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Windows 8.1 Official Topic

#121Bazooka_PenguinPosted 10/17/2013 7:06:38 PM
Glitchwerks posted...
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
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How do you get rid of the colored backgrounds on tiles for third party programs?


Or at least change the color so they're uniform?


You can't. You're stuck with it. I did read that you can go into each program and change the color via editing some files, but that's too much of a hassle in my opinion.

I had my entire Start menu arranged just like I wanted, and 8.1 went in and changed all the colors and the layout. It also uninstalled some pretty important programs like Avast and it made a Logitech device I use all the time completely non-functional.

I rolled back to 8.0. It's not worth it in my opinion, for the few cosmetic upgrades, to have so much get wrecked. My Start screen looked like clown vomit.

Microsoft. One tiny step forward, ten giant steps backward.


So you can change it by editing some files? Well, at least it sounds like it's possible that someone will make a program to automate that.
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#122BitCakePosted 10/17/2013 9:31:44 PM
I can't find the download in the Windows Store.

I've clicked on all links from Microsoft and the Verge website link, and nothing. Those links just take me to the Windows Store homepage and the download isn't anywhere.

Very frustrating.
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#123gastamanPosted 10/17/2013 9:36:00 PM
BitCake posted...
I can't find the download in the Windows Store.

I've clicked on all links from Microsoft and the Verge website link, and nothing. Those links just take me to the Windows Store homepage and the download isn't anywhere.

Very frustrating.


Have you installed all Windows Updates?
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#124BitCakePosted 10/17/2013 9:48:51 PM
gastaman posted...
BitCake posted...
I can't find the download in the Windows Store.

I've clicked on all links from Microsoft and the Verge website link, and nothing. Those links just take me to the Windows Store homepage and the download isn't anywhere.

Very frustrating.


Have you installed all Windows Updates?

Yes.

Still doesn't show. :(
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#125AcquirePosted 10/17/2013 10:12:39 PM
BitCake posted...
I can't find the download in the Windows Store.

I've clicked on all links from Microsoft and the Verge website link, and nothing. Those links just take me to the Windows Store homepage and the download isn't anywhere.

Very frustrating.


Same here. Just leaves me at the home page of the store. This is on two PCs as well.
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#126TNK10Posted 10/17/2013 10:37:21 PM(edited)
BitCake posted...
I can't find the download in the Windows Store.

I've clicked on all links from Microsoft and the Verge website link, and nothing. Those links just take me to the Windows Store homepage and the download isn't anywhere.

Very frustrating.


You have to make sure, everything in your vanilla windows 8 is updated(important updates,optional updates). At first I was wondering why it didn't show up but after updating it appeared right there in the windows store.

EDIT:NVM didn't read the above statements
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#127poopninjamvc3mkPosted 10/17/2013 10:40:06 PM
Damn I forgot when you refresh your pc from 8.1preview to 8 that it puts all your installed games/programs in the windows.old folder but I went from 8.1 preview to 8 then straight to 8.1. Now I lost all my good stuff :(
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#128Orestes417Posted 10/17/2013 10:46:18 PM
Apparently 8.1 does nasty things with games that use windows mouse polling instead of directly reading it. A lot of square/eidos games are reported to have unplayable mouse lag unless you do a combination of compatibility settings
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#129BitCakePosted 10/17/2013 11:11:12 PM
Looks like KMS activated installations can't get Windows 8.1 from the store, which is what I have I think.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-can-t-find-update-store

If this is true, how would a KMS activation of Windows 8 upgrade to 8.1?
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#130gastamanPosted 10/17/2013 11:17:34 PM(edited)
BitCake posted...
Looks like KMS activated installations can't get Windows 8.1 from the store, which is what I have I think.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-can-t-find-update-store

If this is true, how would a KMS activation of Windows 8 upgrade to 8.1?


You should probably check with your IT. The 8.1 update will probably have to be manually rolled out by them. Probably to prevent devices from updating before they can confirm complete compatibility with all company/organization required software/hardware.
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