Win8 upgrade experience

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  1. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #31

    Thanks Bill,
    Too late for that one,
    I'm not worried about it though,
    I hate when people drop vague suggestions and disappear
    Cheers.

    At this particular moment 8.1 is driving me a little batty

    How the heck do you turn off tool tip ?
    The giant freaking corner arrow ?
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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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       #32

    I think you just click on it. I'm not sure but I got a tip, then another then no more.

    I understand, I was there not too long ago

    I'm only ahead of you by 24-36 hours, but know ye this.... it gets better once you start clicking things and moving the apps out of your way. Right click everything.

    Tune off live tiles - they waste bandwidth

    uninstall the crap apps - they keep coming back on my sys - I have to figure that out soon or ..... or .... why I oughta....
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  3. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #33

    Tip: When you're in the tiled Start or Apps, use the mouse wheel to scroll left or right.

    Use the WinKey button to switch between Tiled GUI and Desktop


    Hmmmm, just tried to uninstall an app - it took me to Pgms & Feats, but there is no entry. Looked again and realized it's a portable app - there is no install. It's just a shortcut to the pgm.
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  4. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #34

    Bill what's a VUP version and what is ESD ISO?
    Do you have the link to the Win 8 forums tutorial?
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  5. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #35

    Slartybart said:
    Thanks David, I was going to try and find the post you made - saved me from looking for it.

    The tuts on Win8 were written by some guy named Brink and they are very good as usual. I took the long road just for experience.

    Clean Install - Windows 8

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
    Read Option Three a few times.
    .....
    Britton30 said:
    Bill what's a VUP version and what is ESD ISO?
    Do you have the link to the Win 8 forums tutorial?
    Gary, I don't have a clue what those things mean. They were on the packaging and in the tutorial so I was hoping someone who knew might clue me in.

    In the last tut I linked SIW wrote a tool to manipultate the ESD-ISO in order to create a "normal" install media. I read OPTION THREE a few times, but decided "what the heck".

    The three links above are fairly standard - Mike and David link some others up near the top of the thread.
    I think the key is to interrupt the install either at the very beginning or before 100%. Why? Again, I don't know.

    Once I'm more comfortable with Win8, I might do this again - the right way.
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  6. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #36

    Did 8.1 installed them all back

    I made a big mistake and used a outlook.com email address not knowing that was going to be my login
    Already switched to a local account that took away 6-7 annoying app right there,
    Account settings open my email account settings very weird adventure so far,

    Starting to settle down a bit no error switching to a local account is the only good thing so far,
    win-8.1 start thing is a two function waist desktop or metro gezz that's the next annoying thing to go,

    Gav !
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  7. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #37

    You're making me laugh - yes it is / was a weird trip down some rabbit hole.

    To be honest, I don't think the learning curve will be as bad as going from Vista to Win7 - that too was a long strange trip. Having a tablet to play with makes it easier to understand a little, not that I like the way tablets work either. I keep trying to open the other "tab". Oh well, back to the future!
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #38

    I had vista for less than 30 days/ win-7 was a joy that needed Zero tweaking,
    8 is already more complicated,
    But yes life goes on I'm on 8 now but that was just to kill the outlook.com connection,
    Who knew what a local account was

    The real bummer is Onedrive is stuck in win-8.1 forever,
    It took 10 minutes to find the freaking snipping tool
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  9. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #39

    This may help...

    The VUP Windows License ( Version Upgrade License )

    VUP Windows licenses ( Version Upgrade license ) are best for users who already own a valid license of an older Windows version and want to upgrade to the new version without paying too much money.

    Microsoft allows you to upgrade by providing a VUP package that quickly updates your OS to the newest version.

    For example, if you have a Windows 7 Home Premium license, the VUP package allows you to upgrade to Windows 8. If you have a Windows 7 Professional license you can easily upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.
    Windows Licenses Explained: OEM, VUP and Retail; What Are They And What To Buy ?
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  10. Posts : 6,458
    x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
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       #40

    Thanks Derek, I was lazy.

    My turn!
    ESD: Microsoft Online Electronic Software Download (ESD) Support
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