henry0 - 12:47 pm on Oct 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have an upper level of support with MS, so that is what I was guided to perform on my new laptop running 8 touch and updated (No problem here) to 8.1
so I cannot tell if it works on desktop.
What I found happening on 8.1 is a freeze happening on regular 8.1 updates.
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Removing the battery empty the machine of all but vital and saved functions and data.
The 10 sec press on start button drains whatever is left.