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Old 10-18-13, 04:24 AM   #1
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Default what did and didn't work with windows 8.1 pro rtm

I installed my update of windows 8.1 yesterday,twice. Basically I found out that my antivirus(avast free 2014 edition) uses hardware virtualization. I turned it back on my cpu after installing win 8.1 pro the 1st time. It screwed my files and apps. When I installed a second time, it took 2 and 1/2 hours to download 3.5gb mid afternoon (my connection is 25mbit and it took 10-20 mins the 1st time at 7am). Slow because everyone else did the same and must have been pushing microsoft's servers yesterday. Anyhow, this is what worked and didn't work once I got my OS installled:

Didn't work:
-Zone Alarm free antivirus and firewall (they don't have a win 8.1 compatible version out yet)
-Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (also formerly known as exploit shield, won't turn on it's shield in 8.1)
-Realplayer (stops installing half way through, did this with windows 8 until they released a new version)
-emco malware destroyer (won't scan, says it needs admin right, ran as admin, still didn't scan)

Did work:
-Asus AI suite 2 for windows 8.1
-Asus GPU tweak
-Nvidia 331.40 beta drivers (wddm 1.3,sli works too,2x gtx 760's)
-Nvidia geforce experience 1.6.1
-Nvidia PHYSX 9.13.0725
-Intel RST whql
-Asmedia usb 3.0 104x 1.16.12 drivers
-intel MEI whql
-realtek nic drivers 8.021
-Creative recon 3d pci-e drivers
-Brother MFC-7065DN windows 8 version c1 driver
-cfosspeed 9.05 build 2078
-Dataram Ramdisk freeware version 4.0.3 RC1
-Cooler Master Spawn mouse software

-Avast free antivirus 2014 (gmail pop3 3rd clients users note: you can't use mail shield because gmail changed ssl sockets to 995,this might be adjustable in paid versions of avast 2014)
-IoBit advanced systemcare 7 beta 3
-ccleaner 4.06
-firefox nightly 27.0a1
-thunderbird daily 27.0a1
-microsoft silverlight 5.1.20913
-malwarebytes anti-malware
-birghtfort spywareblaster 5.0
-Gibson research unplug and pray
-spybot search and destroy 2.2.225
-collectorz.com game collector 5.2
-collectorz.com movie collector
-collectorz.com music collector
-nero burning rom 12
-powerarchiver 2013
-adobe acrobat reader
-adobe flash player 11.9
-adobe shockwave player 12
-divx 10
-k-lite mega codec pack
-oracle java 8 release 111
-ultimate windows tweaker 2.2 (everything except internet explorer tweaks)
-insane matt's game save manager
-wise disk cleaner
-wise registry cleaner
-valve steam
-Deus Ex: Human revolution missing link dlc (steam)
-EA sports Madden NFL 08 (with football freaks 13 mod from www.footballidiot.com)
-treexy driver fusion 1.7.0
-tweaknow registry cleaner 7.26
-auslogics registry cleaner
-mozilla lightning 2.9a1 for thunderbird daily 27.0a1
-razer game booster 4.068
-anvisoft cloud system booster
-malware bytes anti rootkit beta (latest)
-chris tv online premium 9.50
-vlc media player 2.1.0 win32
-veetle tv 0.9.19
-kaspersky tdsskiller
-kaspersky capperkiller
-moz backup (for backing up mozilla thunderird and firefox data)
-ccleaner enhancer 3.8
-video downloadhelper for firefox add-on
-apple qucktime 7.7.4
-Gibson research dcombobulator
-IObit Start menu 8 1.3.0
-Nero 12 full suite (non-platinum)

BTW, you may notice when you install win 8.1, that your network system tray icon has a x in it. If you go to network and sharing center, it will say you have internet access. And yes, you will have internet access. It's a win 8.1 bug.
gigabyte f2a78m-d3h mb, 32gb ddr3-2400 mhz ram in dual channel,amd a10-7850k 3.7 ghz quad core cpu, zotac amp extreme gtx 970 4gb vc,OCZ vector 150 240 gb ssd,antec 650 watt 80 plus platinum psu,corsair carbide 500r white case,lg 16x bluray writer, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,insignia 24' 1080p tv, logitech g502s 12000 dpi mouse ,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,visiontek usb 3.0 120gb ssd flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sound blaster z pci-e sc,logitech z506 5.1 speakers

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Last edited by wheeljack12; 10-19-13 at 05:51 AM. Reason: added Nero 12 full suite,updated nic version,added note
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