Originally Posted by HanSomPa
Originally Posted by tpi2007
Let's see if they make it available as a separate ISO, for months now their PR strategy has been this: force people to create an on-line account (which acts as a sort of registration when you think about it, something that is against the privacy you should be entitled to), go into the store in order to get the update.
Your complaints are annoying. Not only are you missing the head of the nail, you are swinging your hammer wildly everywhere. Really? The on-line account has something to do with privacy? Considering that almost a thousand different services require you to do the same, I fail to see any problem with the concept itself. What I do have a problem with is the convenience. MS does give me the option to forgo the on-line check in thing, but I shouldn't have to go through it in the first place. There should be an option to link MS services into one streamlined account and connect it with Windows 8, yes, but I shouldn't have to be forced to do that. That's the problem. It's extra hassle and more mess for the consumer to figure out. For all the "streamlining" MS does, their eco-system is extremely
No mention whatsoever of it being available through Windows update (like Windows XP SP2 was) or as a separate ISO.
The only saving grace for enthusiasts like us is that we know better and will just make a clean install from the full Windows 8.1 ISO, that one I'm sure will be made available. Still, an unnecessary hassle for many.
It's a free update. I don't care what medium it comes in, but I understand that MS doesn't want to spend the money to ship out physical discs everywhere when they could just do it through the store. Really? Missing the windows update? It's the same exact thing essentially, you're complaining about the name of a feature. If they put Windows Update instead of "Windows Store" would you like that more?
Of all the intelligent arguments Win 8 haters could make, you all seem to pick the wrong topic, or the right one but with a wrong approach. Let's not even start how nobody bothers to explain their argument.
You seem to have entirely missed the point, not to mention you are the one seemingly trying to hit the nail on the head but swinging the hammer in different directions, as you clearly missed the point where I did address the lack of consumer friendliness in favor of corporate interests.
But more worringly you seem to have missed all the articles in the news about the lack of privacy you are currently 'enjoying', so providing Microsoft an e-mail address (which should be persistent as you might need to log into the Store once again in case they push more updates with this method or change the password later) is essentially providing them with one more information venue that they (Microsoft and any choice of government) should not have. If you fail to see the trick here it's your problem.
As to when you try to somewhat erratically make the Windows Store and Windows Update (you also mention physical discs out of nowehere) seem like the same thing, I don't even know what to say, you must surely be confusing something.
I don't need to give Microsoft any sort of e-mail or have to create an on-line account in order to get an update through Windows Update, the only thing I need is to have a legitimate copy of Windows, that's it. Simple and streamlined, all the Windows updates are delivered through the same means and I don't have to provide Microsoft with anything else besides the money I already paid for the software. I don't want to be lured into visiting on-line stores through cheap and potentially even more privacy invading tactics like this one. The 8.1 update isn't a Modern app (though it includes a few), it's an OS update, there isn't a single justifiable reason that benefits the consumer for them to be doing this.
Face it, Microsoft is not doing this for the consumer. And I'm adding this last sentence because, according to them, the 8.1 update is indeed to appease the consumer, to address the problems with Windows 8. So they are trying to pass the image that they care for the consumer, but with this contradictory tactic they show once again that what they really want is to shove the Store in people's faces at every opportunity, no matter the cost.Edited by tpi2007 - 8/14/13 at 4:39pm