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  Reply # 919380 21-Oct-2013 20:15
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Freeview (via HDHomeRun) which obviously include all TV recordings plus all our music, photos, DVDs. This all via Windows Media Centre. Also use the HTPC box for watching Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Instant Video/iTunes movies.





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  Reply # 919595 22-Oct-2013 11:43
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Tried to do the upgrade on a Lenovo tablet that came with Windows 7 but was upgraded to Windows 8 via a VLK.

Despite installing the KB2871389 the update still did not appear in the Store. Turns out it won't if the Windows 8 is from MAK, VLK or MSDN.

So downloaded the full 8.1 Pro from the VLC and installed that. Installing now but it does provide an option which I chose of course, to do upgrade and keep all files and settings.

So far so good but losing data on this machine is not a big issue.




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  Reply # 919597 22-Oct-2013 11:48
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lchiu7: Tried to do the upgrade on a Lenovo tablet that came with Windows 7 but was upgraded to Windows 8 via a VLK.

Despite installing the KB2871389 the update still did not appear in the Store. Turns out it won't if the Windows 8 is from MAK, VLK or MSDN.

So downloaded the full 8.1 Pro from the VLC and installed that. Installing now but it does provide an option which I chose of course, to do upgrade and keep all files and settings.

So far so good but losing data on this machine is not a big issue.


nothing to do with MSDN

By design, Volume License installs of Windows 8 don't upgrade to Windows 8 through the Store, but by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation media


 

From the Windows Blog - http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/07/30/start-your-windows-8-1-deployment-planning.aspx

 

 

 

For customers presently using Windows 8 Enterprise, the path to Windows 8.1 Enterprise is simple. You can leverage a fully-automated process to update existing Windows 8 systems. This process can be initiated using any software distribution or management tool, just by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation files. This time required to perform this update process varies based on computer and network performance, with the fastest configurations taking around 15 minutes. Typical update times will depend on your environment, so test it out in your lab to see how long it will take for you.

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  Reply # 919598 22-Oct-2013 11:51
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Well my day just got a hell of a lot easier, head office just sent me a USB stick with an offline 8.1 updater

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  Reply # 919600 22-Oct-2013 11:53
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and for anyone else that wants to create one, format a USB stick FAT32, double click on the Windows 8.1 ISO and just drag the entire contents onto the USB key

voila, bootable Windows 8.1 install media

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  Reply # 919602 22-Oct-2013 11:55
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nothing to do with MSDN

By design, Volume License installs of Windows 8 don't upgrade to Windows 8 through the Store, but by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation media


From the Windows Blog - http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/07/30/start-your-windows-8-1-deployment-planning.aspx   For customers presently using Windows 8 Enterprise, the path to Windows 8.1 Enterprise is simple. You can leverage a fully-automated process to update existing Windows 8 systems. This process can be initiated using any software distribution or management tool, just by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation files. This time required to perform this update process varies based on computer and network performance, with the fastest configurations taking around 15 minutes. Typical update times will depend on your environment, so test it out in your lab to see how long it will take for you.


Thanks for the clarification. By MSDN I meant if you got Windows 8 from there rather than being installed already. Well that's what I read from some other site. Interestingly that site mentioned MSDN and MAK but not VLK which we use. Anyway it's working fine.




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 919603 22-Oct-2013 11:58
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lchiu7:
nathan:  

nothing to do with MSDN

By design, Volume License installs of Windows 8 don't upgrade to Windows 8 through the Store, but by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation media


From the Windows Blog - http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/07/30/start-your-windows-8-1-deployment-planning.aspx   For customers presently using Windows 8 Enterprise, the path to Windows 8.1 Enterprise is simple. You can leverage a fully-automated process to update existing Windows 8 systems. This process can be initiated using any software distribution or management tool, just by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation files. This time required to perform this update process varies based on computer and network performance, with the fastest configurations taking around 15 minutes. Typical update times will depend on your environment, so test it out in your lab to see how long it will take for you.


