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Windows 8.1 9600.16384 RTM INFO.

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BoDEAN    68

Seems like I got 8.1 RTM installed fine via upgrade from Customer Preview.  Not sure yet if I will format and do a clean install. I do know that Acronis True Image 2014, that was just released, does not install on 8.1. Also Logitech Setpoint doesn't work correctly either.

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+Audioboxer    2,874

So is the start menu fully functional? I left Windows 8 to go back to 7 a few months ago.

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BoDEAN    68

So is the start menu fully functional? I left Windows 8 to go back to 7 a few months ago.

No

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BetaAddict    107

So is the start menu fully functional? I left Windows 8 to go back to 7 a few months ago.

 

I also have stuck with Win7 partly because the start screen is just too obtrusive with my workflow. Even though they haven't restored the start menu 8.1 like a lot of people wanted, they at least gave options to have a more direct access to the programs list. But I still find it so inefficient the way the programs are laid out across the screen rather than a single vertical list. The performance upgrades over W7 along with these tweaks is enough for me to move over to W8.1.

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MaSx    2

Anyone captured or caught this library bug?

 

 

when you go to "This PC" --->"Documents"...right click on any folder, then go to --->"include in library" -->Documents. Once you do that, you will see Libraries appears on the left side navigation. But when you close the window, the library disappears

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subcld    383

did they add any new features / changes to windows media player ?

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Omen1393    16

I haven't noticed any changes to Windows Media Player.

 

Two things I found different from the Preview are that IE11 now auto-fills your login info if you allow it to store the info (as opposed to only autofilling when you started typing the first few letters), and desktop IE11 let's you open synced tabs from other PC's now.

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George P    3,564

I also have stuck with Win7 partly because the start screen is just too obtrusive with my workflow. Even though they haven't restored the start menu 8.1 like a lot of people wanted, they at least gave options to have a more direct access to the programs list. But I still find it so inefficient the way the programs are laid out across the screen rather than a single vertical list. The performance upgrades over W7 along with these tweaks is enough for me to move over to W8.1.

 

 

It doesn't make sense to have a single vertical list when the screen is still taken up fully.  You do see more when it's laid out across the screen compared to scrolling through a vertical column.    Now, if in 8.2 or 8.3, whatever, they change it and allow for desktop users to have it actually be a 1/3 slide in screen with a vertical list then that'd be great, but I don't expect to see it happen, not anytime soon.   It'd be better to just add drag and drop to it and have folders that collapse and so on.  Then you can make the list anyway you wanted it to be even if it still does take up the whole screen.

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rafiraza    0

Hi

I have installed Windows Preview 8.1 with media centre, now trying to upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM......but stuck at KEY...........no key is being accepted....................CAn any body help please??

any key u have , I certainly do appreciate this great forum and help!!

rafiraza@yahoo.com

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Studio384    1,390

I haven't noticed any changes to Windows Media Player.

 

Two things I found different from the Preview are that IE11 now auto-fills your login info if you allow it to store the info (as opposed to only autofilling when you started typing the first few letters), and desktop IE11 let's you open synced tabs from other PC's now.

The sync features was already there in IE11 Preview, however, in IE11 Metro, there is a new icon in the addressbar that removes all css and change the page to a book-like design.

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LUTZIFER    473

Cool. Start button looks good. I will probably upgrade now. Just gotta find a copy.

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BoDEAN    68

Whats the fix to get Net 3.5 to work in 8.1 RTM?

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brainsuck    15

dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:netfx3 /all /source:x:\sources\sxs /limitaccess          change x to drive the disc is in

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Dot Matrix    7,164

did they add any new features / changes to windows media player ?

It's dead, Jim.

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TheBlueRaja    24

Apologies if this has been asked, but I have a legit Win 8 pro upgrade key, I want to install the 8.1 RTM as a clean install.

 

Can I use the leaked x64 8.1 disk to clean install them activate using my key. On version 8.0 there was a reg change that let you clean install then activate and I'm wondering if the same procedure would work here.

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Brandon H    1,483

^ you should be able to install without activating (they re-enabled that ability) then your key should allow you to activate once installed

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mikee286    5

does windows 8.1 break start menu emulation apps such as startmenu8 since it has a start button which is useless? 

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Excelsis    20

does windows 8.1 break start menu emulation apps such as startmenu8 since it has a start button which is useless? 

 

StartMenu8 doesn't seem to be working for me, but Startisback+ is made specifically for 8.1 and works really well. You can get it here http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163489-startisback-rc3/

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Excelsis    20

3 bucks, totally worth it if you want the closest W7 start menu replica around.

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streetw0lf    202

Classic Start Menu, the latest beta, works fine with 8.1 and it's free.  Still the best IMO.

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Vvo    116

try startw8, it's free and it works fine in windows 8.1

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djtoodles    0

so whats the recommended way to activate 8.1? I have the iso but whats the best way to get it activated? 

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Samson291    2

Buy windows 8 and use your legal key....

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