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    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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    The link keeps downloading the RT version on my machine
    Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x64.msu? If you install that update, you should be able to download the 8.1 Preview through the Windows Store after you have rebooted (although it's probably not a good idea to do that on your home PC).

    It doesn't look like the ISO files are available through your link yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Windows8-RT-KB2849636-x64.msu? If you install that update, you should be able to download the 8.1 Preview through the Windows Store after you have rebooted (although it's probably not a good idea to do that on your home PC).
    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

    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!

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    I've got 8.1 up-and-running in a VM using the ISO from TechNet. I'm not going to risk installing it on a real PC just yet.





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    First impressions?

    I'm too poor for TechNet lol, I'll have to wait until the update tool is fixed

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    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

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    For those that are interested, here's the loveliness you can expect if you try installing the update via DISM:

    win8_1_preview_fail.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    The only thing 2008R2 added to printing was headaches! Going to 64bit didn't help.
    NT -> 2000 -> 2003 we had no problems at all with printers. 2008 was a nightmare.
    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.

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    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! ¬_¬

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    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! ¬_¬
    as its not a full release just a test beta im ok with that tbh.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    as its not a full release just a test beta im ok with that tbh.
    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

    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    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

    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?
    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)

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    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.

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    Wonder how long it will be before the ISO is available to download....

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    There's already copies of it floating around (The .iso) was put on TechNet last night anyway.

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