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No, I installed through the installer downloaded from the microsoft site.

Did you download a ISO file? If not, that installer should have opened up the MS Store and you should have seen the 8.1 download start. Also, when it finished, you should have been prompted about a computer restart.
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http://m.techcrunch.com/2013/06/26/windows-8-1s-start-button-isnt-a-start-button/
post #33 of 38

Again, maybe you should read a thread before posting. And a side note, anyone who follows windows knew that this wasn't going to be the old start menu, its been stated multiple times. Only reason to go back to the old start menu is if you like outdated GUIs and Microsoft knows this. The new start menu does everything the old one did, you just have to know how to use it.

My start menu rant isn't directed at you, I just find it funny that people won't use Win 8 because the old GUI isn't in place. Especially when you can bring it back if you really want to.
Edited by xstarscream - 6/27/13 at 11:21am
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To get back on track, if the Win 8.1 installer is saying you already have it installed.. Use the system restore to restore to a point before the installation and try again and report back.
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Aha! I missed this part: "Enterprise and volume license users: If you're running Windows 8 Enterprise or the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation on your PC, you'll need to download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files."

I'm a volume license user, so I'll have to go that route. Pretty annoying that it just failed silently though.
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Aha! I missed this part: "Enterprise and volume license users: If you're running Windows 8 Enterprise or the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation on your PC, you'll need to download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files."

I'm a volume license user, so I'll have to go that route. Pretty annoying that it just failed silently though.

Yes, that would be your problem! Makes sense now. Good luck with installation.
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Aha! I missed this part: "Enterprise and volume license users: If you're running Windows 8 Enterprise or the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation on your PC, you'll need to download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO files."

I'm a volume license user, so I'll have to go that route. Pretty annoying that it just failed silently though.
haha, yep. Missing a key piece of info haha. Still they should have it check your licensing before installation and give you a message before just silently failing.
 
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Again, maybe you should read a thread before posting. And a side note, anyone who follows windows knew that this wasn't going to be the old start menu, its been stated multiple times. Only reason to go back to the old start menu is if you like outdated GUIs and Microsoft knows this. The new start menu does everything the old one did, you just have to know how to use it.

My start menu rant isn't directed at you, I just find it funny that people won't use Win 8 because the old GUI isn't in place. Especially when you can bring it back if you really want to.

No worries.

I use mac. smile.gif
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