Windows 8 Thread, It can't just be me.. in Technical; Originally Posted by Michael
I agree also with Sheridan that Windows 8's Update function is problematic. In some cases I've ...
21st October 2013, 03:01 PM #16
21st October 2013, 03:10 PM #17
not done much with win8 yet but was appalled when i installed the 8.1 update and found that it does the windows.old folder trick and completely nuked the wireless on the laptop (HP 250G1) system restore and it works right out of the box.
i think they REALLY have dropped a massive b*llock with win 8 on none touch devices
21st October 2013, 03:15 PM #18
How do you mean nuked the wireless? The 4 machines I'm testing with Windows 8 on (not updated as yet) are the same model of laptop!! I don't want to upgrade them if it's going to screw up!
21st October 2013, 04:06 PM #19
as in after the upgrade it was not able to even see any available AP's and it have changed the driver for the Wlan card.
Originally Posted by themightymrp
possibly the driver support for 8.1 isnt quite there for some hardware ( RALINK RT320)
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21st October 2013, 04:09 PM #20
Great. Just great Cheers
21st October 2013, 04:32 PM #21
it might not be an issue for you but i just hate the fact there is a 10GB folder sat about doing nothing.
and its for this reason i dont do upgrades...
21st October 2013, 06:55 PM #22
God I would never put this out live! I'm deploying 7 now and just testing 8, although I've found enough problems to put me off for a good while
21st October 2013, 07:01 PM #23
its pretty much put me off even thinking about windows 8 in any kind of professional environment.
22nd October 2013, 09:47 AM #24
8.1 has completely changed my mind about that 8.0 no way would i deploy it 8.1 i already have trial pcs out there and am seriously contemplating doping full refeshes to it
Originally Posted by SHimmer45
22nd October 2013, 10:47 AM #25
I followed some suggestions from *a lot* of people having the same issue and ran the windows update troubleshooter which apparently fixed the update database and repaired some component. Now the updates are starting, then failing but at least giving me an error:
"Something happened and this app couldn't be installed. Error Code: 0x80248014"
Something happened - another great MS error message
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gmonks (24th October 2013)
22nd October 2013, 12:13 PM #26
Oh, I remember the update fail, that happened when I first got my W8 tablet, had forgotten having to kill the WU db to get it going.
22nd October 2013, 12:44 PM #27
Ok right more progress, I have a fully patched Win 8 system and.... no 8.1 update showing up for me.
Rage is building....
22nd October 2013, 01:05 PM #28
Its a big fat banner in the store not an update infourtunatly you can also try the direct link from your 8 device here, copy and paste to IE address bar
Originally Posted by sparkeh
Last edited by SYNACK; 22nd October 2013 at 01:11 PM.
22nd October 2013, 01:10 PM #29
Yeah there is nothing in the store for me, not uncommon it seems. I am trying another suggestion that a lot of people are having success with, which is to uninstall kb2871389 (a pre-req of 8.1) and reinstall. If not I'll try your suggestion, thanks.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
Also, worth nothing, that during my trawls I have discovered that, currently, 8.1 will not install on Enterprise versions or installations activated with KMS...
edit: Oh also some of my earlier problems were solved by actually logging into the Windows Store...
Last edited by sparkeh; 22nd October 2013 at 01:12 PM.
22nd October 2013, 01:55 PM #30
Well reinstalling kb didn't work and pasting both url into browser didn't work either, the store just opens but still no upgrade...out of ideas now.
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