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#52 Feb 20 2014 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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As soon as it's updated, go to the manufacturer's website and see if they released any hardware/firmware updates for 8.1.

Yeah, then do a Jimi Hendrix. Put the laptop on the ground, kneel in front of it, pour gasoline over it, drop a lit match on it, and pray over it.

Only if it boots to blue screen. Then yeah, that's your best bet.
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#53 Mar 10 2014 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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The ironic thing is that there actually is a way to create a win 8.1 image backup but for some totally unknown reason there is no recovery software for it. Fortunately, there is free software for creating and restoring image backups.
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#55 Mar 17 2014 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
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Haven't had any issues with the stability of Win8.1 yet, but the user interface was terribad, so I installed Classic Shell the moment I'd installed the OS. So far, though, the only positive thing I've noticed has been the shorter boot times, though, I wonder how much of that is due to the SSD.

I've encountered many oddities that seem to imply that the B-team was working on this operating system. Like the fact that you can't change the color of window titles. You can change the background color (when you change the color of everything else), but not the text color. Black text on a dark background is just **** amazing. Good job, Microsoft. Although, I could always choose one of the high contrast themes. THEN I can get a different text color, but everything else looks like a kid ran amok with a handful of crayons.

Terrible, terrible design. Thought they'd have fixed it in 8.1, but nooo... why should they. Who needs window titles, anyway. Can't see that **** on your tablet, can you? Priorities, people!
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Haven't had any issues with the stability of Win8.1 yet, but the user interface was terribad, so I installed Classic Shell the moment I'd installed the OS. So far, though, the only positive thing I've noticed has been the shorter boot times, though, I wonder how much of that is due to the SSD.

I've encountered many oddities that seem to imply that the B-team was working on this operating system. Like the fact that you can't change the color of window titles. You can change the background color (when you change the color of everything else), but not the text color. Black text on a dark background is just @#%^ing amazing. Good job, Microsoft. Although, I could always choose one of the high contrast themes. THEN I can get a different text color, but everything else looks like a kid ran amok with a handful of crayons.

Terrible, terrible design. Thought they'd have fixed it in 8.1, but nooo... why should they. Who needs window titles, anyway. Can't see that sh*t on your tablet, can you? Priorities, people!

I have Win7 on a machine with an SSD, it's almost all the drive, nothing to do with the OS.
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#58 Apr 07 2014 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
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Because this seems like a logical place to ask this...

Is the Windows 8.1 Update launching tomorrow bringing back the start menu, or is that a later update?

Because I'm having a shocking amount of difficulty in finding a non-conflicting answer to that...

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Wait, I think I finally found a source I trust...

Edited, Apr 7th 2014 9:18am by idiggory
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#59 Apr 09 2014 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory the Fussy wrote:
Because this seems like a logical place to ask this...

Is the Windows 8.1 Update launching tomorrow bringing back the start menu, or is that a later update?

Because I'm having a shocking amount of difficulty in finding a non-conflicting answer to that...

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Wait, I think I finally found a source I trust...

Edited, Apr 7th 2014 9:18am by idiggory

It didn't on mine. Can only hope the start menu update is soon.

Edited, Apr 10th 2014 10:22pm by MrTalos
#60 Apr 10 2014 at 6:57 AM Rating: Good
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It did boot straight to desktop on its own, finally.
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#61 Apr 10 2014 at 7:05 AM Rating: Good
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If this update had been the start menu one, I would have seriously considered going Win 8 over Win 7.

But I bought a cheap Win 7 Ultimate key off of the software swap subreddit. So, win-win. Smiley: lol
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#64 May 26 2014 at 9:01 AM Rating: Good
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I could live with windows 8, except for 2 things.
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If you find the hidden ally at exactly 3 am in the red light district, knock on the correct door and say "Bill Sent Me", you can create a windows 8 image backup. However, the 8.1 version doesn't provide restore media. Image backups are the best way to get your system up and running in a hurry but Microsoft hates you.

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No native DVD player. You have to purchase optional Media Center or 3rd pty player. The only 3rd pty player fpr win 8 for some reason said my GPU wasn't compatable, even though the Win 7 version worked fine.
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#65 May 26 2014 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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I use VLC for all my media needs and it works fine on Win8 for me.
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I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.

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#66 Jun 19 2014 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
Bought a new laptop recently that came with 8.1 installed.

I replaced it for Linux within an hour of booting it up.

Well, I replaced it for one distro, then spent eight hours trying to get to another distro, then went back to the first distro. Linux!
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