8zn9L79AbgG4hBpvgqJsQwfWaeWtAVntKrg

    http://bav0.com/get-windows-8-1-1-through-windows-update-right-now/
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    Got them installed on a couple PC's and haven't noticed any issues. Not sure why some are not eccomending installing them.

    There's also the update for ARM, so if anyone has a Windows RT device and wants the files I can post the link if needed. It's running great on my Surface 2 :)
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    okay... so i havent done any updates since i updated to windows 8.1 in nov.
    should i do ALL the important updates, or just a few, and if a few, which ones?
  20. Drone

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    Some people reported that their usb and sd ports didn't function properly after update.I just want to be sure.

    You need to install all Roll Ups, they're huge about 800 MB. It takes a while to download them. And it takes even longer to install that. After that your system gets really fat (like Win 7) so you'll need to clean that mess in winSxS folder.
    It'll take even more time. To do this go to elevated command prompt, type the following:

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

    Just be patient and wait till it finishes. You can read more here and here

    edit: never interrupt that process or OS gets screwed lol
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2014
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  21. Arjai

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    This Command Prompt line does not lock in current updates, meaning you can still delete them after running this one v and cannot after running the one above^

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup



    2 Cents :D
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    Apparently 8.1.1 will lower the minimun requirements from 2GB RAM, 20GB storage to 1GB RAM, 16GB storage.
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  23. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    interesting indeed
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    And I had thought that winSxS folder was untouchable, and doomed to watching it grow steadily like mold on bread. Thanks!
  25. Drone

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    It is :D Never ever touch it manually. Only through elevated command prompt using dism commands. Even Windows Cleanup utility can hang and freeze when trying to clean them and that will screw entire OS even restore points won't help.
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