functionality of Windows 8.1 version 9600 before activation

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mjall, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. mjall

    mjall MDL Novice

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    can someone confirm to me that without activating windows 8.1; I won't be able to use the full functionality of the OS

    as My second HD is not getting recognized when I open windows explorer, i remember this was something MS did back in the days of Windows Vista - is this still valid today?

    much appreciated
     
  2. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    HD screen ?
     
  3. mjall

    mjall MDL Novice

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    no I am referring to my HArd Disk
     
  4. yahyoh

    yahyoh MDL Member

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    Im using non activated W8.1 since the RTM leak came and i think the only thing not working is customizing Metro :p i think ur problem with GPU driver ( not really sure tho )
     
  5. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    HD=High Definition
    HDD=HarD Disk or HarD Drive
     
  6. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just no Metro side customisation and an activation nag watermark on the desktop - otherwise full functionality
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    HDD = Hard Disk Drive
     
  8. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    But it's going to reboot every two hours after a while, isn't it?
     
  9. Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba MDL Expert

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    no, it won't.
     
  10. mjall

    mjall MDL Novice

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    nope it will never re-boot but funnily my backup HDD is not loading in windows for a reason

     
  11. Mannlich

    Mannlich MDL Member

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    You might need to initialize the disk under disk management.
     
  12. mjall

    mjall MDL Novice

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    will that delete the files on the hard disk by any chance?

     
  13. mjall

    mjall MDL Novice

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    it worked :) thanks a million man; I was actually looking for the application and never knew it is called disk management - appreciate your help, you saved me from formatting the HDD