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#31gastamanPosted 10/16/2013 4:30:55 PM(edited)
Orestes417 posted...
I was under the impression the difference in date was due to it launching at the same time globally with some locales being on either side of the date line.


To be honest, you could be right, for all I know. I'm working of assumptions, only.

Edit:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/windows-81-coming-free-download-october-17/story?id=19957324

This concurs with my assumption that 8.1 will release on 10/17 for Windows 8 users and 10/18 as a stand alone retail product.

Edit2: NM, you're right. Update releases 12am 10/18 New Zealand time, which is 7am EST/4am PST 10/17.
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#32j_vincent_01Posted 10/16/2013 4:44:02 PM
Yes
Yes
No
No, I'll wait for a week and checking reviews before upgrading to it.
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#33este914(Topic Creator)Posted 10/16/2013 5:07:21 PM
gastaman posted...
Orestes417 posted...
I was under the impression the difference in date was due to it launching at the same time globally with some locales being on either side of the date line.


To be honest, you could be right, for all I know. I'm working of assumptions, only.

Edit:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/windows-81-coming-free-download-october-17/story?id=19957324

This concurs with my assumption that 8.1 will release on 10/17 for Windows 8 users and 10/18 as a stand alone retail product.

Edit2: NM, you're right. Update releases 12am 10/18 New Zealand time, which is 7am EST/4am PST 10/17.


Thanks for posting the helpful info :)
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#34GegendPosted 10/16/2013 7:08:58 PM
I got mine today and ran into my first problem. I can't get no sound out of the speakers. I can see the green lights going up and done in the Volume Mix. Any idea's? I already tried using the Dell speakers from my old computer.
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#35Rolen47Posted 10/16/2013 7:14:23 PM
Gegend posted...
I got mine today and ran into my first problem. I can't get no sound out of the speakers. I can see the green lights going up and done in the Volume Mix. Any idea's? I already tried using the Dell speakers from my old computer.


Have you installed your sound card drivers?
#36Enigma149Posted 10/16/2013 9:48:00 PM(edited)
Do you currently have Windows 8?

Yes.

Do you enjoy using it, and more specifically enjoy PC gaming on it?

Yes. My only real gripe is the lack of a boot-to-desktop feature, which is coming in 8.1 (the start screen isn't an issue for me since I just use the Windows Key to search for my programs, as I did in Windows 7).

As for gaming, it's...exactly the same.

Have you tried the preview of Windows 8.1 yet?

Yes, for about a day, but my computer had issues with it (most of the apps wouldn't download), and it was installed on a separate drive, so I just wiped the drive and went back to regular Windows 8.

Will you be upgrading your Windows 8 PC to 8.1 once its released on the 18th?

Probably not. Right now, I've got a 128 GB SSD and a 500 GB HDD. I plan on buying a 256 GB SSD (I really don't have a lot of games), and installing it onto that.
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#37StormKMDPosted 10/16/2013 10:26:45 PM
Wait, I thought it was going to release on Oct. 17th? When does it release in the US?
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#38GegendPosted 10/16/2013 11:01:59 PM
Rolen47, shouldn't something like that be pre-installed? (they did add the extras I requested) After all, I did what most wont do and bought from Dell directly
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#39gastamanPosted 10/17/2013 12:06:27 AM(edited)
StormKMD posted...
Wait, I thought it was going to release on Oct. 17th? When does it release in the US?


Digital download launches 4am PST 10/17. Retail copies launch 10/18.
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#40nightshadeAPosted 10/17/2013 12:33:35 AM
so you have to buy 8.1 if ya have 8? i just got 8 on my new laptop about 3 weeks ago..
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