Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by Dos101, Aug 17, 2012.
Another third party app to revive Start Menu in 8/8.1
Took the plunge and installed Windows 8.1 on my main desktop and its mehh
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
This is why you disconnect all drives and devices before you install an OS. Only one hd, keyboard and mouse. That's it.
I'm not on the list
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.
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.
As expected minor update to Windows 8.1 is coming in April, and major update called Threshold in 2015.
Here's leaked screenshot of Update 1
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?
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.
Got an XPS 13 from my job as a work computer and it came with Windows 8.1. So i figure why not. Ill join the club. lol
Another leaked screenshot. Now new updated IE11
omg, flat and really thin flat
thanks. gunna test W8 on one of my numerous spare PC's, that'll be handy
Thanks! That'd be good for my laptop I'm gonna buy next month/
I'm using start is back.
Done, and welcome!
I'm really anxious for Build this year, I guess we'll be getting a lot more info on Microsoft's vision for Windows http://www.zdnet.com/microsoft-to-s...d-plans-at-build-2014-show-report-7000025047/
Yup in April they'll present Windows 8.1 update 1 and will reveal details about Threshold which they're gonna release a year later.
Can I join? 8.1 on my secondary rig in signature.
Add me =)
Ok. Get from Windows Update like a Service Pack?
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