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Poll: Windows 8.1 RTM

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Would you install Leaked Windows 8.1 RTM and use it as everyday OS?

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#61 YouWhat

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 22:48

I've installed it (and media center add-on) on laptop that resides in front room to streaming stuff off my pc here in different room, so far I haven't had any issues with it.

So to the question, No not as main os, I am staying with windows 7 for that




#62 +ultimate99

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:36

Yup, but how do you activate on surface pro?



#63 xendrome

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:39

Yup, but how do you activate on surface pro?

 

Grab the installed key using MagicJellyBean or another key finder, write it down, upgrade, then go back and put that key back in and viola, done.



#64 +ultimate99

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 23:43

I had 8.1 preview installed before. Used the provided key to install. Tried the magic app but gave the preview key not the original surface's.

 

Should I start over and do refresh, go back to 8.0 then 8.1?



#65 freak180

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:02

Don't worry I hear MAK keys from 8.0 don't work to begin with.

ugh!!! wish i knew a time ahead!



#66 freak180

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:03

Does anyone have a win 8 key I can buy off of please!



#67 BavonWW

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:13

No! Patience has its reward.



#68 freak180

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 00:17

No! Patience has its reward.

what are u talking?? wait for what?



#69 OP badb0y

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:11

No! Patience has its reward.

 

Not in this case :p :D



#70 AngryOldPerson

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:16

what a difference a decade makes i guess...a lot of the old timers found this site looking for xp leaks back in the day and didn't hesitate to dl and install a new build every 2 weeks...gonna go walk uphill both ways to install 8.1 :)



#71 mzta cody

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:38

Installed mine by mounting the ISO and then upgrading on a restored install of Windows 8.0 that I originally made in the beginning of last November right after the cheap upgrade MS ran. Works perfectly, smooth, not one issue. This is on a Toshiba Qosmio purchased in November 2008. Not one little hiccup here on my end.



#72 PGHammer

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 21:04

In my case, I have both 8.0 and 8.1 on thumbdrives - however, I'm shaking down an AIO based on the WZOR leaks (sorry, x32 fans - this AIO is x64) to replace the standard x64 8.1 on my thumbdrive.

 

The reason for this AIO:

 

1.  It works for clean installs and upgrades, and from any SKU of 8 out there.

2.  It's no bigger than the standard ISO.

3.  Unlike the standard ISO, it can upgrade 8 ProWMC installs.

 

I'm trying to shake down one rather odd bug (in one game, DC Universe Online) - in the game, the F1 key on my keyboard doesn't work if I install the game first in 8.0, then upgrade to 8.1; however, it works fine if I install in 8.1 directly.



#73 Dashel

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 21:23

Generally, yes.  I'm content enough with the Preview for now though.



#74 McKay

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 21:27

Just installed RTM, am using as daily OS.



#75 revanmj

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:05

I also installed RTM and I'm quite happy with (especially improved Start screen). The only issue I've encountered so far was compatibility problem with ESET Smart Security 6 firewall driver that was causing BSOD at startup (removing .sys file in safe mode temporarily fixed this) that will be likely resolved by the time Windows 8.1 is officially released.