04-11-2014 08:49 AM
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  1. deejohdumb's Avatar
    Disclaimer, this is not a stupid "seems faster joke" please don't even go there.

    With that said, I just updated my surface pro today and it is significantly faster than before. I thought it was fast pre-update but is quicker now. Loving it so far.
    04-08-2014 06:14 PM
  2. sd173's Avatar
    I noticed the fastlyness too - it's awesome! I updated my Surface Pro too and I noticed pretty fast battery depletion, are you noticing this?
    04-08-2014 06:19 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    Lol can you provide proof of this claim :P
    04-08-2014 06:21 PM
  4. sd173's Avatar
    Lol can you provide proof of this claim :P
    Which claim? Windows 8.1 update's speed or my battery drain problem? Anyway I couldn't either way without taking a using that screen video tool from the accessories start screen section.
    04-08-2014 06:27 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Which claim? Windows 8.1 update's speed or my battery drain problem? Anyway I couldn't either way without taking a using that screen video tool from the accessories start screen section.
    just the speed, but that's no necessary lol i was just messing around and i realize the work it would take just to provide us with proof isn't exactly worth it unless you were getting paid which you are not.. or am i wrong :o
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    04-08-2014 06:30 PM
  6. sd173's Avatar
    just the speed, but that's no necessary lol i was just messing around and i realize the work it would take just to provide us with proof isn't exactly worth it unless you were getting paid which you are not.. or am i wrong :o
    Notes to self:
    Why so serious?!
    Seems faster.
    04-08-2014 07:22 PM
  7. deejohdumb's Avatar
    The battery appears to be the same, crappy.
    04-08-2014 07:40 PM
  8. sd173's Avatar
    The battery appears to be the same, crappy.
    The Surface Pro's battery isn't bad, I get three hours sometimes when using AutoDesk Inventor (3D design application) and up to 4.5 to 6 hours when just having open/using Word, OneNote, Outlook, and IE11. It's just a matter of what you're doing. After I downloaded Update 1 I was just rearranging tiles and taskbar icons, which surprised me how fast the battery depleted with no applications open at all.
    04-08-2014 07:50 PM
  9. deejohdumb's Avatar
    It really isn't that bad. It just doesn't ever last all day for me. I use it in school for about 6 hours of class time each day, so I use it a bit. Fortunately, I am always close to an outlet so its a non-issue for me. Its far more superior to any other tablets used by the other students in my classes.
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    04-08-2014 07:58 PM
  10. Mike Gibson's Avatar
    Those seeing a rapidly depleting battery should check the Task Manager. I see one process, Windows Modules Installer Worker, eating 39.4% of the CPU. I assume this has something to do with the installation and will only be a temporary thing. While typing that I saw a second CPU hog appear: ".NET Runtime Optimization Service".

    Win81's Desktop is so good and so fast that it's a terrible shame all that good work was thrown away by the WinRT/Metro disaster. Win81's Desktop is, without a doubt, the best version of "Windows" so far. Super fast, super compatible, super complete OS. What was MSFT thinking???
    xandros9 and sd173 like this.
    04-08-2014 08:13 PM
  11. sd173's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there's a way to stop the taskbar from hiding when in metro apps and the start screen?
    04-09-2014 12:33 AM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    Does anyone know if there's a way to stop the taskbar from hiding when in metro apps and the start screen?
    I would like to know as well.

