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  Reply # 916928 18-Oct-2013 10:52
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Just updated my Surface to 8.1.

Took about an hour (ish) to download and complete.

Nice having Outlook again so I don't have to use the stupid Modern email client. Which was just plain awful.




 

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  Reply # 916933 18-Oct-2013 11:04
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sbiddle: You're not the only person on the planet who thought downloading Windows 8.1 would be a great idea.


Also, don't assume your experience is the entire Internet's experience.  You are but one data point. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 916934 18-Oct-2013 11:05
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Guess Im one of the ones who arent on the list yet - no one in our Wellington office can see the update but the guys in Auckland can see it.

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  Reply # 916937 18-Oct-2013 11:07
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Updated around 9.30 this morning, everything went smoothly, nice how it only hassles you when it's time to restart

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  Reply # 916956 18-Oct-2013 11:27
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Downloading at a trickle rate in Hamilton. Started at ~8:30am and I've yet to get to 50%




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  Reply # 916963 18-Oct-2013 11:39
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Some comments (haven't had time to look much though) --

Start button -- not really a start button, it just brings up metro like before. Bleh!!

Windows 8.1 photo app -- I like to have slideshows running during the day. But microsoft still expect you to have all of your photos in 1 single folder -- they don't allow the slideshow to navigate subfolders. Who stores all their photos in one folder?

Why on earth wouldn't they at least have a setting to allow subfolders? One of their billion programmers could have thought of this rather useful thing.

There is actually no really good slideshow program for pc's anywhere. I want itunes type 'photo' smart playlists.

Anyway, on the brief look I had, I still don't like 8.1 - it doesn't seem overly changed . I will investigate more and maybe I am completely wrong and there is a hidden windows 7 emulation mode :)

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  Reply # 917004 18-Oct-2013 13:19
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MaxLV: Trying to download Windows 8.1 through the online store. (only way you'll get it) 

Been running for an hour now and it's only downloaded 10%!!!!!

Best download speed I'm getting from my 100Mbit/sec connection is 20 - 50 Kbits second!!!!

WTF in Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to distribute a 2.8GB update to windows 8 by the Online store?????

Should sack the idiot!!!!


ROTFLMAO

what irony eh




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  Reply # 917011 18-Oct-2013 13:36
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Downloaded and installed on my desktop and RT in about an hour. Can't see a whole lot of changes apart from the obvious store update and split screen, but liking it so far

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  Reply # 917020 18-Oct-2013 14:02
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Installed on my Surface and PC all done smoothly with out any hiccups 




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  Reply # 917028 18-Oct-2013 14:20
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Tockly: Just updated my Surface to 8.1.

Took about an hour (ish) to download and complete.

Nice having Outlook again so I don't have to use the stupid Modern email client. Which was just plain awful.


the modern email client got an update too - its actually a *lot* better now!




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  Reply # 917040 18-Oct-2013 14:43
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Any of you who have upgraded, had you previously moved your Users folder off your C: partition? This seems to stop the upgrade happening.

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  Reply # 917149 18-Oct-2013 18:18
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Odd, when I check the store I get a large "Update Windows" as the main item but the picture in it says "Windows 8.1 preview" - When I click on it though it seems to be the 8.1 update with no mention of preview in sight...

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  Reply # 917222 18-Oct-2013 22:06
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Hmm.. just updated and it seems like there is a watermark at the bottom right hand that says:

Windows 8.1 Pro
SecureBoot isn't configured correctly
Build 9600


I have double checked the bios settings and SecureBoot IS on! Not sure what the problem is?

Will continue to do a Google search in the meantime...




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  Reply # 917233 18-Oct-2013 22:20
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And it seems like I'm not the only one!




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  Reply # 917238 18-Oct-2013 22:59
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I wonder why they don't have it in the windows updates section. I never use the app store, so would have missed it.

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