Ok, bit the bullet & uninstalled the programme. The trackpad still works! Dunno what that was then...
Continuing with installation.
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Possibly it was needed in an earlier version of Windows i.e. prior to a service pack or a certain update, but they've now got a driver included.
Or it might offer slightly more functionaility over the basic driver found in Windows e.g. for our work laptops, the trackpad works without the manufacturer driver, but you can't disable it, whereas you can with the Ultranav driver installed. I hate the trackpad on my work laptop as it constantly gets slightly brushed when you're typing and then clicks the mouse somewhere else meaning everything you type goes into the wrong place - so I've installed it to allow me to disable it!
I downloaded the 2GB files but the upgrade failed with various stop errors which appear to be my SSD cache drive, which I have now removed. Does anyone know where the Win8 files are so I can begin again by removing them please? Thank you. The current error reads "DLL initialization routine failed" and stop error 0x8007045a. Nothing on Google helps, I'm afraid.
I think if I wanted to 'upgrade' to Windows 8, I would much rather sell my (retail) copy of Windows 7 and buy Windows 8 retail.
MUCH less messy, and you can always transfer licences as and when you upgrade parts and/or build/buy a new PC.
these updates are likely an 'install once' deal. If you need a new motherboard or processor any time you'll basically loose the upgrade.
If you use my route, you can get it for £14.99 and then buy a DVD for £12.99. However, you can create media from the install, such as a DVD or USB drive. If someone can help my issue, very grateful.
Quick question: will I have to reinstall Microsoft Office? I don't have the disc. Besides, I bought it through an NHS scheme which has now expired.
Ignoring Windows 8 in the equation, you should uninstall Microsoft office from your device.
If it was purchased because the NHS Hospital had a select agreement and then pulled out of it, you lost the right to the license you use.
Really?? Why didn't Microsoft ever email me about it then?
I'll speak to them tomorrow.
It will have been part of the license you agreed to when buying it in the first place
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Windows 8 really sucks.
Trying to help a friend out with the upgrade install. What a mess! Installed Windows 8, no worries, except no wifi, no sound and trackpad problems. Phoned a friend who said I should have downloaded all the driver updates. OK, so downloaded them all, then have to install them. Couldn't even find them with this new interface, but we eventually did. Then had to go to the manufacturers website to find out how to install the updates. Eventually, 4 hours later, managed to install them.
Does it all work? Does it !!!. Now have to install the media centre, whatever that is.
I wish she'd bought a mac. I'm no computer boffin, obviously, but managed the mountain lion update in around 30 minutes without having to do anything.
The last time I updated a friend's iMac it consisted mostly of ... (1) system backup (one cup of tea), (2) installing the OS (another cup of tea), (3) downloading updates (a bottle of beer, crusty bread, cheese and pickles).
About 0.5 percent of the time was spent actually doing anything (and even that mostly consisted of pressing 'ok' to proceed and entering an occasional password).
There should be a shortcut on your desktop automatically created.
My update to Windows 8 Pro took around 20-30 mins without me having to do anything. My intervention was required only a couple of times when Windows 8 asked me to uninstall the Bluetooth driver & alps pointing device driver (the uninstall button was provided right next to the suggestion).
I've bought a student edition for £69.99 (it helps being in MSc programme ), with free upgrade to the next edition of MS Office.
Helps around £69 better being a developer
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If you download it again, won't it automatically rewrite over the existing files anyway?
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