    I too found my Surface 2 to be much faster and smoother.
    04-09-2014 12:37 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I was impressed with the speed of the 8.1 Update 1. Updating from 8 to 8.1 took hours via the Store. I'm glad Microsoft went back to the traditional Windows Update for the 8.1 Update 1, like they did with the SPs in earlier versions of Windows. This update took only 10 minutes to download and install.
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    04-09-2014 12:43 AM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    I was impressed with the speed of the 8.1 Update 1. Updating from 8 to 8.1 took hours via the Store. I'm glad Microsoft went back to the traditional Windows Update for the 8.1 Update 1, like they did with the SPs in earlier versions of Windows. This update took only 10 minutes to download and install.
    At work we dread when we have to update a PC to W8.1, which is pretty much every new PC we take out of the box. I don't believe we've gotten one yet from our distributors that came with 8.1 preinstalled. Besides the 3.63GB download, it takes awhile to install. Update 1 was much faster. But, installing 8.1 is basically a new OS install, whereas Update 1 is just an update.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-09-2014 01:29 AM
  15. James8561's Avatar
    ^because 8.1 is a new OS install while update 1 really is just an update.
    very obvious from the way Microsoft calls them.
    tgp and Laura Knotek like this.
    04-09-2014 02:22 AM
  16. sd173's Avatar
    I was impressed with the speed of the 8.1 Update 1. Updating from 8 to 8.1 took hours via the Store. I'm glad Microsoft went back to the traditional Windows Update for the 8.1 Update 1, like they did with the SPs in earlier versions of Windows. This update took only 10 minutes to download and install.
    10 minutes!!! Do you have google fiber or something?!
    04-09-2014 07:25 AM
  17. berty6294's Avatar
    My desktop at home took just under 10 minutes. My Surface 2 took about an hour on my school WiFi.
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    04-09-2014 08:31 AM
  18. sd173's Avatar
    My desktop at home took just under 10 minutes. My Surface 2 took about an hour on my school WiFi.
    Maybe I just had a bunch more updates so it took longer.
    04-09-2014 10:42 AM
  19. sd173's Avatar
    I would like to know as well.

    I too found my Surface 2 to be much faster and smoother.
    Confirmed through Winsupport twitter account: no keeping task bar on metro apps and start screen. Now I have to wait a whole four months for the metro apps integration with the desktop. {:...[
    04-09-2014 04:28 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    10 minutes!!! Do you have google fiber or something?!
    No, just cable Internet.
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    04-09-2014 04:33 PM
  21. iamtim's Avatar
    Now I have to wait a whole four months for the metro apps integration with the desktop
    ...because moving your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen - which is only slightly past where you'd be moving it to use the taskbar - is such a huge chore?
    04-09-2014 04:52 PM
  22. sd173's Avatar
    No, just cable Internet.
    Wow.
    04-09-2014 07:03 PM
  23. sd173's Avatar
    ...because moving your mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen - which is only slightly past where you'd be moving it to use the taskbar - is such a huge chore?
    No, sometimes moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen doesn't work, and when it does work I have to slow down the pace at which I'm working because I have to move the mouse unreasonably slow to get it to work. I move the mouse and click things really quick since I've gotten so used to where everything is in the programs I use, which makes this new taskbar functionality really annoying.
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    04-09-2014 07:09 PM
  24. iamtim's Avatar
    No, sometimes moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen doesn't work, and when it does work I have to slow down the pace at which I'm working because I have to move the mouse unreasonably slow to get it to work.
    Neither of my Update 1 systems (desktop/laptop) exhibit that behavior. I'll plug a mouse into my RT and check it, but did you consider that might be something specific to your machine? Have you looked at processes and CPU usage and such?
    04-09-2014 09:00 PM
  25. sd173's Avatar
    Neither of my Update 1 systems (desktop/laptop) exhibit that behavior. I'll plug a mouse into my RT and check it, but did you consider that might be something specific to your machine? Have you looked at processes and CPU usage and such?
    I just realized that I actually never tried this without a mouse. I'll try it with the type cover trackpad the next time I use my Surface Pro.

    I'd usually want to find out what's happening with the task manager and all, but this update has frustrated me so much. It's like I've been given some bad combination of the W8.1 OS before update and the W8.1/9 OS coming with threshold (shown at build). To keep the days from feeling long waiting for threshold in October, I'm just trying to ignore the features I don't like. And I was looking so forward to this update in Monday too. :'(
    04-09-2014 09:15 PM
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