Mine has been an overall enjoyable experience, both with the upgrade and clean install. There were some minor issues after the upgrade, such as text size and having to reinstall a couple of things. The clean install, while lengthy, proved to still be a bit better, though. I had zero of the issues many described while running a clean install and was even able to restore the majority of my settings/customizations with the new Skydrive backup feature.
Upgraded my Toshiba laptop from Windows 8 Pro X86 to Windows 8.1 Pro X86. Upgrade was perfect, absolutely no problems. The only program I had to reinstall was 8GadgetPack. Everything else, including Classic Shell, worked.
Easiest install I've ever done. About an hour and a half, start to finish, over a 54MB wireless connection.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Lenovo IdeaCenter K450 OS Windows 10 Pro X64 CPU Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz Motherboard Lenovo Memory 16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz Graphics Card Intel Integrated HD Graphics Sound Card Realtek HD Audio Monitor(s) Displays HP h2207 Screen Resolution 1680x1050@59Hz
Keyboard Wired USB Mouse Wired USB PSU 500W Hard Drives 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD;
2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2;
1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA Internet Speed 3GB Up, 30GB Down Browser SeaMonkey Antivirus Windows Defender; MBAM Pro Other Info UEFI/GPT
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86
Altghough the upgrade went smooth (in take two ), looking around (in the Event Viewer, the Performance Monitor) I see that the installation is chock-full of log and counters errors and misconfigurations. They (and probably some other unseen things) don't show up in the day-to-day operation of the system, but deep down something is seething, unhappy.
Clean install is still the way to go. But as this Windows isn't and will not be my primary system, I'll let it continue like this to observe the happenings, the events and phenomena.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus N73SV OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + Windows 8.1 Pro with WMC x86 CPU i7 2630QM Motherboard HM 65 Memory 6 GB DDR3 Graphics Card Intel HD 3000 & Nvidia GT 540M Sound Card Intel HD Audio ALC269 Monitor(s) Displays LED backlight flat panel Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080