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Sticking to 8.1

  1. #11


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Thanks, Berton !

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  2. #12


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    You're welcome. A note: I will be installing Win10 on more than one computer [Desktop and Notebook] after it's released but will be reserving my current Win7 and Win8.1 Desktop and Notebooks until much later, have separate hardware to do the upgrade on.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    At the moment, I don't have an urge to upgrade to Windows 10. Things are working fine for me with 8.1, so I don't have any real urgency to upgrade or "fix it". Security updates will continue for some years, too, so there's not real need on that part right now. Until a few months ago, I'd been using the stable release of Debian Linux for the last eight years as my primary OS, so am used to not using the latest and greatest (Debian stable is known for not using the latest, being more for stability than up-to-date).

    However, once Windows 10 has been out for six to nine months, I'll review my stance. By then, things will be a lot clearer about Windows 10, which might encourage me to move on. But, for now, Windows 8.1 is fine and I don't feel the need to move from it right now. Suffice it to say, KB3035583 has been hidden... for now.
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  4. #14


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Is there a way to accept Win10 upgrade, but not install ? Perhaps create an ISO to be installed at a later date ? Hate to miss the free upgrade.
    No, it has to be installed on a running Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1 computer. Supposedly there will be a way to save the files for doing a clean re-install later on. The free upgrade will be available for 1 year from July 29.

    For the people above who installed the tech preview. Is it possible to run a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win 10
    There are folks who have done it but I had hardware available, older Desktop and older Notebook, and did clean installs of only Win10TP.
    I am hoping there will be a way to save file do a clean install too, ways were shown with windows 8 to 8.1 upgrade before.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64


    Quote Originally Posted by torre View Post
    Thanks to the OP for starting this thread !

    - Is there a way to accept Win10 upgrade, but not install ? Perhaps create an ISO to be installed at a later date ? Hate to miss the free upgrade.

    - For the people above who installed the tech preview. Is it possible to run a dual boot with Win 8.1 and Win 10 ?
    Yes, it dual boots and works great
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  6. #16


    Posts : 375
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Yes, it dual boots and works great
    Thanks, may check it out.

    8.1 works fine for me. I have learned to live without the start menu. Don't really need Cortana or other changes.

    Always looking for better performance. But main issue is IE11. IE11 on my laptop, i3, 4GB ram, is as fast or faster than other browsers. But it does not always perfectly display the pages, especially the news sites. I manually disable Flash which keeps those vids on some sites from automatically running, but some images are not properly displayed. Not many, but enough to want it corrected.

    That said, there is a reason why IE11 will be an option with Win10. The Edge browser is also likely to have display problems with some sites.
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  7. #17


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    This makes me laugh. I remember I'm sticking with 95.....I'm sticking with 98......I'm sticking with XP.....I'm sticking with Vista (ok not).......I'm sticking with 7..................



    Now that I think about it....going to stick with 3.1.

    Hey, where is ME?

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  8. #18


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Windows 3.1 i remember those days, makes me feel young again !! Never used Windows Me. I go with the times, i like the newest technology with anything.
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  9. #19


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    The good ole days. I started with MS-DOS 5 and Windows 3.1 in 1992 on a 386-40MHz. I used Windows NT4 in a computer shop until Windows 2000 came out. Windows 95, 98 and 98SE were good learning tools, never owned Windows ME but did use it on occasion but only when necessary. Best thing Microsoft did was to combine into 1 OS with just a few versions.
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  10. #20


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,591
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I don't miss "the good old days" of DOS 2.1 on a PC running a 4.77Mhz 8088 with a whopping 256K of RAM in 1984. No hdd, just 2 floppy disk drives.

    I remember trying Windows 1.0 on a 286 machine and thinking how useless it was as there were no Windows apps, only DOS apps.
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