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#1 streetw0lf

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 15:37

I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 RTM on an 8.0 system.  The install went remarkably well.  However, I have noticed a few errors mostly in my Event log.

 

1.  I'm getting window update errors for Zune video and Zune music upgrades.  I know these are re-branded from the Xbox name so I wonder if it's just a matter of the Windows Store not ready for the Zune change until the official release of 8.1.

 

2. On the 'Defragment and Optimize Drives' menu I have two entries for  SSD GPT partitions.  The first is my C drive and the last on the list is the Recovery Partition.  Under Windows 8.0 I could TRIM both partitions.  Under 8.1 the Recovery TRIM fails with an error in my Event log.  Anyone else see this?

 

How about glitches you guys have seen?  Not talking about install problems.

 

 




#2 Studio384

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 15:46

Go, I've got some too:

 

1. I've no idea why this happened, but when pressing to Windows button or clicking the startbutton (both taskbar as Charms bar), I still saw the desktop icons when desktop wallpaper on startscreen was on.

2. I can't deactivate libraries...

3. The "All apps" view sometimes switches to "by category" all by itsself.

 

Anyway, that's everything I've got for now... No serious issues, number 1 didn't appear anymore. Only 2 is annoying.



#3 majortom1981

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 15:51

it should matter if its a leaked copy. Are you sure it is the real rtm and not a hacked together copy? You can't complain about bugs on an illegal copy because you cannot be sure it is the real copy. You won't know for sure till the real one is released to compare it to.



#4 OP streetw0lf

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 15:54

Windows 8 Tutorials  has some great tips on dealing with the way the File Manager displays things.  You can get things looking like 8.0 by following the tips.

 

I always laugh at the comments from the Internet Police.  I am a developer and since MS won't let me have an early Technet version I'll get it where I can.

 

btw.. I am assuming that the official release will have added changes as MS told us that.  So knock off the 'holier than thou' comment for using the leaked version..

 

Also I have no hesitation to do a clean install of the official version.  No upgrades for me as they always seem to cause problems.



#5 OP streetw0lf

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 21:06

Running Bing Weather causes lots of errors in my event log.  Weather still works.



#6 +Boo Berry

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 21:11

I don't expect apps to work correctly until the update goes live in October. Same with the issue with .NET 3.5 - have to wait until they enable the update or of course you can install it manually.



#7 OP streetw0lf

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 21:23

My thinking too.  I'm getting errors relating to modern apps.



#8 BoDEAN

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:05

8.1 RTM is definitely not as polished as the Preview in my opinion. A lot more glitches and apps not working correctly. Shame



#9 BajiRav

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:09

I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 RTM on an 8.0 system.  The install went remarkably well.  However, I have noticed a few errors mostly in my Event log.
 
1.  I'm getting window update errors for Zune video and Zune music upgrades.  I know these are re-branded from the Xbox name so I wonder if it's just a matter of the Windows Store not ready for the Zune change until the official release of 8.1.
 
2. On the 'Defragment and Optimize Drives' menu I have two entries for  SSD GPT partitions.  The first is my C drive and the last on the list is the Recovery Partition.  Under Windows 8.0 I could TRIM both partitions.  Under 8.1 the Recovery TRIM fails with an error in my Event log.  Anyone else see this?
 
How about glitches you guys have seen?  Not talking about install problems.

Zune never existed in Windows 8. That's weird.

#10 siah1214

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:13

For some reason Xbox music and video apps show up as "Zune" in event viewer. I guess they never bothered to change it. There's 2 borked updates for those apps in the store. 

 

Other than that, much more stable and faster than the preview for me :) 



#11 Manarift

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:39

I havent found any glitches yet though upgrading will cause problems XD



#12 Islehopper

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:52

@Streetw0lf:  My Intel X-25 SSD showed in need of optimization, one click and trim completed. Yesterday I used SSD Tweaker -- it worked fine too; Am too seeing the WMZuneComm info event entry (still use Zune with WP7.8);

@Studio384: hiding favorites works fine here;

 

Used the 'remove everything and reinstall windows' method without saving personal files. Left with a Windows.Old directory and complete reinstall of applications. Integrating with the Microsoft account synched desktop, favorites, start page, SkyDrive, and personal settings. From there, turned off Favorites and the setting stuck.

 

The new option to designate where synched SkyDrive files are saved... fit nicely on a 32gb microSD.

 

Had some trouble with Skype video app. I'll bet it's updated before 10/18. 

 

No trouble with Windows Media Player as reported on other forums.

 

Cheers



#13 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:13

I was getting an error where the tops of the tiles on the start screen were chopped off, same on the bottom. I am running the latest version of the UltraUXThemePatcher 2.1 though so might have to do with that.

 

Doesn't happen all the time either.



#14 Elliot B.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:26

it should matter if its a leaked copy. Are you sure it is the real rtm and not a hacked together copy? You can't complain about bugs on an illegal copy because you cannot be sure it is the real copy. You won't know for sure till the real one is released to compare it to.

It's the official RTM that has leaked...

And you can be absolutely be sure it's the real one, doesn't take much research.

#15 Elliot B.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:27

8.1 RTM is definitely not as polished as the Preview in my opinion. A lot more glitches and apps not working correctly. Shame

They can, and most likely will, push updates before the general release.