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26th June 2013, 08:20 PM #31
That link from earlier doesn't seem to work (quite possibly due to bandwidth!), but if you already have Windows 8 and are just looking to upgrade to 8.1 you can do so here: Download Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Windows
EDIT: The link keeps downloading the RT version on my machine (I'm running W8 x64)
Last edited by LosOjos; 26th June 2013 at 08:29 PM.
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26th June 2013, 08:42 PM #32
Last edited by Arthur; 26th June 2013 at 08:53 PM.
26th June 2013, 08:59 PM #33
Yeah, it seems there are lots of people having issues if they are using the en-gb version of W8 or have Media Center - I have both
Originally Posted by Arthur
There's a fix floating around online that involves manually installing the update package (which simply enables you to download 8.1 from the Store app) using DISM, but it doesn't work. It does add the option to the Store, but it won't download. Looks like I'll just have to be patient!
26th June 2013, 09:18 PM #34
26th June 2013, 09:23 PM #35
I'm too poor for TechNet lol, I'll have to wait until the update tool is fixed
26th June 2013, 09:29 PM #36
Think I will be waiting for the ISO to be available before I install it and I will then install is on a VM to see and not on my W8 Pro laptop
26th June 2013, 09:33 PM #37
For those that are interested, here's the loveliness you can expect if you try installing the update via DISM:
26th June 2013, 09:40 PM #38
And 5 years on I still have problems with 64 bit printing. If it does not install first time then its 'BAM' IP printer for you using the 64 bit driver installed locally.
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
27th June 2013, 08:22 AM #39
So, it seem Microsoft have shunned GB with this preview, we're not on the supported language list so we can't install it. The official line is to wait for the ISO and install the US version, though this will mean losing any apps we already have installed. Nice one M$! Well done! ¬_¬
27th June 2013, 09:50 AM #40
as its not a full release just a test beta im ok with that tbh.
Originally Posted by LosOjos
Tried technet last night downloaded 800mb then stopped but the iso works as says its a 3.4gb dvd (i left it overnight my internet at home sux)
got 2012r2 in a vm like the boot screen fish lol
27th June 2013, 11:23 AM #41
Yeah it's not the end of the world just irritating because it rules out the store update option for my test environment now so I have to wait for the ISO #FirstWorldProblem
Originally Posted by sted
I found it interesting actually that they've gone with update via Store rather than WSUS, backs up the theory that they're going the Apple route of regular purchased updates to the OS
Another thought just came to mind: can you push/withhold Store updates like you can WSUS or is this going to be another W8 "feature" we have to find a workaround for?
Last edited by LosOjos; 27th June 2013 at 11:27 AM.
27th June 2013, 11:40 AM #42
you can certainly blacklist (and i think) whitelist store apps but its not something ive looked into i just turn the store off (dosent work behind lln anyway)
Originally Posted by LosOjos
27th June 2013, 01:15 PM #43
Downloaded it via Technet this morning. The interface is still as shockingly sh**e as it was before, or so it seems. Not had a chance to have a proper play yet.
27th June 2013, 01:58 PM #44
Wonder how long it will be before the ISO is available to download....
27th June 2013, 02:22 PM #45
There's already copies of it floating around (The .iso) was put on TechNet last night anyway.
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