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Windows 8.1

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Windows 8.1

Was released yesterday (17 Oct) to the public.
From what I have read so far, this appears to be around a 3gb update?!
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redsetter
Grafter
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Re: Windows 8.1

this is a good site/forum on operating systems.
http://forums.mydigitallife.info/
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

It doesn't work on either my laptop or desk top.. rubbish!
pcathomerepairs
Grafter
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Re: Windows 8.1

Hey Devonian
what make spec are your desktop and laptop
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and a HP Pavilion P6 desk top.
pcathomerepairs
Grafter
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Re: Windows 8.1

wow i have an xps running w8 and i would be very
surprised if the hp could not run it as well
have they both got 2 or more gig of memory.
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

I know, they should be fine.
It starts installing, then gets towards finishing then gives an error code:
0x80070005 - 0x4000D
Then restores to previous settings.
I haven't looked into it to much, just tried with McAafe disabled.
They both have loads of memory by the way.
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Re: Windows 8.1

Indeed, I've got an old HP Pavilion with a Pentium-D processor and that's happily running 8.1.
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

pcathomerepairs
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Windows 8.1

0x80070005 - 0x4000D this is the problem MS have pulled the update for
may just need a new disk when they have fixed the problem
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

How do you mean need a new disk mate?
I don't have an old disk!  Grin
pcathomerepairs
Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Windows 8.1

i just assumed lol hold off and download the fixed version Lips are sealed
Devonian
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Re: Windows 8.1

Grin
Good advice.
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Re: Windows 8.1

Quote from: 365webhost247
0x80070005 - 0x4000D this is the problem MS have pulled the update for

I think that's wrong.  As far as I can ascertain, Microsoft pulled the update for Windows RT 8.1 because it can result in a Blue Screen of Death http://kickthatcomputer.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/windows-rt-8-1-upgrade-fails-with-boot-configuratio... .  To quote Wikipedia:
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Windows RT is a variant of the Windows 8 operating system designed for mobile devices which use ARM architecture.

So that particular BSOD issue won't affect either of Devonian's computers.
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Re: Windows 8.1

It seems Devonian's problem might arise if he changed his user profile since installing Windows 8.0