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hey guys - 8.1 install issue?

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    jamie

    I load the mini app - reboot - I get no message about new update on start screen or when I open the store - I look in the store under NEW apps under every category and there is no - win 8.1 preview

     

    Ive found the update in CP/ programs - uninstalled it - and re-installed it using IE (hoping that might help)

    reboot - still no message

    Ive searched forums msdn and found topics and many people saying - "this is happening to me too" but no answer...

    am I doing something wrong?

     

    ps - if I use the ISO - will it un-install when preview goes gold? will the store version?

     

    Thanks in advance for any insights Smiley

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    jamie

    my god everyone is still here! lol this place never changes - (...errr literally - no new site after ....4 yrs??) gotta love it  Smiley

    *c9 guy is STILL BLURRY!!! Tongue Out

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    jamie

    ps - sort of funny this is the first time ive ever needed the "Store" and its not working

    good work! Tongue Out

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    jamie

    no one had this?  worked for everyone?  is there a URL for store link?

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    Ian2

    There is a list of devices that are not ready for Win 8.1 yet although I would have expected you to have had some kind of message to that effect.

    My install went smoothly*: http://websurfaces.co.uk/2013/06/26/upgrading-to-windows-8-1-preview/

    * In spite of that weird font issue

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    spivonious

    Worked for me? I did have to go into the store with an admin user to get it to install.

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    elmer

    Does the store make it clear that you will need to re-install all apps when upgrading to 8.1 RTM ?

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    Retro​Recursion

    @elmer: No it dosen't. You would need to get that from other documentation.

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    elmer

    I suspect that this is going to come back and bite MS in the butt, as people who upgraded to the 8.1 preview discover this when the 8.1 RTM is made available.

    http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/06/27/windows-8-1-preview-an-enterprise-call-to-action.aspx

    The grid headed 'If you are currently running..." should be prominently displayed to make sure everyone is fully aware NOT to install this preview on a running Win8 system, unless you are prepared to re-install your apps and settings.

     

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    spivonious

    @elmer: Well, it is a preview release.

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    elmer

    I appreciate that, and it's fine if you know the way previews work, but I suspect that making it available via the store is going to attract a lot of people who don't understand, made worse by the lack of obvious warnings.

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    jamie

    i loaded it with iso - sped up machine - thanks

     

    i got a weird error: opened IE and it flashed 1000 timws "Installing updates / or loading installer or something"

     

    Other browsers worked so i was somewhat relieved - but you cant use windows with a broken IE - finally - and by accident - i just tried - run as admin - and it worked.  Other wierd things are no editing wordpress in chrome - gotta use firefox and some other stuff i forget

     

    over all - un-impressed. nothing for a COMPUTER USER here  (and i hate looking at any form of magazine style content on a PC - unless im "in that mood"

     

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