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Windows 8 or 8.1 on 10"tab?

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    Windows 8 or 8.1 on 10"tab?

    I've been using Win8 for a long time now on my laptop and I'm very happy with it.
    I now have purchased a 10" Win8 tablet. Do I really need to upgrade to 8.1? Quite a few people seem to be experiencing upgrade problems. What are the main advantages with 8.1?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    The differences are here (features where it says new are not available in 8) Compare Windows 8.1 Editions

    Hope this helps. I far prefer it but I have a laptop not a tablet.
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    Thanks for that Adamf. I think I will stick to 8 for the time being.
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    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    There is another update coming April 8th that will be an update for Win 8.1 users only. If you'd like that update, you'll need to upgrade to Win 8.1 first.
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    The Deep South
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    There is another update coming April 8th that will be an update for Win 8.1 users only. If you'd like that update, you'll need to upgrade to Win 8.1 first.
    But I would wait 'till April 8th to do that, no reason to be on Windows 8.1 longer than you have to.
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