Windows 8.1

AeonX

Active Member
I noticed something yesterday, windows 8.1 has no windows backup? The service exists but NTLite does not detect the component. In Windows 7 and 10 this is detected.
 

AeonX

Active Member
Whats the service called? I cant find backup on 8.1 EI Pro.
Block Level Backup Engine Service (wbengine)

Another component that is not detected is Storage Spaces. This one I'm sure is in the control panel.

The name of the service is: Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP (smphost)
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
I got wbengine service. According to the web backup is under Control Panel - System and Security but all i got is system, using U3 iso.
I got Storage Spaces in Control Panel and Services. Ping nuhi, see what he says :)
 

AeonX

Active Member
It seems that backup comes disabled in 8.1. Storage Spaces not:


Control Panel:


There is a service for disabled functionality, Microsoft's way of doing things o_O
 

PhsMu

Active Member
Keep in mind that "Legacy" Windows Backup Services (Meaning anything that is not File History) fail if "Workstation" Service is not set to Automatic. Took me a while to figure that one, as I was disabling that because I do not use SMB.
 

thehappymusic

New Member
I need to create a windows 8.1 pro 32 bit installation as small as possible in both size of the iso (700mb) and also in installation (5 / 6GB) this is possible I have seen some very good stable and fast but only in English that is why I am interested in creating my own in Spanish, I have done some tests and they always give me error , I only have a PC of limited resources that takes a long time so it is difficult to carry out test after test
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
Windows Update gets blocked on 8.1 later updates on intel 8th gen I3 8300/B360 chipset, you run an msu and it fails but if you extract the update.cab and try to install by dism will it work? Would it be the same with w7 too?
 
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Clanger

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abbodi86 weird, installed 2 w7 2019 cab updates with dism, both failed. tried with the msu's, both failed. ran the zeffy wotsit, restarted and both msu's installed. :confused:
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
the cmd window gave me error code(s) but i didnt save the code :rolleyes:, i was on a mission to get it installed. can replicate with a new install and i will post thhe codes. if i remember correctly from installing the msu's it was the last 3 updates that had a problem.
 
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