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Windows 8.1

Postby Mindblower » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:55 pm

Is anyone interested in testing/trying out with new upgrade, Mindblower!
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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby Spudz » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:16 am

From what I have heard, it requires a complete fresh install as you can't simply upgrade. Will wait for the official release and decide then. Prefer not to have dire problems just yet.
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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby Mindblower » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:21 am

This past weekend, I took the plunge and installed online from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1
Take my experience and ignore the screen that informs you to do something else - as you need to be by the screen doing something else, and not talking a walk and returning whenever. You're need just in case a problem presents itself.

The total time is long (did not time it), so be prepared to sit around reading or watching another screen. Once almost complete, there are several reboots, at interval stages of loading (installing), so relax till you see no more work being done.

Windows 8.1 also includes IE11, so that's some good news. As my Windows 8 was setup to look and feel like XP, I had to do added tweaking to get that experience back.

Yes, it was worth the FREE upgrade, and it's best to run the adviser to have your computer and drivers checked out prior to attempting the process. It's available through the Windows Store (at no cost to those who qualify), Mindblower!
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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby TeMerc » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:18 pm

Spudz wrote:From what I have heard, it requires a complete fresh install as you can't simply upgrade. Will wait for the official release and decide then. Prefer not to have dire problems just yet.
Amen brother!! chrz

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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby Spudz » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:37 am

MysteryFCM did the upgrade and said that AV security and other programs will need to be uninstalled first so you just have the basic Windows 8 left or the upgrade will bork.
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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby Mindblower » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:04 am

It must be my turn to escape problem free 1rokon , as I had absolutely a great time with this upgrade. Could it be 'cause I'm finally using the 64 bit 1wnnr ? Could Kaspersky and Malwarebytes be exempt t*u ? Or have I had enough ((O and it's just natures way of spreading some joy into my miserable [v life, Mindblower! YHOO
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Re: Windows 8.1

Postby Spudz » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:16 am

Interesting to know. Now I have some doubts which road to take when Installing Windows 8.1 upgrade. Do I remove stuff to put 8 back to default (KIS and MBAM) or take a risk that the install will be problem free! Knowing my past luck, which ever road I take will be the wrong one and give me a headache. :(
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