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In case there are some who are unaware, if you have Windows 8 Enterprise you can only update to Windows 8.1 via an ISO (weather it's a DVD or bootable USB).
 

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In case there are some who are unaware, if you have Windows 8 Enterprise you can only update to Windows 8.1 via an ISO (weather it's a DVD or bootable USB).
:toast: yep that is what I found out! Needless to say I just dumped enterprise and loaded 8 pro.
 
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Guide for removing the Folders category from the new My Computer.
 
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Aero Glass for Windows 8/8.1

Looks pretty cool like in old vista days. Main features:

Your windows will be rendered with transparent borders. This look allows you to see what is behind the border. The key element is the blurring of content behind the glass borders to prevent it from being too clear and disturbing. The utility is completely integrated into Desktop Window Manager without breaking any system protection or modifying system files. All rendering is done via native Direct3D device. No redundant objects are created, no background service is running.
I'm so downloading this!
 

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Looks good but installing it looks tricky.
Not as tricky as using it :p

On a serious note that's got to be the worst and most pointless update I've ever done, no game has launched without some coaxing and for a while iexplorer seamed a virus magnet for me probably because the update sneakily removed my av and to top that a piss taking salute of a start button and negligible noticeable difference.
Im counting 8.1 as a relaunch the shit steamer attempt by m$ and I've used them all from 3.1 poor show imho .
 

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Aero Glass for Windows 8/8.1

Looks pretty cool like in old vista days. Main features:



I'm so downloading this!
This link should go on the OP of this thread. Seems like it could be cool, I might try it out once it is out of alpha.
 
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Aero Glass for Windows 8/8.1

Looks pretty cool like in old vista days. Main features:



I'm so downloading this!
This link should go on the OP of this thread. Seems like it could be cool, I might try it out once it is out of alpha.
I've added a new section to the OP called "3rd Party Windows 8/8.1 Applications and Utilities". Aero Glass and Start8 (because it's pretty popular) have been added so far. If there are others please post them in this thread or feel free to PM me.
 
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I'm getting a error now with CCC says "CCC can not start do to something" any advice ? I can be nly do 13.1 legacy.
 

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Uninstall and reinstall. I took the opportunity to put on the latest CAT beta's
 
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I have tried at least 4 times still no luck.
 
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Well that was easy Just did the update went smooth as butter,All programs are there including Media center So put me down for Windows8.1 pro with Media Center:) Only thing i had to re-install was 13.11 Beta 2 cats .

Delta go to the pc settings .then general i think and click Advance start up options click that ,when the system reboots go to F8 key and turn off driver hardware signing I think its 7 on the list .

Wow I just checked they change it all around,Look under UPDATES and RECOVERY for it. Under Change PC settings.
 
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Only issue I have seen so far is that every once in a while it will load into a temporary windows profile and it takes a restart to get back to your original profile but other than that all my stuff works as it should on this clean install.
 

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My 8.1 pro has been surweet, not a single crash or anything, it's easily as snappy as win 7, if not more too.
 
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PC starts to be a pretty expensive platform if its indeed true that BF works better on newer windows. 1000e rig + 100e OS + 100e. I might really go for console when my i5 becomes unplayable and I loose MSDN AA access for free windows.

Win8 is better understood when you look on a 12 year old kid with a touchscreen laptop. I always thought I can do stuff quickly but my cousins kid killed me with how fast she works with it.
 
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Nope only thing that i have problems with is batteries going dead .Wireless MK700/710 keyboard mouse here.Seems like a lie to get some users to stay with 7 .......Who knows if it was a huge problem why has no one said a thing about it ,until 8.1 was released?And most of you guys here know i would be the first to say a thing about mouse lag in a game like BF3/4 Dayz right .
 

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Ha! Don't take anything from that neowin site seriously... lots of people there have no clue what they're talking about and bash the shit out of windows 8 no matter what.
 
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The only issue I had with Windows 8.1 was that I noticed that every time I shut my PC down, the power LED of a portable hard drive powered solely through USB would still be lit. I would wake up the next morning and this power indicator would still be lit, even though my PC had been off for hours.

I did some research and I found out that Windows 8 has that hybrid shutdown feature enabled by default, which was basically never fully shutting down my PC, enabling it to boot faster. But I want my PC to do a fresh boot every time.

So, I followed this guide to read up on the hybrid shutdown and disable it.
 
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Make sure that Netframeworks is up to date. Hmm, I think it is 4.5? I know the latest CCC has to have that to run.

Also use AMD's uninstall software to remove old drivers:

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx

It says that it currently supports Win 7 but it will probably work on Win 8/8.1 as well.
Latest .net (v.4) is 4.5.1.

And, I would not advise you to use that AMD uninstall utility on a Windows 8 or 8.1 OS... as, it will, more than likely, destroy your power settings/options, screw with folders permissions, registry permissions, and a heap of other things.
And, you will end up re-installing, doing a recovery, restoring from a backup.

Thank goodness I do backups.

You can google it and there are quite a few others (even on this forum) that have run into this.

This link has AMD's proper way to perform uninstalls using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager – InstallShield Wizard - here --> •How to uninstall pre-existing AMD Catalyst™ Drivers in a Windows® 8 based system


The only issue I had with Windows 8.1 was that I noticed that every time I shut my PC down, the power LED of a portable hard drive powered solely through USB would still be lit. I would wake up the next morning and this power indicator would still be lit, even though my PC had been off for hours.

I did some research and I found out that Windows 8 has that hybrid shutdown feature enabled by default, which was basically never fully shutting down my PC, enabling it to boot faster. But I want my PC to do a fresh boot every time.

So, I followed this guide to read up on the hybrid shutdown and disable it.
Thanks for the link... I figured that out for myself after a few hours of mulling it over and poking around, because the darn thing would not shut down completely and I did not like it.