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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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For some reason Windows 8.1 Pro decided to put the MBR on my secondary 2TB storage drive and keep the rest of the system files on my 256GB SSD. I tried to fix it by removing my additional HDDs and using my install media (USB) to go into repair mode to run the std gambit of /fixmbr, /fixboot, /scanOS, /rebuildbcd but it wont even allow me to get to the repair option.

What's really annoying is that when I try to do a full system backup it wants to include the contents of the 2TB drive since it contains the MBR. I'd deal with it, but my backup drive is a 320GB USB3.0 HDD specifically bought to backup only the contents of the SSD.

I suppose I should have disconnected all other drives before updating to 8.1. Any ideas on how I can fix this? Maybe something I am overlooking to get into the repair option using my install media?
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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This is why you disconnect all drives and devices before you install an OS. Only one hd, keyboard and mouse. That's it.
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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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?
Back up your drives manually and delete all partitions. Format and install.
 
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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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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! :)
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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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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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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Thanks! That'd be good for my laptop I'm gonna buy next month/
 

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Can I join? 8.1 on my secondary rig in signature.
 
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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.
Ok. Get from Windows Update like a Service Pack?