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Did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and here is what I have found so far:

 

  • IE 11 (enhanced mode) blocks Norton IS, Evernote, Lastpass.  You have to uncheck Enhanced mode to work around the issue.
  • Norton Internet Security will ONLY install with the latest install (version 21).  An older disk of 2013 will not work
  • Live writer (any of essentials)  will not install as they require .NET Framework 3.5 which as of last night did not install.  Others are reporting the same issue.

 

Stay tuned, I am sure there will be more.....

 

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I guess we needed to be reminded that this is a developers preview and not the full RTM.  Not sure Microsoft would say it that way, but I think they were hoping they would have all the way up to Oct 18 to work on it.  Buyer Beware!

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I guess we needed to be reminded that this is a developers preview and not the full RTM.  Not sure Microsoft would say it that way, but I think they were hoping they would have all the way up to Oct 18 to work on it.  Buyer Beware!

 

Actually this is the RTM which was released yesterday.

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Well, it is supposed to be close to final code that will have an upgrade path and they are referring to it as RTM so what the heck.  I did blow out the install and did a second time making some different choices and all is working.  Seem something in the windows update may have gotten corrupt.  Anyway all is well so far.

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First problem Mike is that you are using IE.  Second is your are using a Norton product.  Friends don't let friends use Norton.  Do we need to get you into a treatment program?

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First problem Mike is that you are using IE.  Second is your are using a Norton product.  Friends don't let friends use Norton.  Do we need to get you into a treatment program?

 

That sounds real familiar.... :D  I thing residual payments are in order for using that line.    I ended up having to do a second clean install as apparently something hosed the windows update process which is why it would not let me install .NET 3.5.  All is well now except for the IE 11 stuff.

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