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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 11.1
8.1 supports DX 11.2
 

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Ok now that i have got home and started testing I have noticed that my dolby digital home theator V4 no longer works (maybe a reinstall?) and it is not automatically connecting to my wifi when the PC boots I have to manually click on the SSID and put in my key.
 
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Don't manually delete windows.old folder. Just run disk cleanup and it will take care of it.

It's funny that downloading took less time than installing .....
 
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Ok now that i have got home and started testing I have noticed that my dolby digital home theator V4 no longer works (maybe a reinstall?) and it is not automatically connecting to my wifi when the PC boots I have to manually click on the SSID and put in my key.
You have two comps in your specs. It's the 920 build that has been a bane to your existance, recently, no?

I happened to notice that your motherboard is not one I commonly see in people's specs. At least not frequently.

Am I alone in thinking software may not be the major contributor to your ails? IDK, just an observation.

:confused:

AnnCore just went through a bunch of issues crunching and it turned out to be hardware, namely a bad RAM stick. ...Maybe?
 

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Now I am getting this...



Maybe this was not a good idea..
 
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Permissions issue maybe? Did you try to right click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"?
no option to



Already tried the "take ownership" reg file on the C:\

It's a good idea to delete and redo wifi profiles anyways to clean up any issues that may arise.
Just tried that then restarted and still will not connect and wants my key each time it connects

LOL more drama in wind 8.1 land... I can no longer download ANYTHING due to privileges



BUT!!!!

I am in the administrators group....



Lovely.....
 
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Going even more deeper I created another local admin account and now explorer locks up when I right click on any file :(

Backing up to reformat. I will wait until there is an ISO for windows 8.1 before I proceed with this update again. This is def not how I wanted to spend my night
 

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Going even more deeper I created another local admin account and now explorer locks up when I right click on any file :(

Backing up to reformat. I will wait until there is an ISO for windows 8.1 before I proceed with this update again. This is def not how I wanted to spend my night
but i thought microsoft made super dependable products that could never be replaced :confused:
 
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You may wanna reinstall the WLAN drivers
 
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Windows 8.1 download is crap

started at 13:00 pm to download and now its 03:00 am and the downlosd is so slow i am now at 37%, was better via the normal update procedure that it was all done :banghead:
 

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The windows 8.1 upgrade was smooth for me. I have yet to encounter something that doesn't work.

Malwarebytes, MSI afterburner, ATI CCC, adobe, Razer Synapse all were on my start menu just like before and all open.

Real like the integrated email management, cloud and theme update. Basking in it all.
 
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uh, when did i say businesses upgrade whenever a new OS is released? if windows 8 continues to utilize the metro interface even years down the road you won't see businesses upgrading. you will in fact see them skip windows 8 and wait for a much more business friendly windows 9 which is already in heavy development.:nutkick:
Microsoft isn't going to abandon the metro interface. That is ridiculous to even think. At this point they have taken it to their OEM PCs, their in house tablet, their phone licensees, and the Xbox. It isn't going anywhere, anytime. In fact, there is evidence to support Microsoft is investing their whole company in to the idea of one interface across all of their products.

You will be sticking with Linux or Mac if you don't adapt.
 
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Is anyone else having trouble signing into Origin now? It wont sign into online mode. Steam is fine though.
 
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Download took longer than the upgrade installation.

Didn't need to reinstall any software.
Browser / email / connectivity were all immediately working.
Had to reconfigure sound options to get audio working again.
Took several attempts before windows update worked properly again. Kept getting a connectivity error before it finally worked. (MS servers probably getting hammered.)
 

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This morning I left it downloading, and it went ahead and installed while I was at work. When I got home, I just had to click a few settings, and it finalized the setup. Everything seems fine and dandy, just has to clean up Windows.old through Disk Cleanup.

The only issue I've had is that Steam didn't connect the first time, but it worked the second time. Let's hope it continues to play nicely.
 

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no option to

http://img.techpowerup.org/131017/Capture063.jpg

Already tried the "take ownership" reg file on the C:\



Just tried that then restarted and still will not connect and wants my key each time it connects

LOL more drama in wind 8.1 land... I can no longer download ANYTHING due to privileges

http://img.techpowerup.org/131017/Capture064.jpg

BUT!!!!

I am in the administrators group....

http://img.techpowerup.org/131017/Capture065.jpg

Lovely.....
Looks like more of an error on their end not microsofts imo.


Downloading the update now.. so we'll see if my computer implodes in a bit
 

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Looks like more of an error on their end not microsofts imo.


Downloading the update now.. so we'll see if my computer implodes in a bit
Whos end? Mine? I did as others did and thats when the chaos started. I have formatted and put 8 pro back in. Right now I have to go through the pain of redownloading all my games.