Windows 8.1 – Anyone running it yet ?
I’m up to my neck in 8.1 upgrade hell right now.. installed the update a couple of hours ago.. now my soundcard isn’t working along with half a dozen other bits of hardware. It changed my keyboard to US layout and tried to force me to log in with my Microsoft account instead of the local one. (hint: type nonsense in the username field and it’ll assume you forgot your details and allow you to login using your local account!)
Oh and in the course of tarting up the start menu it managed to lose or reorganize all my custom shortcuts.. (google oblytile if you are interested!)
Overall not best pleased as I’m now staring down the barrel of a clean reinstall of the whole OS in order to clean up the mess it’s left.
Oh and it also created a windows.old folder which it will not let me get rid of…
Roll on OSX Mavericks next week..!! 🙄
Note: YMMVPosted 4 years ago
Oh god that’s been released into the wild has it.
I’ll see if its available on general release tonight when I get home. Or perhaps I’ll wait a week or two…..
Actually I’ve got a brand new work machine with a clean installation of Win 8. Might try putting 8.1 on that first.Posted 4 years agoH1ghland3rSubscriber
Oh and if you do successfully update I’d recommend going through the new privacy settings with a fine tooth comb (assuming you can find them all) as the way microsoft have set the defaults they can basically show up at your door unannounced and subject you to a colonoscopy without even checking if their hands are warm…! 😯Posted 4 years ago
Installed and running fine here. Have it on my main desktop PC.
Will set up the Start Screen as something akin to an extra big task bar and pin all my frequently used applications there.
If you right click on the ‘Start Button’ you can pretty much do most things you could with the real one.
EDIT – You can also now set the Start Screen background to be the same as your desktop background. Purely psychological I know but makes switching between the two far less jarring…
Danny BPosted 4 years agoPJayMember
I installed it a earlier; the install process was pretty long winded and I can’t say that I’ve noticed much difference over 8 (although it is meant to be a big step forward).
I was amused to find that Windows Update already had a security patch for the brand new Internet Explorer 11.Posted 4 years ago
Windows 8.1 tip
First go to your c: drive and click ‘View’ ‘Show Hidden Items’ in the menu of file explorer
Then, on the task bar at the bottom of your main desk to (not the Start Screen) right click — Tool bars — New Tool bar and select the start menu folder located in programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu and press ‘Select Folder’ – no need to go into the ‘rograms’ sub folder you will see.
Now at toward the right of your task bar before the system clock etc you will see the word ‘Programs’ with a >> next to it. Click the >> and a list of all you rograms will come u just like the start menu of old…Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Still on XP on Shuttle mini-PC (with a broken PSU, now with a normal PSU sat on the desk next to it with cables oing in thru where the lid is sposed to be).
Win2K in a VM on the other PC (XP onwards has that dumb Windows Genuine Disadvantage, prove your not a copyright thief before using the OS that shipped with the PC)
Does the job.Posted 4 years ago
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