Win8 upgrade experience

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  1. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #151

    I suspect the F12 key has to be used along with the Fn key, mine does.
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  2. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #152

    ThrashZone said:
    F12 ?
    That could get a bit cumbersome for me the F12 key accesses developer tools ?
    Glad I didn't buy a h-p
    Does sound like a can of worms :)
    Applications have assigned Fkeys that are only active when the application is in focus. (IE; F12=developer tools, same for me)

    Many laptops assign Fkeys non-standard functions and to get the standard function, you have to hit a combination (fn+Fkey). On HP, you can reverse the behavior so that Fkey is the standard function.

    Another way to think of it is an aftermarket KB where you can assign keys. My wireless KB has
    f1-home
    f2-email
    f3-search
    ...
    f12-KB battery

    and such.
    but the standard Fkey takes precedence. I have to hit a combination (don't know what that is bc I don't use the "features" driver, just the MS keyboard driver)

    It's not just HP, I read a post re: Toshiba too and it's not the PC mfgr - it's the wireless driver. I'm guessing they flipped a three sided coin on what to do. Nothing, Airplane mode, Airplane mode with no LED change

    Anyway, I want to be clear that it is only the F12 assigned to Wifi. It does not affect F12 anywhere else that I've seen.

    All of the other Fkeys work as it should, including F12 in IE-developer tools. No surprise there if you're familiar with KBs that can assign functions to keys, no can of worms or other slimey creatures.
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #153

    [QUOTE=Slartybart;2811676]
    ThrashZone said:
    no can of worms or other slimey creatures.
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  4. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #154

    Britton30 said:
    I suspect the F12 key has to be used along with the Fn key, mine does.
    Yeah, I got tired of having to hit fn+Fkey, so I changed it in BIOS
    - one of the few things you can change in HP BIOS (Insyde moded BIOS)
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  5. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #155

    I had System Restore turned off and something turned it back on.
    I had installed a few programs and uninstalled one program with Revo.
    This is with 8.1 as a VM running under Win 7.
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  6. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #156

    DavidW7ncus said:
    I had System Restore turned off and something turned it back on.
    I had installed a few programs and uninstalled one program with Revo.
    This is with 8.1 as a VM running under Win 7.
    I think that happened on my system too, but it hasn't happened again. It was early on in my eval, so I chalked it up to all of the updates being applied. This might not be the case on your machine - do you recall when you turned it off? Before or after 8.1 (and upd1).

    Bill
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  7. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #157

    This system was installed with 8.1 as a VM, and all windows updates were installed before turning off System Restore.
    I'll have to look on my Test Box 8.1 (not a VM) and see if System Restore is turned off.
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  8. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #158

    DavidW7ncus said:
    This system was installed with 8.1 as a VM, and all windows updates were installed before turning off System Restore.
    I'll have to look on my Test Box 8.1 (not a VM) and see if System Restore is turned off.
    Ok, thanks David.
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  9. Posts : 6,330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM
       #159

    System Restore is turned on again in my VM install.
    I installed WLM 2012 and the Restore Point description is "Windows Live Essentials".

    I'm running the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation version in a VMware Virtual Machine.
    Just trying to decide if I want to move my 8.1 Pro license from a triple-boot Test box to my Main PC as a VM ...

    I'm REALLY liking running Win 8 as a VM.
    It's SO nice not having to fire up the test box, switch PCs, .........
    I wouldn't want it as a VM if it is my Primary System/OS.
    For learning and helping, using it as a VM looks good to me.

    I'm having more fun learning VMs right now
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  10. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #160

    As long as you can spare the computer resources vm probably would be better/ easier to work with
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