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Windows Windows 8.1

Discussion in 'Software' started by happyhammer7, 13 Oct 2013.

  1. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    And my pc won't update... ****ing wonderful...

    error 0xc190010b, tried everything described here and still won't install... meanwhile the 'rents pc updated without issue...
     
  2. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I just downloaded this earlier to install this weekend, should I just get W8 instead?

    Currently on W7 but I thought I'd give the new one a try.
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Downloading from the Windows store now.

    Is this update redistributable, or am I going to have to download separately for each system in the house?
     
  4. aramil

    aramil One does not simply upgrade Forums

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    Done & installed :thumbup:

    No installed software broke :D

    So gar so good. Now to see if I can find the install files lol :p
     
  5. Oggyb

    Oggyb Mutant

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    A smooth and effective update: the only things that changed were the actual updates (duh), my custom font size, Firefox replaced by IE11 and my libraries disappeared.

    Wait, what?

    Actually, they're not gone, but MS has now decided they're not important any more. So they're not visible by default in File Explorer, and when you do unhide them, they're right down at the bottom (and you can't move them up in the order). :duh:
     
  6. Oggyb

    Oggyb Mutant

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  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    So they're only editable via the registry. Handy :duh:
    Shame. I actually quite quite like the feature, but half the default folders I don't use at all and I can't add the folders I use most.

    I get Microsoft simplifying things by removing some customisations, but in this case pretty much everything similar in "This PC" is customisable... Apart from the folders.
    I can customise drives and network locations, but I can't easily remove the "Pictures" folder and add my own "Software" folder. Seems silly to me.

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    Also, my desktop has gained a "SecureBoot isn't configured correctly" watermark.

    I think can see what the problem is (secureboot isn't enabled in the bios), but I can't do anything about it as I need to be in user mode according to the MSI bios (as far as I can tell this means "prior to Windows installation") to change the setting.
    I've tried this: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/20256-uefi-firmware-settings-boot-inside-windows-8-a.html and it doesn't help.

    I guess it should have been enabled prior to installing Win 8, but the fact there was no warning then and there is now has wrong footed me somewhat.

    Any ideas on how to enable it?
     
  8. timmehtimmeh

    timmehtimmeh Member

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    I've been up and running on it for a few hours.

    2 problems I have had but fixed.

    Asus AI Suite has drivers that it installed for USB3 extra power out. However these drivers were broken for windows 8.1 for me so I had to uninstall AI Suite.

    Graphics driver needed an update (League of Legends went a bit haywire)
     
  9. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    First try went wrong and download stuck at 44% gave me error 0x8020002e and 0x80072f78 and tried every freaking solution with no luck i had to clear download and now re downloading :( hope it works :(

    [​IMG]
     
  10. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I find This PC tweaker to be pretty handy. It lets you add or remove just about anything there.
     
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  11. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Neat app. Shame it has to exist :sigh:
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Well, after a refresh, the 66 updates a bare 8 install needed... and *finally* the 8.1 install is done... i have a feeling i know what the update took exception to [Sound card drivers] but it's done with...
     
  13. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    can i burn it as an iso after it downloads like i did with 8?
     
  14. Necrow

    Necrow New Member

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    Silly question but how much did you pay for win 8.1?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Because it is a Windows upgrade, not an update. Not all Windows upgrades will be free; some will be bought, so they need the store infrastructure to manage the transaction. Updates are always free so go through the usual maintenance channel.
     
  16. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    If you own Windows 8: nothing. It's a free upgrade. If you own Windows 7 or below, same price as Windows 8.
     
  17. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Bam :D up and running ;) Perfect :) same feel as 8 ! but they screwed up ( my computer ) it's now werido ( this-pc )

    [​IMG]

    EDIT !

    very werid thing ! this is upgrade is same as the dream spark clean win 8.1 copy that i tried on VM and got this water mark !!!!

    [​IMG]

    why ??

    EDIT 2 :

    omg... Skydrive now integrated with 8.1... Can't use it until login with Microsoft account :( and this is a problem because i have to enter email password each time i log in to the computer! not like local account just any password i make :( just crap


    EDIT 3 :

    I just Noticed after upgrade you gain extra 10GB OR more Free SPACE!!!!!
     
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  18. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I'd like to know this as well. When it comes to reinstalling I'd rather not have to do windows 8 then an 8.1 upgrade.
     
  19. Glix

    Glix Left Thumb Stick in the mud.

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    That will be space WinSxS should never have taken in the first place... it's taken M$ this long to sort that out. :/ :duh:
     
  20. richythomas

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    Easy fix for this.

    Search for "netplwiz" on the start screen and run the utility.
    Select the account you wish to automatically logon without entering a password.
    Select "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"
    User accounts will then grey out.
    Click on Apply
    Ignore the username, mine just shows "Richard", must be an internal account name.
    Enter your password twice as requested.
    Click OK.

    Next time you restart windows will automatically log you onto your Microsoft account.
     

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