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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center installed.

 

It stuck for long at 84% on two occasions, applying computer settings and finalizing stuff.... it felt like an eternity waiting for 85%... :x

Mine stuck on 71% for what seemed like a life time, I was expecting an Epic Fail. 

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Finally got it to install. I don't even know how much it changed from Windows 8. Time to do some research.

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I dread the day I have to get a new PC...I don't like Windows 8 at all. I guess I'm just too used to 7...

I still have a Windows 7 Laptop that will always be a Windows 7 machine. 8 is good, but more biased towards touch screen.

7 has a "good to be home" feeling to me, things that I can find and use, all in a start menu that I understand, an OS that should have been expanded upon more :)

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I dread the day I have to get a new PC...I don't like Windows 8 at all. I guess I'm just too used to 7...

I have 7, but I still love Windows XP

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Take it from someone who has Windows 8 pro...I <snipped> hate it. It is catered more toward touchscreen.  The only reason I had to install Windows 8 was because the original hard drive on my laptop finally kicked the bucket and made its travel to the great scrapyard in the sky.  On the good side, though, I have a 1 TB hard drive, so I have a long, long way to go before I fill it up.

 

The other bad side of Windows 8 Pro is I cannot upgrade to 8.1.  *sigh*  If only I had switched to Ubuntu...

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The other bad side of Windows 8 Pro is I cannot upgrade to 8.1.  *sigh*  If only I had switched to Ubuntu...

8 updates to 8.1 for free. Why can't you?

 

I've visited and revisited Ubuntu land many times since its early days and wow it still sucks a lot. Every time, it works great running from the live CD or installed in a VM but whenever I install it to a physical hard drive there's some infuriating new problem that makes it completely unusable.

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I dual-booted my home PC: Win7 and Ubuntu.  Ubuntu works fine (except for some weird glitch that blacks out the login screen every once in a while), but I never use it.  No real reason, other than when I'm booting it up to work I always think "I might need Creative Suite or PdN today..." and when I'm booting it up for gaming, I need Steam.  So other than for work and gaming, I use it all the time.  :-)

 

But I'm really looking forward to getting Win8.1.  I've used it pretty regularly on computers I don't own, and aside from some minor annoyances (which I'm sure I can acclimate to - Win7 has just as many, they're just different ones) I think it's a great OS.  Win8 was kind of a misstep - I think they released it a little too early - but 8.1 is a fully-baked, nice-looking system with some pretty sweet features and fairly surprising flourishes.  Though I will admit that sometimes it doesn't feel like it's intended to be used with a mouse.

 

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Unless you're running Windows RT, everything I see on the Microsoft site says that any copy of Win8 can get 8.1.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I remember almost all of the old-timers of this forum. Even if they're not active anymore. I just recently came back about about 2 months ago after a 2 1/2 year absence.

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Make a file .txt on desktop, change the extension to .~sy then try to find it in  Win7. No result. I use Everything Search for that.

Make the same thing in XP and will be found instantly.

The .~sy extension is used from PC Schematic for symbol backup files. Sometimes I need to delete these files and Win7 are not found it at all.

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If you open the Windows Store, there should be a giant tile on the very left saying you can upgrade - if that's there, then you should be able to. It's what I'm doing right now.

 

You do have to download update KB2871389 before the 8.1 tile shows up.

 

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The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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