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Windows 7: Windows 8.1 now available!

18 Oct 2013   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Toast

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What on earth is a 'Share Charm'? That alone puts me off Windows 8!
You're definitely not going to like "toast" then.


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I like my Windows 7 Ultimate soo much. From my cold dead hands....
Agreed.


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18 Oct 2013   #12
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I suppose Brink and I are the odd man out
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18 Oct 2013   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would have liked to see the whole thin crust pizza recipe.
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19 Oct 2013   #14
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tested out a previously leaked build of 8.1 just before it hit RTM and I just hated the fact that the Computer icon is changed to "This PC" and displays my User folder content in there. I just started raging right away xD

Though now with 8.1 looking better than ever, I wish I jumped on that bandwagon and upgraded 7 to 8 at a cheap price. Now I doubt I'll have the money to buy a license because I just know that if I test out the RTM build (which I'm downloading right now) I'd want to keep it... Sigh...
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19 Oct 2013   #15
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Things seem to be a little faster today, maybe Windows has to get comfortable To think that if you didn't buy 8.0, 8.1 is not a free upgrade.

You have to try ModernMix so you can run Windows8 Tile apps on the Desktop it is the best. Now I can upgrade to FireFox for Windows8 and not have to switch to the Windows8 Tile Screen to run it
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19 Oct 2013   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if you add start 8 into the mix then you can launch your progs from the start menu, or create a taskbar toolbar with shortcuts to your most used programs.
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19 Oct 2013   #17
z3r010

 

Yep it's start8 and modernmix on all my Windows8 systems.
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19 Oct 2013   #18
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I solved my ''connect to the internet on W 8.1'' problem. However, it required so much ingenuity and cunning I'm going to have contact Brink right now because that tutorial of great importance requires a tutorial expert to be written properly and didactically. I have neither the time nor the skill, just a .bat script, a Task Scheduler task and knowledge how to set them up.

So 8.1 stays on my Windows 8 experimental computer. Heck, I did buy a key, silly me. My main computer, however, won't taste a whiff of it. And this solution above is not for a computer that changes network setups, so I will not even update IE11 on my favorite Win 7 system, 'cause it shares the same flaw.
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19 Oct 2013   #19
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Yep it's start8 and modernmix on all my Windows8 systems.
I bought start 8 when I first installed Windows 8, then just before 8.1 came out I also bought ModernMix & Decor 8. With Decor 8 I could change the tile color to my liking in Windows 8 but that feature was removed in Windows 8.1 and most of the other features of Decor 8 are also natively available making Decor 8 a fairly useless program unless it can be further improved.
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19 Oct 2013   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I bought W8 when MS had it on a special offer. I have the ISO and key but never installed it. Can you download a W8.1 ISO in case one day I ever want to install it ? Or do you need to install W8 then go through the upgrade process? Thanks.
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