Windows 8.1 is Here!

By on October 17, 2013 7:47:45 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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Hey everyone Windows 8.1 is out now you can download for free if you are running Windows 8, if you are running a later O.S you will have to wait till tomorrow and it will cost you 119.00 dollars so those of you running Windows 8 lucky dogs , for the rest of us MO MONEY!

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October 17, 2013 8:09:06 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

$119.00 seems a bit cheap for an OS. Need more info. 

My friends laptop runs Win8. Will 8.1 be like a service pack? 

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October 17, 2013 8:14:19 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Go to Windows Store you will find it there by the way it's 119.99 sorry about that if you already have Windows 8 it's free upgrade. no it's a new O.S! but like i said in previous post those of us running windows 7, vista  or xp can download tomorrow but it will cost 119.99 for basic 8.1 or 199.99 for pro version!

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October 17, 2013 9:00:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I understand that part. Does the download auto-install or will it be like an ISO?

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October 17, 2013 9:07:42 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You have to go into the Windows Store app and click the download button. I'm installing it now on my laptop. It says it's 3.2gb in size.

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October 17, 2013 9:09:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No it is not an ISO, it does not auto-install I believe Microsoft has to verify that you have a genuine windows 8 o.s then you download, at the moment their servers are very slow due to all the people upgrading so be patient ! 

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October 17, 2013 9:11:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

WAY TO GO ALMONTY IF YOU CAN PLEASE HELP OTHERS TO TOO GET ALL THE RIGHT INFO !

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October 17, 2013 9:20:34 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home

You can download it from the store by from there.

 

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October 17, 2013 9:21:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Next question, files and folders. Will 8.1 install without affecting them.

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October 17, 2013 9:25:12 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks Island Dog I can't download running Windows 7 x64 Thanks to all for their guidance in helping others to get it all correct! By the way how do you get karma!

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October 17, 2013 9:38:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's 2/3 of the way done. I hope all my files and folders are still there. I know it will install IE 11 and a different way to manage apps.

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October 17, 2013 9:41:35 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Please let us all know how it goes !

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October 17, 2013 9:45:48 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Uvah,
Next question, files and folders. Will 8.1 install without affecting them.
That and how well will this update get along with Stardock's Win8 apps such as Start8 and ModernMix.

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October 17, 2013 9:49:49 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting NewHorizons,

Quoting Uvah, reply 8Next question, files and folders. Will 8.1 install without affecting them.That and how well will this update get along with Stardock's Win8 apps such as Start8 and ModernMix.

As long as you are running current versions of those two you should be fine.

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October 17, 2013 9:51:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I can't say for sure about the files and folders , ALMonty is downloading it as we speak he will probably have more info soon. As far as stardock they already have support for windows 8.1 I do believe . Just remember this back up, back up, back up always just in case.

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October 17, 2013 9:57:34 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,
As long as you are running current versions of those two you should be fine.
Cheers, that's good to know. As Win8.1 is supposed to bring back the Start button I thought it might conflict with Start8.

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October 17, 2013 10:00:35 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting NewHorizons,

Quoting Neil Banfield, reply 13As long as you are running current versions of those two you should be fine.Cheers, that's good to know. As Win8.1 is supposed to bring back the Start button I thought it might conflict with Start8.

With the older Start8 (pre 1.17 I think) the Windows button would sit on top of ours.  Later versions of Start8 corrected this.

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October 17, 2013 10:10:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I checked out the video and you can switch between start screen and desktop like 8.0 and the start button is there. How Start8 will react to that remains to be seen. Its still flatter than a pancake. lol

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October 17, 2013 10:14:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Please everyone let me know how you like it , it will be my guiding decision on weather i put out 120.00 dollars or not although it does look pretty good except for the pancake thing!!

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October 17, 2013 10:36:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I use Start8 and WindowsBlinds' Icon Packager' CurserFX plus On Windows 8.1 RTM. with no issues. I like 8.1 better than 8.0. It seems like you have a little more control over the os.  

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October 17, 2013 10:42:17 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

This is good news!  I thought the rollout date was going to be tomorrow and didn't have much faith that it would be on time.  I'm looking forward to upgrading Win8 and giving 8.1 a test drive.

 

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October 17, 2013 11:09:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

a trivial word of caution for those that are anal regarding their start screen tiles.

The color of the tiles in 8.1 is now based on the primary colors of the icon itself. You will have a mess of different colored tiles now and there isn't a dang thing you can do about it (unless you want to spend countless hours with OblyTile). Decor8 will NOT be able to fix this either.

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October 17, 2013 11:12:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Everything is up and running. Few changes I see so far. The word Computer in the start menu changed to This PC, added a couple more stupid apps.the app store is different. As for Start 8 I couldn't find a way to turn it off so I don't know what it looks like without it. I even tried to shut it off with the Task Manager and it's still there (flaw). I use WindowBlinds so it doesn't really matter. Using Iconpackager my live folders went to default and won't go back to the package icons. But all my stuff is still where I put it.

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October 17, 2013 11:15:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I upgraded two systems to 8.1 RTM a couple of weeks ago (I got it from TechNet), all files and folders are still there and I had no issues at all.

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October 17, 2013 11:16:25 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting ALMonty,

Everything is up and running. Few changes I see so far. The word Computer in the start menu changed to This PC, added a couple more stupid apps.the app store is different. As for Start 8 I couldn't find a way to turn it off so I don't know what it looks like without it. I even tried to shut it off with the Task Manager and it's still there (flaw). I use WindowBlinds so it doesn't really matter. Using Iconpackager my live folders went to default and won't go back to the package icons. But all my stuff is still where I put it.

 

You can right click on the This PC icon and rename it to whatever you want with no adverse effects.

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October 17, 2013 11:42:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I changed it but it still says This PC in the start menu.

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