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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #585 on: December 26, 2013, 03:43:00 PM »
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May I suggest that you start your own topic so that we can help you with your personal change over questions
and not take this Topic off course.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #586 on: December 26, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »
@craigb...........Thank you.
No problem :)

As Bod said it is probably better to start your own topic when next needing some information or instructions about these matters, one off questions are fine but these things tend to drag out which is why they are better in your own separate thread.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #587 on: December 30, 2013, 11:23:35 PM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #588 on: December 30, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Are they offering an alternative or an updated driver ???
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #589 on: December 30, 2013, 11:26:59 PM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Are they offering an alternative or an updated driver ???
They give a link to the driver downloads page and I checked it and it has the intel driver. I just worried I have bad experience from my old computer when removing and updating drivers
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #590 on: December 30, 2013, 11:48:38 PM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Are they offering an alternative or an updated driver ???
They give a link to the driver downloads page and I checked it and it has the intel driver. I just worried I have bad experience from my old computer when removing and updating graphics driver
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Decline the toolbar installation request and uncheck the advanced system care installation request.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #591 on: December 31, 2013, 07:12:24 AM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Is it the graphics driver? Win 8.1 will most likely install a working driver during the update. You then should be able to update it if needed after the Windows update is done. I would do as Gateway suggests.

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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #592 on: January 01, 2014, 12:06:06 AM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Is it the graphics driver? Win 8.1 will most likely install a working driver during the update. You then should be able to update it if needed after the Windows update is done. I would do as Gateway suggests.
Do you think it would hurt anything to keep it installed during the update though? Yes It is the Intel Hd Graphics VGA Driver.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #593 on: January 01, 2014, 01:10:57 AM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Is it the graphics driver? Win 8.1 will most likely install a working driver during the update. You then should be able to update it if needed after the Windows update is done. I would do as Gateway suggests.
Do you think it would hurt anything to keep it installed during the update though? Yes It is the Intel Hd Graphics VGA Driver.

Generally it is advised to first remove the current graphics driver before installing another. But how much harm it might do is not really easy to predict.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #594 on: January 01, 2014, 01:12:02 AM »
If Gateway site recommends me to remove my intel driver for my computer before updating to windows 8.1 would I have to or would just updating to windows 8.1 without removing it be fine? Just wanting to see what you guys think before I do the update to win 8.1
Is it the graphics driver? Win 8.1 will most likely install a working driver during the update. You then should be able to update it if needed after the Windows update is done. I would do as Gateway suggests.
Do you think it would hurt anything to keep it installed during the update though? Yes It is the Intel Hd Graphics VGA Driver.
It is quite possible that you'll have a problem with the update if your current driver isn't compatible or supported in Windows 8.1.
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #595 on: January 12, 2014, 03:30:18 PM »


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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #596 on: January 15, 2014, 03:43:15 PM »
If your still using the Windows 8.1 Public Preview, it ends Today.

You must upgrade to the final version or, you're going to have a problem.
More information available at:
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #597 on: February 07, 2014, 05:42:17 AM »
Do any of you happen to know how long should Auto Maintenance take on windows 8?
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #598 on: February 07, 2014, 05:48:51 AM »
Do any of you happen to know how long should Auto Maintenance take on windows 8?

I've had it last as long as 1hr 15mins
Obviously, would depend on how much data and how much maintenance needed :)

Edit: I believe most of that time is the Defrag. and usually not that long
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Re: Windows8 - 8.1 - Windows Threshold Tips Questions and Solutions
« Reply #599 on: February 07, 2014, 06:17:40 AM »
Do any of you happen to know how long should Auto Maintenance take on windows 8?

I've had it last as long as 1hr 15mins
Obviously, would depend on how much data and how much maintenance needed :)

Edit: I believe most of that time is the Defrag. and usually not that long
Does it have to redo the tasks if I shutdown my computer and restart it another day?
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