Thanks for the clarification. By MSDN I meant if you got Windows 8 from there rather than being installed already. Well that's what I read from some other site. Interestingly that site mentioned MSDN and MAK but not VLK which we use. Anyway it's working fine.


If you downloaded a non VL version of Windows 8 from MSDN you can upgrade through the Store

If you downloaded a VL version of Windows 8 from MSDN, you have to upgrade using the setup.exe switch I mentioned

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  Reply # 919634 22-Oct-2013 12:45
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nathan: and for anyone else that wants to create one, format a USB stick FAT32, double click on the Windows 8.1 ISO and just drag the entire contents onto the USB key

voila, bootable Windows 8.1 install media


That's nice to know. Thanks




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 919866 22-Oct-2013 19:02
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freitasm: Freeview (via HDHomeRun) which obviously include all TV recordings plus all our music, photos, DVDs. This all via Windows Media Centre. Also use the HTPC box for watching Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Instant Video/iTunes movies.



If you get a chance (assuming you have not already), a review of the HDHomeRun would be nice as it looks like an interesting device.

I would be interested in how it works with Media Center and the channel guide (7 days), as currently I can only get current programs.




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  Reply # 920031 22-Oct-2013 22:16
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nathan:  
lchiu7: Tried to do the upgrade on a Lenovo tablet that came with Windows 7 but was upgraded to Windows 8 via a VLK.

Despite installing the KB2871389 the update still did not appear in the Store. Turns out it won't if the Windows 8 is from MAK, VLK or MSDN.

So downloaded the full 8.1 Pro from the VLC and installed that. Installing now but it does provide an option which I chose of course, to do upgrade and keep all files and settings.

So far so good but losing data on this machine is not a big issue.


nothing to do with MSDN

By design, Volume License installs of Windows 8 don't upgrade to Windows 8 through the Store, but by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation media


From the Windows Blog - http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/07/30/start-your-windows-8-1-deployment-planning.aspx   For customers presently using Windows 8 Enterprise, the path to Windows 8.1 Enterprise is simple. You can leverage a fully-automated process to update existing Windows 8 systems. This process can be initiated using any software distribution or management tool, just by running “setup.exe /auto:upgrade” from the Windows 8.1 installation files. This time required to perform this update process varies based on computer and network performance, with the fastest configurations taking around 15 minutes. Typical update times will depend on your environment, so test it out in your lab to see how long it will take for you.


Woohoo, my install took 8 minutes 22 seconds on my desktop PC from enter on the license key to desktop.

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  Reply # 920142 23-Oct-2013 09:33
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Does anyone have a link to instructions on how to update my recovery partition (Surface Pro) now that I have upgraded to 8.1?




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  Reply # 920450 23-Oct-2013 15:35
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About my comment regarding OS upgrade pricing being too high from windows 7. Today Apple announced the upgrade from Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion to Mavericks would be FREE. Apple obviously wants all users on the latest OS

MS is charging the same price for an upgrade as a new OS $299 or $499

All I would like to see is a cheaper upgrade for people who have already paid for windows 7

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Reply # 920596 23-Oct-2013 19:35
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went back to Windows 7 from Windows 8 on my htpc.  Didnt want to trust going to 8.1 and my imon remote was iffy at times on Windows 8 and my hauppuage 3000 in media centre wouldnt change channels most of the time saying tuner conflict when no other channel being recorded or even scheduled recordings in place.

My laptop is back on windows 7.  had upgraded to 8 then 8.1. Worked great on windows 8 but on windows 8.1 every time you wanted to scroll the screen went black.  I had the latest intel drivers but they are for windows 8.  No windows 8.1 drivers on intel site.  Laptop is HP probook 4530s.   Didnt have image backup but thought would try recovery and came up disk locked. So used my windows 7 disk and restored the windows 7 image I took before upgrading to windows 8. 
  I have an backup on my server whs 2011 but will have same problem of screen going black so will wait until new graphic drivers are available





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