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Windows 8 Thread, It can't just be me.. in Technical; Originally Posted by SHimmer45 not done much with win8 yet but was appalled when i installed the 8.1 update and ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHimmer45 View Post
    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
    That's interesting - I wonder if Microsoft consider 8.1 to be a completely new OS rather than an upgrade?

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    i thought that at 1st but i havent found a customer download for the win 8.1 iso yet.....
    if there isnt its REALLY poor as some people might wish for a complete wipe and reinstall to use 8.1

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    There isn't going to be a customer download for the 8.1 iso. The only place you'll get one is from MSDN, Technet or MVLS.

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    It's funny, in a sad way, this was supposed to be their new direction of easy quick seamless os updates. It has been the most unreliable service pack I have ever dealt with, killing drivers etc. There design team need a good sharp kick in the pants for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    It's funny, in a sad way, this was supposed to be their new direction of easy quick seamless os updates. It has been the most unreliable service pack I have ever dealt with, killing drivers etc. There design team need a good sharp kick in the pants for this one.
    and it needs to be a standalone download like a service pack as its silly to download it 2 or more times at home nevermind in a workplace that has pro for 20+ pcs

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    I actually really liked Windows 8 and have always defended it. 8.1 has just annoyed me though; the upgrade path is ridiculous having to download in multiple times on home devices, have had countless problems with drivers etc. on machines that I have upgraded and worked seamlessly on 8 and as a big SkyDrive user I think its ridiculous that you cant use the new SkyDrive app with a local windows account and the desktop client no longer works.

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    By the sounds of things then, I'd probably opt for a clean Win 8.1 install rather than upgrading. It sounds a mess.

    For those that need to upgrade however, can't 8.1 be deployed via WSUS? I can see 8.1 options listed in WSUS.

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    If it's appearing then surely you must?
    Last edited by themightymrp; 24th October 2013 at 03:42 PM.

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    These are the options I see, however I have no Win 8 or Win 8.1 clients. I'm just trying to help you guys!

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    Probably just updates for 8.1 as the update itself does not come through windows update but is considered a new product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    There isn't going to be a customer download for the 8.1 iso. The only place you'll get one is from MSDN, Technet or MVLS.
    Q lots of machines withing useless windows.old folders and other oddness after an "upgrade"

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    I tried running the installer on the iso here and that failed miserably, I was getting stuck at 100% all the time here, before deciding to nuke my machine and get it installed from scratch.

    What I will say though, its excellent so far, lot of the gripes I had are gone and even the start screen now can be made infinitely better than it was before.

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    not had a single issue with 8.1 yet, updated 5 or 6 pc's too.

    On a side note: for those having issues with windows update whilst using a proxy on 2012 we had the same issue. I can't remember the command but you can set a sort of system proxy (not the ie one) and windows update seemed to work straight after doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich_tech View Post
    I tried running the installer on the iso here and that failed miserably, I was getting stuck at 100% all the time here, before deciding to nuke my machine and get it installed from scratch.

    What I will say though, its excellent so far, lot of the gripes I had are gone and even the start screen now can be made infinitely better than it was before.
    thats what i'm finding, lots of the little annoyances have been sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan View Post
    not had a single issue with 8.1 yet, updated 5 or 6 pc's too.

    On a side note: for those having issues with windows update whilst using a proxy on 2012 we had the same issue. I can't remember the command but you can set a sort of system proxy (not the ie one) and windows update seemed to work straight after doing that.
    It was probably something like running this from the command line?

    Code:
    netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie

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