Libraries are essential in Windows 8 as the OS looks to libraries to find Photos, Music, Videos and Documents.
In Windows 8.1. Libraries are hidden by default in File Explorer, however, are still used by the OS. This was likely intended as a way to merely clean up the file structure. The way to display Libraries is simple:
From File explorer click: View > Options. From the "Navigation pane" settings in the Options menu, select "Show Libraries". BOOM. Libraries are back
Currently running the old and unsupported Bay version of the custom N54L firmware and looking to upgrade to Windows 8.1
Appreciate there is an issue with the NIC stopping the upgrade as it's not supported, although there is a HP bios upgrade to fix this bug.
Obviously if I flash the bios to the latest HP version I will loose Sata II speeds on the ports that HP don't support OR I could get a NIC and keep the bios as it is.
Just looking for ideas / suggestions on what other people have done, etc.