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Two questions regarding Windows 8.1

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Thread Starter 
Hello,

The other day I upgraded via the App Store from Windows 8 to 8.1.

First thing I noticed is Windows automatically installed some VERY OLD drivers for my graphic cards (Catalyst 8.11, the latest official ones are 13.9...). How do I disable the option so that Windows no longer installs drivers automatically for my rig? I remember seeing this option when updating to 8.1 but I ignored it. doh.gif

Another question I have is, how can I disable the Start interface? I thought this was possible with 8.1, as I want to have similar interface to Windows 8 with a normal start menu and not the metro start from Windows 8...

Thanks in advance. smile.gif
post #2 of 4
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Open the Windows 8 Control Panel.

The simplest way to get to Control Panel is probably from its shortcut on the Apps screen but the Power User Menu is great way too, especially if you have a keyboard or mouse.

Click or tap on the System and Security link.

Note: If you're on the Large icons or Small icons view of Control Panel in Windows 8, choose the Windows Update applet and then skip to Step 4.

In the System and Security window, click or tap on the Windows Update link.

With Windows Update now open, click or tap the Change settings link to the left.

This will open a window with a Choose your Windows Update settings heading.

These settings control how Windows 8 will receive and install updates from Microsoft. See my Explanation of Windows Update Settings in Windows 8 section below for help deciding how best to configure Windows Update.

While there are several options here, most people either: a) want updates to install completely automatically, or b) don't ever want an update to download or install by itself.

Once you've made your choice, click or tap the OK button to confirm the changes.

Source

How to eradicate Metro from your Windows 8.1 PC
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very nice this is the information I was looking for as well. tongue.gif
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Thanks, I thought Start8 was no longer needed with 8.1 as I thought 8.1 would allow to do that without having to use 3rd party applications, I was wrong then. tongue.gif

Good thing I bought Start8 few weeks ago. tongue.gif
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