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Old 01-28-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

Just found this article and here's some leaks from what's coming with 8.1 update 1....

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview: More Good News for PC Users | Windows 8 content from Paul Thurrotts SuperSite for Windows
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #2
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

Thanks FV. Looks like their inching fwd to what desktop owners want.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

Yes it does, man they sure could have made it so easy by just giving the user the choice....LOL...Jim I do like some of the metro apps, the weather app, a really nice tide app ( i use it everyday), Twit View App which is a Leo Leporte network app with all his shows, so its just a matter of mixing the two together if you like!
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

Thanks FV.
These are baby steps in the right direction. The direction MS should have gone in the first place. Unfortunately, it appears we'll have to wait until Windows 9 to get the UI we should have gotten in Windows 8.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

March 11

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win...old,25861.html
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

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That's just around the corner...thanks...
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I guess the only reason MS would do this is so that they could focus on talking up Windows 'Threshold' during Build and just ignore GDR1 (except for breakout sessions).
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

I wonder what will happen if we install GDR 1 or 2 on our Win 8.1 machines when we have Start8 and ModernMix running. Conflict?
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I wonder what will happen if we install GDR 1 or 2 on our Win 8.1 machines when we have Start8 and ModernMix running. Conflict?
I don't think so, not until W9 comes out?
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

I've uninstalled Stardock and reinstalled it before no problem. I have been using it for months now and if I don't need it any longer in March then I will have received my moneys worth; $8.
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Re: Windows 8.1 Update 1 Preview!

More good news.....

Microsoft testing Windows 8.1 update that hides tile interface by default | The Verge
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I heard this was going to be in Threshold. If MS does this in GDR1, I can see more enterprise customers choosing 8.1 since they can deploy images with the boot to desktop option enabled.
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Looking forward to 8.1 updates to make it better. What I really find perplexing is the 8.1 Windows Media Player. I can positively say I don't like that player. I can not find the user/setup menu anywhere and I keep getting an update message popping up for XBOX, it sucks.
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Looking forward to 8.1 updates to make it better. What I really find perplexing is the 8.1 Windows Media Player. I can positively say I don't like that player. I can not find the user/setup menu anywhere and I keep getting an update message popping up for XBOX, it sucks.
In Media player in the upper left corner click Organize then click options, you will found what you want...used it yesterday to rip a couple of my wife's CD's and it work great!
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OMG, I fixed it lol. I had the wrong player opening up my MP3's. Whatever that player is with the headphones is what I have been using. I don't remember how I got started using that one. You can see it if you select the program to open the music file with. I was in the original Windows Media Player setting the other day (opened the player from Accessories folder) but it was still using the other player.
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