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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

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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

I can't get it to install. I might give it another go tomorrow.

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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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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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All this talk of 7 and 8.  A dilemma in my head now.

 

After pricing up windows 7 to replace vista on my 4 year old pc, I'm not sure it's cost effective when I can pick up a new tower with decent specs for £240 ish. (or just the excess if my current tower accidentally falls on the floor ... not that I condone anything like that)

 

All I do is browse a bit, use PDN and Blender and listen to music ... thoughts from more techy minded people ?  7 or 8 ?

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I like 7 better than 8.  But, that's just me. I don't have a touch enabled ultrabook.

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

 

Because according to Microsoft's web site, Windows 8 Pro, which I have, isn't eligible for the upgrade to 8.1.  Let me double check...

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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.

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Heh, it's funny you should say that - I actually read the forums everyday, I'm just not exactly an active participant any more. Nice to know I'm remembered, though!

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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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Sadly there is a lot of members from when I first joined who are no longer active. On the plus side there is many new faces on here sharing plug-ins and creating some nice art to inspire us all :)

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Yeah I can remember loads of people I'd love to see here again, but it's still a great crew here.  An oasis in the bustle of life (+1 point for anyone who doesn't stick their fingers down their throat ...)

 

NN ... not wishing to sound like an old perve ... but your avatar is stunning

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