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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 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I agree also with Sheridan that Windows 8's Update function is problematic. In some cases I've manually downloaded and applied the update. I remember seeing the same problems with Windows Vista Argghh!!
    Yes! That's right. Gives weight to the old 'one bad release/one good release' theory
    I am hoping that 8.1 makes some improvements, I'll see if I manage to get it installed

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    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

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    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!
    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.
    possibly the driver support for 8.1 isnt quite there for some hardware ( RALINK RT320)

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    Great. Just great Cheers

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    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...

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    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

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    its pretty much put me off even thinking about windows 8 in any kind of professional environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    its pretty much put me off even thinking about windows 8 in any kind of professional environment.
    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

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    Ok progress.
    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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    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.

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    Ok right more progress, I have a fully patched Win 8 system and.... no 8.1 update showing up for me.
    Rage is building....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Ok right more progress, I have a fully patched Win 8 system and.... no 8.1 update showing up for me.
    Rage is building....
    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

    ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to...omment-page-1/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    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

    ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade
    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.

    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...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    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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