Windows 8.1 Update Now Available In Windows 8 Store

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Kaido, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. techie81

    techie81 Senior member

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    Interesting. I'm not worried about UAC being disabled. It rarely popped up anyway. I wonder why these two things are tied to together though?
     
  2. techie81

    techie81 Senior member

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    I had to revert the ENABLELUA back to 1 because my system started freezing and throwing up errors in even viewer.
     
  3. el-Capitan

    el-Capitan Senior member

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  4. Carfax83

    Carfax83 Diamond Member

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    I love the new Windows search. It's a handy tool to be able to just hit the Windows key and start typing and find anything on my computer or on the web :D
     
  5. sze5003

    sze5003 Lifer

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    How can you default search to everything instead of files ?
     
  6. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Aha! A real solution to the Secure Boot message.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2902864

    That KB will remove the message.:)
     
  7. Carfax83

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    It's already defaulted to search for everything. I'm not talking about the Windows key + F search. That defaults to files, and I don't know how to change it.

    But if you just hit the Windows key alone and start typing, a search bar will automatically pop up and search for everything on your computer and on the web.
     
  8. sze5003

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    Ah thanks I was pressing windows key + f and then searching.
     
  9. Carfax83

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    Oh, Windows key + S brings up the search everywhere function as well..
     
  10. Rvenger

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    Virge, You are a life saver and you made my day. Thank you for this.
     
  11. Imaginer

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    Call me a sucker then; a person that has with less time than you then, that has little to no problems with a pure upgrade option versus a clean install option.
     
  12. homebrew2ny

    homebrew2ny Senior member

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    I agree, no issues with the upgrade path at all.
     
  13. AznAnarchy99

    AznAnarchy99 Lifer

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    Is it worth it to go from 7 Pro to 8.1 Pro for $70?
     
  14. sze5003

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    Depends how used to 7 you are. If you've got lots of stuff done with win7 and don't want to do a clean install then don't do it. If it's a full license for $70 bucks buy it and try it out.
     
  15. TeknoBug

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    Well PC #4 failed to boot after 8.1 update, at least it restored back to 8 for me.
     
  16. AznAnarchy99

    AznAnarchy99 Lifer

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    I was able to get a free Win 8 key from a friend with DreamSpark. How much hard drive space does the OS take? I might just do a dual boot to play with.
     
  17. sze5003

    sze5003 Lifer

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    Well try a dual boot or download virtual box or vmware player and do a virtual machine install to mess with. You don't need to activate it until you realize you like it.

    Takes about 20-30gb of space for the install and some updates. From 8 you can follow methods described here way back on how to get an 8.1 iso and do a clean install when and if you want to.
     
  18. Scooby Doo

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    Well that was one very LOOOONG update. Mine sat at 78% for ages and after the reboot applying settings 3%. Comodo needed to be updated, the default nvidia drivers were bad, Oblivion couldn't see the list of resolutions to run. Latest version fixed that. Argyll had to also be updated so it could see my Spyder monitor calibrator. Classic Start and 8gadget had to be updated, no biggie though. I'm hoping thats the last of the issues *crosses fingers*

    Also when it came to make an online account it said there was an error and failed. It let me continue using my local account, LOL, which I intended to do anyways.
     
  19. AznAnarchy99

    AznAnarchy99 Lifer

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    Wow please tell me that the force restart from Windows Update was fixed in 8.1 because that just completely fucked me over